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  • Desider commented on the diary post Conclusive evidence that two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down Malaysia Airlines MH-17 by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-19 00:18:02View | Delete

    The “oligarchy” has certainly shown qualms about sacrificing innocent people, and let Crimea go without a shot so that it wouldn’t turn into a bloodsport. Oh, and they arranged a ceasefire – isn’t that “having qualms”? Their campaigns in Donbas with civilian casualties have been on the whole much more careful and much less bloody [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Conclusive evidence that two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down Malaysia Airlines MH-17 by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-18 12:31:16View | Delete

    Two funny – 2 planes came up on both sides & fired in to kill the pilot? What is this, the Valentines Day Massacre with Al Capone? The Godfather? surprised they didn’t garrote him – was the windshield kicked out? BTW – expressions like “showed up while the wreckage was still smoldering” shouldn’t be taken [...]

  • Desider commented on the blog post Affordable Care Act Is Not Working Better Than Anyone Expected

    2014-10-09 21:36:16View | Delete

    All this noise and money has been over 6 million uninsured?
    Jesus, just buy them all free lunch. And pie.
    Color me McKayla.

  • Desider commented on the diary post A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 9 Oct 2014 by KateCA.

    2014-10-09 21:31:07View | Delete

    So there’s no free lunch after all?
    If a company fracks in the woods and nobody sees it, did it really frack?

    Good collection – I like your “Vlad the Impaler” retrospective – think he’ll ever come out of the closet, or we’ll just have to speculate as to how manly is his manliness?

  • Desider commented on the diary post “When Google Met WikiLeaks” by wendydavis.

    2014-10-08 11:37:29View | Delete

    Tell your colleague that brought in “Eric Schmidt cooperates with the likes of Hilary anyone who gives $5 billion to Ukraine Nazi’s,…” – he/she’s a long way from discussing Google’s behavior with hoovering personal data.

  • Desider commented on the diary post “When Google Met WikiLeaks” by wendydavis.

    2014-10-08 03:33:04View | Delete

    You & Assange said everything that needs to be said, thanks. Re: Ukraine, I think the left is killing their credibility by joining in the Putin lovefest, and repeating demonstrably misleading claims like this $5 billion towards the coup just makes them look ridiculous and mendacious. Kinda like when Assange parses Eric Schmidt’s comments and [...]

  • Desider commented on the blog post SEC Official Supports Libya’s Claim Against Goldman Sachs

    2014-10-07 11:53:44View | Delete

    Goldman Sachs was already sued for not doing its duty in the well-known Dragon Software voice recognition case, where they did no due diligence and encouraged the founders to take shares only to a Belgian company that crashed weeks later.

    Through a decade of litigation, Goldman Sachs’ lawyers proved they don’t have to do a damn thing for the money they charge, and are quite allowed to give self-serving damaging advice and there’s nothing the client can do about it except caveat emptor.

  • Desider commented on the diary post “When Google Met WikiLeaks” by wendydavis.

    2014-10-07 08:15:30View | Delete

    “with the likes of Hilary anyone who gives $5 billion to Ukraine Nazi’s” – can you stop with the bullshit already? The $5 billion was over 20 years, including help to clean up & decommission Chernobyl, to prop up Yanukovych – your favorite communist/Russian oligarchist – to support Donbas factories, and a lot of other [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-10-01 12:08:46View | Delete

    August 16 was during the Ukraine government advance –

    The rebel offensive started roughly 19-21 Aug. But fine, be right despite the facts.

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-09-30 14:14:19View | Delete

    Huh? They didn’t discover some hidden truth – there was a new offensive backed by the Russians. Until that offensive started, the Ukrainian Army had taken quite a bit of territory back out of Donbas. No, I’m not going back to these dumb videos – they’re useless propaganda of the most virulent type. Yeah, I’m [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-09-30 02:12:39View | Delete

    I don’t want to waste more of my time watching ridiculous videos. Why did you post such a dumb irrelevant video in the first place? Those “Nazi battalions” just let Crimea go without fighting – please explain the Nazi behavior there. On Aug 16 you tried to prove the separatists were “winning” by posting a [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-09-29 21:16:23View | Delete

    That video of the “Nazis” “beating” the Ukrainian boy has to be the stupidest piece of “evidence” I’ve ever seen. (including the “beating” that consists of a single light head slap and several minutes of video showing the boy rolling his eyes.) It does no one credit here to be giving attaboys to such dumb [...]

  • Desider commented on the diary post Ukraine – The rise of a US supported Fascist State by operationmindcrime.

