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Special World Military Operation III

Once again, Russia is using the UN as a PR platform to push its military agenda against the world. At its presser, its Rep prepped the world for expectations of biological, chemical, and nuke interventions on the ground in Ukraine. It's despicable.

It's time for Russian targets of Archangelelsk, Krasnoryarsk, and the ever present Black Sea Fleet to be hit by Russia's "special military operation." Time for preventive measures of destruction, which they bring upon themselves.

It seems to me, without any evidence whatsoever, that Russia probably attempted to get a Security Council meeting which was refused. Hence, the bizarre UN presser held by their Rep today.

I can't help but notice that Odesa is quite a bit beyond Crimea, and yet they are set on taking all of the coast. This is a world matter, and here we sit.

Moldova, watch out...

Rant over balloons

These hot air balloonists think they're cute. All they do is invade your privacy. They are dangerous with open air flames that fly low over your roof and crash into power lines.

Something is wrong with them today. They are flying incredibly low all around my place. Two of them flew over my roof so low that I could hear the whoosh of their burners. I watched another one, I kid you not, fly around the far side of someone's home, so low I cringed thinking it was going to hit the house. Then, it swept through the trees on the other side. I don't know how they made it through all that.

There is only one way these things fly. Open burners. In a state where open air campfires are forbidden, where chimneys have been shut down by law, where the chance of wildfires and forest fires are a high priority to avoid during the summer months, these things fly nap of the earth because, you know, they're balloonists, and they have their rights...they launch from private properties without the owners permission, and they scare the crap out of the livestock.

I had a third one flying so low in the front I could hear it's burners. Now I am watching one flying so low it looks like it is landing in my back field. I hate these things. If they hit your roof, they could set your house on fire. They are not cute. They are not festive. They are dangerous.

We aren't talking one or two. We are talking about multiple balloons worthy of an airport. What is wrong with them today? Every one of them took off practically dragging on the ground. Very dangerous.


Russians at our borders

What do you think?

Today at the UN the US stated our intent to take in 100,000 Ukrainians as part of the relief efforts. But, our rep stated that the US takes in refugees regardless of their status, persuasion, nationality, etc.

Well, I don't find this to be true. I think it is a grand idea, certainly in keeping with the national character, but quite frankly, in practice we seem to be holding back there. I think that the Ukrainian and Russian refugees stacked up at the border should be dealt with by admitting them forthwith, as long as they understand that we will vet them. Not all Russians are bad people, not all are spies. Millions of Russians have fled their own country to avoid the unpleasantries of Putin's Russia today. You cannot state that you believe in aiding all refugees while avoiding this problem altogether.

In the same way, what is the count of Mexican and other countries' refugees that we are allowing in? Can you say, 100,000 Ukrainians without saying, 100,000 South American refugees? The fundamental differences are that one group is involved in an active, alarming war, while others are being pushed out of their countries by violence which is not particularly publicized at the UN. But, we know about it, and what is an equitable solution for those refugees?

Our country has always been a desirable end location for many people who just seek safety and freedom. Not sure how well we are doing these days in comparison to certain other countries, who are just as safe and just as free as we are. But, still they come, and get stuck at the border.

I am not sure how I feel about letting in potential terrorists from Russia. But, I remember how Trump characterized Mexicans as drunks, gang members, and such, and my feelings are that a reasonable immigration pathway should be implemented for ALL. I just don't know what that might be.

Russia doubles down at the UN.

Russia participated at the UN Security Council by giving a speech filled with useless nonsense, history that they say justifies their current brutality, and an odd, end-of-speech declaration which amounts to a threat to the UNSC about Russia not stopping at all their war of choice.

The entire UNSC continuously implores Russia to stop what they are doing, but China continues to talk about economic sanctions and the fact that other countries are affected. Nothing new there from China.

Russia continues to promote lies about what is going on in Ukraine, and attempting to use PR as justification against their aggression. Anything they think will change hearts and minds and stoke up hate against everyone and anyone except themselves they are stating in rambling, far ranging wild stabs of disinformation.

Ukraine, in its speech, openly called for Russia to be silenced at the UNSC. He said that the UN council is ineffectual as long as Russia is allowed to hold the seat. This was said obliquely, but it was clear at the end of his speech.

