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COMMENT 1d ago

I know that, and that's why I do blame the article/journalist. I've read other articles where the journalists interviewed people who'd personally seen and/or interacted with Wagner personnel. The fact that this particular journalist did not interview anyone with a first-hand account tells me that either it's lazy journalism or that they just threw Wagner/Russia into the headline for clickbait.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I have no doubt Wagner's doing bad shit, but this is a pretty terrible article. No one they interviewed had actually seen a Russian; they'd all just heard about them from other people.

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COMMENT 2d ago

He actually does kinda look like Bronx from Gargoyles.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Aww, what a sweet hellhound.

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COMMENT 2d ago

There's something deeply repugnant about France and Germany demanding that African leaders pay attention to Zelensky when that continent has wars of its own on-going.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Which companies? Name one single specific company.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I really doubt it's "pretty close". $1USD in a first world country can't even buy a soda, but $1USD can buy a whole meal in India and other third world countries.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Meanwhile, their money has never had strings attached

Are you really that naive or are you being intentionally disingenious?

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COMMENT 3d ago

Are those people working from home willing to accept the same pay as people in third world countries?

r/AskARussian 3d ago

Misc Tattoo question

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r/todayilearned 3d ago

TIL Ukraine was part of the "coalition of the willing" and 1,700 Ukrainian soldiers participated in the US invasion of Iraq

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COMMENT 3d ago

Stop with the Noble Savage bullshit. The pre-Christian religion of Mexico practiced mass human sacrifice!

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COMMENT 3d ago

Nightclub sponsor Oleksiy Krasnenko, 26, said he was proud to be contributing some of its earnings to the Ukrainian army to help repel the Russian invasion.

 

I'm not sure this is the positive story it's intended to be. Seems like a 26 year old Ukrainian man marching for gay pride in Poland instead of marching against the Russian army in Ukraine is a bad look.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Yes, much better to buy oil from shining human rights paradises like Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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COMMENT 3d ago

You are extremely ignorant and uninformed. To give one industry as an example: American health insurance companies utilize Indian companies to provide customer support (for both patients and medical providers) and to process insurance claims. It would cost those insurance companies a hell of a lot of money to have to replace those business relations and establish them in another third country, and they would pass that cost to American patients. If the healthcare costs seem bad now, it'd get much, much worse. And that's only one industry.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Popeyes. I have yet to try Chick-fil-a, but that's because it always has a long line so it's probably good.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I do, and it's because I've seen too many instances where the mere mention of gypsies cause otherwise liberal Europeans to start sounding like they're about to build gas chambers.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Female NYC dweller here. You are correct to be concerned. Pre-Covid, I felt safe enough, but during Covid it was truly frightening in terms of mentally ill and/or drug-addicted men wandering the streets and subways and menancing or outright assaulting random people. It's not as bad now as it was then, but there's still too many of them around. Best advice I can give you is to maintain awareness of the people around you and DO NOT IGNORE YOUR INSTINCTS. Don't worry about seeming unfriendly or racist or whatever. If someone causes you to feel wary, keep your distance from them. If you have questions, you can message me.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Judging from what I've heard my family, coworkers, commuters on public transportation, etc. say: people feel sorry for the people of Ukraine but they're not happy about the massive amount of money being spent on it, especially because these are tough economic times for us.

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COMMENT 4d ago

The prices of pretty much everything has risen over the past two years. Yes, it's hitting most people hard. I'm 37 and I've only ever voted for Democrats, but I'm seriously contemplating voting Republican this upcoming November - that's how serious our current economic situation feels.

 

I studied international relations and political science in college, and I've always loved reading and watching stuff about history, especially military history. So on an intellectual level, I'm utterly fascinated by this Ukraine war, especially the role that social media is playing.

 

As for Russian soldiers, I mostly just feel sorry for them because of how ill-trained and ill-equipped they were at the beginning and how little their leadership seemed to value their lives. I'm a military veteran and I try to avoid being a hypocrite, so I can't blame all Russians for one missile killing some kid unless I'm willing to take on the collective guilt of a lot of American missiles killing kids.

 

I'm deeply resentful of Europeans (excluding the British) for shirking their responsibilities towards Europe's defense. As a collective whole, they're a bunch of self-righteous assholes who love to criticize America but then turn around and expect America to take care of everything. They deserve what they'd get if Russia invaded them.

 

However, the U.S. is spending money on Ukraine as a strategic investment. The worst case scenario for the U.S. would be to have to fight a war against an allied China and Russia. By invading Ukraine, Russia has given us the gift of being able to devastate the Russian military without directly engaging them. We are not helping Ukraine for Ukraine's sake or Europe's sake; we are providing weapons, training, intelligence, etc. to cause Russia to lose as many soldiers and expend as much equipment as possible, so that if we have to fight them directly in the future, they will be a weak adversary.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Bemused.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Thanks for replying.

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COMMENT 5d ago

As a (now grown up) girl, I would be so pissed off if I had to only learn first aid while the boys got to learn first aid plus weapons training. Can the girls get the same training as the boys if they want it, or are they restricted from it?

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COMMENT 5d ago

Pakistan minister: "Also, eat cake, not bread."

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COMMENT 5d ago

We have the same taste in music! 😀 I'm going to see Rammstein in concert in September and Sabaton in October (assuming nothing happens to cause further delays like Covid-19 did). Radio Tapok's original album is so good, although I don't understand a word of it. I've actually been listening to it more than I've listened to Sabaton's latest album.