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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2014, 01:27:37 PM »
attempt to start a conversation with a two hour video with no tldr description, brehs
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« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2014, 01:33:44 PM »
We will begin with short updates on major economic developments since December:
Obama's minimum wage policy,
the Federal Reserve's "tapering policy" and the new Janet Yellen leadership,
slowdowns in China and the emerging markets, and
Thomas Piketty's new book Capital in the 21st Century on capitalism and inequality.
We will devote major discussion to:
The chief causes and social effects of increasingly unequal wealth and income distributions
The myth of returning manufacturing jobs in the US


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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2014, 02:13:49 PM »
attempt to start a conversation with a two hour video with no tldr description, brehs

Just sharing a video I found interesting :yeshrug
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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 18, 2014, 11:54:16 AM »
Shit's kicking off in Ukraine again. Apparently there's been deadlines and ultimatums and shit being thrown around. Some protestors dead

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« Reply #64 on: February 18, 2014, 01:03:07 PM »
It's happening.
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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 18, 2014, 01:54:22 PM »
I feel bad for Ukraine. All this unrest and it has no effect on world markets? Is the country that insignificant?
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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 18, 2014, 02:30:32 PM »
9 people dead today in Kiev.

Borys, post if you are ok!

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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2014, 03:16:56 PM »
I feel bad for Ukraine. All this unrest and it has no effect on world markets? Is the country that insignificant?

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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #68 on: February 18, 2014, 03:25:55 PM »
11 to 15 people dead now. Hmm it might be a start of a civil war... of course EU does fuck nothing.

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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2014, 03:51:03 PM »
#ProtectBorys

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« Reply #71 on: February 18, 2014, 04:06:14 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/swiss-fighters-grounded-during-hijacking-outside-office-hours-182241347.html

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Geneva (AFP) - No Swiss fighter jets were scrambled Monday when an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked his own plane and forced it to land in Geneva, because it happened outside business hours, the Swiss airforce said.

When the co-pilot on flight ET-702 from Addis Ababa to Rome locked himself in the cockpit while the pilot went to the bathroom and announced a hijacking, Italian and French fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane through their respective airspaces.

But although the co-pilot-turned-hijacker quickly announced he wanted to land the plane in Switzerland, where he later said he aimed to seek asylum, Switzerland's fleet of F-18s and F-5 Tigers remained on the ground, Swiss airforce spokesman Laurent Savary told AFP.

This, he explained, was because the Swiss airforce is only available during office hours. These are reported to be from 8am until noon, then 1:30 to 5pm.

 :swisscry

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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #72 on: February 18, 2014, 04:23:34 PM »
Dat 1 and a half hour lunch.  :aah
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« Reply #73 on: February 18, 2014, 04:38:09 PM »
:neogaf they got this shit streaming on YouTube:

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« Reply #74 on: February 18, 2014, 05:09:54 PM »
Dat 1 and a half hour lunch.  :aah

Well you can have to remember that their one and a half hour lunch is subsidized by Nazi gold.  If we had Nazi gold we could do that shit too, but all we got were Nazi scientists.
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« Reply #75 on: February 18, 2014, 05:30:21 PM »
:holeup





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« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2014, 05:32:24 PM »
Not only did they repulse the last Berkut attack, but they got their hands on at least one of them in the process. Saw him being manhandled through the crowd.
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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2014, 05:34:23 PM »
Maybe the US should step in here.


LOL, j/k, we still got plenty of brown people to fuck wit.
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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #78 on: February 18, 2014, 05:38:26 PM »
that last image is a fucking amazing photograph
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« Reply #79 on: February 18, 2014, 05:40:09 PM »
Not only did they repulse the last Berkut attack, but they got their hands on at least one of them in the process. Saw him being manhandled through the crowd.

How hard is your revolutionboner right now?


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Re: Ukraine is game to you?!? International Politics Thread
« Reply #80 on: February 18, 2014, 05:40:37 PM »
Maybe the US should step in here.


LOL, j/k, we still got plenty of brown people to fuck wit.



US ambassador to Ukraine directing traffic :usacry
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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #81 on: February 18, 2014, 06:00:09 PM »
20 dead, 500 injured, Turchunov injured.

:shaq2

Putin sending the goons in :heh ?