Make no mistake, the UNSC is fed up with Russia, and the war of choice pathway that they are taking. We here, who hope fervently and prayerfully that the war will end, cannot look forward to that, as Russia stated an intent to not stop, and the statement that they are achieving their aims (which is, what?) does not bode well for the world. The lies go on.

A Two Party System.

I believe that a good Democratic system has to include two parties. But, since the GOP turned fascist Russian, I am hard pressed to pick a second, decent party. Can we survive if we only have one party? Am I wrong about this? I think two parties prevents one party from going power hungry nuts. But, who would that be? Who will replace Repubs in the Presidential debates, since they have no one capable of straight up political debate?

One way complaints.

While we all have heard the pleading of Ukraine for help, I think that it is interesting that the complaints at the border are coming one way. Although Russia took off from Belarus, and then turned and shot up structures on the Belarus side, apparently to make us think that Ukraine did it, no complaints. But, when some little Russian village was fired upon by someone, Russia complains loudly. Then, when someone used slingshots to fire steel balls, and used strobes on the city of Brest, Belarus complains loudly. And, we don't know who did that, either. Or, if it is true. It is supposed to come from Poland, however.

It just seems like Russia would like a provocation to start up with Poland. I read this stuff with a grain of salt. Russia seems quite demented at this point. And, they wish to employ disinformation, and then complain bitterly when no one believes them or otherwise cares about it. They are destroying their own previously decent reputation (although they caused a lot of mischief in other countries which is being brought to attention.) The Russian population will greatly wonder if they get shot up because Putin fired on Poland. They need to wake up, same as the Red states need to wake up here.

We are NOT having a Russian dominated world. And, the US will NOT be dominated by the idiocy of the GOP. I dunno what in the hell happened to the US body politic, except to say that I believe the Russians infiltrated and turned those states, by installing Trump. They absolutely installed Trump, and almost pulled it off. We are not bloodthirsty, but we are going to purge every. last. damned. one. of. these. idiot. GOP. aholes. from. power.

A swimmer from Mariupol

I read this story recently, and I can't remember which site, but I thought it was interesting. I have no idea if it is true, but if so, wow.

There was a young man who wished to escape from Mariupol. What he did: He swam from the port of Mariupol in the sea until he came to a friendlier port, quite a distance. From there, he made his way through to the Ukrainian side.

I thought, in the very beginning, that Ukraine would fold very quickly. Perhaps, without military aid, they would have. But, also, the Ukrainians have proven to be unbelievably resourceful, gutsy, and determined. I am very impressed.

Who wouldn't want them to be on their side in a conflict. NATO, you need to bring Ukraine into NATO rapidly. Give them the same chance you are giving to Sweden and Finland.

If the Russians are using chemical agents

then, KICK THEM OUT OF THE UN Security Council . Take it to the GA to avoid the veto, and KICK THEM TO THE CURB. They have no place in a civilized meeting. They won't be missed. Replace them with...Ukraine! I don't know, someone who doesn't rape toddlers, kill men and women, and drop chemicals on civilians.

Honest to G-d, this shit is killing me. I want my only problem to be, how to hatch eggs in an incubator on my kitchen table. I'm going to spend some time supporting the World Central Kitchen.

I feel BAD about Syria. I feel BAD about Yemen (some really fine music from Northern Command back in the day.) But, this war is equally bad, and I want it to end with Ukraine winning!

Bomb the living crap out of their fleets. I thought Trump had beaten me up pretty bad, but it seems as if Putin also has the capacity to desensitize me into wishing for destruction on his ass. And, I am a lot TALLER than his tiny carcass! Eff you, Putin, your new warlord, and all who support you!



did not let me down. Albania kicked ass in the debate today at the UN. That guy, or whoever writes his speeches, did not mince words today. He told Russia off in sharp language that left no doubt about the heinous actions that Russia is committing in Ukraine. And, after Russia's ambassador whined on with lies about the situation, the Albania ambassador asked for time to respond, then came back and told them off AGAIN. Hahaha!! It helped me with my anger. Thank you, Albania.

May 9th.

Rumble around town has it that something is going to happen around then, because 1) that stupid spokesman stated that the Russians were almost done, and 2) it's a holiday similar to those North Korean holidays where military parades are held to demonstrate their strength. May 9th is some kind of celebration re: the end of WW2.

I'm betting they're going after Odesa. They have already started, but I think they are going to solidify that whole corridor. Now would be a great time for NATO to haul ass and get those military systems in place.
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