Free Republic 1st Qtr 2024 Fundraising Target: $81,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $48,400
59%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you everyone!! God bless.

Posts by gleeaikin

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Tucker Carlson calls Putin's justification for invasion "the dumbest thing he'd ever heard."

    03/03/2024 10:40:19 AM PST · 76 of 81
    gleeaikin to funwithfood; Timber Rattler; one guy in new jersey; Wuli; canuck_conservative; Berlin_Freeper; ...

    Anyone who says Putin’s plan is mainly de-Nazification or creating a neutral buffer zone is either woefully uninformed or a dedicated propagandist of Russian misinformation.

    In 1997, Alexandr Dugin, known as “Putin’s Brain” published the book linked below:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundations_of_Geopolitics

    Putin has made this book required reading in all military colleges, and also recommends it for high schools. It is a master plan for ruling all of Eurasia including Western Europe, and then adding on control of the rest of the world. Below is his plan for taking over control in the US and more.

    “In the Americas, United States and Canada:

    *Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States and Canada to fuel instability and separatism against neoliberal globalist Western hegemony, such as, for instance, provoke “Afro-American racists” to create severe backlash against the rotten political state of affairs in the current present day system of the United States and Canada. Russia should “introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics”.[9]”

    Many consider Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle) as the most important book to read in the 1930s. I consider Dugin’s “Foundations of Geopolitics” as one of the most important books to read for our present period.

  • Tucker Carlson calls Putin's justification for invasion "the dumbest thing he'd ever heard."

    03/03/2024 10:09:48 AM PST · 74 of 81
    gleeaikin to CapandBall; Timber Rattler; Berlin_Freeper; MeganC; Wuli; Williams; one guy in new jersey; ...

    Fascinating pre-2/24 propaganda. Especially the one showing a little child supporting the Nazis. Even the Ukraine flag was shown upside down. The yellow signifying grain belongs on the bottom with the blue sky on top. Obviously either an international distress call, or created by propagandists too stupid to even get a flag right.

  • Shooting Down 11 Jets In 11 Days, Ukraine Nudges The Russian Air Force Closer To Organizational Death-Spiral

    03/02/2024 11:02:27 PM PST · 58 of 107
    gleeaikin to conejo99; dennisw; linMcHlp; Chad C. Mulligan; MeganC; PIF; Monterrosa-24; AdmSmith; ...

    “I’m sure everyone is tired of parallels being drawn to the 1930’s, but I can’t help but see alarming similarities.”

    In the 1930s the best way to understand what was to come was to read Adolph Hitler’s book Mein Kampf (My Struggle). To understand a potential for WW3, a valuable source is the book below.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundations_of_Geopolitics [This book by a man many call “Putin’s Brain” was published in 1997, and Putin has made it required reading in Russian military colleges. It lays out a step by step process for taking over all of Western Europe, and then moving on to the rest of the world. Very troubling is his recipe for destroying America:

    “In the Americas, United States and Canada:

    * Russia should use its special services within the borders of the United States and Canada to fuel instability and separatism against neoliberal globalist Western hegemony, such as, for instance, provoke “Afro-American racists” to create severe backlash against the rotten political state of affairs in the current present day system of the United States and Canada. Russia should “introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics”.[9]

    Is this why the past decade has seemed especially maddening aand confusing in the US?

  • Zelensky warns ‘millions will be killed’ without US aid to Kyiv, as Ukrainian troop deaths reach at least 31,000

    02/29/2024 12:42:13 PM PST · 165 of 185
    gleeaikin to UMCRevMom@aol.com; USA-FRANCE; lodi90; marcusmaximus

    While they are drawing up peace plans, they should ask for return of as much as possible of all the heavy farm equipment, firefighting equipment, buses, ambulances, etc. they have stolen from the cities they have conquered and destroyed.

  • Zelensky warns ‘millions will be killed’ without US aid to Kyiv, as Ukrainian troop deaths reach at least 31,000

    02/29/2024 12:36:45 PM PST · 164 of 185
    gleeaikin to USA-FRANCE

    This week I was quite surprised to see AOC speaking out in support of Ukraine. Can you tell us who the 4 new members of the Squad are?