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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #82 on: February 18, 2014, 06:19:41 PM »
Another BTR (accompanied by a truck this time) gets more than it bargained for

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« Reply #83 on: February 18, 2014, 06:25:24 PM »
20 dead, 500 injured, Turchunov injured.

:shaq2

Putin sending the goons in :heh ?

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Why would they not conceil badges and other identifying marks? Incompetency and hubris are one thing, an extreme close up picture from god knows where is another.

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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2014, 06:53:28 PM »


Police guarding the Internal Affairs office in Ternopil negotiate with protesters and stand down (skip to the end).
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« Reply #85 on: February 18, 2014, 07:24:54 PM »
while we are doing horrible riot stuff:


 :nsfanyone

The cop is in stable condition and won't loss his leg.
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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #86 on: February 19, 2014, 11:58:37 AM »
Uzhhorod today




Lviv today and last night



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« Reply #87 on: February 19, 2014, 12:05:35 PM »
Another BTR (accompanied by a truck this time) gets more than it bargained for



From  a different perspective

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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #88 on: February 19, 2014, 12:12:41 PM »
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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #89 on: February 20, 2014, 10:38:59 AM »


Tis no Calla Duty.

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« Reply #90 on: February 20, 2014, 10:42:23 AM »
More like Stalker: Call of Putin :holeup

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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2014, 10:54:21 AM »
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-20/ukraine-situation-explained-one-map



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    BOTH the USA and EU will now fund the rebels as Russia will fund Yanukovych. At the political level, Ukraine is the pawn on the chessboard. The propaganda war is East v West. However, those power plays are masking the core issue that began with the Orange Revolution – corruption. Yanukovych is a dictator who will NEVER leave office. It is simple as that. There will be no REAL elections again in Ukraine. This is starting to spiral down into a confrontation that the entire world cannot ignore.

:kobeyuck
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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #92 on: February 20, 2014, 11:08:37 AM »
http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/19/venezuelan-protester-dies-from-bullet-wound-5th-fatality-of-unrest/

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A 22-year-old student from the central city of Valencia in Venezuela died on Wednesday after being shot in the head during an anti-government demonstration, her family said.

Genesis Carmona, who was studying tourism and was also a local beauty queen, was shot during a demonstration on Tuesday.

“How long are we going to live like this? How long do we have to tolerate this pressure, with them killing us?” a relative who asked not to be named told Reuters. “She only needed one more semester to graduate,” he added.

She is one of six victims of the political unrest that has gripped the South American country since imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of the socialist government.

She was a cutie :tocry

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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #93 on: February 20, 2014, 01:07:33 PM »
100 civilans shot dead in Kiev today and all you care about is one dumb, dead fake titted bimbo.

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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #94 on: February 20, 2014, 01:10:39 PM »
Shut your racist CAC ass borys no one cares about a bunch of dead commies.
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Re: #ProtectBorys International Politics Thread
« Reply #95 on: February 21, 2014, 12:27:55 PM »
Bad business going down in Venezuela:



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« Reply #96 on: February 21, 2014, 12:29:30 PM »
Yep. I pretty much don't think theyll last without Chavez.

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« Reply #97 on: February 21, 2014, 12:39:05 PM »
Reading the comments sections for any of the news articles on either country, regardless of the website hosting it, is an absolute nightmare. I'd suggest avoidance as a universal policy.
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« Reply #98 on: February 21, 2014, 12:41:07 PM »
Absolutely. Misanthropy alert.

Go look at pictures of kittens or something.

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« Reply #99 on: February 21, 2014, 12:46:52 PM »
Absolutely. Misanthropy alert.

Go look at pictures of kittens or something.

I like reading them for the political spectrum tardery. Look at all the libertarian cornballs gloating over Venezuela turning into shit.


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« Reply #100 on: February 21, 2014, 12:51:10 PM »
Absolutely. Misanthropy alert.

Go look at pictures of kittens or something.

I like reading them for the political spectrum tardery. Look at all the libertarian cornballs gloating over Venezuela turning into shit.

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Also, basically every protest is being secretly funded by America, because we hate benevolent democratically-elected governments and want to take them down by supporting money-grubbing thugs.

