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  1. Wakko

    Polarisation is a Drug

    The Croatian license plate was nice... guess Croatia gets its Hostel moment now :)
  2. Wakko

    Polarisation is a Drug

    I see. It seems that the words 'conservative' and 'liberal' have a life of its own in the US, since as I understand them, they're not connected to wealth in any way. This has actually been bothering me for a long time now, since I'm definitely a liberal (a socially oriented liberal), but I don't...
  3. Wakko

    Polarisation is a Drug

    From the trailers it looked to me more like an attack on the wealthy class, the 'elites' and their lack of sensitivity for the problems of the lower social classes.
  4. Wakko

    Polarisation is a Drug

    I was actually sad to see The Hunt being scrapped, but I get it. US political scene is definitely not ready for satire.
  5. Wakko

    US Politics Mass freedoming: the one thread noone wants but everyone needs

    No, he's right. Actually calling Trump a 'nazi' is stupid as it 1) kills any useful debate about Trump's policies and 2) delegitimizes large parts of US electorate. It is a manifestation of the horrible radicalization of US politics, which is 10-times more dangerous than Trump - and which...
  6. Wakko

    Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide, Kickstarts rampant speculation.

    Well, it seems that he wasn't on suicide watch after all:
  7. Wakko

    Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide, Kickstarts rampant speculation.

    How unexpected (most of all by Epstein himself, I'd say...)
  8. Wakko

    US Politics Mass freedoming: the one thread noone wants but everyone needs

    Nazis had a strong uebermensch complex that allowed them to rationalize genociding the untermenschen. There's no such thing in the US, the Americans don't think they're excep... oh wait a moment...
  9. Wakko

    US Politics Mass freedoming: the one thread noone wants but everyone needs

    Because the early Reagan was all 'Murrica for the win!' while the post-1984 Reagan was 'please let's live in peace.' Soooo un-American! :)
  10. Wakko

    US Politics Mass freedoming: the one thread noone wants but everyone needs

    I'm not a fan of Reagan either. Apart from Reaganomics and his unabashed racism (he was also big fan of Apartheid), his foreign policy towards USSR directly led to the 1983 shitstorm. OTOH once the CIA explained to him what has happened during 1983 Able Archer, he has completely changed his...
  11. Wakko

    US Politics Mass freedoming: the one thread noone wants but everyone needs

    Maybe there's just not enough of them, or their wealth isn't that big, or the other classes are comparatively well-off too...
  12. Wakko

    US Politics Mass freedoming: the one thread noone wants but everyone needs

    There are many studies about this, like this one. It isn't that straightforward though, I've seen some newer studies suggesting that it's income inequality coupled with ostentatious flaunting of their wealth by the rich class. It certainly isn't income inequality alone, otherwise China would be...
  13. Wakko

    Hong Kong News

    Aaaand it may be soon over: Hong Kong protest activists seen meeting with the political chief of the US consulate in HK. They've confirmed that the photo is real. It will be now very difficult to convince people that this isn't a US plot to destabilize China.
  14. Wakko

    US Politics Mass freedoming: the one thread noone wants but everyone needs

    Reagan's trickle-down "Reaganomics" started a fast uptake in income inequality, with all the negative consequences for the society... It's a pity this graph doesn't go beyond 2007. The consequences of the quantitative easing period (basically cheap money for the rich) have to be epic... not...
  15. Wakko

    Eastern Europe News

    Isn't it about the journals? Maybe there are too few cc, impact rated journals in Ukraine.
  16. Wakko

    International Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?

    Come on, man... I know their culture makes everything very complicated, but let's not call them names. Once the Americans leave (and they will leave), the loss of cover will force most of the Kurds to agree to some sort of federation or broad autonomy. Those who like fighting too much will...
  17. Wakko

    International Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?

    And the really, really best protection the Kurds in Syria could get, is a stable Syria with a new, working constitution and with its borders under government control. That will cut off Erdogan from any reason to attack the Kurds there.
  18. Wakko

    Eastern Europe News

    Well, nothing has been "buffed up" and Antonov hasn't sold a single plane since 2015 (when it produced one An-148 and one An-158). I've been watching the situation since 2014, and it's really sad. In the end, all the US has done is to give Ukraine some weapons. Ukraine has basically destroyed...
  19. Wakko

    Eastern Europe News

    Motor Sich isn't the only company to go this way. Antonov is now practically just a transport company...
  20. Wakko

    Welcome! :)

    Welcome! :)
  21. Wakko

    International Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?

    Uhm... that's not like I see the situation. Like at all. I think that most Kurds want just to finally live in peace, and these won't have a problem agreeing to an acceptable new constitution. No need to throw anything away. There are some warlords who profit from the current lack of higher...
  22. Wakko

    International Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?

    I know, the road is long, with many a winding turn. Otherwise all would be done already. My logic is that Darwin, guiding Sultan's hand, will take care of those who don't want peace that much - and the rest will then be able to agree to it. Anyway, the current situation in the North of Syria is...
  23. Wakko

    International Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?

    Not necessarily. If the Astana process manages to produce a constitution, the Kurds will be OK. You didn't choose Erdogan...
  24. Wakko

    International Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?

    I find it especially hilarious how, once they try to isolate a country, and that country inevitably deepens economic connections with any country that is not afraid of the US (usually Iran, Russia, China), the US then goes hysterical about this. What do they expect? That people will just lay...
  25. Wakko

    International Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?

    Now even Bloomberg noticed what's happening: Putin’s Pledge to Ditch the Dollar Is Slowly Becoming a Reality - Bloomberg Apart from all the nice graphs showing that somehow the government has actually been able to force the companies to start taking dedollarisation seriously, I think this part...

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