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What is it like to live in Moscow?
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Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-19 06:30:21 UTC
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It sounds better than most American cities, particularly when it comes to higher density population and public transportation. Green areas and parks tend to be occupied by the homeless and junkies around here.

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Living in Moscow isn’t very different than living in other large cities, with the exception that Moscow is the northernmost mega-city in the world, and the winters are quite long, lasting November through March. May through September, on the other hand, is a fabulous time in Moscow.

Most people spend about an hour commuting to work, get home around 7 PM and enjoy a few hours of downtime. Public transportation is decent and getting better every year. The subway system is very reliable and efficient, but it does get very crowded during rush hour. Moscow is notorious for its congested traffic, so often the subway is the fastest way to get around.

One feature which distinguishes Moscow from many cities is that just about all Moscow residents live in high-rise apartment buildings. This doesn’t make a lot of sense because Moscow is situated on a plain and there’s plenty of space to build housing, but the tradition of constructing tall apartment buildings, which began in the Soviet era, continues today. Unlike American cities, which feature a high-rise downtown area surrounded by low-story suburbia, the buildings in Moscow often get taller as you leave the center. This results in high and increasing population density.

On the other hand, Moscow has more parks and green areas than any other city of its size. Close to half of Moscow’s total land area is dedicated to green spaces, allowing residents plentiful opportunities to escape the city bustle and enjoy nature. In recent years the city parks have been getting significant face-lifts, and many of them are now on par with the world’s best recreational areas.

The city center is fabulous and very walkable, with plenty of attractions to suit any taste, from a wide array of museums to a vibrant nightlife scene. The suburbs, on the other hand, still mostly serve as “sleeping districts” (spalniye raiony), as Muscovites call them. Other than large shopping malls, there isn’t much to do there, and most people escape to the center for entertainment. The city government is determined to reverse this trend and make each district an attraction of its own, but those plans will still take decades to fully materialize.

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Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-19 19:56:45 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
It sounds better than most American cities, particularly when it comes to
higher density population and public transportation. Green areas and parks
tend to be occupied by the homeless and junkies around here.
Yup:





I guess there wasn't any of that 40 years ago.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-19 20:14:08 UTC
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I hear it is pretty nice there nowadays.
Most places around the world are progressing. Things like public transportation and bicycles make life better. A city like Seville, Spain, put in a place wide network of bike paths separated from traffic. The water fountains work and the park is most amazing. Very few homeless anywhere. Some trash in some areas. I gave it a 7/10. Miami is a 3/10.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-19 21:01:08 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
One feature which distinguishes Moscow from many cities is that just about
all Moscow residents live in high-rise apartment buildings. This doesn't
make a lot of sense because Moscow is situated on a plain and there's plenty
of space to build housing, but the tradition of constructing tall apartment
buildings, which began in the Soviet era, continues today. Unlike American
cities, which feature a high-rise downtown area surrounded by low-story
suburbia, the buildings in Moscow often get taller as you leave the center.
This results in high and increasing population density.
Well, here's an economic explanation. For the Russians that are living
within apartments in a multi-appartment multi-store buildings, spendings
for such a housing are not as high in comparison to the US situation,
especially if a person owns - rather than rents - his or her apartment.
I learnt that in the US or Canada people often prefer to rent apartments
rather than buy it, because the costs of maintanance are so high that it
puts into question the expediency of ownership.

It all depengs on government policies and regulations, of course, and it
may happen in the future that the Russian government 'tightens the screws'
so that it would make the situation closer to yours.

With regard to the American style of living in separate 'private' houses,
for many of the Russians it looks not much attractive when they become
aware of the typal American regulations in this field. In Russian usual
view, ownership of a separate house is supposed to give you more freedom
to arrange and maintain it the way you like. When the Russians learn more
about the American zoning laws, HOA regulations etc, many say that it
undermines the very idea of private ownership.
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
On the other hand, Moscow has more parks and green areas than any other city
of its size. Close to half of Moscow's total land area is dedicated to green
spaces, allowing residents plentiful opportunities to escape the city bustle
and enjoy nature. In recent years the city parks have been getting
significant face-lifts, and many of them are now on par with the world's
best recreational areas.
Nowadays there are many Russian bloggers in Youtube that tell about Russia's
internals in English and show non-staged videos, so that any interested one
can easily satisfy their interest.


Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-19 23:24:41 UTC
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Nowadays there are many Russian bloggers in Youtube that tell about Russia's
internals in English and show non-staged videos, so that any interested one
can easily satisfy their interest.
http://youtu.be/JZ9ctMIwdp8
I don't know how reliable this data but it compares Russia, China and Iran. Well, they were doing better but they have been suffering sanctions and low oil prices that broke Venezuela but not Russia.

https://imgflip.com/i/362yfq
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-19 23:34:57 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Nowadays there are many Russian bloggers in Youtube that tell about Russia's
internals in English and show non-staged videos, so that any interested one
can easily satisfy their interest.
http://youtu.be/JZ9ctMIwdp8
I don't know how reliable this data but it compares Russia, China and Iran. Well, they were doing better but they have been suffering sanctions and low oil prices that broke Venezuela but not Russia.
https://imgflip.com/i/362yfq
This is going to be a hot topic:

How come Russians are not trying to escape if they are suffering an authoritarian government, corruption and sanctions? Is something going right for them?

https://qr.ae/TWnWF0
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-19 23:44:18 UTC
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On Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:24:42 PM UTC-4, Wise TibetanMonkey, Most
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Nowadays there are many Russian bloggers in Youtube that tell about Russia's
internals in English and show non-staged videos, so that any interested one
can easily satisfy their interest.
http://youtu.be/JZ9ctMIwdp8
I don't know how reliable this data but it compares Russia, China and Iran.
Well, they were doing better but they have been suffering sanctions and low
oil prices that broke Venezuela but not Russia.
https://imgflip.com/i/362yfq
GPD PPP makes sense, GDP without PPP makes little sense.

<http://tinyurl.com/yd5o2rj7>
How come Russians are not trying to escape if they are suffering an
authoritarian government, corruption and sanctions? Is something going right
for them?
https://qr.ae/TWnWF0
Exit is absolutely free from Russia, so anyone can leave, if they like.
Roger
2019-07-20 00:05:43 UTC
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On Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:24:42 PM UTC-4, Wise TibetanMonkey, Most
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Nowadays there are many Russian bloggers in Youtube that tell about Russia's
internals in English and show non-staged videos, so that any interested one
can easily satisfy their interest.
http://youtu.be/JZ9ctMIwdp8
I don't know how reliable this data but it compares Russia, China and Iran.
Well, they were doing better but they have been suffering sanctions and low
oil prices that broke Venezuela but not Russia.
https://imgflip.com/i/362yfq
GPD PPP makes sense, GDP without PPP makes little sense.
<http://tinyurl.com/yd5o2rj7>
How come Russians are not trying to escape if they are suffering an
authoritarian government, corruption and sanctions? Is something going right
for them?
https://qr.ae/TWnWF0
Exit is absolutely free from Russia, so anyone can leave, if they like.
Irony is that people are leaving Russia and many other countries to go to the USA, despite the president not wanting them, and everybody saying they hate him and his country.

Russian population in Year 2000: 146 Million.
Russian population today: 144 Million

USA population in Year 2000: 285 million.
USA population today: 327 million.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-20 00:17:36 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
On Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:24:42 PM UTC-4, Wise TibetanMonkey, Most
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Nowadays there are many Russian bloggers in Youtube that tell about
Russia's internals in English and show non-staged videos, so that
any interested one can easily satisfy their interest.
http://youtu.be/JZ9ctMIwdp8
I don't know how reliable this data but it compares Russia, China and
Iran. Well, they were doing better but they have been suffering
sanctions and low oil prices that broke Venezuela but not Russia.
https://imgflip.com/i/362yfq
GPD PPP makes sense, GDP without PPP makes little sense.
<http://tinyurl.com/yd5o2rj7>
How come Russians are not trying to escape if they are suffering an
authoritarian government, corruption and sanctions? Is something going right
for them?
https://qr.ae/TWnWF0
Exit is absolutely free from Russia, so anyone can leave, if they like.
Irony is that people are leaving Russia and many other countries to go to
the USA, despite the president not wanting them, and everybody saying they
hate him and his country.
Russian population in Year 2000: 146 Million.
Russian population today: 144 Million
It is because of low fertility rather than leaving.
Post by Roger
USA population in Year 2000: 285 million.
USA population today: 327 million.
Immigration.

Russia's contribution to the American immigration is small though.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-20 04:54:56 UTC
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Post by Roger
USA population in Year 2000: 285 million.
USA population today: 327 million.
Immigration.
Russia's contribution to the American immigration is small though.
No part II of "Moscow on the Hudson?" ;)
I think the media wants to see the glass half empty, not half full. We
are bombarded here with themes like corruption in Russia but they pass
on the obvious corruption happening right here.
You are been bombarded because the social management in the US has
become essentially theocratic, based on cultist attitudes, where the
[liberal] mainstream media implements the function of new Church, -
and cultists always seek to demonize and denigrate those whom they
see as a threat to their cultism.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-20 05:37:08 UTC
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Post by Roger
USA population in Year 2000: 285 million.
USA population today: 327 million.
Immigration.
Russia's contribution to the American immigration is small though.
No part II of "Moscow on the Hudson?" ;)
I think the media wants to see the glass half empty, not half full. We
are bombarded here with themes like corruption in Russia but they pass
on the obvious corruption happening right here.
You are been bombarded because the social management in the US has
become essentially theocratic, based on cultist attitudes, where the
[liberal] mainstream media implements the function of new Church, -
and cultists always seek to demonize and denigrate those whom they
see as a threat to their cultism.
Whatever happened to Trump's infrastructure projects? Where is the media questioning that?

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Pamela
2019-07-21 14:51:05 UTC
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You are been bombarded because the social management in the US has
become essentially theocratic, based on cultist attitudes, where the
[liberal] mainstream media implements the function of new Church, -
and cultists always seek to demonize and denigrate those whom they
see as a threat to their cultism.
You're Dave Spart and I claim my five pounds.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-20 04:09:38 UTC
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Post by Roger
USA population in Year 2000: 285 million.
USA population today: 327 million.
Immigration.
Russia's contribution to the American immigration is small though.
No part II of "Moscow on the Hudson?" ;)

I think the media wants to see the glass half empty, not half full. We are bombarded here with themes like corruption in Russia but they pass on the obvious corruption happening right here.
Pamela
2019-07-21 20:42:21 UTC
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On Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:24:42 PM UTC-4, Wise TibetanMonkey, Most
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Nowadays there are many Russian bloggers in Youtube that tell about
Russia's internals in English and show non-staged videos, so that any
interested one can easily satisfy their interest.
http://youtu.be/JZ9ctMIwdp8
I don't know how reliable this data but it compares Russia, China and
Iran. Well, they were doing better but they have been suffering
sanctions and low oil prices that broke Venezuela but not Russia.
https://imgflip.com/i/362yfq
GPD PPP makes sense, GDP without PPP makes little sense.
<http://tinyurl.com/yd5o2rj7>
This is going to be a hot topic: How come Russians are not trying to
escape if they are suffering an authoritarian government, corruption
and sanctions? Is something going right for them?
https://qr.ae/TWnWF0
Exit is absolutely free from Russia, so anyone can leave, if they like.
Based on nominal (not PPP) GDP for moving to live in another country,
Russians earn on average a fifth of what American do.