    2014-09-29 21:12:29View | Delete

    Yes, Novorossiya is a propagandist nostalgic term for loss of Empire, want it back. (Even Solzhenitsyn is getting into the act). Putin can’t very well call for renewing the Soviet Union (even though their trade association roughly rests on that through presumably peaceful means this time), so they harken back to their Catherine the Great [...]

  • Desider commented on the blog post Ray McGovern Triumphs over State Department

    2014-09-28 01:28:23View | Delete

    It’s lame that an analyst who briefed SoS’s has lowered himself to carnie stunts in the name of a “protest” in the middle of a darkened auditorium.

    Really, you think security or anyone else stopped to read his fucking t-shirt? Do you think “Veterans for Peace” is an actionable gripe about US foreign policy?

    Every neocon contends they want peace, as does Netanyahu. McGovern’s whole shtick was getting arrested and then complaining about getting arrested – unfortunately he missed the chance to make a point other than “I hate Hillary/war sucks”. It reminds me of Sinead’s well-publicized ripping up a picture of the Pope, where she completely forgot to get across the point she was protesting child sexual abuse within the church.

  • Desider commented on the blog post Ray McGovern Triumphs over State Department

    2014-09-27 00:25:54View | Delete

    It’s not disingenuous.

    Do you think security in any venue will let someone stand up inappropriately in the middle of the audience, blocking the viewers, with no indication what they might be protesting?

    [okay, he dislikes Hillary - got it, now sit down? but it was almost completely useless for that, as it seems obvious she couldn't see him - and she's used to being accused of killing Vince Foster, causing Benghazi, ruining healthcare, being a Nazi, whatever]

    Oh, he was wearing a t-shirt with Peace on the front – but he turned his back to Hillary… again I’m confused. And is that a “protest”?

    That it was a “violent removal” – did they ask him to leave or sit down and did he refuse? Did they use excessive force – club him, taze him, etc.? Putting the handcuffs on too tight did sound excessive and petty retribution, and I don’t see justification to book him at police HQ, I but them actually removing him looked normal for someone who didn’t want to go.

    I’ve certainly seen someone bounced out of a pub much much harder, and the excessive actions of police in Ferguson or the girl whose back was mangled and dropped from a bus in another recent protest….

    Anyway, I think it was a pretty lame protest. More impressed with Pussy Riot or Code Pink or others who actually give an idea what they’re protesting and don’t just inspire outrage in like-minded-thinkers.

    When McGovern protested with Rumsfeld, he had a mic so could make a point – this time was just lame. And he’s surprised they threw him out, and didn’t have anyone to warn him? Pathetic – he’s not inexperienced, how can he play it this way?

  • Desider commented on the blog post Ray McGovern Triumphs over State Department

    2014-09-26 11:42:48View | Delete

    I’m confused – first, that’s not a “beating” – that’s grabbing someone, and likely at 70+ years old he bruises much easier than a 20-year-old. I didn’t see any punches thrown or kicks, etc.

    Second, I don’t understand how this is a protest (how could they figure out what he was protesting?) and what folks here expect security to do – if some performance troupe decided to all stand up and turn around in silence, should security just leave them be? If someone’s drunk and stands up in the middle of the seats, should they be left alone?

    At least Code Pink makes it obvious where they stand. And don’t cry when they get thrown out.

    The too tight plastic cuffs is dumb, and the overhyped reaction to warning about McGovern’s presence as well. Aside from that, it seemed a publicity stunt without too much purpose – only Democracy Underground seemed to notice.

  • Actually, people in Poland and Czech and Hungary and Romania have been pretty content staying at home since they joined the EU. All the emigration occurred because there was no rule of law or reasonable economic growth or opportunity.

  • The EU is not demanding Ukraine not participate in the Eurasian treaty – if they want, they can do both.

    But to answer your question

    Why ought not Ukraine participate in both the EU and the EEU? That is the arrangement that would likely most benefit Ukrainians.

    They’re grownups, they have their own country, they can do what they want.
    If they want the EEU & not the EU, fine by me – it’s their decision. If they want both or only the EU, fine by me – it’s their decision.

    I only care when the decision’s forced on them.

    Though personal preference, I’d rather European norms and courts and trade agreements were spread further – to Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Morocco & Tunisia, Sudan, Libya, Israel…

    We complain about the atrocities in Sudan or Palestine, but to set up a workable political system and rule of law to prevent this seems to bother some people.

  • It’s easy, Pesky – you’ve obviously never heard the great pickup line, “Let’s not turn this rape into a murder”. It’s Gandhian nonviolent nonresistance, the next evolutionary stage in peaceful protest. (see how well this worked in Crimea – no one killed!!!)

  • I guess you weren’t paying attention, but most of Ukraine has long wanted to join the EU (which is quite different from the US).

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