"...to download this video without background music..." so they know. I thought so.
Actually come to think of it, yes, I am definitely the insecure infant and she is 5 feet 2 inches of thug. Never thought about it that way.
So you’re saying you and your wife are insecure infants and thugs?
When I was like 20 something I had a moustache which I mistakenly considered manly. I was in a theater when one of the actors chose me as the member of the audience to mess with. He leaned over a couple of rows of seats and grabbed my prized facial hair and shouted "take that off I know its fake. stop resisting". I normally dont like to be the center of attention but in the context of the show this was hilarious (even for me). If something similar happened to my wife or kids it would be much harder to process and my first concern would be are they OK with this? If not, how do I stop this from happening?
What did you say? Say that again! Come back! What did you mean by that? Who do you think you are to insult us like that? Apologize instantly or.. Yeah context matters, but if I dont stand up for my wife when she feels insulted or endangered, and it does not have to be a physical or escalatory response, I can expect to be considered part of the problem. Sometimes you cant keep sitting on the fence and be all moral and philosophical about stuff. Either you fight or you retreat, a quick decision must be made on how far you want to take it. That is why I think it was staged. No party planned to follow up, take this further. If theyd never speak about it (or to each other) again, I would believe it. LOL at my wife wanting me to take risks. Unless I was taking on a perceived risk to her.
My wife thinks it was the right thing to do. I think the whole thing is fake. If someone makes fun of my wife in public immediate confrontation is the only option I can think of. Unless drunk or stoned in which case I might laugh at the joke. And get confronted by her.
Just dropping this in contextually.
Yes that is a thing. Not all russians have phones. Plus they are anyway mostly sitting in vehicles stuck on roads sometimes without gas or food. It is a tactical mess of Trump-like proportions. Also ukranian drones are still able to fly. The russians are advancing by the sheer mass of their bodies as usual, no brains or preparation involved. Unfortunately the Russian army is 10 times stronger than the Ukrainian.
wow, didn't realize the Russian soldiers all had their phones. seems it would be relatively easy for Ukrainian telecoms to track every Russian SIM/IMEI, at least within 20m accuracy.
We are not hoping Putin will reverse his course, we are hoping (rich elite and military) Russians will decide they would be better offf without war and threatening to destroy the world. Switching of SWIFT is not a total ban on transactions but is very annoying for russians. Dependency of Europe on Russian oil and gas is a direct security danger, they do use it to extort (and bribe - see Mr. Schroeder) the west. China gets paid mostly in dollars, it would be a pain for China to use anything else to buy oil and gas. But nothing is ever certain forever. Russia will need dollars in any form, even if they have to be black market dolars so they will gladly take Chinese payments in dollars. Also their stock market and currency is... f***ed.
If you fight a war you have to use everything you have. The only limiting factor is own survival and post war public opinion, decided largely by who wins. There is nothing moral or legal about wars, every bet is all-in. You only want to wage wars with clear objectives that at least your own population understands and that you know you will win, and be able to justify after the war is over. Putin got something wrong. Or everything.
New Sport. Shop Door vs Russian Soldier. Door wins. https://twitter.com/maxfras/status/1498965599850045440
What war? You mean special operations? Seriously war has no rules. Not if youre defending your home. The only rule for Russians is: you do not attack a neighboring sovereign nation.
I was reluctant to believe this was possible because only idiots would let kids keep their mobile phones while they are driving a tank, but apparently some russian units are so badly equipped or their comm equipment is so bad that they use phones for communication. The induced incompetence of a dictatorship is mindboggling.
I dont think this is a good time, but he was a comedian before he became president. The world has no idea how good he was... In short he can play a badass well, but his situation is more than precarious. If the west does not get its act together, he is dead. Literally dead.
Yes but to converge the two sides have to acknowledge the arguments of the other side, unfortunately I am probably not arguing well enough and Im perfectly willing to just give up. Anyway you seem to be able to research complicated topics well, you can read up about the history and end of the gold standard and about deflation for your own sake in your own time :-) Fighting against fiat money, reserve banks, inflation and national debt is like fighting against democracy or free speech. Sometimes democracy gives you Trump, sometimes free speech gives you porn (or worse, Fox news), sometimes the economy gets out of hand, but mostly these things work better than their alternatives and prevent or minimize crashes, based on the experience of the last 200 years. Every time someone thought better, they made things worse.
No, the point of discussion to come to an understanding IMO, not to just argue.
I wonder actually... He is such a narcissist maybe it does hurt. Mostly I just forgot to press the sarcasm button. What does he care about? Because his legacy project for Mother Russia looks like it is backfiring. His own legacy is also about to go down the drain. It will be difficult for his western friends to remain his friends, just like that pedophile whatshisname that was friends with everyone but no one will admit it now. Putin broke his own treaty, his word, sent his soldiers into a sovereign country where everyone speaks russian. Some of those soldiers dont know where they are and what they are doing there, have no gas and no food after 4 days. He is lying to his own people and censoring information. Some legacy. Unfortunately no one in the USofA gives much of a shit, but maybe Europe can get its act together based on this shitstorm.
Like Putin's gonna care..
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