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  • Russian conscripts are being given 19th century rifles, made to drink from ponds filled with dead frogs due to lack of supplies and ordered to run in front of enemy soldiers to draw their fire, they reveal

    04/05/2022 8:55:38 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 131 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/2022 | Chris Jewers
    Russian conscripts are being given 19th century rifles, made to drink from ponds filled with dead frogs and ordered to draw enemy fire, they have revealed. Soldiers in the Russian-backed Donbas region have spoken of how they have been sent to fight Ukraine's forces with no training, a lack of food and water, and inadequate equipment - as Moscow's armies continue to suffer heavy losses. -snip- The Donbas armed forces are fighting alongside Russian soldiers but are not part of the Russian armed forces, which have different rules about which troops they send into combat. Several Donbas draftees have been...
  • Putin says Russia to welcome volunteers from Middle East to fight Ukraine

    03/11/2022 2:30:36 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 54 replies
    National Post ^ | Mar 11, 2022
    LONDON — Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the green light on Friday to bring in thousands of fighters from the Middle East to fight against Ukraine. At a meeting of Russia’s Security Council, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said there were 16,000 volunteers in the Middle East who were ready to come to fight with Russian-backed forces in the breakaway Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.
  • Russian Troops In 40-Mile Convoy Could Die In Tanks From Cold: Report

    03/09/2022 8:44:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 137 replies
    NDTV ^ | Mar 9, 2022 | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
    With temperatures set to plunge in Ukraine in the coming days, Russian soldiers in the 40-mile convoy of tanks could freeze to death. Glen Grant, a senior defence expert at the Baltic Security Foundation, told Newsweek that the tanks will turn into huge refrigerators for the Russian army if they are not running the engine. "The boys won't wait, they will get out, start walking to the forest, and give themselves up to avoid freezing to death," Grant added. The concerns have been raised as the convoy, heading towards Ukraine capital Kyiv, has slowed down amid the war. It is...
  • Why is Putin fighting so sloppily in Ukraine, or does he think he is fighting neatly, thanks to Russia's top-secret mobile crematorium?

    03/05/2022 10:54:18 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Quora ^ | 3/3/2022 | Brian Collins
    After a Russian artillery battalion was destroyed while attempting to circle Kharkiv and a Russian fighter jet was shot down over Kyiv, people began to characterise Russia’s invasion as a quote “failed Blitzkrieg.”I had a realisation.Russia is using nearly 100 year old Deep operationstrategies developed by the Soviet military theorist Vladimir Triandafillov. The strategy is the exact opposite of American and British doctrine of superiority and overwhelming firepower.There are only two main movement differences between the USSR’s reconquest of Ukraine in 1943 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022:an amphibious invasion force from the South.a more westwardly attack, looping around...
  • Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, claims victory against Russia

    02/27/2022 2:20:20 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Nypost ^ | 02/27/2022 | Ben Kesslen and Lee Brown
    Ukraine claimed a major victory Sunday against invading Russian forces, saying its military had fought back and retaken full control of the nation’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, amid heavy warfare. “Control over Kharkiv is completely ours!” regional Gov. Oleh Synyehubov crowed in a triumphant Facebook post.
  • Donald Trump's CPAC Speech Transcript in Full

    02/27/2022 8:47:07 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 19 replies ^ | Saturday, 26 February 2022 | Eric Mack
    "A major war in Europe may very well erupt; that's how they start, exactly what's happening today – this is how they start," Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday in Orlando, Florida. " "The Russian attack on Ukraine is appalling; it's an outrage and an atrocity that should never have been allowed to occur, it never would have occurred. "I stand as the only president of the 21st century on whose watch Russia did not invade another country. "I gave Ukraine the Javelins that everyone is now talking about and millions of dollars of other military equipment—the...
  • When Big Vlad hits the floor

    02/27/2022 4:22:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American ^ | February 27, 2022 | Civis Americanus
    I once respected Vladimir Putin for his effectiveness, although I emphatically did not like what he did to neighboring countries, and also Russians with whom he disagreed. One can similarly respect the effectiveness of other despots such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great without liking how they treated other countries or even their own people. When Peter the Great built Saint Petersburg, for example, tens of thousands of workers died from disease and privation, and some were eaten by wolves in the streets. Putin's invasion of Ukraine, however, demonstrates a colossal lack of judgment that reveals him to...
  • Ukraine obliterates Chechen special forces column with 56 tanks outside Kyiv and kills top general ...