How can a poverty-struck average Russian ever hope to go and live in
America with negligible savings?
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-21 21:04:21 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
This is going to be a hot topic: How come Russians are not trying to
escape if they are suffering an authoritarian government, corruption
and sanctions? Is something going right for them?
https://qr.ae/TWnWF0
Exit is absolutely free from Russia, so anyone can leave, if they like.
Based on nominal (not PPP) GDP for moving to live in another country,
Russians earn on average a fifth of what American do.
How can a poverty-struck average Russian ever hope to go and live in
America with negligible savings?
Who are all those people that created 'migrant crisis' in Europe?
Who are those people whose 'caravans' go to the US through Mexico?
Do they migrate in order to spend their savings?

A few millions went to work abroad - partly to Europe and partly
to Russia - from the Ukraine, after the 2014 anti-democractic coup
had brought them to poverty, did they go to spend their savings?

Gosh, you're really this silly.
Pamela
2019-07-22 21:04:36 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
This is going to be a hot topic: How come Russians are not trying to
escape if they are suffering an authoritarian government, corruption
and sanctions? Is something going right for them?
https://qr.ae/TWnWF0
Exit is absolutely free from Russia, so anyone can leave, if they like.
Based on nominal (not PPP) GDP for moving to live in another country,
Russians earn on average a fifth of what American do.
How can a poverty-struck average Russian ever hope to go and live in
America with negligible savings?
Who are all those people that created 'migrant crisis' in Europe? Who
are those people whose 'caravans' go to the US through Mexico? Do they
migrate in order to spend their savings?
That's right, they're not Russians.
A few millions went to work abroad - partly to Europe and partly to
Russia - from the Ukraine, after the 2014 anti-democractic coup had
brought them to poverty, did they go to spend their savings?
For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is broke and yet
Putin still comes up with prestige military projects that can't be
afforded. That's why Russia leeches off the West and Far East for
technology it can no longer develop.

When Russia's oil and gas run out, Russia will be as poor as ever. Russia
fails to invest this mineral wealth in itself but lets it get stolen by
oligarchs, who choose to invest it in countries they think are better.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-23 04:04:54 UTC
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Post by Pamela
Based on nominal (not PPP) GDP for moving to live in another country,
Russians earn on average a fifth of what American do.
How can a poverty-struck average Russian ever hope to go and live in
America with negligible savings?
Who are all those people that created 'migrant crisis' in Europe? Who
are those people whose 'caravans' go to the US through Mexico? Do they
migrate in order to spend their savings?
A few millions went to work abroad - partly to Europe and partly to
Russia - from the Ukraine, after the 2014 anti-democractic coup had
brought them to poverty, did they go to spend their savings?
That's right, they're not Russians.
Indeed, and those who taught you the above theory know well
that you are so silly that you would not be able to see even
obvious contradictions.
Post by Pamela
For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is broke and yet
Putin still comes up with prestige military projects that can't be
afforded. That's why Russia leeches off the West and Far East for
technology it can no longer develop.
LOL
Post by Pamela
When Russia's oil and gas run out, Russia will be as poor as ever. Russia
fails to invest this mineral wealth in itself but lets it get stolen by
oligarchs, who choose to invest it in countries they think are better.
I said before, when we take over your island, all the liberated
aboriginals will be allowed to wear loincloth with impunity, which
would certainly improve your conformity between manner and matter.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-23 04:49:06 UTC
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For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is broke and yet
Putin still comes up with prestige military projects that can't be
afforded. That's why Russia leeches off the West and Far East for
technology it can no longer develop.
I believe he has been forced into the arms race because doing otherwise would leave the Russians weak and vulnerable.

The military-industrial complex loves this game since peace is not as profitable. They will try to squeeze Russia as well by economic means. This in turn will create pressure on Putin and the whole cycle is repeated again.

Gorbachev believed in the West's good will but that's not the way the world works. Russia dissolved her own alliance, but NATO keeps growing and surrounding Russia. Russians are in a kind of trap.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-23 05:10:29 UTC
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Post by Pamela
For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is broke and yet
Putin still comes up with prestige military projects that can't be
afforded. That's why Russia leeches off the West and Far East for
technology it can no longer develop.
I believe he has been forced into the arms race because doing otherwise
would leave the Russians weak and vulnerable.
The military-industrial complex loves this game since peace is not as
profitable. They will try to squeeze Russia as well by economic means. This
in turn will create pressure on Putin and the whole cycle is repeated again.
Gorbachev believed in the West's good will but that's not the way the world
works. Russia dissolved her own alliance, but NATO keeps growing and
surrounding Russia. Russians are in a kind of trap.
The USSR had dismantled itself mainly due to its inner drive and logic.
The fact 'western' ideologues rationalized it as a victory in a tribalist
sense, is a western problem. The idea that pressure from the outside
destroyed the USSR is bogus, and the Westerners are in a kind of trap if
they belive it would 'work' with regard to Russia today.
Keema's Nan
2019-07-23 07:32:35 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is broke and yet
Putin still comes up with prestige military projects that can't be
afforded. That's why Russia leeches off the West and Far East for
technology it can no longer develop.
I believe he has been forced into the arms race because doing otherwise
would leave the Russians weak and vulnerable.
The military-industrial complex loves this game since peace is not as
profitable. They will try to squeeze Russia as well by economic means. This
in turn will create pressure on Putin and the whole cycle is repeated again.
Gorbachev believed in the West's good will but that's not the way the world
works. Russia dissolved her own alliance, but NATO keeps growing and
surrounding Russia. Russians are in a kind of trap.
The USSR had dismantled itself mainly due to its inner drive and logic.
The fact 'western' ideologues rationalized it as a victory in a tribalist
sense, is a western problem. The idea that pressure from the outside
destroyed the USSR is bogus, and the Westerners are in a kind of trap if
they belive it would 'work' with regard to Russia today.
Westerners are in a NATO trap, which is desperate to portray Russia as the
big bad Soviet state once again, because modern terrorism does not require
vast old school military hardware such as aircraft carriers and B52 bombers.

Therefore as long as they can convince the sheep that Putin is the new Stalin
or Khruschev they can please the dodgy handshake warmongers by ordering
$trillions (tax payers money - not their own) worth of little boys toys to
aim at ‘nasty’ Russia.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-23 08:41:19 UTC
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Gorbachev believed in the West's good will but that's not the way the
world works. Russia dissolved her own alliance, but NATO keeps growing
and surrounding Russia. Russians are in a kind of trap.
The USSR had dismantled itself mainly due to its inner drive and logic.
The fact 'western' ideologues rationalized it as a victory in a tribalist
sense, is a western problem. The idea that pressure from the outside
destroyed the USSR is bogus, and the Westerners are in a kind of trap if
they belive it would 'work' with regard to Russia today.
Westerners are in a NATO trap, which is desperate to portray Russia as the
big bad Soviet state once again, because modern terrorism does not require
vast old school military hardware such as aircraft carriers and B52 bombers.
Therefore as long as they can convince the sheep that Putin is the new
Stalin or Khruschev they can please the dodgy handshake warmongers by
ordering $trillions (tax payers money - not their own) worth of little boys
toys to aim at 'nasty' Russia.
Tribalism needs rationalization. Gorbachyov's was a product of the Soviet
internationalist education, he took 'ideology' too much to heart.
Reality turned out more archaic than within the Soviet doctrinaire bubble.
Pamela
2019-07-23 10:28:55 UTC
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Silly English cattle
For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is broke and
yet Putin still comes up with prestige military projects that
can't be afforded. That's why Russia leeches off the West and Far
East for technology it can no longer develop.
I believe he has been forced into the arms race because doing
otherwise would leave the Russians weak and vulnerable.
The military-industrial complex loves this game since peace is not as
profitable. They will try to squeeze Russia as well by economic
means. This in turn will create pressure on Putin and the whole cycle
is repeated again.
Gorbachev believed in the West's good will but that's not the way the
world works. Russia dissolved her own alliance, but NATO keeps
growing and surrounding Russia. Russians are in a kind of trap.
The USSR had dismantled itself mainly due to its inner drive and logic.
The fact 'western' ideologues rationalized it as a victory in a
tribalist sense, is a western problem. The idea that pressure from the
outside destroyed the USSR is bogus, and the Westerners are in a kind
of trap if they belive it would 'work' with regard to Russia today.
Westerners are in a NATO trap, which is desperate to portray Russia as
the big bad Soviet state once again, because modern terrorism does not
require vast old school military hardware such as aircraft carriers and
B52 bombers.
Therefore as long as they can convince the sheep that Putin is the new
Stalin or Khruschev they can please the dodgy handshake warmongers by
ordering $trillions (tax payers money - not their own) worth of little
boys toys to aim at nasty Russia.
In that case I wonder what caused Putin to announce the development of
very expensive "Star Wars" weapons in March. Trump is no threat yet Putin
often appears nostalgic for simpler Soviet days of binary superpower
rivalry.

Did the West cause Russia to invade Ukraine and then occupy Crimea?

Ukarine wished to align itself with the EU and that's its sovereign right.
The Soviet-style puppet president Yanukovych was voted out and fled from
Ukraine to his masters in Moscow. Russia then invaded Ukraine using
guerilla soldiers after fomenting local unrest. They were so heavily
armed and desperate they even shot down that airliner full of civilians.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-23 11:18:36 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
The USSR had dismantled itself mainly due to its inner drive and logic.
The fact 'western' ideologues rationalized it as a victory in a
tribalist sense, is a western problem. The idea that pressure from the
outside destroyed the USSR is bogus, and the Westerners are in a kind
of trap if they belive it would 'work' with regard to Russia today.
Westerners are in a NATO trap, which is desperate to portray Russia as
the big bad Soviet state once again, because modern terrorism does not
require vast old school military hardware such as aircraft carriers and
B52 bombers.
Therefore as long as they can convince the sheep that Putin is the new
Stalin or Khruschev they can please the dodgy handshake warmongers by
ordering $trillions (tax payers money - not their own) worth of little
boys toys to aim at nasty Russia.
In that case I wonder what caused Putin to announce the development of
very expensive "Star Wars" weapons in March.
They are advanced and 'asymmetric' rather than 'very expensive'.
Post by Pamela
Trump is no threat yet Putin
often appears nostalgic for simpler Soviet days of binary superpower
rivalry.
<http://tinyurl.com/y5taelse>
Post by Pamela
Did the West cause Russia to invade Ukraine and then occupy Crimea?
Ukarine wished to align itself with the EU and that's its sovereign right.
The Soviet-style puppet president Yanukovych was voted out and fled from
Ukraine to his masters in Moscow. Russia then invaded Ukraine using
guerilla soldiers after fomenting local unrest. They were so heavily
armed and desperate they even shot down that airliner full of civilians.
Educate yourself <http://bit.ly/32KNrhJ>, silly species.

The Atlanticism was fomenting unrest and backed violence in the Ukraine
that ended up with the illegal usurpation of power in favor of minority,
and then recognized the illegitimate self-imposed 'government', - and
all this happened in a blatant violation of the Budapest Memorandum and
the Helsinki Accords, the Memorandum was an addendum to.

