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https://www.worlddata.info/europe/ukraine/corruption.php





So you concede that Ukraine is actually a corrupt nation. Nice argument.

No, if the argument is that Russia invaded Ukraine to quell Ukranian corruption, that's some serious backward logic considering that Russia is more corrupt than Ukraine.

I'm suggesting that Ukraine should have invaded Russia instead if that's the argument. Russia is more corrupt than Ukraine. Just like the US is more corrupt than Germany (33 v 20) and so on.

In other words, regarding:

Am I supposed to be sad that Russia invaded a country which The Guardian designated in 2015 as the most corrupt nation in Europe?

Your stance and logic is garbage.


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I don't see any evidence that Ukraine isn't still corrupt since 2015. According to Transparency International Ukraine's corruption score is still pretty high:

https://www.worlddata.info/europe/ukraine/corruption.php




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Seems like it's definitely a MAGA thing...


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Looks like dems and repubs are both equally averse to reducing the debt...Covid sure didn't help things throughout 2020 & beyond...


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Here's where I'm confused. Why does it appear that the far-right in the West seem (emphasis on 'seem') to be pro-Putin? I don't get it. Is it NATO expansion, $/Aid, Nazis, Zelenskyy, the impeachment thing, Tucker Carlson? Anyone have a few sentence 'splainer on this? Scouring the media doesn't really reveal much in the way of logic.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The DEMS have destroyed Californya.
« on: October 04, 2022, 11:37:00 PM »
Gas prices are the highest they've been with crude and our strategic reserve all but empty.

Not anymore...



You're wildly wrong about strategic reserves as well. Where do you get you're information from? RT?


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7 months later...





Seems like the Russians kinda suck at this invasion business.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: September 30, 2022, 06:51:20 PM »

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It doesn’t imply that at all. You’re being more absurd than normal. Do you really expect people to say, “98% of people who voted voted in favor of…”??? How does someone vote in favor of something without voting???

How is "Morocco says 98 percent voted 'yes' for new constitution” different than "Russia reporting 98% voting in favor for…”? “Voting” implies "voted”. You know, like casting a vote in favor of something...

Are you actually that desperate for me to have said, "Russia says 98 percent of people who voted voted in favor for…” That you got tripped up on “reporting” versus “says” and “voted” instead of “voting”?  Truly absurd based on your personal ignorance of language and meaning.

NPR: Russian state media allegedly showed over 98% voting in favor of
Me: Russia reporting 98% voting in favor

Again, how does someone vote in favor of something without voting??? You’re being ridiculous.

And like I said, “I guess it can happen”, but personally, I find it a smidge suspect considering that Russia is not seen as the most reliable narrator. Why you’re all cozy with Putin is a mystery to me.

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I haven't a clue what's true or not, but Russia reporting 98% voting in favor seems just a tad suspicious. I mean when in the world has anything like this legitimately resulted in 2% shy of 100%? I guess it could happen, but really, 98%?

Incorrect. It's 98% of those who voted, voted in favor of joining Russia.

Ummm, yeah, typically voters who voted are those who voted.

Did you want to make some sort of cogent point? If so, you may want to try again.

The point is that you phrased it as "Russia reporting 98% voting". This is incorrect phrasing and implied that 98% of the people voted in favor of Russia. It's really 98% of people who voted who voted in favor of Russia.

This connects to your remarks of absurdity. The people who loved Ukraine could simply have not voted or have already migrated out of the country or to the anti-Russia side of the country.

It is also possible that people simply side with Russia there and hate Zielinski based on social pressures there, much like how upwards of 98% of people hate pedophiles based on social norms and pressures.

Whatever the explanation, the point is that you were wrong about the phrasing of your remarks.

I wrote, "...Russia reporting 98% voting in favor..."

Typically, "voting in favor" of something requires one to actually vote. It's amazing that you don't understand this.

Pedophilia versus seceding from your country? Really? That's your logic?

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I haven't a clue what's true or not, but Russia reporting 98% voting in favor seems just a tad suspicious. I mean when in the world has anything like this legitimately resulted in 2% shy of 100%? I guess it could happen, but really, 98%?

Incorrect. It's 98% of those who voted, voted in favor of joining Russia.

Ummm, yeah, typically voters who voted are those who voted.

Did you want to make some sort of cogent point? If so, you may want to try again.

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I haven't a clue what's true or not, but Russia reporting 98% voting in favor seems just a tad suspicious. I mean when in the world has anything like this legitimately resulted in 2% shy of 100%? I guess it could happen, but really, 98%?

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Comprehensive explanation for sunsets
« on: September 29, 2022, 07:40:43 AM »
How did you account for air quality variables between yourself and the sun during your period of observation?

You seem to have neglected to read my post.

I am giving flat earthers an opportunity to showcase how sunsets work on flat earth.  Since all the analysis I did conclude that sunsets are not possible, you will clearly disagree with my results.

So, please show the process YOU personally went through to critically analyze the claimed mechanism for sunsets on flat earth.

You did critically analyze the claimed mechanism for sunsets on flat earth, right?

The analysis you personally did showed that sunsets are possible, right?

Otherwise, you would never have accepted them, right?

All these things are supported by empirical evidence, right?
Your OP is entitled "Re: Comprehensive explanation for sunsets"

My question directly deals with how comprehensive your observations were.

I have accepted nothing.

You have offered no true analysis of the two possible causes.

I just asked you a direct question related to one of the issues you claimed to have analyzed and you dismissed it out of hand.

I think you're missing the point. The question in the OP is, "So I come to you, dear flat earthers, looking for the correct explanation for flat earth sunsets."

The question is not, "What is it about my empirical assessment that you find ambiguous or faulty." So once you answer the OP question, then comes the discussion as to how one arrived at whatever explanation. But the OP question should be answered first otherwise there is no discussion to be had.

So what is your correct explanation as to how FE sunsets work?

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Seems legit, not like the Russian reported numbers would give anyone pause...

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.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 27, 2022, 09:41:20 PM »
I'm not so sure that taking financial advice from J-Man is the wisest thing to do...

I was crazy enough to purchase @ $34900 two days later 41500.

Fiat is dead, gold/silver is manipulated...Crypto seems the answer to beat the bank printing.


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 26, 2022, 03:40:13 AM »
Rama, the dollar is NOT anything but a private banks fiat currency. They are called the Federal Reserve Bank.

What's the difference between $ and BTC?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 25, 2022, 06:56:42 AM »
Could have something to do with how you define a nation-state.

How do you define a nation-state?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: $$$ inflation $$$ Say it ain't so Joe
« on: September 25, 2022, 01:18:14 AM »
That should give you a clue as to why nation-states cannot exist with unfunded liabilities.

I think Social Security and Medicare have unfunded liabilities yet the US is still a nation-state. How does that work if nation-states can't exist with unfunded liabilities?

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Girls?

So your argument is that the the one little black girl posted is a racist conservative snowflake then?

This shows that your view is terribly inaccurate. People disliking the changes to the Little Mermaid has nothing to do with conservatism or expressing inherent racism against black people.

Nope. Just questioning why you pluralized 'girl' when there is only 1 'girl' in the video regardless of the content of the vid.

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My favorite part from the article:

"This was reported on one of the Telegram channels."

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