    02/26/2022 8:26:02 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 26th, 2022 | Jimmy Mccloskey and Will Stewart
    Ukraine landed a significant blow on Russia Saturday after it killed a large group of bloodthirsty Chechen special forces dispatched to assassinate the country's president Volodymyr Zelensky. The armed group - famed for their barbaric violence and human rights abuses - were obliterated after their convoy of 56 tanks was blown to smithereens by Ukrainian missile fire on the second day of the Chechens' deployment. It is unclear how many died - but the number is likely to run into the hundreds. Among those wiped out was Chechen general Magomed Tushaev. He was commander of the 141th motorized national guard...
  • Eight sobering realities about Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

    02/26/2022 11:03:55 PM PST · by jdege · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/24/2022 | Robert Reich
    The US and allies must be clear-eyed about this: what might the economic and political ripple effects of the war be?We must do what we can to contain Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. But we also need to be clear-eyed about it, and face the costs. Economics can’t be separated from politics, and neither can be separated from history. Here are eight sobering realities:
  • Russian Forces Enter Kharkiv Amid Heavy Fighting As Kyiv Braces For Assault

    02/27/2022 12:14:12 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 75 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | February 27, 2022 | RFE/RL correspondents Mike Eckel and Todd Prince, AP, Reuters, AFP, BBC, and dpa
    Russian forces have entered Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, as residents of the Ukrainian capital reported a massive explosion and other blasts early on February 27 as Russia’s war on its neighbor intensified and as Western powers announced a new, dramatic step in efforts to punish Moscow with sanctions for its aggression. The head of the Kharkiv regional administration, Oleg Sinegubov, said that Ukrainian forces were fighting Russian troops in the city and asked civilians not to leave their homes. Videos posted online by Ukrainian officials showed Russian vehicles moving across Kharkiv and a light vehicle burning on the street. Sinegubov...
  • Inside the Mind of Vladimir Putin

    02/25/2022 5:27:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 25, 2022 | Gina Loudon
    What’s going on in the mind of Vladimir Putin? Why did he choose this moment to invade? The conditions are perfect right now for Putin and tyrants around the world to expand their power and territory. Who among the Western leaders has the moral authority to demand that tyrants like Vladimir Putin resist their dictatorial urges? For the past two plus years of the pandemic, Putin observed Western leaders repeatedly lying to their people. When they weren’t outright lying, they were hiding the data. As they pushed mask and jab mandates, Western politicians hid data on their efficacy or lack...
  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Tries to Laugh Off Gazpacho Gestapo Mix-Up

    02/10/2022 1:33:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 197 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Feb. 10, 2022
    The right-wing firebrand laughed off comments made during an interview with One American Network (OAN) complaining House Speaker Pelosi was secretly investigating members of Congress and constituents. “Not only do we have the D.C. jail, which is the D.C. gulag,” said Rep. Greene in a now-viral video. “Now we have Nancy Pelosi’s gazpacho police spying on members of Congress, spying on the legislative work that we do, spying on our staff and spying on American citizens that want to come to talk with their representatives.” After being roundly mocked for confusing the Gestapo, the official secret police of Nazi Germany...
  • Amazon's cloud outage left tens of thousands without Alexa, Roombas and Ring apps, with some users complaining they couldn't get back into their homes