Due to the coup d'etat, the Ukraine as a constitutional state had ceased
to exist, so Crimea remained on its own, and the Crimeans voted to join
Russia. Not only them, other people in the Ukraine rightfully refused to
recognize the self-imposed illegitimate 'government', that eventually
led to the Donbas insurgency and establishment of those Donbas republics.
Russia had provided some help to the freedom fighters, but the major and
initial violation of everything was committed by your tribe.
Keema's Nan
2019-07-23 11:32:38 UTC
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Silly English cattle
For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is broke and
yet Putin still comes up with prestige military projects that
can't be afforded. That's why Russia leeches off the West and Far
East for technology it can no longer develop.
I believe he has been forced into the arms race because doing
otherwise would leave the Russians weak and vulnerable.
The military-industrial complex loves this game since peace is not as
profitable. They will try to squeeze Russia as well by economic
means. This in turn will create pressure on Putin and the whole cycle
is repeated again.
Gorbachev believed in the West's good will but that's not the way the
world works. Russia dissolved her own alliance, but NATO keeps
growing and surrounding Russia. Russians are in a kind of trap.
The USSR had dismantled itself mainly due to its inner drive and logic.
The fact 'western' ideologues rationalized it as a victory in a
tribalist sense, is a western problem. The idea that pressure from the
outside destroyed the USSR is bogus, and the Westerners are in a kind
of trap if they belive it would 'work' with regard to Russia today.
Westerners are in a NATO trap, which is desperate to portray Russia as
the big bad Soviet state once again, because modern terrorism does not
require vast old school military hardware such as aircraft carriers and
B52 bombers.
Therefore as long as they can convince the sheep that Putin is the new
Stalin or Khruschev they can please the dodgy handshake warmongers by
ordering $trillions (tax payers money - not their own) worth of little
boys toys to aim at nasty Russia.
In that case I wonder what caused Putin to announce the development of
very expensive "Star Wars" weapons in March.
We only have your word for that.

Most people take it with a pinch of salt.
Post by Pamela
Trump is no threat
Oh dear. Now you have gone into fantasy mode.

Trump is Netanyahu’s poodle. Of course he’s a threat.
Post by Pamela
yet Putin
often appears nostalgic for simpler Soviet days of binary superpower
rivalry.
As do the US military billionaires.
Post by Pamela
Did the West cause Russia to invade Ukraine and then occupy Crimea?
Probably. NATO promised they would not extend beyond the German border (by
one inch IIRC) and look how honest they have been since then.

If it is NATO’s mission to goad Putin into re-equipping his military in
order to then portray him as an aggressive leader, then as one of the sheep
who fall for these lies I can understand your position.
Post by Pamela
Ukarine wished to align itself with the EU and that's its sovereign right.
Of course it did, and so would you if you were promised the NATO bribes they
were.
Post by Pamela
The Soviet-style puppet president Yanukovych was voted out and fled from
Ukraine to his masters in Moscow. Russia then invaded Ukraine using
guerilla soldiers after fomenting local unrest. They were so heavily
armed and desperate they even shot down that airliner full of civilians.
So you say, but does anyone believe the propaganda and lies?
Pamela
2019-07-23 12:57:11 UTC
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On 23 Jul 2019, Pamela wrote (in article
Post by Pamela
On 23 Jul 2019, Oleg Smirnov wrote (in article
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Silly English cattle
For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is broke
and yet Putin still comes up with prestige military projects
that can't be afforded. That's why Russia leeches off the
West and Far East for technology it can no longer develop.
I believe he has been forced into the arms race because doing
otherwise would leave the Russians weak and vulnerable.
The military-industrial complex loves this game since peace is
not as profitable. They will try to squeeze Russia as well by
economic means. This in turn will create pressure on Putin and
the whole cycle is repeated again.
Gorbachev believed in the West's good will but that's not the way
the world works. Russia dissolved her own alliance, but NATO
keeps growing and surrounding Russia. Russians are in a kind of
trap.
The USSR had dismantled itself mainly due to its inner drive and
logic. The fact 'western' ideologues rationalized it as a victory
in a tribalist sense, is a western problem. The idea that pressure
from the outside destroyed the USSR is bogus, and the Westerners
are in a kind of trap if they belive it would 'work' with regard to
Russia today.
Westerners are in a NATO trap, which is desperate to portray Russia
as the big bad Soviet state once again, because modern terrorism does
not require vast old school military hardware such as aircraft
carriers and B52 bombers.
Therefore as long as they can convince the sheep that Putin is the
new Stalin or Khruschev they can please the dodgy handshake
warmongers by ordering $trillions (tax payers money - not their own)
worth of little boys toys to aim at nasty Russia.
In that case I wonder what caused Putin to announce the development of
very expensive "Star Wars" weapons in March.
We only have your word for that.
Most people take it with a pinch of salt.
Putin blusters ands blags but he gave a committment in this case which
will no doubt cost the country dearly. In fact the Americans has started
Star Wars a few months early with their announcement. I'm surprised you
don't remember.
Post by Pamela
Trump is no threat
Oh dear. Now you have gone into fantasy mode.
Trump is Netanyahu's poodle. Of course he's a threat.
Hey Fruity, why chop my sentences so they lose context? I wrote "Trump is
no threat" meaning with respect to Putin. His name comes up 2 words later
as you can see. Patience, dear boy!
Post by Pamela
yet Putin often appears nostalgic for simpler Soviet days of binary
superpower rivalry.
As do the US military billionaires.
The cold war has an uneasy sort of parity but after the Berlin Wall came
down Russia never found its footing. China overtook it and Russia now
looks on with an open mouth. Russia wants the prestige of the old days
after WW2.
Post by Pamela
Did the West cause Russia to invade Ukraine and then occupy Crimea?
Probably. NATO promised they would not extend beyond the German border
(by one inch IIRC) and look how honest they have been since then.
If it is NATO's mission to goad Putin into re-equipping his military
in order to then portray him as an aggressive leader, then as one of the
sheep who fall for these lies I can understand your position.
The Russian invasion in the east was in response to losing their puppet
Yanukovych when he tried to re-align Ukraine with the USSR (oops what a
giveaway, of course I meant Russia) against the wishes of the Ukrainiane
people.
Post by Pamela
Ukraine wished to align itself with the EU and that's its sovereign
right.
Of course it did, and so would you if you were promised the NATO bribes
they were.
Er, the EU is not NATO. Now you're being silly!
Post by Pamela
The Soviet-style puppet president Yanukovych was voted out and fled
from Ukraine to his masters in Moscow. Russia then invaded Ukraine
using guerilla soldiers after fomenting local unrest. They were so
heavily armed and desperate they even shot down that airliner full of
civilians.
Keema's Nan
2019-07-23 13:06:36 UTC
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Post by Pamela
On 23 Jul 2019, Pamela wrote (in article
Post by Pamela
On 23 Jul 2019, Oleg Smirnov wrote (in article
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Silly English cattle
For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is broke
and yet Putin still comes up with prestige military projects
that can't be afforded. That's why Russia leeches off the
West and Far East for technology it can no longer develop.
I believe he has been forced into the arms race because doing
otherwise would leave the Russians weak and vulnerable.
The military-industrial complex loves this game since peace is
not as profitable. They will try to squeeze Russia as well by
economic means. This in turn will create pressure on Putin and
the whole cycle is repeated again.
Gorbachev believed in the West's good will but that's not the way
the world works. Russia dissolved her own alliance, but NATO
keeps growing and surrounding Russia. Russians are in a kind of
trap.
The USSR had dismantled itself mainly due to its inner drive and
logic. The fact 'western' ideologues rationalized it as a victory
in a tribalist sense, is a western problem. The idea that pressure
from the outside destroyed the USSR is bogus, and the Westerners
are in a kind of trap if they belive it would 'work' with regard to
Russia today.
Westerners are in a NATO trap, which is desperate to portray Russia
as the big bad Soviet state once again, because modern terrorism does
not require vast old school military hardware such as aircraft
carriers and B52 bombers.
Therefore as long as they can convince the sheep that Putin is the
new Stalin or Khruschev they can please the dodgy handshake
warmongers by ordering $trillions (tax payers money - not their own)
worth of little boys toys to aim at nasty Russia.
In that case I wonder what caused Putin to announce the development of
very expensive "Star Wars" weapons in March.
We only have your word for that.
Most people take it with a pinch of salt.
Putin blusters ands blags but he gave a committment in this case which
will no doubt cost the country dearly. In fact the Americans has started
Star Wars a few months early with their announcement. I'm surprised you
don't remember.
Post by Pamela
Trump is no threat
Oh dear. Now you have gone into fantasy mode.
Trump is Netanyahu's poodle. Of course he's a threat.
Hey Fruity, why chop my sentences
It’s a free country.
Post by Pamela
so they lose context? I wrote "Trump is
no threat" meaning with respect to Putin. His name comes up 2 words later
as you can see. Patience, dear boy!
Trump is a threat to everyone.

If he nukes Tehran, do you think he is going to worry if the high level winds
take the fallout over Russia?
Post by Pamela
Post by Pamela
yet Putin often appears nostalgic for simpler Soviet days of binary
superpower rivalry.
As do the US military billionaires.
The cold war has an uneasy sort of parity but after the Berlin Wall came
down Russia never found its footing. China overtook it and Russia now
looks on with an open mouth. Russia wants the prestige of the old days
after WW2.
It is not surprising, because after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the
greedy western capitalists (along with a few Russian oligarchs) tried to grab
as much as they could.
Post by Pamela
Post by Pamela
Did the West cause Russia to invade Ukraine and then occupy Crimea?
Probably. NATO promised they would not extend beyond the German border
(by one inch IIRC) and look how honest they have been since then.
If it is NATO's mission to goad Putin into re-equipping his military
in order to then portray him as an aggressive leader, then as one of the
sheep who fall for these lies I can understand your position.
The Russian invasion in the east was in response to losing their puppet
Yanukovych when he tried to re-align Ukraine with the USSR (oops what a
giveaway, of course I meant Russia) against the wishes of the Ukrainiane
people.
Post by Pamela
Ukraine wished to align itself with the EU and that's its sovereign
right.
Of course it did, and so would you if you were promised the NATO bribes
they were.
Er, the EU is not NATO. Now you're being silly!
It’s not me being silly; it is you being naive.

Where the EU goes, NATO will follow.

Are you not allowed into Bilderberg meetings?
Post by Pamela
Post by Pamela
The Soviet-style puppet president Yanukovych was voted out and fled
from Ukraine to his masters in Moscow. Russia then invaded Ukraine
using guerilla soldiers after fomenting local unrest. They were so
heavily armed and desperate they even shot down that airliner full of
civilians.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-23 15:01:42 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
https://imgflip.com/i/35slx2
I assure you these folks would know how dysfunctional the community is.
Who wants to walk here?

https://imgflip.com/i/36bkwc

Neverending war, neverending destruction, neverending corruption. 🙈
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-23 15:10:47 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
https://imgflip.com/i/35slx2
I assure you these folks would know how dysfunctional the community is.
Who wants to walk here?
https://imgflip.com/i/36bkwc
Neverending war, neverending destruction, neverending corruption. 🙈
News from Russia:

https://twitter.com/tibetan_monkey/status/1153682201751560193?s=20
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-25 03:00:04 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
https://imgflip.com/i/35slx2
I assure you these folks would know how dysfunctional the community is.
Who wants to walk here?
https://imgflip.com/i/36bkwc
Neverending war, neverending destruction, neverending corruption. 🙈
https://twitter.com/tibetan_monkey/status/1153682201751560193?s=20
A walk around Moscow:



My comment:

