early start, but nottapost post
Get y’un over to BCE’s place if ya haven’t. Want you to get a piece of intel that the EneMedia isn’t givin’ out.
Now, what that means to you and me, right now is ‘ nothing much’ but all information has value (just how much value is the question)
But something about that little nugget kicked over some other little peice of information I had stacked in a corner, and NOW, I am in the process of a ‘reach out and touch someone’, tracking down some friends/aquaintances from me past.
Two are former USSR escapees/defectors. Older so I may or may not ‘get lucky’, dunno.
The other is hush-hush with a physical history,,,
What am I looking for? TRUTH. I heard a little bug say that maybe the defectors would want to go home seeing how this country is becoming Klownworld USSR V2.0; you know, that place they ran from way back when, when people stood in food lines for days on end to MAYBE get a loaf of bread, (we ain’t there YET, but all the talk from up high says that IS the endgoal sorta like.)
Maybe Russia is corrupt oligarchs running the show, but from things I have heard, its better than here at the street level, other than the conscription thing of military aged MALES (and they aren’t going through this mulltiple gender insanity crap either,,, )
I don’t give a damn if Ivan is in expansionist mode. My personal take, Putin may be in expansionist mode but he only wants that buffer zone seeing how his reach out to join NATO under the Klintonz went sideways and upside down. Maybe there were legit reasons, but I feel the only reason they gave him the middle finger was to keep that “coldwar” enemy in the wings so the MIC had a reason to maintain existence. That NATO wasn’t dissassmbled when the USSR fell tells even more,, (and talk about calling a kettle black, Expansionist NATO pointing its finger at Putin screaming “Expansionist”,,, LOL hasn’t anyone else seen this hypocrisy?) And no one (exceptions BCE mentions it in the above post) even talks about the sting pulling and manipulations that THIS COUNTRY has done in the area, There is a reason we have terms like “Color Revolution” (think Maidan 2014, when a Russian freindly admin in Ukraine was ousted and it was proven to be instigated by USINTEL,,, )
Anywhoos, work today and investigatin’ as best I can, start with ol emails to see what I can find.
Can’t remember if I mentioned to you, I have a friend and former colleague that recently packed up the family lock stock and barrel and moved to Russia. We had an interesting several hours of conversation before he left about why, and what the situation was in Russia that gave him comfort to make the move.
My friend is a country boy from the south, a physician, a constitutionally minded man of faith. He is a particularly deep thinker and very analytical, not prone to making stand alone emotional decisions. His TLDR…the U.S. is no longer a fit place to raise children.
We are re-establishing contact as they get settled over there, and what he describes to me is markedly different than the (not) know it alls assumptions here in our little corner of the world. He is not military, but his descriptions of life on the ground there and the mood/spirit of the citizens there does not mesh with pablum being spread on the sacred interwebz.
Certainly is food for thought as I compare what the prognosticators of blind Russia haters spew. It is a bit of an education from someone I trust completely, and I am grateful to have another view that at least carries some weight from a known and trusted person.
Sure is a lot to follow and digest these days.
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February 8, 2023 at 8:55 am
I don’t recall you telling me that (but you may have,,,) but that isn’t the first time I have heard that. Had a friend that was taking Russian in college so she could visit. She went over the summer of one year, and when she came back it was to close her house and move there. she fell in love with it and strongly suggested I follow suit,,,
Dunno about that seeing how I hate the cold and they are most definitely more northward,,,, (and I occasionally see vids of ‘living in -70 winter’ or sumsuch,,, PASS)
February 8, 2023 at 5:40 pm
So on the weather note, I queried him about the same. He stated there are substantial areas there whose climate/weather mimic areas of the mid Atlantic states. Was a bit of a surprise to me as my take was similar yours. Also learned that for the agriculturally inclined ( the friend I noted is also a cattle farmer), good farmland prices are shockingly low compared to here. Ahhh…so much to learn….so little time. If I make this circuit again gonna start awakening and learning earlier next go around (said every old dude).
February 9, 2023 at 1:11 pm
Saud EVERY dood!!! Every. Single. Time. Rofl.
February 9, 2023 at 1:24 pm