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The intention is to do more-or-less exactly what they did to annex Crimea. The difference being the reaction of the West is quite a bit different than it was before. There's no telling if NATO and the EU will pressure for peace this time around versus continuing to support the Ukrainian military. It feels like the Nord Stream sabotage indicates that NATO is willing to go All The Way this time rather than pressure Ukraine into staying quiet.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-63077272

Ah, you see, now that the regions are literally Russia, Ukraine is actually invading Russia! Putin is a true mastermind of strategic thought.

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https://www.npr.org/2022/09/27/1125322026/russia-ukraine-referendums

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The referendums are widely viewed as an initial Kremlin move toward formal Russian annexation of the territories, even as the exact timetable remains unclear.

Results reported Tuesday by Russian state media allegedly showed over 98% voting in favor of the measure in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics; while 93% voted for it in the Zaporizhzhia region and 87% in the Kherson region.

This very legitimate vote shows that the regions Russia wanted to help keep the peace in now suddenly want to be part of Russia.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 26, 2022, 02:09:50 PM »
Rama, the dollar is NOT anything but a private banks fiat currency. They are called the Federal Reserve Bank.

Okay, this isn't true, either. The Federal Reserve is not a private bank. It's an independent board organized by the government that interacts with private member banks.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 26, 2022, 12:43:38 AM »
You pointed me to a bunch of policies and procedures none of which prohibited the proscribed action and then somehow decided being a smug prick was the best way to frame it. Enough internet for me today.

How else should I react to you relishing in your own ignorance? It's like you actively enjoy knowing as little as possible about the subject then declaring the government can do something they cannot do at all. It's clear you didn't even bother reading the very basic introduction to money supply generation that I linked for you!

Good god, man, at least pretend you're embarrassed and you'll learn more about it. Stop doubling down on MAGA-tier "hurr durr government print money!" economics.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 26, 2022, 12:11:19 AM »
I understand that they can just print money and if push comes to shove they can just do that to pay a debt. Lots of countries have done it and it’s ended terribly every time.

Except they can't (in other words, you still don't understand it!). Governments don't have control over the printing of money (despite owning the printers themselves). This is for the obvious reason that a government alone cannot be trusted with the management of money supply.

Money itself is not wealth, but a very liquid representation of it. A government cannot pay off its debts with its own currency by printing more of it (as this fundamentally makes no sense and you already know it). Every time the Fed injects more cash, the nominal debt of the US government increases. The debt would always be higher than the amount of cash injected to pay it off and therefore you can never do so, nor has it ever been done that way in history.

Please read more of my link and, I don't know, read a book about monetary policy maybe? Understanding the basics of how modern financial systems work should really be required education but somehow it always falls through the gaps. Probably because a great many people benefit by ensuring you understand as little about the financial system as possible.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 25, 2022, 10:29:14 PM »
Mints don’t make mints as you well know. The US, if it needs cash can literally print it.

Oh geez, they can just invent funds out of thin air! Wow! Better tell the US treasury that. No one needs bonds anymore, you just print money!

Seriously, is this your understanding of economics and currency systems? Do you actually, genuinely believe that the method by which the US government acquires and expends wealth is by printing money? Do you think that other world governments do that as well? That is not how that works, that's not how any of this works...

I'm going to try this simplification process again: what entity is responsible for generating the money supply in the US? (Hint: it isn't the government)

Edit: actually, I'm tired of this weird meme of you pretending to not know what I'm getting at. If you genuinely do not know the basics of money supply economics, visit here: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/081415/understanding-how-federal-reserve-creates-money.asp

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 25, 2022, 06:06:02 PM »
The US produces their own funds. You know that right? Please tell me you know that.

Please explain how the US "produces their own funds".

You fucking dolt, they have a mint.

I don't see the relevance and I look forward to bringing "produces their own funds" to its logical conclusion where you realize that the US government cannot do that.

Let's use something simple: a gold coin. Say the US government wants to mint a gold coin. Where does it get the gold?

It’s a complete mystery. No one knows how to acquire gold. I hope you figure it out.

Going to take this as a sign that you figured out saying the US "produces their own funds" is complete nonsense...

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 25, 2022, 02:12:25 PM »
The US produces their own funds. You know that right? Please tell me you know that.

Please explain how the US "produces their own funds".

You fucking dolt, they have a mint.

I don't see the relevance and I look forward to bringing "produces their own funds" to its logical conclusion where you realize that the US government cannot do that.

Let's use something simple: a gold coin. Say the US government wants to mint a gold coin. Where does it get the gold?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 24, 2022, 11:03:10 PM »
The US produces their own funds. You know that right? Please tell me you know that.

Please explain how the US "produces their own funds".

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I met all the Disney princesses at Disneyworld and Ariel was the only one with a personality.

The actress was a small white girl though, guess she's gonna get canned.

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More like:
As a secret military agent, the best way to ensure secrecy is to make you stand out.

It takes place a significant time in the future, if this is the argument you want to make, then you'll have to assume that the demographics of Japan don't change at all. Further, she can literally turn invisible, her appearance is completely irrelevant to her missions.

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I had an issue with that.
Mainly because, unless I'm wrong, the whole thing takes place in Japan.  Which makes it kinda weird to put a non-japanese woman in.  But I haven't seen the movie nor the anime so my opinion means nothing.

Oh no, I forgot that white people don't exist in Japan. Thank you for reminding me, Dave.

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Remember that time several media outlets got upset that Ghost in the Shell (2017) had a white woman playing as the protagonist?

This is like that but in reverse. Both are pointless outrages over nothing.

To prove if its racism or not, announce a live action Princess and the Frog with a white woman.  See how that goes.

This would result in an equal number of upset people but the people upset that time around would be quite different. Probably the same ones who had a problem with Ghost in the Shell (2017).

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: September 15, 2022, 03:23:34 PM »
Ok, I'm calling foul.
This is for terrible MEMES not terrible REALITY.

What's the difference?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: September 15, 2022, 12:10:33 AM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Britain's Pedo Prince
« on: September 14, 2022, 04:48:56 PM »
It remains to be no surprise that an international ring of child traffickers selling children to pedophiles got away with it. We're lucky the royal family went as far as to say anything at all to Andrew.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Queen
« on: September 12, 2022, 08:52:12 PM »
you seem to be making the claim that constitutional monarchies are very democratic because they always have impotent executives
That is not what I'm saying at all. I'm saying that, all else being equal, a constitutional monarchy with a democratic culture tends to be more stable and more democratic than a system with an elected president and a democratic culture. I have also made the point that this is far less important than many other factors.

Remember, this conversation got started when I replied to someone who implied that a monarchy is necessarily undemocratic. I am only asserting that that position is absurd, nothing more.

This is what naturally happens when you argue with someone who:

1. Is purposefully vague about their argument and uses nebulous terms such as "tends to" without defining what "more stable" and "more democratic" even mean.
2. Already determined that anyone who makes any argument against them is simply ignorant of politics

It is obvious that a monarch cannot be democratic. It was not appointed by representatives of the people or by the people themselves. It was thrust upon them by force. That is inherently undemocratic in any sense of the spirit of democracy. Constitutional monarchies are an artifact of an era where the people had to make compromises with the existing aristocracy. The very existence of a constitutional monarchy is an embarrassment and an abomination.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 12, 2022, 06:02:24 PM »
Trump is being unfairly targeted by the deep state. The swamp will be drained soon. All part of the plan. Two more weeks!

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