It's refreshing to see a nice and civilized city. Our only water fountain (Bayfront Park, Miami) is shut down indefinitely. And the homeless have taken over the park. I stopped going because I get depressed.
Pamela
2019-07-23 18:40:14 UTC
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Post by Pamela
On 23 Jul 2019, Pamela wrote (in article
Post by Pamela
On 23 Jul 2019, Oleg Smirnov wrote (in article
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Silly English cattle
For its size Russia has a pygmy economy. The country is
broke and yet Putin still comes up with prestige military
projects that can't be afforded. That's why Russia
leeches off the West and Far East for technology it can
no longer develop.
I believe he has been forced into the arms race because doing
otherwise would leave the Russians weak and vulnerable.
The military-industrial complex loves this game since peace
is not as profitable. They will try to squeeze Russia as well
by economic means. This in turn will create pressure on Putin
and the whole cycle is repeated again.
Gorbachev believed in the West's good will but that's not the
way the world works. Russia dissolved her own alliance, but
NATO keeps growing and surrounding Russia. Russians are in a
kind of trap.
The USSR had dismantled itself mainly due to its inner drive
and logic. The fact 'western' ideologues rationalized it as a
victory in a tribalist sense, is a western problem. The idea
that pressure from the outside destroyed the USSR is bogus, and
the Westerners are in a kind of trap if they belive it would
'work' with regard to Russia today.
Westerners are in a NATO trap, which is desperate to portray
Russia as the big bad Soviet state once again, because modern
terrorism does not require vast old school military hardware such
as aircraft carriers and B52 bombers.
Therefore as long as they can convince the sheep that Putin is
the new Stalin or Khruschev they can please the dodgy handshake
warmongers by ordering $trillions (tax payers money - not their
own) worth of little boys toys to aim at nasty Russia.
In that case I wonder what caused Putin to announce the development
of very expensive "Star Wars" weapons in March.
We only have your word for that.
Most people take it with a pinch of salt.
Putin blusters ands blags but he gave a committment in this case which
will no doubt cost the country dearly. In fact the Americans has
started Star Wars a few months early with their announcement. I'm
surprised you don't remember.
Post by Pamela
Trump is no threat
Oh dear. Now you have gone into fantasy mode.
Trump is Netanyahu's poodle. Of course he's a threat.
Hey Fruity, why chop my sentences
It's a free country.
Not when Donald Trump makes requests of the UK government. Boris is
Donald's poodle.
Post by Pamela
so they lose context? I wrote "Trump is
no threat" meaning with respect to Putin. His name comes up 2 words
later as you can see. Patience, dear boy!
Trump is a threat to everyone.
If he nukes Tehran, do you think he is going to worry if the high level
winds take the fallout over Russia?
Isn't that my point? Do you need to say my point out loud to understand
it?
Post by Pamela
Post by Pamela
yet Putin often appears nostalgic for simpler Soviet days of binary
superpower rivalry.
As do the US military billionaires.
The cold war has an uneasy sort of parity but after the Berlin Wall
came down Russia never found its footing. China overtook it and Russia
now looks on with an open mouth. Russia wants the prestige of the old
days after WW2.
It is not surprising, because after the collapse of the Soviet Union,
the greedy western capitalists (along with a few Russian oligarchs)
tried to grab as much as they could.
Or maybe the other way around. Dirty Russian money is everywhere --
except Russia. How did that happen?
Post by Pamela
Post by Pamela
Did the West cause Russia to invade Ukraine and then occupy Crimea?
Probably. NATO promised they would not extend beyond the German
border (by one inch IIRC) and look how honest they have been since
then.
If it is NATO's mission to goad Putin into re-equipping his military
in order to then portray him as an aggressive leader, then as one of
the sheep who fall for these lies I can understand your position.
The Russian invasion in the east was in response to losing their puppet
Yanukovych when he tried to re-align Ukraine with the USSR (oops what a
giveaway, of course I meant Russia) against the wishes of the
Ukrainiane people.
Post by Pamela
Ukraine wished to align itself with the EU and that's its sovereign
right.
Of course it did, and so would you if you were promised the NATO
bribes they were.
Er, the EU is not NATO. Now you're being silly!
It's not me being silly; it is you being naive.
Where the EU goes, NATO will follow.
You must be nuts if you expect NATO to help with the Iran problem. I
sometimes wonder if you read what you write. :)
Are you not allowed into Bilderberg meetings?
Post by Pamela
Post by Pamela
The Soviet-style puppet president Yanukovych was voted out and fled
from Ukraine to his masters in Moscow. Russia then invaded Ukraine
using guerilla soldiers after fomenting local unrest. They were so
heavily armed and desperate they even shot down that airliner full
of civilians.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-25 10:09:29 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
https://twitter.com/tibetan_monkey/status/1153682201751560193?s=20
This one is actually not quite a relevant example.
It's not a public place but an expensive private resort complex.
You'll have to pay $400+ per day to be able to walk there.
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
http://youtu.be/F-3nqcNCwBg
It's refreshing to see a nice and civilized city. Our only water fountain
(Bayfront Park, Miami) is shut down indefinitely. And the homeless have
taken over the park. I stopped going because I get depressed.
The Moscow downtown is free for everyone, although prices there
are noticeably higher than at the outskirts of the city (still not
tremendously higher though).
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-25 11:38:27 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
https://twitter.com/tibetan_monkey/status/1153682201751560193?s=20
This one is actually not quite a relevant example.
It's not a public place but an expensive private resort complex.
You'll have to pay $400+ per day to be able to walk there.
True, but the architecture is really beautiful and unique. The stated prices are half of what you mention though.
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
http://youtu.be/F-3nqcNCwBg
It's refreshing to see a nice and civilized city. Our only water fountain
(Bayfront Park, Miami) is shut down indefinitely. And the homeless have
taken over the park. I stopped going because I get depressed.
The Moscow downtown is free for everyone, although prices there
are noticeably higher than at the outskirts of the city (still not
tremendously higher though).
As expected. This beauty must paid for, or perhaps you bring your own snack and tea.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-25 12:00:08 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
https://twitter.com/tibetan_monkey/status/1153682201751560193?s=20
This one is actually not quite a relevant example.
It's not a public place but an expensive private resort complex.
You'll have to pay $400+ per day to be able to walk there.
True, but the architecture is really beautiful and unique.
The stated prices are half of what you mention though.
Well, may be.

Perhaps I had scanned double room prices.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-25 15:30:16 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
https://twitter.com/tibetan_monkey/status/1153682201751560193?s=20
This one is actually not quite a relevant example.
It's not a public place but an expensive private resort complex.
You'll have to pay $400+ per day to be able to walk there.
True, but the architecture is really beautiful and unique.
The stated prices are half of what you mention though.
Well, may be.
Perhaps I had scanned double room prices.
The news is that it was voted #1 in the world, I forgot to mention.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-25 17:55:52 UTC
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Worth watching:

http://youtu.be/F-3nqcNCwBg

Regarding the beautiful water fountains, clean city and awesome parks, the unwritten motto in America seems to be "Nothing free in the land of the free."

Of course, it's all staged by the KGB to influence elections in America.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-25 17:58:11 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
https://twitter.com/tibetan_monkey/status/1153682201751560193?s=20
This one is actually not quite a relevant example.
It's not a public place but an expensive private resort complex.
You'll have to pay $400+ per day to be able to walk there.
True, but the architecture is really beautiful and unique.
The stated prices are half of what you mention though.
Well, may be.
Perhaps I had scanned double room prices.
The news is that it was voted #1 in the world, I forgot to mention.

Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-25 17:59:08 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
http://youtu.be/F-3nqcNCwBg
Regarding the beautiful water fountains, clean city and awesome parks,
Compare McDonald's <https://tinyurl.com/y5kp3yfk> as well.

Today, most in Moscow believe that such foods are very unhealthy,
however, many still cannot resist temptation to eat occasionally
something in McDonald's.
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
the unwritten motto in America seems to be "Nothing free in the
land of the free."
Of course, it's all staged by the KGB to influence elections in
America.
'The west', the US and Europe, still remains an economic center of
gravity and sets 'standards' for economic inequality, which affect
others as well, including Russia. You need to do something about
the huge gap between the most rich and most poor at your home. But
the American lefties are mostly obsessed with feminism and LGBT.
Keema's Nan
2019-07-25 18:49:46 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
http://youtu.be/F-3nqcNCwBg
Regarding the beautiful water fountains, clean city and awesome parks,
Compare McDonald's <https://tinyurl.com/y5kp3yfk> as well.
Today, most in Moscow believe that such foods are very unhealthy,
That’s because they are.

All US food is very unhealthy.

Most of it is full of chemical residues, growth hormones, antibiotics, etc.

Russians would be wise to give it a very wide berth. After all, look what it
has done to Trump.
however, many still cannot resist temptation to eat occasionally
something in McDonald's.
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
the unwritten motto in America seems to be "Nothing free in the
land of the free."
Of course, it's all staged by the KGB to influence elections in
America.
'The west', the US and Europe, still remains an economic center of
gravity and sets 'standards' for economic inequality, which affect
others as well, including Russia. You need to do something about
the huge gap between the most rich and most poor at your home. But
the American lefties are mostly obsessed with feminism and LGBT.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-26 18:04:17 UTC
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"There's the perspective that Putin brought prosperity and pride compared to
the 90's. And that doesn't fit the West, which was quite comfy with a drunk
Boris Yeltsin. After all, we were able to import beautiful Russian brides.
And we were happy to see the mafia run Russia because it would make
America's own predatory capitalism look good. Russia and America have always
been like yin and yang. NATO military advances in Eastern Europe forces
Russia into an arm's race, and that weakens Russia. And it also makes Putin
strong."
Those in the US who tend to abuse 'we' this way are under Stockholm syndrome.
There's no much 'us' in the US neither today nor in the 1990s because most
of the Americans have no much 'human contact'. When someone says 'we' in the
above manner, it means (s)he repeats something that (s)he had picked up when
(s)he was reading something or watching TV where some people were saying so.

But the very fact of such an obsession with Russia and 'Putin' is not healthy.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-26 20:08:12 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
"There's the perspective that Putin brought prosperity and pride compared to
the 90's. And that doesn't fit the West, which was quite comfy with a drunk
Boris Yeltsin. After all, we were able to import beautiful Russian brides.
And we were happy to see the mafia run Russia because it would make
America's own predatory capitalism look good. Russia and America have always
been like yin and yang. NATO military advances in Eastern Europe forces
Russia into an arm's race, and that weakens Russia. And it also makes Putin
strong."
Those in the US who tend to abuse 'we' this way are under Stockholm syndrome.
There's no much 'us' in the US neither today nor in the 1990s because most
of the Americans have no much 'human contact'. When someone says 'we' in the
above manner, it means (s)he repeats something that (s)he had picked up when
(s)he was reading something or watching TV where some people were saying so.
But the very fact of such an obsession with Russia and 'Putin' is not healthy.
Well, the person must be giving the perspective from America, where "we" benefited from a dysfunction Russia under Boris Yeltsin.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-25 19:08:51 UTC
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Compare McDonald's <https://tinyurl.com/y5kp3yfk> as well.
Today, most in Moscow believe that such foods are very unhealthy,
That's because they are.
All US food is very unhealthy.
Most of it is full of chemical residues, growth hormones, antibiotics, etc.
Russians would be wise to give it a very wide berth. After all, look what it
has done to Trump.
Russia's regulations with regard to chemicals are more strict and the
watchdogs are less dependent on corporate mafias/lobbies, so the local
McDonald's/KFC/etc taste differently (but they are still unhealthy).
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-25 20:20:19 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Today, most in Moscow believe that such foods are very unhealthy,
That’s because they are.
All US food is very unhealthy.
Most of it is full of chemical residues, growth hormones, antibiotics, etc.
The love affair with McDonald's didn't survive the 90's. Everything changed after Putin. This is a comment from Quora:

"There’s the perspective that Putin brought prosperity and pride compared to the 90’s. And that doesn’t fit the West, which was quite comfy with a drunk Boris Yeltsin. After all, we were able to import beautiful Russian brides. And we were happy to see the mafia run Russia because it would make America’s own predatory capitalism look good. Russia and America have always been like yin and yang. NATO military advances in Eastern Europe forces Russia into an arm’s race, and that weakens Russia. And it also makes Putin strong."

