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May 12, 2022

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MissMarple2

https://justthenews.com/government/white-house/vice-president-harris-brings-450k-book-royalties-first-year-office-ethics

I defy anyone to find more than 10 people in the country who have actually read the book.

matt - deplore me if you must

The Cossacks are from Ukraine and the Donbass and Caucasus. Tolstoy fought them and wrote about it.

The Hetmen were the traditional national leaders of the Cossacks. The Soviets did their best to extirpate them as well as the Ukrainians. In fact all of that fancy Russian dancing was stolen from the Ukrainians, Cossacks and Georgians.

While Russia is a kleptocracy the traditional leaders held power through the lineage and the collective will of their peoples. Big difference. That of course doesn't preclude kleptocracies within various groups.

The Russians are very good at subjugating, demeaning and marginalizing non-Russians a la Finland & Sweden this week. It is a national trait.

Just today the Telegraph had an interesting article on how looney tunes and extremist the Russian media is. Pravda, Izvestia and now the new monolithic media are all the same folks who brought you the record wheat harvests and tractor factory successes way back when.

Jim Eagle

MM,

Considering her own literacy, it probably took 10 editors and proofers to handle an incoherent mess of language she most likely would produce.

jim nj

https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/elon-musk-poop-emoji-twitter-ceo-spam-fake-accounts

Elon Musk sends poop emoji to Twitter CEO in response to thread on spam, fake accounts
Twitter has estimated that spam, fake accounts make up less than 5% of the social media platform's users

jim nj

Two assessments of the Ukraine war:

https://militaryland.net/ukraine/invasion-day-82-summary/

https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-may-16

jim nj

https://amgreatness.com/2022/05/15/the-cycles-of-revolutions-in-our-midst/

The Cycles of Revolutions in Our Midst
The world is fragmenting and changing in all different directions. Unfortunately, contemporary America is offering no guidance.

jim nj

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/05/16/tucker-carlson-responds-to-charges-he-inspired-buffalo-shooter-makes-his-critics-look-like-childish-ghouls-n565725

Tucker Carlson Responds to Charges He Inspired Buffalo Shooter, Makes His Critics Look Like Childish Ghouls

jim nj

Camille Vasquez, the secret weapon attorney on Johnny Depp’s team from Brown Rudnick, was unleashed on Amber Heard today during the 50 million dollar defamation trial in Virginia, where the Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing his ex-wife. Vasquez made a splash on social media with her brutal cross-examination, which started late in the afternoon on Monday after a ten-day break.

jim nj

I don't know how that happened. I lost my formatting.

I haven't been following this, other than headline coverage.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/megan-fox/2022/05/16/5-ways-johnny-depp-lawyer-wrecked-amber-heard-on-cross-examination-n1598378

5 Ways Johnny Depp Lawyer Wrecked Amber Heard on Cross-Examination

"Camille Vasquez, the secret weapon attorney on Johnny Depp’s team from Brown Rudnick, was unleashed on Amber Heard today during the 50 million dollar defamation trial in Virginia, where the Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing his ex-wife. Vasquez made a splash on social media with her brutal cross-examination, which started late in the afternoon on Monday after a ten-day break."

A few short video clips show a well-prepared defense attorney questioning, anticipating answers and refuting them with a quick follow on question.

Brutal.

Melinda

3% with Allegheny? pfft. Easier to wait til the manufactured outcomes are over.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/live_results/may_17th_2022_pennsylvania_gop_senate_primary_results.html

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