  • Zelensky warns ‘millions will be killed’ without US aid to Kyiv, as Ukrainian troop deaths reach at least 31,000

    02/29/2024 12:12:31 PM PST · 163 of 185
    gleeaikin to Seaplaner; USA-FRANCE; BroJoeK; linMcHlp; Petrosius; lodi90; Right_in_Virginia; John S Mosby; ...

    Thoughts regarding “sending all illegal perps home.” First of all I am not clear if you consider “perps” as any illegals, or specifically those who have committed crimes like, theft, assault, and worse. At any rate I remember last decade when there was a lot of fuss over the fact that Virginia’s Prince William Co. had invited ICE to act vigorously in that County. This apparently resulted in many immigrants, especially Hispanic, moving out, and a number of businesses failing and tax revenue falling. Apparently ICE is no longer being encouraged in Virginia. I decided to seek reserch on the subject of imigration impact for the whole state of Virginia and found the link below, which includes Covid information and statistics from the past decade.

    https://www.dss.virginia.gov/files/division/cvs/ona/immigrant_services/reports_and_information/background_paper_a_profile_of_immigrant_virginians.pdf

    I was surprised at the large number of immigrants who were NOT Hispanic, and the overall fact that the percent of immigrants with higher education was more than for non immigrants. By all means, read the whole report.
    Here is some listed info on economic impact.

    “Immigrants play a significant role in Virginia’s economy:
    ● 12% of immigrants are self-employed
    ● A third of all “main street” businesses (groceries, dry cleaners, clothing stores and gas
    stations) are owned by immigrants
    ● Immigrants generated $1.6 billion in business income in 2014
    ● Nineteen of Virginia’s Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or children of
    immigrants
    ● The agricultural sector accounts for $2 billion of Virginia’s economic output; immigrants
    make up 32% of the Commonwealth’s farm workers
    ● The 2014 purchasing power of Virginia’s Latinx population was $20.6 billion, an increase
    of 849% since 1990
    ● Virginia’s foreign-born students contributed $487 million to the state’s economy in 2013-
    2014”

    This study does not reflect the startling increase in illegal immigration this past year, but it does show what impact earlier levels of immigration this century have had. Obviously we need to get control over our borders, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. Virginia is fairly representative of a number of states which have had both Republican and Democrat political impacts on the immigration situation.

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/29/2024 6:50:16 AM PST · 157 of 205
    gleeaikin to BroJoeK

    Many small cities downtowns have been destroyed by Walmart and Walmart Realty. I wonder how Trump proposes to fix that?

    Few realize that Walmart Reality is an important part of Walmart’s business model. Move into a promising area with a lot of independent stores. Force them out with lower price goods and wages, then buy their property at cut prices. With enough amassed property construct higher priced housing. The effect of this business model is to create more low paying and part time jobs while reducing the amount of lower cost housing for workers in their area.

  • Putin re-establishes Moscow and Leningrad Military Districts — decree (TASS)

    02/27/2024 2:28:40 PM PST · 45 of 57
    gleeaikin to JadeEmperor; BroJoeK; Chad C. Mulligan; PIF; blitz128; canuck_conservative; MeganC; ...

    I wondered what had happened to my grandmother’s relatives since she was the only one of 8 siblings in East Prussia to immigrate here around 1890. I know two of her sisters, maiden ladies in their 70s committed suicide in 1945 when the Russians came in raping and brutalizing the women. One woman was a gynecologist, so she certainly must have heard what their fate might be. Others I heard had fled across the frozen Baltic in horse and sleds, which led to a number of deaths when ice broke and people drowned. Therefor, I am particularly interested in the fate of Kaliningrad. I was even told an ancestor was Mayor of Konigsberg.

    So I guess you can see why I favor the Ukranians.

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/27/2024 9:58:45 AM PST · 127 of 205
    gleeaikin to BroJoeK

    I wonder how many other Republicans besides Johnson were offered contributions by companies owned or guided by Putin loving Russians. Even though he returned the money, the question persists, Why did they think he would be receptive to their attention?