Do you agree with it?
Ted
1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
http://youtu.be/F-3nqcNCwBg
Regarding the beautiful water fountains, clean city and awesome parks,
Compare McDonald's <https://tinyurl.com/y5kp3yfk> as well.
Today, most in Moscow believe that such foods are very unhealthy,
however, many still cannot resist temptation to eat occasionally something in McDonald's.
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
the unwritten motto in America seems to be "Nothing free in the
land of the free."
Of course, it's all staged by the KGB to influence elections in
America.
'The west', the US and Europe, still remains an economic center of
gravity and sets 'standards' for economic inequality, which affect
others as well, including Russia. You need to do something about the huge
gap between the most rich and most poor at your home. But the American
lefties are mostly obsessed with feminism and LGBT.
Why?
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-19 23:36:35 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
One feature which distinguishes Moscow from many cities is that just about
all Moscow residents live in high-rise apartment buildings. This doesn't
make a lot of sense because Moscow is situated on a plain and there's
plenty of space to build housing, but the tradition of constructing tall
apartment buildings, which began in the Soviet era, continues today. Unlike
American cities, which feature a high-rise downtown area surrounded by
low-story suburbia, the buildings in Moscow often get taller as you leave
the center. This results in high and increasing population density.
Well, here's an economic explanation. For the Russians that are living
within apartments in a multi-appartment multi-store buildings, spendings
for such a housing are not as high in comparison to the US situation,
especially if a person owns - rather than rents - his or her apartment.
I learnt that in the US or Canada people often prefer to rent apartments
rather than buy it, because the costs of maintanance are so high that it
puts into question the expediency of ownership.
It all depengs on government policies and regulations, of course, and it
may happen in the future that the Russian government 'tightens the screws'
so that it would make the situation closer to yours.
With regard to the American style of living in separate 'private' houses,
for many of the Russians it looks not much attractive when they become
aware of the typal American regulations in this field. In Russian usual
view, ownership of a separate house is supposed to give you more freedom
to arrange and maintain it the way you like. When the Russians learn more
about the American zoning laws, HOA regulations etc, many say that it
undermines the very idea of private ownership.
Well, also the climate specifics makes sense. Central Russia, and to
the north of it, is an area that makes the urbal lifestyle much more
preferable. More to the Russia's south, living within a private house
becomes more suitable and attractive. In the western part or Russia,
it's the area about 50 degrees north latitude and more to the south.

These videos show the modern rural houses in the Russia's south.





Also, the southern Russians love to combine their 'main' work (if any)
with personal rural activities, so that there is usually some orchard
and/or vegetable garden in addition to the house as such.

Also, notice that even in the south, they use concrete blocks and bricks
to build houses, it's notably different from the usual American pratice
of building houses from wooden materials and plastics.
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On the other hand, Moscow has more parks and green areas than any other
city of its size. Close to half of Moscow's total land area is dedicated
to green spaces, allowing residents plentiful opportunities to escape
the city bustle and enjoy nature. In recent years the city parks have
been getting significant face-lifts, and many of them are now on par with
the world's best recreational areas.
Nowadays there are many Russian bloggers in Youtube that tell about Russia's
internals in English and show non-staged videos, so that any interested one
can easily satisfy their interest.
http://youtu.be/JZ9ctMIwdp8
Pamela
2019-07-20 11:58:15 UTC
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One feature which distinguishes Moscow from many cities is that just
about all Moscow residents live in high-rise apartment buildings. This
doesn't make a lot of sense because Moscow is situated on a plain and
there's plenty of space to build housing, but the tradition of
constructing tall apartment buildings, which began in the Soviet era,
continues today. Unlike American cities, which feature a high-rise
downtown area surrounded by low-story suburbia, the buildings in
Moscow often get taller as you leave the center. This results in high
and increasing population density.
Well, here's an economic explanation.
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What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow
By Julia Ioffe

On September 24, 2012, I will leave Moscow after three years of living
here, a few weeks shy of the day, thirty years ago, that I was born here

When I leave Moscow, I won't miss the traffic and the pollution and the
boom-town prices ...

I won't miss how much Russians drink ...

I won't miss the late-night debates in which you find yourself falling
down an epistemological black hole. Down there, nothing is provable and
nothing is knowable, except for your sparring partner's increasingly
bizarre pronouncements.

In Moscow, I have debated the following topics: whether or not the
archived kill-lists with Stalin's signature are forgeries; the allegation
that I am naïve for thinking that American traffic cops generally don't
take bribes; that I am a C.I.A. spy; and the reason America is a more
successful country than Somalia. I've also been asked to prove how
smoking causes lung cancer.

I won't miss the fact that Jewish culture and Jewish people have largely
disappeared from this city ....

I won't miss the fact that there is no trust in the Russian system: not in
institutions, not in people ...

I won't miss the fact that nothing is planned here, that everything on
every level is slapdash and knee jerk ...

I won't miss the fact that there is only a handful of decent bars and
restaurants in this city of 15 million ...

I won't miss the bad lip jobs and the bad Botox jobs, the obvious hair
extensions, the mullets that have slowly been beaten back into neck bangs,
the range of men's footwear, which ranges from pointy to cheese-grate, the
male purses, the men's jeans that are tight and loose in absolutely
paradoxical places ...

I won't miss the amazing medical theories I've heard here. Pimples? Try
massaging your face with semen. Migraine? Must've eaten too much
mayonnaise. Gynecological cancer? Too much lady-stress ...

I won't miss needing my passport for everything, including returning a
pair of flip-flops to the store

I won't miss the fact that in Russia, the absence of the rule of law is
sublimated into the tyranny of the procedural guideline and the
dictatorship of the technicality. Without the right notarized slip of
paper, the saying goes, "you're a doodie."

I won't miss the aggression and rudeness in every interaction. I will
miss the creative sarcasm it engenders in all participants.

I won't miss the laser precision with which Russians answer questions.
"Is there a café here somewhere?" "Yes." "…and where is it?" "Second
floor."

I won't miss how tough Moscow makes you, and how miserable, and the way it
teaches you to hunt out and savor the good.

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Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-20 13:56:15 UTC
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What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow
By Julia Ioffe
On September 24, 2012, I will leave Moscow after three years of living
No one in Moscow misses this attention seeker either.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-21 00:50:58 UTC
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What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow
By Julia Ioffe
On September 24, 2012, I will leave Moscow after three years of living
No one in Moscow misses this attention seeker either.
Sorry, who's she?
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-21 03:57:45 UTC
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What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow
By Julia Ioffe
On September 24, 2012, I will leave Moscow after three years of living
No one in Moscow misses this attention seeker either.
Sorry, who's she?
A making-shit-up writer.

<http://bit.ly/2SrbJZj>
Pamela
2019-07-21 10:28:19 UTC
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Post by Oleg Smirnov
What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow By Julia Ioffe
On September 24, 2012, I will leave Moscow after three years of living
On September 24, 2012, I will leave Moscow after three years of living
here, a few weeks shy of the day, thirty years ago, that I was born here
When I leave Moscow, I won't miss the traffic and the pollution and
the boom-town prices ...
I won't miss how much Russians drink ...
I won't miss the late-night debates in which you find yourself falling
down an epistemological black hole. Down there, nothing is provable
and nothing is knowable, except for your sparring partner's
increasingly bizarre pronouncements.
In Moscow, I have debated the following topics: whether or not the
archived kill-lists with Stalin's signature are forgeries; the
allegation that I am na‹ve for thinking that American traffic cops
generally don't take bribes; that I am a C.I.A. spy; and the reason
America is a more successful country than Somalia. I've also been
asked to prove how smoking causes lung cancer.
I won't miss the fact that Jewish culture and Jewish people have
largely disappeared from this city ....
not in institutions, not in people ...
I won't miss the fact that nothing is planned here, that everything on
every level is slapdash and knee jerk ...
I won't miss the fact that there is only a handful of decent bars and
restaurants in this city of 15 million ...
I won't miss the bad lip jobs and the bad Botox jobs, the obvious hair
extensions, the mullets that have slowly been beaten back into neck
bangs, the range of men's footwear, which ranges from pointy to
cheese-grate, the male purses, the men's jeans that are tight and
loose in absolutely paradoxical places ...
I won't miss the amazing medical theories I've heard here. Pimples?
Try massaging your face with semen. Migraine? Must've eaten too much
mayonnaise. Gynecological cancer? Too much lady-stress ...
I won't miss needing my passport for everything, including returning a
pair of flip-flops to the store
I won't miss the fact that in Russia, the absence of the rule of law
is sublimated into the tyranny of the procedural guideline and the
dictatorship of the technicality. Without the right notarized slip of
paper, the saying goes, "you're a doodie."
I won't miss the aggression and rudeness in every interaction. I will
miss the creative sarcasm it engenders in all participants.
I won't miss the laser precision with which Russians answer questions.
"Is there a caf‚ here somewhere?" "Yes." ".and where is it?" "Second
floor."
I won't miss how tough Moscow makes you, and how miserable, and the
way it teaches you to hunt out and savor the good.
No one in Moscow misses this attention seeker either.
Sorry, who's she?
She's a native Russian who now lives in the US. Wikipedia says:

Julia Ioffe is a Russian-born American journalist who covers national
security and foreign policy.

Her writing has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The New York
Times, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek,
The New Republic, Politico, and The Atlantic. Ioffe often appears on
MSNBC, CNN, and other news channels as a Russia expert.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-21 14:22:04 UTC
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On 01:50 21 Jul 2019, "Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher"
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow By Julia Ioffe
No one in Moscow misses this attention seeker either.
Sorry, who's she?
Julia Ioffe is a Russian-born American journalist who covers national
security and foreign policy.
Her writing has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The New York
Times, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek,
The New Republic, Politico, and The Atlantic. Ioffe often appears on
MSNBC, CNN, and other news channels as a Russia expert.
She is not known for anything other than her journalism, which
unhealthiness indicates mental issues. She was brought to the US when
she was 7, her parents and the TV taught her that she has been brought
into 'advanced country', and then she came to Moscow and expected the
locals would treat her with awe, - but nobody gave a shit, so she felt
undervalued and unleashed her terrible revenge. A rejected woman can
be a virulent and bloodthirsty beast, as everybody and their English
poodle knows. It's quite a typical story, those who come to Russia
after many years of living 'in the west', usually discover they aren't
much interesting to anyone here except they can offer something really
interesting, so some feel frustrated since it's not what they expected.

About 15 miilions live in Moscow, thousands share their ecxperience,
and many do it in English and in a way easily accessible and digestible
to the broad international public.

If someone seeks to meditate on such an unhealthy stuff and ignores
everything else then this one does not seek for a knowledge but rather
seeks for a wanking, - and that's exactly what you moronic yokel do.
Pamela
2019-07-21 16:52:19 UTC
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On 01:50 21 Jul 2019, "Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher"
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
Post by Oleg Smirnov
What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow By Julia Ioffe
No one in Moscow misses this attention seeker either.
Sorry, who's she?
Julia Ioffe is a Russian-born American journalist who covers national
security and foreign policy.
Her writing has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The New
York Times, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Bloomberg
Businessweek, The New Republic, Politico, and The Atlantic. Ioffe
often appears on MSNBC, CNN, and other news channels as a Russia
expert.
She is not known for anything other than her journalism, which
unhealthiness indicates mental issues. She was brought to the US when
she was 7, her parents and the TV taught her that she has been brought
into 'advanced country', and then she came to Moscow and expected the
locals would treat her with awe, - but nobody gave a shit, so she felt
undervalued and unleashed her terrible revenge. A rejected woman can be
a virulent and bloodthirsty beast, as everybody and their English poodle
knows. It's quite a typical story, those who come to Russia after many
years of living 'in the west', usually discover they aren't much
interesting to anyone here except they can offer something really
interesting, so some feel frustrated since it's not what they expected.
About 15 miilions live in Moscow, thousands share their ecxperience, and
many do it in English and in a way easily accessible and digestible to
the broad international public.
If someone seeks to meditate on such an unhealthy stuff and ignores
everything else then this one does not seek for a knowledge but rather
seeks for a wanking, - and that's exactly what you moronic yokel do.
Fact is Julia Ioffe knows more about Russia from personal and professional
experience than you know about America and the West.