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Which...well...we have done before on occasion, admittedly.
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« Reply #101 on: February 21, 2014, 12:53:54 PM »
Or because we hate socialist paradises so we try to cut them down from the inside. Remember, gaddafi was a hero. Our CIA assassins and black ops right?

They really give us way too much credit. I think America kinda sucks at anything that doesn't involve throwing money at a political candidate

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« Reply #102 on: February 21, 2014, 12:57:23 PM »
Every dictator is really a hero of the people and just wants to do what's right, protesters are traitorous thugs and just want to hand their country over to capitalist bankers who will gut the country's resources for their own profits.
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« Reply #103 on: February 21, 2014, 12:58:23 PM »
Every dictator is really a hero of the people and just wants to do what's right, protesters are traitorous thugs and just want to hand their country over to capitalist bankers who will gut the country's resources for their own profits.

Broseidon annihilated :whew

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« Reply #104 on: February 22, 2014, 02:09:38 AM »
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Re: Maduro reads Broseidon posts: International Politics Thread
« Reply #105 on: February 22, 2014, 02:28:53 AM »
Pics from kiev:



(I normally dislike vice coverage because of their aesthetic/audience, but their cinematography and production values are cool for stuff like this.)


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« Reply #106 on: February 22, 2014, 02:39:19 AM »
http://www.alarabiya.net/en/CP/2014/02/20/Going-to-Mars-is-Haram-new-fatwa-says-

:heh :dead

An interesting conundrum.  Its obviously dumb but if you were working from the perspective that suicide is an unforgivable sin, why not? But then how far do you take that? When intercontinental travel was nigh suicide,  would that also be haram? What about extreme physical challenges?

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« Reply #107 on: February 22, 2014, 01:25:40 PM »
:tocry :tocry :tocry NK is hell on earth.


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« Reply #108 on: February 22, 2014, 01:35:02 PM »
I'm sorry, but Kim Qong Ill
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« Reply #109 on: February 22, 2014, 01:48:37 PM »
Kwang :hitler

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« Reply #111 on: February 22, 2014, 04:57:57 PM »
:rejoice Our long global nightmare is over, brehs
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« Reply #112 on: February 22, 2014, 05:12:28 PM »
The DEA finally captured am nintenho :neogaf

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/world/americas/joaquin-guzman-loera-sinaloa-drug-cartel-leader-is-captured-in-mexico.html?_r=0
They're going to waterboard him until he explains what the hell his posts mean.  It might take a while.
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« Reply #113 on: February 22, 2014, 05:25:54 PM »
Bu-bu-but what about that article Eric P posted a month ago stating that Guzman coordinates his activities with American authorities in return for them not going after him?   :hans1 :hans1
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« Reply #114 on: February 22, 2014, 07:29:54 PM »
He is of no more use to them, shit happened with our last dictator too :yeshrug
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« Reply #115 on: February 22, 2014, 07:50:17 PM »
The Venezuelan opposition is a joke. An eccletic collection of mostly well off people and big interests in this deeply divided country. They have little to offer the majority of the poor who have been the Chavez power base. They keep losing, they keep complaining and fail to present themselves as a credible alternative for the majority to vote for. That's why even gaffe-prone Maduro is in power instead of them.

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« Reply #116 on: February 22, 2014, 07:57:40 PM »
He is of no more use to them, shit happened with our last dictator too :yeshrug

Like I said:

:hans1
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« Reply #117 on: February 22, 2014, 09:36:04 PM »
Bu-bu-but what about that article Eric P posted a month ago stating that Guzman coordinates his activities with American authorities in return for them not going after him?   :hans1 :hans1

They had to capture him once the news was out.  Obviously. 
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« Reply #118 on: February 24, 2014, 09:46:41 AM »
Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protesters who stood up for months against his rule. Russia sharply questioned its authority, calling it an "armed mutiny."

Yanukovych himself has reportedly fled to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a pro-Russian area in Ukraine.
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« Reply #119 on: February 24, 2014, 07:42:44 PM »
Look, and this applies in general not just in Ukraine and Venezuela, just hold elections again, let the opposition see how much of an increasing minority they really are and proclaim the great victory of the ruling party in the fair and free elections. Then everyone accepts it and peace happens and the revolution continues its triumph over the shadowy outside forces trying to undermine it.

Repeat until the protests stop or the U.S. imports democracy.
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