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  1. Yeah, neck tats... scum fest. I'm surprised MLB allows the gold chains. First of all, the only jewelry a man should ever wear is a wedding ring. Anything else is trying to decorate yourself... like a chick. Even if MLB is going to allow a little bit of queer jewelry, whatever, but some of those dudes have so many gold chains around their neck they look like straight up pimps. Why allow it? Did that get collectively bargained or something?
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    Ukraine - Doomsday

    Something blew up those planes. Spontaneous combustion?
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    Ukraine - Doomsday

    Sabotage or missile strike? Who knows, but Russia prefers sabotage. Don't want to demoralize soldiers by revealing they aren't safe far behind enemy lines. That city is 150 miles behind Ukraine territory and last week's attack on Russian warplanes along the Crimean coast was even further. The Himars rockets mentioned in the article have a range of 50 miles, so what weaponry is Ukraine using to reach that far?
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    Alec Baldwin killed a woman

    Sounds like Baldwin will be sued out the whazzoo for not following procedure. But what criminal charge? Some vague law like culpable negligence? Perhaps, but given the circumstances I'd be surprised if a judge felt it justified prison time. If he'd been shooting guns at home and someone got killed because carelessness, ok. But during rehearsal on a movie set? I don't know. I'd guess probation only - assuming they even charge him.
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    Alec Baldwin killed a woman

    What if it never reaches the cocked position and the hammer gets let go early? Regardless, if he pulled the trigger (and doesn't remember or is lying) or not... I don't get any of this. He was handed a gun to rehearse a scene. Do people think he secretly put a live round in the chamber in order to kill people during rehearsal? It doesn't make any sense. And what exactly came out of the gun? Was she killed with a live round, or a rock stuck in the barrel or what? Have they released the autopsy? Baldwin is a creep, but it seems like a freak accident. At least by him. Whoever handed him the gun has some explaining to do.
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    Kippers

    I thought that was the name of some crappy restaurant chain like in the movie Office Space. "Can I get ya'll something to nibble on... maybe some pizza shooters, shrimp poppers or extreme fajitas ?"
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    Ukraine - Doomsday

    Ukraine had been trying to join NATO for decades. The effort was there, but it wasn't happening. You're saying Kamala stating support for Ukraine's desire to join NATO was the "red line" that got crossed?
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    Ukraine - Doomsday

    But... Ukraine didn't join and nobody thought were about to.?. What "red line" got crossed? https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/13/us/politics/nato-ukraine.html
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    Ukraine - Doomsday

    Going nuts over NATO at the border is purely Russia's cheap excuse to attack Ukraine. NATO isn't a threat to invade anyone and they know it. Russia is partnering with Iran now because... who else? Not many ally options for Russia at this point. Putin's "decadent West" rhetoric is for Russian domestic consumption probably to justify repressive laws. The speeches the world should've paid attention to was when Putin said many times "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Union." Or when Putin said "once a KGB agent, always a KGB agent!" Or in Munich 2007 when Putin told the world about "a return to spheres of influence", basically reorganizing the Soviet Union. World leaders were in shock, but still Germany went to bed with them signing oil/gas deals. One of the first things Putin did when he took power in 2000 was restoring the Soviet National Anthem. Knowing all that, it's no surprise Russia attacked Georgia in 2008 (gaining control of portions), annexed Crimea, and now Ukraine. Hatred of the "decadent West" has nothing to do with it.
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    Ukraine - Doomsday

    True, those countries have different values with total disregard for human life. But one thing all those countries (Russia, Iran, North Korea) value more than anything - staying in power. Those regimes live in fear of being overthrown by their own people and government. They'll do anything to stay in power. Having nukes helps that. Using nukes does not. I disagree Russia is filled with fanatics. Former Russians (Kasparov) say as much. They aren't Nazis willing to die for their Fuhrer's ideology or Japanese for their mythical Emperor. Russians will do whatever they think they can get away with, but not suicide missions.
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    Ukraine - Doomsday