I should add that the Russian people are a truly fantastic people with a
wonderful depth and character but they are oppressed by the party, the
politicians and the propagandists who all suck like leeches.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-21 18:26:11 UTC
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I should add
You should not.

You'd better mind your small island business.
Pamela
2019-07-21 09:45:02 UTC
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What I Will (and Won't) Miss About Living in Moscow By Julia Ioffe
On September 24, 2012, I will leave Moscow after three years of living
here, a few weeks shy of the day, thirty years ago, that I was born here
When I leave Moscow, I won't miss the traffic and the pollution and the
boom-town prices ...
I won't miss how much Russians drink ...
I won't miss the late-night debates in which you find yourself falling
down an epistemological black hole. Down there, nothing is provable
and nothing is knowable, except for your sparring partner's
increasingly bizarre pronouncements.
In Moscow, I have debated the following topics: whether or not the
archived kill-lists with Stalin's signature are forgeries; the
allegation that I am na‹ve for thinking that American traffic cops
generally don't take bribes; that I am a C.I.A. spy; and the reason
America is a more successful country than Somalia. I've also been
asked to prove how smoking causes lung cancer.
I won't miss the fact that Jewish culture and Jewish people have
largely disappeared from this city ....
I won't miss the fact that there is no trust in the Russian system: not
in institutions, not in people ...
I won't miss the fact that nothing is planned here, that everything on
every level is slapdash and knee jerk ...
I won't miss the fact that there is only a handful of decent bars and
restaurants in this city of 15 million ...
I won't miss the bad lip jobs and the bad Botox jobs, the obvious hair
extensions, the mullets that have slowly been beaten back into neck
bangs, the range of men's footwear, which ranges from pointy to
cheese-grate, the male purses, the men's jeans that are tight and loose
in absolutely paradoxical places ...
I won't miss the amazing medical theories I've heard here. Pimples?
Try massaging your face with semen. Migraine? Must've eaten too much
mayonnaise. Gynecological cancer? Too much lady-stress ...
I won't miss needing my passport for everything, including returning a
pair of flip-flops to the store
I won't miss the fact that in Russia, the absence of the rule of law is
sublimated into the tyranny of the procedural guideline and the
dictatorship of the technicality. Without the right notarized slip of
paper, the saying goes, "you're a doodie."
I won't miss the aggression and rudeness in every interaction. I will
miss the creative sarcasm it engenders in all participants.
I won't miss the laser precision with which Russians answer questions.
"Is there a caf‚ here somewhere?" "Yes." ".and where is it?" "Second
floor."
I won't miss how tough Moscow makes you, and how miserable, and the way
it teaches you to hunt out and savor the good.
No one in Moscow misses this attention seeker either.
The author lived in Moscow for 3 years and describes her experiences.
Have you lived in Moscow at all?
Byker
2019-07-21 01:21:29 UTC
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I won't miss how tough Moscow makes you, and how miserable, and the way it
teaches you to hunt out and savor the good.
Casualties mean nothing to Russkies:

"Russia has endured revolution and war on a scale that can be difficult to
comprehend. A former commandant of the Army War College in the United
States, Major General Robert Scales, once recalled giving a Russian general
a tour of Gettysburg. The Russian asked the American how many casualties the
battle had produced. Told that 51,000 soldiers had been killed, wounded or
left missing, the Russian swept his hand dismissively.

"'Skirmish,' he said.

"But Ganapolsky, the radio host, said history alone did not explain Russia
of today. Russians care, he said in an interview, but they stay home and
express their anger or sorrow in private.

"'Why do Italians come out into the streets?' he said. 'Because they know
they can change their government. Why don't Russians come out in the street?
Because they know they will meet the riot police.'"

Good article:
https://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/world/europe/25iht-russia.4.5017801.html
Pamela
2019-07-21 09:58:58 UTC
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I won't miss how tough Moscow makes you, and how miserable, and the way
it teaches you to hunt out and savor the good.
"Russia has endured revolution and war on a scale that can be difficult
to comprehend. A former commandant of the Army War College in the United
States, Major General Robert Scales, once recalled giving a Russian
general a tour of Gettysburg. The Russian asked the American how many
casualties the battle had produced. Told that 51,000 soldiers had been
killed, wounded or left missing, the Russian swept his hand
dismissively.
"'Skirmish,' he said.
"But Ganapolsky, the radio host, said history alone did not explain
Russia of today. Russians care, he said in an interview, but they stay
home and express their anger or sorrow in private.
"'Why do Italians come out into the streets?' he said. 'Because they
know they can change their government. Why don't Russians come out in
the street? Because they know they will meet the riot police.'"
Good article: https://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/world/europe/
25iht-russia.4.5017801.html
Interesting article. This caught my eye:

"Russians are, however, not only resigned to tragedy but inured to it
in a way that to many raises alarms about the country's future. They
are not just helpless in the face of disaster; they could be called
complicit, ever beckoning the next one by their actions or lack of
action."

and

"Russia suffers from a mentality in which human life is not valued. In
a recent article he computed the value of a person based on various
countries' laws for compensating injuries or death.

"Life in Russia is, in fact, cheap. According to his calculation a
Russian is worth $118,000; an American, $3.2 million."

Life in Russian is brutal and short. Life expectancy ranks a shocking
110th in the world.

No wonder Russia ranks a sorry 59th in the World Happiness report while
most western countries are in the top 20.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-21 14:27:34 UTC
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"Life in Russia is, in fact, cheap. According to his calculation a
Russian is worth $118,000; an American, $3.2 million."
Eg. what is the cost of life of the hordes of your homeless?
Who'd search such a person if he or she 'suddenly disappears'?
They're already effectively missing, so their life costs nothing.

Thus it just impossible to accurately account social indicators -
but if this problem group is excluded, which effectively happens,
then it significantly improves the statistics.
Post by Pamela
Life in Russian is brutal and short. Life expectancy ranks a shocking
110th in the world.
Life expectancy in Russia is increasing for about 2 years every
3 years <http://tinyurl.com/y39kgo8p>, so it will be far ahead at
the time when your frenetic masturbation brings any result.
Pamela
2019-07-21 14:49:51 UTC
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"Life in Russia is, in fact, cheap. According to his calculation a
Russian is worth $118,000; an American, $3.2 million."
Eg. what is the cost of life of the hordes of your homeless?
The life expectancy of a homeless person in the West is greater than that
of the average citizen (or should that be inmate) of Russia.
Post by Oleg Smirnov
Post by Pamela
Life in Russian is brutal and short. Life expectancy ranks a shocking
110th in the world. And happiness is a disappointing 59th
Russian life expectancy has a lot of room for improvement.

Why couldn't Russia get it's overall act together after the fall of the
Berlin Wall in 1991? It's been 28 years! China has managed it and,
before China South Korea managed it but Russia is like a permanently lame
dog growling at everyone in its misery.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-21 15:07:07 UTC
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Eg. what is the cost of life of the hordes of your homeless?
The life expectancy of a homeless person in the West is greater than that
of the average citizen (or should that be inmate) of Russia.
lol
Post by Pamela
Why couldn't Russia get it's overall act together after the fall of the
Berlin Wall in 1991? It's been 28 years! China has managed it and,
before China South Korea managed it but Russia is like a permanently lame
dog growling at everyone in its misery.
yawn

The fact is, it's not me who sought a
talk with you, it's you who is seeking
to bite my boots.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-21 15:51:30 UTC
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Eg. what is the cost of life of the hordes of your homeless?
The life expectancy of a homeless person in the West is greater than that
of the average citizen (or should that be inmate) of Russia.
lol
Post by Pamela
Why couldn't Russia get it's overall act together after the fall of the
Berlin Wall in 1991? It's been 28 years! China has managed it and,
before China South Korea managed it but Russia is like a permanently lame
dog growling at everyone in its misery.
There could only be one China, like there's only one Russia. On the other hand, Venezuela suffered a catastrophic crisis after the oil prices crashed but Russia is still a healthy country where people live and are happy.

If they offer parks without the homeless, they would be far above America. This is a Third World country, where the water fountains don't work and the sidewalks are broken down or nonexistent.


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MATERNITY LEAVE USA
Maternity leave. The U.S. is one of a handful of countries worldwide that does not mandate paid maternity leave. ... The 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act did mandate 12 weeks of unpaid job protected leave for some American workers. Yet most families can't forgo the income that moms bring home.

MATERNITY LEAVE RUSSIA
Maternity leave normally given under Russia labour law is 140 days at 100 percent of the salary – 70 days before the birth and 70 days after. ... For a period of 18 months after the birth, the total payable can be 40 percent of the salary.
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Police. How does he or she behave?
I have been told to take down my hammock at the main plaza, and it almost landed me in jail and take a beating. In Miami!

The homeless are lying around on cardboard and get away with it. Doing something subversive like riding a bike or lying in a hammock makes you insignificant and powerless --say like the gays in Russia.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-21 18:31:22 UTC
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Police. How does he or she behave?





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I have been told to take down my hammock at the main plaza, and it almost
landed me in jail and take a beating. In Miami!
The homeless are lying around on cardboard and get away with it. Doing
something subversive like riding a bike or lying in a hammock makes you
insignificant and powerless -- say like the gays in Russia.
Gays in Russia are not powerless and can rely on police as well.

Pro-gay activists are more peculiar matter, and sometimes they
intentionally behave in a way intended to provide reporters with
nice pictures/videos.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-21 21:07:56 UTC
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I have been told to take down my hammock at the main plaza, and it almost
landed me in jail and take a beating. In Miami!
The homeless are lying around on cardboard and get away with it. Doing
something subversive like riding a bike or lying in a hammock makes you
insignificant and powerless -- say like the gays in Russia.
Gays in Russia are not powerless and can rely on police as well.
Pro-gay activists are more peculiar matter, and sometimes they
intentionally behave in a way intended to provide reporters with
nice pictures/videos.
Well, pedestrians/cyclists are insects in America. Tell that lady to come to Miami and we take a ride on a road that says "SHARE THE ROAD"... SHARE IF YOU DARE! 🤔

I don't like playing Russian roulette!
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
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Pro-gay activists are more peculiar matter, and sometimes they
intentionally behave in a way intended to provide reporters with
nice pictures/videos.
Well, pedestrians/cyclists are insects in America. Tell that lady to come to Miami and we take a ride on a road that says "SHARE THE ROAD"... SHARE IF YOU DARE! 🤔
I don't like playing Russian roulette!
After riding through Moscow for a long while, I dare say there's no American that compares in cleanliness, pedestrian friendliness and general beauty. If you find a better city in America, I'll like to know. This is certainly a first world city, not a car-centric society where the cars ignore the mundane pedestrians. Most Americans don't have a clue of their own city because they never walk or ride a bike.


Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-22 08:48:45 UTC
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After riding through Moscow for a long while, I dare say there's no
American that compares in cleanliness, pedestrian friendliness and
general beauty. If you find a better city in America, I'll like to
know. This is certainly a first world city, not a car-centric society
where the cars ignore the mundane pedestrians. Most Americans don't
have a clue of their own city because they never walk or ride a bike.
http://youtu.be/dtqB2LHNbR0
It's just appearance and Potyomkin village. The women walking the
streets have their bruises covered with makeup. The buildings look
nice, but most of them are dilapidated inside, plumbing is mostly
dysfunctional, and the homeless habitate mostly within basements,
so they are invisible in the streets.

In fact, it's a special KGB propaganda project, they prepare such
cyclings in advance, and before filming they pre-clear the streets
from the numerous drunkards and others who look not nice.

