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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Yes, what a Diplomatic Fail this asshole Biden regime is. I look forward to their inevitable ouster. Those wankers turned me back to Republican.
    I don't follow it. Is the economy doing worse than other countries? Is the healthcare system failing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    from a bloke who invaded the country and has sought to capture the seaward land through to the Crimea....OhOh you are an idiot.
    Words fucking mean something. Russia has the lowest debt of any major industrialized economy and the 6th biggest trade surplus in the world. You utter donkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post

    but back to Russia. Putin’s economy is smaller than Italy’s .
    That's incorrect. Russia's economy is 6th in the world. About the same size as Germany.

    Then there's the Eurasian Economic Union which is a free trade zone that Moscow is a senior member of. This whole war was about the US denying Ukraine to the Eurasian Economic Union by hook or crook.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    This whole war was about the US denying Ukraine to the Eurasian Economic Union by hook or crook.
    I thought it was about de-nazification? Or the threat of NATO moving eastward? Or the UAF shelling Donbas?

    Keep clutching at straws. The reason there is a war is because Putin invaded a sovereign nation.

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    Then there's the whole canard that Russia is just a gas station.

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    Not bad for a gas station. But policy makers in the west really believe this shit. They really think they are dealing with an over sized Iran with nukes. So they will keep trying to knock Russia down till they kill the global economy. One more sanctions package will do it. Just one more... Scary times.

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    In the admittedly unlikely event the idiot Backspin’s crass contributions might garner support, might I remind him that Russia’s contribution to global GDP is a mere 1.5%, 60% of which is derived from the sale of his energy resources which is currently sanctioned by the West which has also terminated his supply chain from their economies which as I have said earlier constitute over 30% of the global GDP.

    And his oligarch currency reserves, nigh on half a trillion $, are getting more frozen by the day.

    Putin is fucked and he knows it …….the longer his crew and fat pig psycho generals are kept from their money and access to the West, the deeper his political grave will get. And of course the more his army gets trashed and the body count rises the more his lumpen peasantry will see the prick for what he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    In the admittedly unlikely event the idiot Backspin’s crass contributions might garner support, might I remind him that Russia’s contribution to global GDP is a mere 1.5%, 60% of which is derived from the sale of his energy resources which is currently sanctioned by the West which has also terminated his supply chain from their economies which as I have said earlier constitute over 30% of the global GDP.

    And his oligarch currency reserves, nigh on half a trillion $, are getting more frozen by the day.

    Putin is fucked and he knows it …….the longer his crew and fat pig psycho generals are kept from their money and access to the West, the deeper his political grave will get. And of course the more his army gets trashed and the body count rises the more his lumpen peasantry will see the prick for what he is.
    If any of this stuff were true, then we'd have to be seeing results sooner than later. All Russia has to show for some of its FX reserves frozen is a Ruble rally. The war has been going for months and 1/2 year before we know it.

    Im afraid western policy makers are not going to see encouraging results of their sanctions war anytime soon. Which probably means they will start to entertain a naval blockade. That'll be a great idea.

    Russia does green energy. Lots of it.

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    A Russian economy contraction of 12% and an inflation rate of 22% is not a sign of fiscal strength, you dozy moron. Russia does not have time on its side, the West does.

    Even if the Putin scum annexed Ukraine Russia would be consigned to coon status for a generation - a tinpot corruptocracy no better than fucking Venezuela.

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    Nuclear is probably the dirtiest, most dangerous fuel source on the planet. The Russians proved it with their previous, arrogant mismanagement at Chernobyl. (Other global failures are available).

    Even throwing money at the waste problem has failed. Storage of nuclear waste is possibly the only thing more dangerous and volatile than the idiot Putin. This is why other nations have become dependent on gas and oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Nuclear is probably the dirtiest, most dangerous fuel source on the planet. The Russians proved it with their previous, arrogant mismanagement at Chernobyl. (Other global failures are available).

