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CBS Ukraine Coverage Hammers Home America’s Withering Grasp of the High Stakes

Putin is not crazy and the Russian invasion is not failing. The West’s delusions about this war – and its failure to understand the enemy – will prevent it from saving Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine – city-by-city as Russian troops enter the crucial port city of Mykolaiv

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Tractor Trailer Carrying Mail Crashes Into Charles River in Weston – NBC Bay Area

Cargo ship carrying 4,000 cars sinks in Atlantic Ocean

‘Too Dangerous’: Famous Seattle Bakery Closes Due To Rise In ‘Shootings,’ Criminal Activity |

We can argue many things about covid, but not the marketing. the marketing was astonishing. never have so many products that did not work been so successfully branded as not just desirable but essential . These people could have sold an electric powered cheese straightener to the lactose intolerant.

The holy trinity of clickbait: “fear, anger, and self-righteousness.” generate one, and you will click. generate all three, and you will forward. that’s simply how it works and if you pause to assess yourself, you’ll near instantly realize that this is true.

The Russian Way of War: Force Structure Tactics and Modernization of the Russian Ground Forces Dr. Lester W. Grau and Charles K. Bartles : Free Download An advance against an enemy in a prepared defense most often begins with a breakthrough, which, as a rule, is carried out while in direct contact with him. During an offensive, there is the possibility of taking advantage of breaks, gaps and open flanks in the enemy defenses.

Putin is NOT crazy and the Russian invasion is NOT failing, writes military analyste Putin certainly hoped for a swift victory, but he clearly was not relying on his opening salvo as the only plan for success. Rather, the Russian military was prepared to take the country by force if a swift decapitation strike fell short.

Stamp of Approval –   A great deal hangs on these variations. By great deal, of course, I mean the price attached to the various specimens. When I looked up “Penny Black” on Google, I was immediately offered a block of twelve unused such stamps for nearly $700,000 (but the postage was generously included in the price). Nearly 69,000,000 Penny Blacks were printed and an estimated 2 percent of them have survived to this day. They were printed from different plates so that the resultant stamps differed subtly. The sheets of Penny Blacks were not perforated, so that they had to be cut with scissors and those with clear margins are now worth much more to collectors than those more carelessly cut and left without margins. There is also the matter of the cancellation or franking to be considered, which is another study in itself. Whole guides to the Penny Black have been written.

Russia-Ukraine war: Strategic importance of Kherson, Dnieper river – The Jerusalem Post  met with the Russian commander who plans to set up a military administration.

Alessandra on Twitter: “Italy’s main University in Milan just banned teaching Fyodor Dostoevsky because he’s a Russian writer. Dostoevsky was sent to a Siberian labour camp for reading banned books in Tsarist Russia. We are reaching levels of hatred and stupidity that I thought were never possible.” / Twitter

TheHappyHawaiian on Twitter: “Guys don’t be alarmed it’s just copper prices soaring, who needs that? It’s just lumber tripling in price, only affects homes! It’s just oil, how much do you really care about gas prices? It’s just wheat… oh shit thats 20% humanity’s calorie consumption https://t.co/Kn6jkKZl1M” / Twitter

VIDEO: UC Berkeley professor under fire for ‘abolish white people’ comments “That’s why I am coming up with this recent understanding that to abolish whiteness is to abolish white people. That’s very uncomfortable perhaps, but it asks about our definitions of what race is and what racial justice might mean.”

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  • jwm March 4, 2022, 6:37 PM

    They’re banning Russian cats.
    That’ll show those Rooskies.


    • PA Cat March 5, 2022, 8:21 AM

      Meanwhile, a USMC cat won the Medal of Honor:

  • John the River March 4, 2022, 7:13 PM

    The cargo ship sinking with 4,000 cars, written by AP, says nothing about the likelihood that it was the EV car batteries that doomed the ship. That’s why I stopped reading Fox news.