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/27/2024 9:51:44 AM PST · 126 of 205
    gleeaikin to BroJoeK

    Iinternational socialism (communism) pretty much died with Trotsky. He had to die so Stalin could focus on the greater Soviet effort, without major ideological competition. After WW2, one significant Stalin effort was his effort to subvert US east and west coast ports through US labor unions. My father was heavily engaged in that anti-communist fight.

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/27/2024 9:45:19 AM PST · 125 of 205
    gleeaikin to Darksheare

    My husband got decent care from VA Hospital until he died of Alzheimers in 2005. Don’t know if that was a good or bad period in general for VA care in east coast areas.

  • Putin re-establishes Moscow and Leningrad Military Districts — decree (TASS)

    02/27/2024 9:05:29 AM PST · 26 of 57
    gleeaikin to JadeEmperor; dfwgator; blitz128; canuck_conservative; MplsSteve; Chad C. Mulligan; Monterrosa-24; ..

    “One possibility is they would escalate to de-escalate. Push into the Baltics and then sue for keeping the territories they are holding on to in Ukraine as the price of their withdrawal.”

    I wonder how a move like that would affect the situation in Kaliningrad, or surrounding it? Ukraine has disturbed Russian strength in the Black Sea. What if Russia ended up losing its warm water port in the Baltic with that kind of adventurism?

  • It’s official: Sweden to join NATO. Hungary finally lets Sweden into the military alliance, dealing a blow to Russia.

    02/26/2024 9:39:04 PM PST · 88 of 95
    gleeaikin to USA-FRANCE; Alter Kaker; Miami Rebel; lodi90; Monterrosa-24; canuck_conservative; AdmSmith; ...

    “...historic infiltration into Sweden’s politics via the far-left party (working with Russia) etc....”

    Kind of like the infiltration into US politics that happened in 2015/16 blamed on Progozhin, or what we see here daily, especially on Ukraine or NATO threads. And I don’t plan to answer any negative comments, as it is late.

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/26/2024 9:11:27 PM PST · 112 of 205
    gleeaikin to Darksheare

    My husband told a lot of funny stories, but never talked about the bad stuff. My son has just retired from more than 25 years in Army service, mostly Special Forces—Gulf War 1, 2 8 month fighting seasons in Afghanistan. He has never told me anything about his experiences. However when I asked about his retirement income, a while ago, he said he first had to have disabilities and injuries during service assessed for final retirement income purposes. He has offered no details about this evaluation or need for it. He seems physically normal, alert, and active, but I think he has some anxiety PTSD which results in him nagging me about what I should be doing with my property, which he and brother will inherit when I die, not something I plan to have happen any time soon. Tune for bed, good night.

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/26/2024 7:50:55 PM PST · 110 of 205
    gleeaikin to Darksheare; BroJoeK

    Unfortunately, MacArthur wanted to pursue war across the Yalu River, with consequent nuclear danger. My late husband suffered from Korean War PTSD. He was one of many who faced the 300,000 troop Chinese “meat waves”. He had guilt about killing a Chinese teen soldier in hand to hand combat. He would never tell me about the 2 inch straight line scar on his knee. It really surfaced when our dark haired, dark eyed son was about 13 or 14.

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/26/2024 7:13:01 PM PST · 108 of 205
    gleeaikin to BroJoeK; MeganC; bert; PIF; Darksheare

    A bit of history, if you don’t mind. [Unclear which are your thoughts, and which are those of Darksheare which should have had quotes around them.]

    Nothing better illustrates their (Democrat) psychoses than their abandonments of Vietnam in 1975...”???

    Unfortunately history speaks against this interpretation. Richard Nixon became president in 1969. and Gerald Ford’s tenure as the 38th president of the United States began in August 1974, upon the resignation of president Richard Nixon, and ended on January 20, 1977. Ford, a Republican from Michigan, had been appointed vice president since December 1973, when VP Spiro Agnew resigned from that office. So, Republicans in office from early 1969 to early 1977, during which Saigon fell in 1975.

