Putin Invades Ukraine II

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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by Vil » Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:29 pm

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Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:09 pm
All the hand-wringing about energy makes me sad that people don't see that modern nuclear reactors are the answer to pretty much everything.
Wholeheartedly agree. Pretty much assume the ratio of energy unit per waste generated makes the nuclear power an ultimate winner.
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by Desert » Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:57 pm

Xan wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:09 pm
All the hand-wringing about energy makes me sad that people don't see that modern nuclear reactors are the answer to pretty much everything.
And the only answer, at least that is known at this point.
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by pugchief » Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:20 pm

No one finds it curious that Putin waited until the weather was warmer to turn off the spigot? NM, just coincidence. :P
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Post by vnatale » Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:52 pm

Xan wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:09 pm

All the hand-wringing about energy makes me sad that people don't see that modern nuclear reactors are the answer to pretty much everything.


I've fairly much come around to that position. For how long have we had nuclear powered submachines? And, has there ever been any documented incidents with them?

That said.....I'm definitely happy that that nuclear plant was NOT built about 1/2 mile beyond what I'm seeing out of my bedroom window.

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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by Kbg » Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:53 pm

ppnewbie wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:30 pm
murphy_p_t wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:20 pm
Just looking on this page, the chest thumping americanism, full of hubris, is sickening to me.
Its funny, I think we are very screwed. We are being arrogant to...RUSSIA. Holy S#*$! What happened when we messed with an impoverished country in the middle east, Afganisthan? Russia is 100x more powerful. It's like we are in a hubris death spiral. But anyway. Its what happens after years of supremacy. There is probably no way around it.
Thumping my chest like a gorilla…pretty glad we are being extremely arrogant to Russia. More arrogance, yes please!

Regards Afghanistan. It’s in great hands now. Just curious, are any of your daughters planning on applying for graduate studies there? One great aspect of it will be clothing costs will be super cheap. And if they’re into the whole black gothic thing perfect! They will love it. No black or red heavy make-up required though as you know, no one will be able to see it. Lastly, do remind them to not show any skin because that could make a guy aroused and if she gets raped she will have deserved it.

Anyone game for shooting bicyclists in the streets with 30 mike? If we do let’s be super careful we don’t offend anyone.
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Post by ppnewbie » Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:16 pm

Kbg wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:53 pm
ppnewbie wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:30 pm
murphy_p_t wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:20 pm
Just looking on this page, the chest thumping americanism, full of hubris, is sickening to me.
Its funny, I think we are very screwed. We are being arrogant to...RUSSIA. Holy S#*$! What happened when we messed with an impoverished country in the middle east, Afganisthan? Russia is 100x more powerful. It's like we are in a hubris death spiral. But anyway. Its what happens after years of supremacy. There is probably no way around it.
Thumping my chest like a gorilla…pretty glad we are being extremely arrogant to Russia. More arrogance, yes please!

Regards Afghanistan. It’s in great hands now. Just curious, are any of your daughters planning on applying for graduate studies there? One great aspect of it will be clothing costs will be super cheap. And if they’re into the whole black gothic thing perfect! They will love it. No black or red heavy make-up required though as you know, no one will be able to see it. Lastly, do remind them to not show any skin because that could make a guy aroused and if she gets raped she will have deserved it.

Anyone game for shooting bicyclists in the streets with 30 mike? If we do let’s be super careful we don’t offend anyone.
Like a said, it's like we are in a hubris death spiral. There is no way out of this.
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by dualstow » Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:39 pm

Xan wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:09 pm
All the hand-wringing about energy makes me sad that people don't see that modern nuclear reactors are the answer to pretty much everything.
The Germans panicked after the Fukushima disaster.
let 2022 be the year of GOLD
Thinking of a few pp forum members as I read about the sound of pickleball annoying the neighbors O0 (WSJ)
There’s also an amusing article about buying iBonds in the WSJ
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Post by murphy_p_t » Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:56 pm

Kbg wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:53 pm
ppnewbie wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:30 pm
murphy_p_t wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:20 pm
Just looking on this page, the chest thumping americanism, full of hubris, is sickening to me.
Its funny, I think we are very screwed. We are being arrogant to...RUSSIA. Holy S#*$! What happened when we messed with an impoverished country in the middle east, Afganisthan? Russia is 100x more powerful. It's like we are in a hubris death spiral. But anyway. Its what happens after years of supremacy. There is probably no way around it.
Thumping my chest like a gorilla…pretty glad we are being extremely arrogant to Russia. More arrogance, yes please!