The Kremlin propaganda becomes more cunning and sophisticated, and
it's all subject to one main purpose, - destruction of the Western
Democracies, the passion the sinister maniac Putin is obsessed with.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-22 09:14:55 UTC
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Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
After riding through Moscow for a long while, I dare say there's no
American that compares in cleanliness, pedestrian friendliness and
general beauty. If you find a better city in America, I'll like to
know. This is certainly a first world city, not a car-centric society
where the cars ignore the mundane pedestrians. Most Americans don't
have a clue of their own city because they never walk or ride a bike.
http://youtu.be/dtqB2LHNbR0
It's just appearance and Potyomkin village. The women walking the
streets have their bruises covered with makeup. The buildings look
nice, but most of them are dilapidated inside, plumbing is mostly
dysfunctional, and the homeless habitate mostly within basements,
so they are invisible in the streets.
In fact, it's a special KGB propaganda project, they prepare such
cyclings in advance, and before filming they pre-clear the streets
from the numerous drunkards and others who look not nice.
The Kremlin propaganda becomes more cunning and sophisticated, and
it's all subject to one main purpose, - destruction of the Western
Democracies, the passion the sinister maniac Putin is obsessed with.
A guy on a bicycle can expose the truth. I know what's going on in my city, though may talk glowingly about it.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-22 09:39:03 UTC
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After riding through Moscow for a long while, I dare say there's no
American that compares in cleanliness, pedestrian friendliness and
general beauty. If you find a better city in America, I'll like to
know. This is certainly a first world city, not a car-centric society
where the cars ignore the mundane pedestrians. Most Americans don't
have a clue of their own city because they never walk or ride a bike.
http://youtu.be/dtqB2LHNbR0
It's just appearance and Potyomkin village. The women walking the
streets have their bruises covered with makeup. The buildings look
nice, but most of them are dilapidated inside, plumbing is mostly
dysfunctional, and the homeless habitate mostly within basements,
so they are invisible in the streets.
In fact, it's a special KGB propaganda project, they prepare such
cyclings in advance, and before filming they pre-clear the streets
from the numerous drunkards and others who look not nice.
The Kremlin propaganda becomes more cunning and sophisticated, and
it's all subject to one main purpose, - destruction of the Western
Democracies, the passion the sinister maniac Putin is obsessed with.
A guy on a bicycle can expose the truth. I know what's going on in my city, though may talk glowingly about it.
I found a second video even more colorful but equally showing the quality of life. It's a city unlike any American city, I dare say.


Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
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A guy on a bicycle can expose the truth. I know what's going on in my city, though may talk glowingly about it.
I found a second video even more colorful but equally showing the quality of life. It's a city unlike any American city, I dare say.
http://youtu.be/FgCVM6hNlP8
The American city has killed bipedalism. ;)

https://imgflip.com/i/36928r

Moscow looks very walkable. The sprawl is fragmentation and isolation. Only NYC city is different, and there's an interesting comparison around.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-22 20:45:54 UTC
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A guy on a bicycle can expose the truth. I know what's going on in my city, though may talk glowingly about it.
I found a second video even more colorful but equally showing the quality of life. It's a city unlike any American city, I dare say.
http://youtu.be/FgCVM6hNlP8
The American city has killed bipedalism. ;)
https://imgflip.com/i/36928r
Moscow looks very walkable. The sprawl is fragmentation and isolation. Only NYC city is different, and there's an interesting comparison around.
https://imgflip.com/memegenerator

I gave up walking altogether, but I'm still riding some bike around and going to an outdoor gym at a cute little park without homeless or junkies. This is very rare indeed and it's accessible to a poor community.

I have easy access to Miami Beach (!) since my girlfriend lives there but things are even more depressing. The beach itself is very nice but the homeless, the junkies, the dog and cat crap, is everywhere. You step on the grass, you step on shit.
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A guy on a bicycle can expose the truth. I know what's going on in my
city, though may talk glowingly about it.
I found a second video even more colorful but equally showing the quality
of life. It's a city unlike any American city, I dare say.
http://youtu.be/FgCVM6hNlP8
The American city has killed bipedalism. ;)
https://imgflip.com/i/36928r
Moscow looks very walkable. The sprawl is fragmentation and isolation. Only
NYC city is different, and there's an interesting comparison around.
https://imgflip.com/memegenerator
I gave up walking altogether, but I'm still riding some bike around and going
to an outdoor gym at a cute little park without homeless or junkies. This is
very rare indeed and it's accessible to a poor community.
I have easy access to Miami Beach (!) since my girlfriend lives there but
things are even more depressing. The beach itself is very nice but the
homeless, the junkies, the dog and cat crap, is everywhere. You step on the
grass, you step on shit.
In the UK fines are issued to people who allow dogs to crap in public, if the
owners do not remove it and put it into the bins provided.

The streets are far cleaner here than they were 20 years ago.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-23 00:50:31 UTC
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I have easy access to Miami Beach (!) since my girlfriend lives there but
things are even more depressing. The beach itself is very nice but the
homeless, the junkies, the dog and cat crap, is everywhere. You step on the
grass, you step on shit.
In the UK fines are issued to people who allow dogs to crap in public, if the
owners do not remove it and put it into the bins provided.
The streets are far cleaner here than they were 20 years ago.
Not enforced here. Some people do, some don't.

Now, the worst situation is with the hundreds of feral cats hanging out at the beach. Yes, it's illegal to feed them, but some "good souls" --probably church ladies-- feed them anyway. They are being neutered but they'll never go away. I'm sure new cats will keep coming in or dropped around. The rich living around don't enjoy the outdoors so they are not dealing with the crap. The people walking dogs are most likely the rich as well, so they are part of the problem.

This is a saying I came up when I lived in the area: "My community is full of shit, dog shit, cat shit... and nobody gives a shit." Where I live now, the poor living around my building don't have dogs or cats. The rich next community over feed peacocks, which is a step above dog and cat shit. Very few people ever walk or ride bike here, but the gentrification is coming. Anyways I hope to be out of here soon. It's a paradise in the Azores. When my GF comes from vacation we will dispose of the car at will, but we avoid it. We go to the shops on bike taking a chance.

America will never change. There's no quality of life and there will never be. The rich community around is clean and green, but there isn't a soul out there. I ride through it and get no human contact. The beach is one bus away but we go back to square one. The bike path has been extended but not all the way to South Beach, where it's lively and fun. That's a trendy place for the younger folks and the well off. We are not waiting for the extension though. Whether it's Azores or not, it'll be something more functional and safe. Here every construction project is about corruption. Sometimes I think they hate the people and prolong the projects for years.

This is life in democracy hypocrisy.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-23 01:46:57 UTC
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America will never change. There's no quality of life and there will never be. The rich community around is clean and green, but there isn't a soul out there. I ride through it and get no human contact. The beach is one bus away but we go back to square one. The bike path has been extended but not all the way to South Beach, where it's lively and fun. That's a trendy place for the younger folks and the well off. We are not waiting for the extension though. Whether it's Azores or not, it'll be something more functional and safe. Here every construction project is about corruption. Sometimes I think they hate the people and prolong the projects for years.
This is life in democracy hypocrisy.
You must do a lot of fishing to get the truth out:

“What we have is essentially a glorified school bus system, and that encourages people to stay in their cars and increase traffic,” Chougle said. “The most economically vibrant cities are those where people are prioritized over cars. If Miami wants to stop its brain drain, it’s got to be a livable, healthy, mobile city where you don’t waste time every day trapped in your car or, if you’re walking or biking, trying to avoid getting killed.”

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article220579125.html
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-23 03:59:10 UTC
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This is a saying I came up when I lived in the area: "My community is full
of shit, dog shit, cat shit... and nobody gives a shit." Where I live now,
the poor living around my building don't have dogs or cats. The rich next
community over feed peacocks, which is a step above dog and cat shit. Very
few people ever walk or ride bike here, but the gentrification is coming.
Anyways I hope to be out of here soon. It's a paradise in the Azores. When
my GF comes from vacation we will dispose of the car at will, but we avoid
it. We go to the shops on bike taking a chance.
America will never change. There's no quality of life and there will never
be. The rich community around is clean and green, but there isn't a soul out
there. I ride through it and get no human contact. The beach is one bus away
but we go back to square one. The bike path has been extended but not all
the way to South Beach, where it's lively and fun. That's a trendy place for
the younger folks and the well off. We are not waiting for the extension
though. Whether it's Azores or not, it'll be something more functional and
safe. Here every construction project is about corruption. Sometimes I think
they hate the people and prolong the projects for years.
This is life in democracy hypocrisy.
Democracy implies well-informed citizens who are also socially active and
engaged in 'horisontal' discussion among them, and 'culturally homogeneous'
enough to understand each other well. A village community might be a
relevant example, but most of the modern societies are arranged differently.
If you walk or ride and "get no human contact", then 'democracy' is a sham.

In such 'atomized' environment, communication works mainly in one-to-many
way (like separate people watching the same TV). Even the internet does not
help much. The online communities are dominated by retirees, while most of
working age people simply have no much free time, and generally most people
are fond to discuss things the media had charged them with.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-23 04:35:47 UTC
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This is life in democracy hypocrisy.
Democracy implies well-informed citizens who are also socially active and
engaged in 'horisontal' discussion among them, and 'culturally homogeneous'
enough to understand each other well. A village community might be a
relevant example, but most of the modern societies are arranged differently.
If you walk or ride and "get no human contact", then 'democracy' is a sham.
In such 'atomized' environment, communication works mainly in one-to-many
way (like separate people watching the same TV). Even the internet does not
help much. The online communities are dominated by retirees, while most of
working age people simply have no much free time, and generally most people
are fond to discuss things the media had charged them with.
We have a gerontocracy as much as we have a plutocracy. The old folks get rewarded for voting for one corrupt politician or another but at the same time they live a lonely life plagued with sedentary life diseases such as depression and obesity. They would be better off remaining active and alert. For them riding a trike would be better.

https://imgflip.com/i/35slx2

I assure you these folks would know how dysfunctional the community is.
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2019-07-21 16:48:34 UTC
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Silly English cattle Pamela,
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Eg. what is the cost of life of the hordes of your homeless?
The life expectancy of a homeless person in the West is greater than
that of the average citizen (or should that be inmate) of Russia.
lol
Post by Pamela
Why couldn't Russia get it's overall act together after the fall of
the Berlin Wall in 1991? It's been 28 years! China has managed it
and, before China South Korea managed it but Russia is like a
permanently lame dog growling at everyone in its misery.
There could only be one China, like there's only one Russia. On the
other hand, Venezuela suffered a catastrophic crisis after the oil
prices crashed but Russia is still a healthy country where people live
and are happy.
Venezuela does not make a claim to be a superpower. Nor does it spend
more than it can afford on its military.

I am not sure about their happiness. As I pointed out in another post,
Russia is ranked 59th in the World Happiness Report. And the trend is
downwards.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Happiness_Report
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If they offer parks without the homeless, they would be far above
America. This is a Third World country, where the water fountains don't
work and the sidewalks are broken down or nonexistent.
http://youtu.be/FiaqKxziDVM
Away from the glitzy city centres, in the Russian countryside the
infrastucture is remarkably poor. In some parts it is a quasi-feudal
existence. The best infrastructure I saw there was near the military
bases.
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-21 18:24:30 UTC
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If they offer parks without the homeless, they would be far above
America. This is a Third World country, where the water fountains don't
work and the sidewalks are broken down or nonexistent.
http://youtu.be/FiaqKxziDVM
Away from the glitzy city centres, in the Russian countryside the
infrastucture is remarkably poor. In some parts it is a quasi-feudal
existence. The best infrastructure I saw there was near the military
bases.
When and where exactly you 'saw' anything?

