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20 hours ago, urbanoid said:

Meanhwile back to Because, Russia:

 

Finally, a workable plan to wipe out all those Poles, Latvians, etc. from Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and restore the Old Testament ratio of English/Irish/Germans. No longer will the "w" and "z" keys on typewriters be prematurely worn out. Project codename: Penultimate Pierogi.

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On 2/16/2024 at 1:02 AM, sunday said:

So, who won the Cold War, again?

 

TC shows how out of touch he is when he discovers you can put a coin into a shopping cart to release it and get the coin back when you return it. He think this is a new marvel, What a clown.

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He is just out of touch entitled asshole, as are vast majority of celebrities, who is playing "friend" to a regular Joe.

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3 hours ago, Colin said:

TC shows how out of touch he is when he discovers you can put a coin into a shopping cart to release it and get the coin back when you return it. He think this is a new marvel, What a clown.

Is he out of touch or is it something that hasn't come to most, if anywhere, in the US?

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My local supermarket does not use that technique to avoid trolley theft, instead they have a system that blocks the wheels of a trolley once it exits the premises.

But I could be out of touch, however. 😆

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5 hours ago, Colin said:

TC shows how out of touch he is when he discovers you can put a coin into a shopping cart to release it and get the coin back when you return it. He think this is a new marvel, What a clown.

This coin-in-cart was shown in "The Terminal" movie (2004, 20 years ago).

Still, when billionair is pretending to be "our guy" for not-so-rich blue collars, then it is not strange to see highly paid TV anchor to be not familiar with cheap shopping mall practicies while pretending to be sort of expert in it. 

   By the way here in Russia not all malls are using this practice - some are just hiring Central Asia guys who collect empty shopping carts from parking lot and push big rows of them back to entrance....

 

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1 hour ago, Tim Sielbeck said:

Is he out of touch or is it something that hasn't come to most, if anywhere, in the US?

Aldi's is in 38 states, they do the whole put a quarter in to get a cart and get it returned when you return the cart thing. 

25 minutes ago, sunday said:

My local supermarket does not use that technique to avoid trolley theft, instead they have a system that blocks the wheels of a trolley once it exits the premises.

But I could be out of touch, however. 😆

In Colorado my local King Soopers (a Kroger brand) had that system.  The frequent 'misfires' until they got it fully calibrated were not particularly fun.

 

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17 minutes ago, BansheeOne said:

... marvels of Europe like universal healthcare, no metal detectors in schools, and coins in shopping carts. 😁

And being able to drink in public, don't forget really important things. :D

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11 minutes ago, bojan said:

And being able to drink in public, don't forget really important things. :D

Unfortunately, no real freedumb in Russia.

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Currently, drinking in places "prohibited by federal law" carries a fine of 500 to 1,500 rubles. Places prohibited by law include courtyards and stairwells of apartment buildings along with playgrounds and public parks.

As for trains, don't let Venedikt Yerofeyev's "Moscow-Petushki" fool you. While philosophizing on trains is allowed, drinking is certainly not. That goes for the metro, too, if you're a nighttime reveler.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2016/06/27/moscow-lifehack-can-i-drink-in-public-on-moscow-streets-and-parks-a53390

While checking the above I also learned that they decided that beer is after all an alcohol over a decade ago. Looks like Western rot and squeamishness is suppressing true Russian spirit via the West-Appeasement Party.

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2 hours ago, BansheeOne said:

Just another American saloon bolshevik gushing about the marvels of Europe like universal healthcare, no metal detectors in schools, and coins in shopping carts. 😁

By the way metal detectors are not mandatory in next to every school and museum in Russia. Entrance to subway/metro is also via metal detectors (both "door-like" and handheld) plus x-ray machine for suspicious luggage and electronic sniffers for explosives. Also, "facepalm" is increasingly used, so in theory every person could be CCTV-traced.

To make "Total recall" analogy more complete, we got advert/infor screens in subway cars....

 

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On 2/18/2024 at 12:21 PM, Colin said:

TC shows how out of touch he is when he discovers you can put a coin into a shopping cart to release it and get the coin back when you return it. He think this is a new marvel, What a clown.

Tucker probably didn't go to the DeKalb Farmers Marke when he was working at CNN back in the 90s. I don't recall if that was the only place they had these sorts of carts, but they're unusual in the US, at least in the higher trust areas. 

In the low trust areas, the fixtures are just broken off entirely. So the social engineering to get people to put the carts back in the corral isn't really doing much. 

Frankly, I have, over the past 6 months rescued 2 of the motorized shopping carts. Another one over a year ago. People use them and then drive them away from the store. One was being driven by a woman who shoplifted a bunch of stuff. 

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On 2/18/2024 at 5:36 PM, Harold Jones said:

Aldi's is in 38 states, they do the whole put a quarter in to get a cart and get it returned when you return the cart thing. 

In Colorado my local King Soopers (a Kroger brand) had that system.  The frequent 'misfires' until they got it fully calibrated were not particularly fun.

 

Oh, yeah. I think YDFM implemented that first in my area about 20 years ago. I think it came after the coin and chain thingy, which was really about just getting the carts back to the corrals. 

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Because Russia(ns).

To be fair the article mentions that Russians AND Ukrainians are going to get a boot. The current numbers are not specified, but it's said that 288k and 20k respectively have come to Sri Lanka in the last 2 years.

https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/south-asia/sri-lanka-russia-tourist-visa-ukraine-war-b2502986.html

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Russia has rehearsed using tactical nuclear weapons at an early stage of conflict with a major world power, the Financial Times reported on Feb. 28, citing leaked military files that include training scenarios for an invasion by China.

Leaked Russian military files reveal Moscow rehearses tactical nuclear weapons response to Chinese invasion (yahoo.com)

The cache consists of 29 secret Russian military files drawn up between 2008 and 2014, including scenarios for war-gaming and presentations for naval officers, which discuss operating principles for the use of nuclear weapons.

 

 

 

 

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https://mishtalk.com/economics/sanction-irony-trade-between-iran-and-russia-soars-as-swift-circumvented/

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Russia and Iran developed a way to avoid the US dollar routing system known as SWIFT, Trade between the nations is booming.

What's sadly amusing is that the Russian/Iranian trade mechanism is enriching the Iranian government. Thus, financial collusion between two nations favored by the Obama administration's foreign policy shop.

 

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Predictions are hard, especially about the future, but I'm gonna go out on a limb;

Putin wins by a landslide.

 

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1 hour ago, Ivanhoe said:

Predictions are hard, especially about the future, but I'm gonna go out on a limb;

Putin wins by a landslide.

 

Is anyone else actually on the ballot?

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53 minutes ago, Ssnake said:

Yeah, three others, none of them actual opposition. 😜

Petr Putinovski, Oleg Putinov, and Putinov Ivanichev.

 

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