Regards Afghanistan. It’s in great hands now. Just curious, are any of your daughters planning on applying for graduate studies there? One great aspect of it will be clothing costs will be super cheap. And if they’re into the whole black gothic thing perfect! They will love it. No black or red heavy make-up required though as you know, no one will be able to see it. Lastly, do remind them to not show any skin because that could make a guy aroused and if she gets raped she will have deserved it.

Anyone game for shooting bicyclists in the streets with 30 mike? If we do let’s be super careful we don’t offend anyone.
Why should any of this be a concern to me, the American taxpayer, or the American government, whose job is presumably to look out for the interest of the American people?

Did America's involvement improve the situation for this mohammedan population?

If you are genuinely concerned and looking to improve the situation, feel free to post selfies from Kabul and give us a log of your progress.
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by murphy_p_t » Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:01 pm

ppnewbie wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:16 pm
Kbg wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:53 pm
ppnewbie wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:30 pm
murphy_p_t wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:20 pm
Just looking on this page, the chest thumping americanism, full of hubris, is sickening to me.
Its funny, I think we are very screwed. We are being arrogant to...RUSSIA. Holy S#*$! What happened when we messed with an impoverished country in the middle east, Afganisthan? Russia is 100x more powerful. It's like we are in a hubris death spiral. But anyway. Its what happens after years of supremacy. There is probably no way around it.
Thumping my chest like a gorilla…pretty glad we are being extremely arrogant to Russia. More arrogance, yes please!

Regards Afghanistan. It’s in great hands now. Just curious, are any of your daughters planning on applying for graduate studies there? One great aspect of it will be clothing costs will be super cheap. And if they’re into the whole black gothic thing perfect! They will love it. No black or red heavy make-up required though as you know, no one will be able to see it. Lastly, do remind them to not show any skin because that could make a guy aroused and if she gets raped she will have deserved it.

Anyone game for shooting bicyclists in the streets with 30 mike? If we do let’s be super careful we don’t offend anyone.
Like a said, it's like we are in a hubris death spiral. There is no way out of this.
In general, average people are very susceptible to adopting the jingoistic propaganda emanating from the idiot box.

It's the very same reason that corporations spend millions of dollars on super bowl advertising... Advertising works!
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by Desert » Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:52 pm

murphy_p_t wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:01 pm
In general, average people are very susceptible to adopting the jingoistic propaganda emanating from the idiot box.

It's the very same reason that corporations spend millions of dollars on super bowl advertising... Advertising works!
Murphy, I don't know if I've ever happened across anyone more susceptible to propaganda than you. If someone's sellin' crazy, you're first in line.
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by ppnewbie » Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:12 pm

One way I see out is if the Democrats get clobbered in the mid terms to at least change the dynamic. But...the republicans could be worse.
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Post by Kbg » Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:18 pm

Murph…you’re so cute. Love ya buddy! You keep it (un) real around here. And for that I am grateful.

Random thought of the day…Maybe “they” are actually looking after your interests? Crazy, insane thought I know.
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Post by murphy_p_t » Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:23 pm

ppnewbie wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:12 pm
One way I see out is if the Democrats get clobbered in the mid terms to at least change the dynamic. But...the republicans could be worse.
Sad but true. Strong likelihood I will not vote this year.
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Post by Kbg » Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:39 pm

Murph…on a human level you worry me.

I truly hope you have things in your life that are positive and bring you much joy. Your online persona is incredibly negative sorta like Bud’s but different.

If one and the same…dude there is a ton of awesomeness in this world we live in for just a short time. Go find it!
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ppnewbie wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:30 pm

Its funny, I think we are very screwed. We are being arrogant to...RUSSIA.
1938: We’re being arrogant to Hitler. We should be nice!
let 2022 be the year of GOLD
Thinking of a few pp forum members as I read about the sound of pickleball annoying the neighbors O0 (WSJ)
There’s also an amusing article about buying iBonds in the WSJ
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Post by murphy_p_t » Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:08 pm

dualstow wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:00 pm
ppnewbie wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:30 pm

Its funny, I think we are very screwed. We are being arrogant to...RUSSIA.
1938: We’re being arrogant to Hitler. We should be nice!


