jbnw replied to the topic US State Department asks US citizens to "consider departing now" from Ukraine in the forum Latest Breaking News 7 hours ago
Or at least not yet – just talked with my wife.
She is not happy with the crazy people in Ukraine and in the US.
Well – she knows how to strip a Kalashnikov (yes, really), but hopefully that won’t be necessary. And it’s not the US – she can’t go to the corner store and buy one.
She was shocked by a convenience store and gas station not far f…[Read more]
jbnw replied to the topic John Kuczwanski killed in Tallahassee road rage incident in the forum General Discussion 10 hours ago
I had to look up who he was, but that’s absolutely ridiculous.
Only in America.
I couldn’t even vote for him in 2020 as the primaries were effectively over, and a vote for Biden was counted as a vote for Biden.
Wait – that’s not true. I did vote for Jill Stein and Mark Charles, but Bernie was the last candidate I thought had a chance of winning.
jbnw replied to the topic US considers deploying American troops in Baltics, Eastern Europe – NY Times in the forum General Discussion 11 hours ago
Or to be more polite, no one has ever considered his intelligence as positive characteristic.
Biden was ranked 76th in his law school class of 85 students. He also weathered a plagiarism scandal that he attributed to an unintentional mistake in a paper that he wrote during law school. Biden has said he misunderstood the need to cite sources…[Read more]
jbnw replied to the topic US considers deploying American troops in Baltics, Eastern Europe – NY Times in the forum General Discussion 12 hours ago
In practice, probably the old gang from the Obama days – Blinken, Nuland, and the military-industrial complex.
I’m still waiting for the reactions in Ukraine, Russia and Europe that the State Department has advised all Americans to leave Ukraine – but even in Moscow it’s only a bit after 7 AM.
There’s still plenty of Trump Derangement Syndrome today, as well as plenty of Saint Joey with the icon I will always associate with him.
I had a Twitter referral to an interview with Maria Zakharova in English; imagine Jen or Joey being questioned like this.
And the Twitter referral:
I mentioned to a couple of followers that Maria Zakharova spoke English well. So here you go , she speaks English in the entire interview. 😎
— Angie Skys 8 (@AngieSkys) January 23, 2022
jbnw replied to the topic US State Department asks US citizens to "consider departing now" from Ukraine in the forum Latest Breaking News 16 hours ago
I have family and friends in both Ukraine and Russia.
But I suspect this will cause panic and may embolden the crazies in Ukraine.
jbnw started the topic US State Department asks US citizens to "consider departing now" from Ukraine in the forum Latest Breaking News 16 hours ago
On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct hire employees (USDH) and ordered the departure of eligible family members (EFM) from Embassy Kyiv due to the continued threat of Russian military…[Read more]
jbnw replied to the topic Confirmed: US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount in the forum Latest Breaking News 16 hours ago
jbnw started the topic Confirmed: US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount in the forum Latest Breaking News 16 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion.
The d…[Read more]
Psaki on voting rights bills failing: “My advice to everyone out there who’s frustrated, sad, angry, pissed off, feel those emotions, go to a kickboxing class, have a margarita, do whatever you need to do this weekend, and then wake up on Monday morning, we gotta keep fighting.”
What in the actual fuck is wrong with this idiot? https://t.co/cuDWgm7Lfv
— Biden gets an F (@PatTheBerner) January 22, 2022
jbnw replied to the topic Now Germany is planning to remove families of diplomats from their embassy in Kyiv. in the forum Latest Breaking News 17 hours ago
But now it’s, shall we say, a little more challenging. Just the cost for the fees is estimated at $1760, per individual (spouse and each child) with a wait time, according to Internet sources, of seven to 32 (!) months.
Compare that to Ukraine – it’s 15 days for me to get a temporary residence permit with a cost of 3400 UAH (about $120). Of…[Read more]
I’ve been vaxxed as far as I can get vaxxed – that’s the protection, such as it is, that I can accept. And I know that protection is limited.
Masks as mandated by law – well, only because I am a reasonably law-abiding citizen.
jbnw replied to the topic Reported Covid Deaths Have Been Exaggerated by a Factor of 18, According to the British Government in the forum CORONA Virus / COVID-19 17 hours ago
The challenge is that coronavirus has been ridiculously politicized globally to the point it’s very hard to get anyone to trust anybody on coronavirus.
Prices surge for KN95 and N95 masks; how to safely wash and reuse them to save money
Prices go as high as $58 for a pack of 30 KN95 masks, nearly $80 for another pack and up…[Read more]
jbnw replied to the topic Now Germany is planning to remove families of diplomats from their embassy in Kyiv. in the forum Latest Breaking News 18 hours ago
But it’s a sign of how close other countries believe Ukraine is to a major escalation in its civil war, and a recognition of the likely response from Russia to protect Ukrainians who speak Russian as their primary language.
Look at the map of Ukraine – Kyiv is very close to Russia, and even closer to Belarus – about 60 miles. I think e…[Read more]
It wasn’t – so I had to look up a definition – is it moral to do bioenhancement, or are they trying to improve morals?
The article is behind an expensive paywall, as is true for too many academic publications, so here’s a quote from another article.
Apparently it IS the latter:
Three different ideas about moral improvement compete for attention…[Read more]
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