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Fri Mar 4, 2022, 12:00 AM Mar 2022

Florida House avoids voting to divest from Russia over Ukraine invasion


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House on Thursday avoided taking a stance on divesting the state’s $300 million in investments in Russian companies.

During a floor session, state Rep. Andrew Learned, D-Brandon, proposed amending a bill to prohibit the State Board of Administration from investing Florida Retirement System assets in any company, Russian or otherwise, that does business with the Russian government. The move was in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine.

But despite bipartisan calls for the state to dump its investment in Russian-based assets — and despite steps to do so by some other states — Florida lawmakers have not.

However, as of February 28, their “most significant holdings” included:

Rosneft, the Russian energy giant;
Sberbank of Russia, the country’s largest lender;
Norilsk Nickel, a Russian mining and smelting company;
Lukoil, an oil producer that also has gas stations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania;
and Magnit, one of its top grocery chains.

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Florida House avoids voting to divest from Russia over Ukraine invasion (Original Post) Sancho Mar 2022 OP
Given how quickly the value of those holdings is dropping, this won't be good for FL. n/t TygrBright Mar 2022 #1
Too late is multigraincracker Mar 2022 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author Mary in S. Carolina Mar 2022 #3
Hey .. the correct spelling is ,... G-E-N-I-O-U-S,... magicarpet Mar 2022 #6
Christ well over1/2 if total Floridah real-estate,... magicarpet Mar 2022 #4
We need to denazify Florida n/t AntiFascist Mar 2022 #5
Horrible idea,... magicarpet Mar 2022 #7
deathsentence is now worth about 10.00 buck's now !! monkeyman1 Mar 2022 #8
I want the people who made the decision to invest in Russia have to pay for the losses. PurgedVoter Mar 2022 #9

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6. Hey .. the correct spelling is ,... G-E-N-I-O-U-S,...
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:54 PM
Mar 2022

... no just kidding ...

... the "O" actually does not belong.

What a horrific word to miss-spell in any case.

Is that the correct spelling for savvy,...

It looks funny....



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4. Christ well over1/2 if total Floridah real-estate,...
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 03:42 PM
Mar 2022

... is secretly owned and purchased by laundered Russian Mafia thugs and goons money, The Royal Russian Oligarch Party Money,.. or the Hyper-Fascist-Putrid-Putie-Poot Political Party Funds.

It is no wonder Floridah wants to take a soft and gentle approach about fucking filthy Russian real-estate acquisition flood within the State of Floridah and dirty filthy laundered Russian money deposited in Foridah banks and financial institutions proping that economy up while keeping the DeSantis administration afloat, and the state swimming in hilariously illegal funny Russian money.

Tell me again - why all that is not totally down right pathetic and highly questionable.


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9. I want the people who made the decision to invest in Russia have to pay for the losses.
Fri Mar 4, 2022, 08:57 PM
Mar 2022

They were traitors then and they should pay.

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