MOAR Hitler.
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Post by murphy_p_t » Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:13 pm

Rulers come

Rulers go

Borders wax

Borders wain


For those who need some historical perspective
https://youtu.be/UY9P0QSxlnI
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Post by murphy_p_t » Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:15 pm

I look forward to the calls for the liberation of the Chinese people from the totalitarian dictatorship under chairman Xi


Organ harvesting, forced abortion, etc
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by ppnewbie » Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:21 pm

Desert wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:52 pm
murphy_p_t wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 3:01 pm
In general, average people are very susceptible to adopting the jingoistic propaganda emanating from the idiot box.

It's the very same reason that corporations spend millions of dollars on super bowl advertising... Advertising works!
Murphy, I don't know if I've ever happened across anyone more susceptible to propaganda than you. If someone's sellin' crazy, you're first in line.
I’m not getting this from Murphy’s comments.
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Post by ppnewbie » Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:23 pm

murphy_p_t wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:13 pm
Rulers come

Rulers go

Borders wax

Borders wain


For those who need some historical perspective
https://youtu.be/UY9P0QSxlnI
Thanks for the link! Very interesting.
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by ppnewbie » Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:41 pm

dualstow wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:00 pm
ppnewbie wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:30 pm

Its funny, I think we are very screwed. We are being arrogant to...RUSSIA.
1938: We’re being arrogant to Hitler. We should be nice!
What are you willing to lose over this? Would you send your child to fight this fight? Would you go yourself? Many many many people are on the precipice. Famine, poverty, death. They have skin in the game. And if it seems like Europe is united against Russia. I think they have no choice. They are vassals of the US.

In my opinion it’s naive to think the US gives a damn about Ukraine. The US is willing to try to bleed out Russia up to the last Ukrainian (again IMHO). This administration thinks this is good for the US. They want the war to go on. Their is really no NATO, it’s the US.

That’s a little bit of an editorial - but back to the main question - would you go and fight this war or send your own child to fight this war?
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by Xan » Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:20 pm

murphy_p_t wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:13 pm
Rulers come

Rulers go

Borders wax

Borders wain
Burma-Shave
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Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Post by murphy_p_t » Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:32 pm

Xan wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:20 pm
murphy_p_t wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:13 pm
Rulers come

Rulers go

Borders wax

Borders wain
Burma-Shave
Ok... Had to look that one up...

It's from before my gen...gen... generation.
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Post by dualstow » Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:10 am

ppnewbie wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:41 pm
dualstow wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:00 pm
ppnewbie wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:30 pm

Its funny, I think we are very screwed. We are being arrogant to...RUSSIA.
1938: We’re being arrogant to Hitler. We should be nice!
What are you willing to lose over this? Would you send your child to fight this fight? Would you go yourself? Many many many people are on the precipice. Famine, poverty, death. They have skin in the game. And if it seems like Europe is united against Russia. I think they have no choice. They are vassals of the US.

In my opinion it’s naive to think the US gives a damn about Ukraine. The US is willing to try to bleed out Russia up to the last Ukrainian (again IMHO). This administration thinks this is good for the US. They want the war to go on. Their is really no NATO, it’s the US.

That’s a little bit of an editorial - but back to the main question - would you go and fight this war or send your own child to fight this war?
No. But I would definitely send man-portable weapons and drones to the Ukrainian forces. The alternative is to watch Putin run roughshod over the country and take what he wants. 2014 Crimea. Putin got what he wanted, and this appeasement did not solve the problem.
Now he’s at it again, and because Ukranians didn’t welcome the Russian army with flowers and open arms, they’re getting killed and raped. But the U.S. is being arrogant. Okay.
let 2022 be the year of GOLD
Thinking of a few pp forum members as I read about the sound of pickleball annoying the neighbors O0 (WSJ)
There’s also an amusing article about buying iBonds in the WSJ
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