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/26/2024 6:47:14 PM PST · 107 of 205
    gleeaikin to BroJoeK; marcusmaximus; bert; MeganC; USA-FRANCE; buwaya; Berlin_Freeper

    In the past week the public media have been providing a lot more Ukraine info once again as opposed to the Israel/Gaza activity. A lot relates to your list of: “Some of Ukraine’s advantages.”

    1) Regarding motivation. One program focused on a triple amputee Ukraine soldier interviewed in the hospital. He said he was eager to return to his military duties, where despite his injuries he could “be a good instructor.” With his one arm he can certainly teach, even from a wheelchair.

    2) Creative thinking and adaptation. Ukraine has certainly done wonders with development of drone warfare, including the Ukraine Drone Navy, the “strongest Navy in the Black Sea.” Ukraine is developing its own drone industry and will be a supplier to other European countries.

    3) Care for Ukrainians and fighting corruption. Interesting long term following of a dedicated Ukraine doctor serving the military front lines. Various reports on fight against corruption. Explanation on delay of elections given how many millions are no longer living in their voting address, how Russians would target polling places, many losses of passports and other critical documents.

    4) 50 nation Western Alliance. Currently EU and other European countries lack adequate military production capability, for the short term dependent on US provision of weapons, especially artillery. Ukraine after winning has capability to be a major producer as they were when part of Russia.

    Interesting report that Ukraine has the largest supply of military grade scrap mental for production purposes. It is interesting to remember that Russia was trying very hard to capture the major Steel Plant where the Azov troops were holding out for months. This plant was one of the few buildings Russia was trying to NOT destroy. Also east Ukraine has both coal and iron underground resources, so the heck with the buildings on top.

    5) Technological advantages. Reports on Ukraine’s superior production and creativity advantage in using available resources, including old weapons, and providing greater accuracy of given weapon resources.

    7) $300 billion frozen in Western banks. Plans are already being made and business alliances being formed to speed the reconstruction and development of a modern European based economy and provision of military, consumer, and energy supplies to allies.

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/26/2024 6:06:44 PM PST · 106 of 205
    gleeaikin to BroJoeK; delta7; marcusmaximus; MeganC; USA-FRANCE

    Why is it that Russia/Putin people are so fixated on gender identity and sexuality issues as characterized by their term, Globohomo. For some, their fixation is even so distorted as to consider homosexual rape as a MANLY punishment. I wonder if Putin, as small man, was punished this way in his youth. It would explain his need to be all powerful, rich, and ruling. Also his display of naked chest to show off his masculinity. Relax, folks, so long as nobody is making you do these things against your will as an adult, not as a minor, stop worrying. Certainly offenses against minors and the vulnerable are rotten.

  • Ukraine military destroys Russian surveillance plane

    02/26/2024 5:32:25 PM PST · 104 of 205
    gleeaikin to Darksheare; BroJoeK; bert; MeganC

    Hillary, the left? You are talking about the wrong Dem left, which is AOC, the Squad, and others, similar to not confusing Republican Conservatives with M Gaetz or MT Green.

    These days, the US left is more concerned with Gaza than with Ukraine, and holding demonstrations for that cause. Part of the fallout for Johnson (who promises he returned the contribution from the pro Putin Russian) stopping the military support bill, is that Israeli funds are blocked. It will be a success for their efforts if Johnson returns and separates out the Ukraine funds from those for Israel and holds a separate vote which Ukraine funds would win.

  • Letter to Congress from American Veteran in Ukraine

    02/26/2024 12:25:43 PM PST · 226 of 273
    gleeaikin to UMCRevMom@aol.com

    For those who prefer to use the telephone, the very old but still in use phone number for Congress is 202-CA4-3121. You will get an operator who will transfer your call to the Senator or Representative you ask for. Ask them for that number and write down in case you get cut off. If you don’t know who your representative is, you will have to give your zip code, or in some cases the zip code of the district the representative represents.

    In some cases you will get a site for recording a message. Sometimes you will get a staff member. If you have a specific or urgent message you wish to deliver, ask for the staff member who is dealing with the topic at hand. For example Ukraine funding, Taiwan funding, Israeli funding, or all of the above. If you want to directly support someone currently running for office, ask for the number to their campaign headquarters.