    Even throwing money at the waste problem has failed. Storage of nuclear waste is possibly the only thing more dangerous and volatile than the idiot Putin. This is why other nations have become dependent on gas and oil.
    And yet it may be the only realistically rapid solution to climate change until Fusion comes along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    . Is the economy doing worse than other countries? Is the healthcare system failing?
    Here is one illustration on some countries' inflation, real or fake data:

    Economic sanctions-inf85_inflation-01-jpg



    Here is Russian and Chinese:

    Economic sanctions-russia-inflation-cpi-2x-jpg

    and Chinese

    Economic sanctions-china-inflation-cpi-2x-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Even throwing money at the waste problem has failed.
    You may wish to investigate Russian reuse of spent nuclear fuel technologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    If any of this stuff were true, then we'd have to be seeing results sooner than later.
    It is all true, and the fact remains that Russia is nothing more than a gas station, no matter how hard you try to claim it isn't.

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    That weird little creep Backspin sure does like to troll his garbage.

    World Bank source 2020 has Italy's GDP at $1.88 trillion, the Russian pig economy, $1.48.

    Fuck his ppp equivalence shit. It's a third world economy utterly reliant on the sale of oil & gas for 60% of that GDP which is why Russians earn shit money, have shit pensions and have no future. When energy prices fell to less than $50 a barrel and oilfields in many exploration fields were closed down and workers hung up their helmets, Russia was fucked. Just like Venezuela.

    The future is grim for Russia and their lumpen peasants. Let's enjoy it. The fuckers are the cause of so much shit in the world and deserve their misery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    It's a third world economy utterly reliant on the sale of oil & gas for 60% of that GDP which is why Russians earn shit money, have shit pensions and have no future.
    Outside of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, living conditions in Russia are truly horrid and the people who live out in that wasteland are absolute backwater lowlifes completely detached from the truly modern world. Just look at how the savages behave in Ukraine raping, murdering and pillaging indiscriminately. They are scum of the earth.

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    The average Russian earnings are $500US monthly. Pensions are on average $260 per month.

    It's emerging country shit, third world dross where corruption is systemic and no-one has a future and everyone with any intelligence or talent wants out, any-fucking-where.

    The young know this, the old are just lumpen cabbages too fucking ignorant or beaten down to think about the truth.

    Russians have never had a functioning democratic government, they're incapable of independent thought, they instinctively follow the cult of leadership and know no system other than that of corrupt cronyism. That's why they and the Thai are so simpatico.

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    ^ So much like Thailand Seekingaslum? Bet you would love it there then.

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    I was equating their societies, not the fucking countries, you dumb fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I was equating their societies, not the fucking countries, you dumb fuck.
    He does like to shift the goal posts, it is a pattern with him. He failed to enter all the variables, hideously cold winters, terrible mud bogs in spring when the snow melts followed by a summer of mosquitoes and next to no infrastructure unless you ride a train. Thailand is another story and not even comparable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Outside of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, living conditions in Russia are truly horrid and the people who live out in that wasteland are absolute backwater lowlifes completely detached from the truly modern world. Just look at how the savages behave in Ukraine raping, murdering and pillaging indiscriminately.
    They are scum of the earth.
    Outside of
    NANA
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    THIGHLAND

    are truly horrid and the people who live out in that wasteland are absolute backwater lowlifes completely detached from the truly modern world.

    Must look at how the savages FROM Uk
    Vaping,
    Murdering PINTS and COTTaging indiscriminately.

    They are CREAM of the COMMONWEALTH

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    Yekatarinburg (heard of it?). What an awful place.

    Grozny. What a bomb site.


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    I said it months ago. Russia has a finite amount of time, money and equipment.

    The west has a much, much bigger gdp by any measure, and they can afford to wait however long it takes.

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    Darrel Huff's classic free download linky

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    How to Lie with Statistics - A book by Darrell Hu - Heidelberg ...

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    PDF and brief overview to the lies that can be found in statistics. ... The book is mostly a collection of examples

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    Economic models take a long time to stabilise. What is being observed now are the transient effects of several large step inputs.
    The transients are affecting everyone but in the long term Russia has lost a huge market and unless they can win back trust will never fully recover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Yekatarinburg (heard of it?). What an awful place.

    Grozny. What a bomb site.
    Oh, a couple of shiny buildings for the peasants to stare at. Russia is a Utopia, after all.


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