    No doubt the war exposed decades rampant Russian corruption. That 5+ mile convoy stall in front of Kyiv at the start of the war... reportedly from old/worn out tires on hundreds of vehicles. And during the war, US military estimates 60% of Russia's smart-bombs/missiles either didn't fire, missed, or blew up on the launch pad. Russia certainly underestimated international response. Which I still don't fully understand. The world didn't care about any of Russia's other aggressions... why Ukraine? My guess is was there was a long 2-3 month media build-up to the invasion which got the world's attention. Even then, everyone thought it would be over in less than a week. But the poor initial attack by Russia allowed the incredible resistance by Ukraine to buy time. It worked. Every western nation jumped on board particularly Russia's nightmare - the might of the U.S. The only war that comes to mind that was so humiliating for the aggressor is the "Six Day War" in 1967 between Arab countries (Egypt, Syria, Jordan, etc.) and Israel. When it was all said and done... Israel owned a lot more land than they started with.
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    Ukraine - Doomsday

    Interesting - every single invasion/attack made under Putin occurred when oil prices peaked (feeling rich) - saw a Youtube, it's incredible. Bombing Chechnya, attacking Georgia, bombing Syrian rebels, and annexing Crimea. And along the way assassinating political leaders, sometimes while in foreign countries. What did the world do in response to all those aggression's? Absolutely nothing. Which is exactly what they thought would happen this time. There's probably nobody on the planet more surprised by the international response to Ukraine than Putin. That's why Russia invaded... high oil prices and thought no one would care. Nukes weren't in the calculation. My gut tells me Russia will fight for anything they can get at this point. Probably hoping for Donbas, but will settle for a promise Ukraine won't join NATO. Anything to hang their hat on and call a "win". Even though the costs are extraordinary... losing Europe as an oil customer being the worst, along with crushing sanctions and evaporation of international investment. The real question is, what happens if Russia can't even get that? Then nukes? I still don't think so. Putin is a 69 y.o. multi-billionaire living the life with kids and grandkids in Moscow. He doesn't want a nuclear war he can't win. And Russian soldiers (generals) aren't fanatics willing to die for Putin's ideology even if he wanted to do it. If Ukraine fully wins, to the point of taking back Crimea, I foresee Russia going home with their tail tucked and spinning propaganda "it was a righteous fight against Neo-Nazi's." Regardless what happens, I do agree with ya that Russia is now viewed as a "pariah state". They screwed the economic pooch internationally. Good luck with China and India as your only trading partners and source for investment. And it's going to take exorbitant amounts of money (and time) just to set up the infrastructure to send them oil/gas. At which point, they pay a fraction of market value. The future is dreary for ordinary Russians who are about to start eating rotten potatoes for the next century.
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    Rosita has been canceled at Sesame Place...

    Funny thing is Sesame Street was always the ghetto of kid's shows. Lots of minorities, urban backdrop... didn't ring to me as a kid.
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    Ukraine - Doomsday

    Zylinksi announced the other day "the Ukraine war must end with liberation of Crimea." That's something he hasn't said in the past, only demanding Russian forces retreat to pre-war boundaries. Seems Ukraine is emboldened by Russia's stagnation, along with the distance weapons provided by the U.S. The Crimea attack was something Ukraine wasn't capable of months ago. I mentioned a former U.N. general who predicted a couple months ago that Russia has to win the war by early 2023, because after that Ukraine's counter-attacks will be incredibly effective due to the sophisticated weaponry. Said those weapons weren't just point and shoot, but take months of training to operate and more importantly how to use effectively. Now wondering if his prediction is coming true. I still foresee Russia "winning" all or part of the Donbas, once Ukraine negotiates due to destroyed cities and unsustainable casualties. Hope I'm wrong. Would be hilarious to see Russia defeated on the battleground, and lose Crimea in the process.
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    Inmate...canceled in NY

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