    • Blackwing1 March 5, 2022, 8:41 AM

      John the River:

      They did mention it towards the bottom of the article:

      “…when the ship caught fire for still unconfirmed reasons, although some have suspected it may have been caused by a battery in one of the electric vehicles in the shipment.”

      I have to admit I laughed when I read that. All those “green” unicorn-fart powered cars, along with their ginormous ship, leaking oil and poisonous heavy metals from the batteries at the bottom of the ocean for the next thousand years.

  • John the River March 4, 2022, 7:25 PM

    Someone, I won’t say who, was rather blasé when I remarked to her that because of the Ukraine War that wheat was going to be rising sharply in price.
    I looked at her and said, “But you love spaghetti!”.
    “Spaghetti is made from wheat?”, she said in a shocked voice.
    She’ll really quite intelligent, really.
    I let her know I’ve got about ten pounds (at least) of Trader Joe pasta tucked away.

    It’s gonna get interesting.

    • Sid V March 5, 2022, 4:47 AM

      “ I’ve got about ten pounds (at least) of Trader Joe pasta tucked away”

      Me too! (well, not TJ, but all types of San Giorgio pasta). I stocked up back when the Chinese Lung AIDS lockdowns started just in case. I figured it was the cheapest way to ensure i wouldn’t go hungry in case total societal collapse just happened to rear its ugly head.

    • PA Cat March 5, 2022, 6:46 AM

      Your friend probably thinks spaghetti grows on trees in a part of Italy called Ticino:

      (It’s an old BBC April Fools joke; HT: Neo).

  • KCK March 4, 2022, 7:32 PM

    VDH with some perspective.


    BTW, my farm cats are masters of war when it comes to mice and birds. Also, they exist under the constant threat of coyote attrition. I’d take advice from a feline anytime on matters of strategy.

    The Joe song: good one.

  • Snakepit Kansas March 5, 2022, 6:17 AM

    As for the sunk 4,000 cars, too bad they weren’t all Volvos.

  • James ONeil March 5, 2022, 9:59 AM

    I’m a two sides to the story guy and I get a lot of flak for that but that’s OK.

    No matter how it started, no matter who’s in the right, if the Ukraine supporters win we continue down the new world order path to perdition, a world wherein our “benevolent” masters can shut down any country, non-person any individual for wrong think.

    You’ll own nothing and be happy? Sigh, right now we own little more than the clothes on our backs and many, most, hell, the great majority, don’t even realize it. The house you live in? It’s rented, the owners benevolently allow you to maintain it for them. Don’t pay the rent, the property tax and the state takes it back. Your savings safe in the bank? Ask the Canadian truckers about that or the Russian nation. Your job, your business? Go ahead refuse to bake that cake. Your health, medical treatment? Sorry Charlie, no proof of vax, get back, get back, no entry to this hospital.

    No, I’m not rootin’ for Putin but his oft quite canny replies to one two punches of the new world conglomerate are worth noting and, if possible emulating; putting his country on a gold standard when they isolated Russia’s banks for example.

    I think we are at a cusp. If ‘they’ can claim a win in the Ukraine all’s not lost but it’ll take centuries to drain a world wide swamp. However if they can’t declare victory (Not necessarily a win for Putin, simply not a win for ‘them’.) it’s a new ballgame, not on a level playing field but the obstacles thereon have become glaringly clear and we just might be able to get out of this surreal 1984 Brave New World.

  • PA Cat March 5, 2022, 11:08 AM

    Apropos of Bad Cattitude’s statement about the marketing of COVID– “we can argue many things about covid, but not the marketing. the marketing was astonishing. never have so many products that did not work been so successfully branded as not just desirable but essential”– here’s the latest bad news about the adverse effects of the Pfizer and Moderna jabs: “COVID Vaccine Bombshells You Probably Missed”– https://amgreatness.com/2022/03/04/covid-vaccine-bombshells-you-probably-didnt-hear-about/

    “When a critical mass of American people realize what has been done to them, there will need to be a reckoning.”

    Meanwhile– anybody miss Fauci yet?