    12/09/2021 5:29:19 AM PST · by fruser1 · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/9/2021 | Gina Martinez
    Some Ring customers said that they spent time rebooting or reinstalling their apps and devices before finding out about the outage on social media. Many rely on a phone app to enter their homes, rather than a code that can also be used, with those that had forgotten the latter stuck outside their own homes as Ring doorbells went down. A source told that the cause of the outbreak was a power failure in Virginia and not a malicious hacking. The nearly eight-hour outage also disrupted the company's shipping operations on Tuesday, threatening to create lasting logjams during the...
  • Donna Brazile on Inflation Concerns: ‘Be a Smart Shopper’

    11/14/2021 1:05:09 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2021 | Pam Key
    Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” offered her advice for those struggling with the inflationary pressures on the American economy: be smart shoppers.
  • Listen Up

    08/24/2021 4:37:37 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 9 replies
    email from friend | 08/24/2021 | unknown
    Years ago, a young Navy Pilot was injured while ejecting from his A-4 Skyhawk due to engine failure during a catapult shot from the carrier. Due to the heroics of rescue helicopter crew and the ship's hospital staff, the only permanent injury was the loss of one ear. Since he wasn't physically impaired, he remained on flight status and eventually became an Admiral. However, during his career he was always sensitive about his appearance One day the Admiral was interviewing two Navy Master Chiefs and a Marine Sergeant Major for his personal staff. The first Master Chief was a Surface...
  • Texas Power Companies Remotely Raise Temperatures On People Using Their Smart Thermostats

    06/21/2021 10:14:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Daily Dot ^ | 06/19/21 | Mikael Thalen
    Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage.Houston resident Brandon English, whose home has an internet-connected smart thermostat installed, was shocked to learn of the practice after his wife and infant daughter “woke up sweating.”Speaking with KHOU 11, English stated that despite his wife turning down the temperature before taking a nap with their 3-year-old child, the temperature in their home rose significantly.“They’d been asleep long enough that the house had already gotten to 78 degrees,” English said. “So they woke up sweating.”English, who expressed concerns over the potential...
  • Metallica’s James Hetfield is “sceptical” about getting coronavirus vaccine"I hope it doesn't come to a point where you have to have that COVID stamp in your passport or something"

    05/10/2021 7:10:03 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 34 replies
    NME ^ | May 8, 2021 | Will Richards
    Metallica frontman James Hetfield has spoken of how he’s “sceptical” of getting the coronavirus vaccine. Speaking in a new interview, Hetfield was asked about the prospect of Metallica touring again soon, and how they would make potential live shows safe for fans. “I have no clue,” he told The Fierce Life podcast. “It’s not up to me. It really is up to the safety of everyone — not just the fans, but the crew and us. “I’m not sure what that means in the future as far as vaccines. I’m a little skeptical of getting the vaccine, but it seems...
  • Cuomo Defends ‘Smart’ Nursing Home Directive: ‘Republicans Politicized a Health Order’

    05/06/2021 10:00:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/06/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) defended his state’s controversial nursing home directive, which instructed nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients, contending this week it was Republicans who “politicized a health order” and referring to the order as a “smart” decision from a medical point of view.
  • When “Smart” Homes Turn Stupid: Google Users Literally “Left In The Dark” During Monday Outage

    12/16/2020 3:28:04 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    USSA News ^ | 12-16-2020 | Tyler Durden
    By now, Monday’s massive Google outage is history for most people. While it was a minor inconvenience for some, with most Google services being down for hours on end, it was a much larger pain in the electronic ass for the tragically hip who have surrendered their “smart” homes to Google. In fact, of the services that went down, it was Google Home users who were literally left in the dark during the outage on Monday, RT notes. As a result, “smart home” users were complaining about not being able to perform once-simple tasks at their homes – like turning...
  • Pompeo voices confidence U.S. vote count will lead to 'second Trump administration'(Hilarious response and Epic Bitch Slap)

    11/10/2020 12:25:47 PM PST · by Vendome · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/10/2020 | Humeyra Pamuk
    "There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration," Pompeo told a State Department news conference. He later sought to assure the world that America's post-election transition would be successful.