It is 70 times larger than your small island. It's easy to find places
where infrastructure virtually not exists, even in the central region.
The part of the population living so is very small, correspondingly.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
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If they offer parks without the homeless, they would be far above
America. This is a Third World country, where the water fountains don't
work and the sidewalks are broken down or nonexistent.
http://youtu.be/FiaqKxziDVM
Away from the glitzy city centres, in the Russian countryside the
infrastucture is remarkably poor. In some parts it is a quasi-feudal
existence. The best infrastructure I saw there was near the military
bases.
When and where exactly you 'saw' anything?
It is 70 times larger than your small island. It's easy to find places
where infrastructure virtually not exists, even in the central region.
The part of the population living so is very small, correspondingly.
I saw that in Sevilla too. Outside the city center, forget it. Depressing!!!
Byker
2019-07-25 16:54:11 UTC
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https://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/world/europe/25iht-russia.4.5017801.html
Life in Russian is brutal and short.
Where the end has always justified the means:

Post by Pamela
Life expectancy ranks a shocking 110th in the world.
Unless you happen to belong to the elite:

Post by Pamela
No wonder Russia ranks a sorry 59th in the World Happiness report while
most western countries are in the top 20.
"But this is Russia":

Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-25 18:00:06 UTC
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"But this is Russia": http://youtu.be/ezXprSKV37c
Hey, Shithie, what you seek to achieve out of staged videos?
Pamela
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"But this is Russia": http://youtu.be/ezXprSKV37c
Hey, Shithie, what you seek to achieve out of staged videos?
You really don't like Byker, do you? Didums.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
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https://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/world/europe/25iht-russia.4.5017801.html
Life in Russian is brutal and short.
http://youtu.be/DqZKWZKFUJw
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Life expectancy ranks a shocking 110th in the world.
http://youtu.be/PNF14QgjiGI
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No wonder Russia ranks a sorry 59th in the World Happiness report while
most western countries are in the top 20.
"But this is Russia": http://youtu.be/ezXprSKV37c
Try riding a bike through the ghetto in your city to see what's going on:

https://imgflip.com/i/36i2nm?lerp=1564075414028

Do you ever ride the bus in America? No shelters, no trashcans, unreliable buses. Of course, when you drive you ignore all of it.
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Moscow girls make me sing and shout...
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Moscow girls make me sing and shout...
Back in the C!
Back in the C!
Back in the CIS!
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Moscow girls make me sing and shout...
Yes, they are beautiful and smart too!

https://imgflip.com/i/36mic9
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Moscow girls make me sing and shout...
Yes, they are beautiful and smart too!
https://imgflip.com/i/36mic9
A lot of changes under Putin in the last 20 years. What have changed in America?
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Moscow girls make me sing and shout...
Yes, they are beautiful and smart too!
https://imgflip.com/i/36mic9
A lot of changes under Putin in the last 20 years. What have changed in America?
The IQ of the president has fallen by 75%.
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2019-07-27 08:15:09 UTC
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Moscow girls make me sing and shout...
The US is a nation of masturbation, which is seen by sociological
researches <http://bit.ly/2OhzBQv>, as well as by the porn web sites that
rank in the national traffic top.
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Yes, they are beautiful and smart too!
https://imgflip.com/i/36mic9
Videos/pictires, other arts, are in need for masturbation, indeed.
A lot of changes under Putin in the last 20 years. What have changed in America?
It has become more obese, and the average IQ has decreased.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
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Post by Gronk
Moscow girls make me sing and shout...
The US is a nation of masturbation, which is seen by sociological
researches <http://bit.ly/2OhzBQv>, as well as by the porn web sites that
rank in the national traffic top.
Yes, very necessary in a individualist society.
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Yes, they are beautiful and smart too!
https://imgflip.com/i/36mic9
Videos/pictires, other arts, are in need for masturbation, indeed.
Well, saying "America is #1" is mental masturbation too. The world has progressed a lot in the last decades.
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A lot of changes under Putin in the last 20 years. What have changed in America?
It has become more obese, and the average IQ has decreased.
The food industry and the bible have to do with it. This creates the perfect consumer.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
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https://imgflip.com/i/36ncbq

America's empty streets and parks are not exciting. What's exciting about it?

https://qr.ae/TWvpOc
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https://imgflip.com/i/36ncbq
America's empty streets and parks are not exciting. What's exciting about it?
https://qr.ae/TWvpOc
These Russian girls are so smart...

https://imgflip.com/i/36ndiz
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
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For homosexuals life is good in Russia.
Democracy gave them power, so they want democracy in Russia too.

The poor remain as powerless as before.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
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For homosexuals life is good in Russia.
Democracy gave them power, so they want democracy in Russia too.
The poor remain as powerless as before.
The West suffers from the tyranny of the car, which, regrettably, also extended to Moscow, but which also has been addressed by brave members of the Pedestrian Liberation Front in London.

http://k-punk.org/the-pedestrian-liberation-front/

I understand that traffic has been tamed somewhat in places like London and Moscow, not in America. America prides itself in individualism and consumerism to the end.

https://imgflip.com/i/36q578

Somehow London always gravitates to America, but that's only to be expected. Quality of Life is what counts.
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For homosexuals life is good in Russia.
Oh?

Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-29 03:09:29 UTC
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For homosexuals life is good in Russia.
Oh? http://youtu.be/Mh-aF-HDc9s
Life is good for pedestrians in America under the tyranny of the car.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
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Yes, an iron fist --such as Putin's-- is sometimes necessary to stop the tyranny of the car.

"For government officials, the growing and once unimaginable respect for bothersome traffic signals is proof that, whatever the complaints of Kremlin critics about creeping dictatorship, the iron rule of Mr. Putin and his handpicked choice as Moscow mayor, Sergei S. Sobyanin, has brought about a long-overdue shift toward a gentler, more law-abiding society."

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/world/europe/moscow-traffic-laws-pedestrians.html
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-29 17:43:28 UTC
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Yes, an iron fist --such as Putin's-- is sometimes necessary to stop the
tyranny of the car.
"For government officials, the growing and once unimaginable respect for
bothersome traffic signals is proof that, whatever the complaints of Kremlin
critics about creeping dictatorship, the iron rule of Mr. Putin and his
handpicked choice as Moscow mayor, Sergei S. Sobyanin, has brought about a
long-overdue shift toward a gentler, more law-abiding society."
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/world/europe/moscow-traffic-laws-pedestrians.html
The progress with regard to respect for pedestrians had been
achieved by a combination of fines and installation of video
tracking equipment and generally more thoughtful and careful
approach to traffic control, - and all this it has nothing to
do with someone's "iron fist".

The American system of fines for minor violations is much
more harsh and painful in comparison to the Russia regulations,
- thus the America's "iron rule" is much more iron (no joke).

But the minders who control the American herd of zombies, seek
to preserve the "creeping dictatorship" false narrative at any
cost, so whenever possible they far-fetch things in this way.
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-29 19:20:27 UTC
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https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/world/europe/moscow-traffic-laws-pedestrians.html
The progress with regard to respect for pedestrians had been
achieved by a combination of fines and installation of video
tracking equipment and generally more thoughtful and careful
approach to traffic control, - and all this it has nothing to
do with someone's "iron fist".
Well, call it what you may. I'm quoting from the article.
Post by Oleg Smirnov
The American system of fines for minor violations is much
more harsh and painful in comparison to the Russia regulations,
- thus the America's "iron rule" is much more iron (no joke).
No, no, no iron rule. The tickets issued here are predatory, 160 bucks for failing to fully stop when turning right. Somehow they must get the money for corruption. This ticket has been largely removed though.
Post by Oleg Smirnov
But the minders who control the American herd of zombies, seek
to preserve the "creeping dictatorship" false narrative at any
cost, so whenever possible they far-fetch things in this way.
You must go hunting for the truth to find out what's going on. Not easy for the average American who repeats what he hears about Putin.

By the way, the real iron hammer here would be "speeding cameras," a possibility no candidate dares to raise. How about "lane discipline," ie. passing on the outer lane on highways. Kind of common sense, but again, nobody dares to enforce it. This is not the situation in the UK, though the elites in power are blindly in love with America. Maybe the Brits are more aware of this.
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Yes, an iron fist --such as Putin's-- is sometimes necessary to stop the tyranny of the car.
"For government officials, the growing and once unimaginable respect for bothersome traffic signals is proof that, whatever the complaints of Kremlin critics about creeping dictatorship, the iron rule of Mr. Putin and his handpicked choice as Moscow mayor, Sergei S. Sobyanin, has brought about a long-overdue shift toward a gentler, more law-abiding society."
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/world/europe/moscow-traffic-laws-pedestrians.html
Wow, Russia has really taken seriously pedestrian safety. And it takes Putin to fix it. This is a report from the NY Times, which is part of what Trump calls fake media, but I find their reporting quite interesting. NYC, London and Moscow are three interesting cities when it comes to liberating pedestrians.

“It is not because people are afraid but because they are now taught from childhood to follow traffic and other rules,” said Alexander Polyakov, deputy director of the Moscow Traffic Control Center, the headquarters of an elaborate monitoring and control system that features 40,000 traffic lights, 150,000 cameras dotted around the city and a vast data storage facility that holds all the video transmitted from the streets.

Watching street scenes projected onto a big screen in the main control room, Moscow’s traffic controllers monitor the flow of the 3.5 million cars and many more pedestrians moving around the city each day.

Mr. Polyakov said he was dismayed by Russia’s image in the West as a lawless land of brutish oppression. He insisted that, at least with respect to traffic signals, people obey not out of fear of any fines — the maximum is 500 rubles, or about $8 — but because “they now respect themselves and also each other.”
Oleg Smirnov
2019-07-29 20:56:11 UTC
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https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/world/europe/moscow-traffic-laws-pedestrians.html
Wow, Russia has really taken seriously pedestrian safety. And it takes Putin
to fix it. This is a report from the NY Times, which is part of what Trump
calls fake media, but I find their reporting quite interesting.
The NYT indeed is mostly a fake news outlet, especially when it comes to
Russia, and even if they suddenly tell some true news, they combine them
with blatant misinterpretations and far-fetched rationalizations.

For example: "Rather than an endorsement of the Kremlin, Mr. Kosals
added, such behavior is in some ways a form of silent protest, a defiant
display of a desire to enjoy the modernity of the West"

So much crap in so short sentence.

1. The very aspiration to link traffic behavior and 'endorsement of the
Kremlin', - only some very unhealthily obsessed one could combine it so.
2. Urban environment / culture as such is neither 'west' nor 'east'. It's
being driven by its inner logics and has some local specifics evberywhere.
Calling it "modernity of the West" is a brazen wishful exaggeration.
3. "Desire to enjoy the modernity" sounds pathetic. People as such aren't
as good and nice as. If they really had such a Desire to Enjoy then ther'd
not be any need for any governance in any nation. A reasonable regulation
and its popular acceptance is what produces a result together.
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
NYC, London
and Moscow are three interesting cities when it comes to liberating
pedestrians.
The above is not an exclusive Moscow specifics, it's Russia's countrywide.
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
"It is not because people are afraid but because they are now taught from
childhood to follow traffic and other rules," said Alexander Polyakov,
deputy director of the Moscow Traffic Control Center, the headquarters of an
elaborate monitoring and control system that features 40,000 traffic lights,
150,000 cameras dotted around the city and a vast data storage facility that
holds all the video transmitted from the streets.
Watching street scenes projected onto a big screen in the main control room,
Moscow's traffic controllers monitor the flow of the 3.5 million cars and
many more pedestrians moving around the city each day.
Mr. Polyakov said he was dismayed by Russia's image in the West as a lawless
land of brutish oppression. He insisted that, at least with respect to
traffic signals, people obey not out of fear of any fines - the maximum is
500 rubles, or about $8 - but because "they now respect themselves and also
each other."
Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
2019-07-27 05:04:03 UTC
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Moscow girls make me sing and shout...
Yes, they are beautiful and smart too!

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