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Posted in: Trump doesn't testify as defense rests case See in context

Donald Trump's defense lawyers rested their case Tuesday -- without the former president following through on a vow to testify -- as the judge scheduled jury deliberations

Of course he didn’t. He. Was. Lying.

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Posted in: Putin expected in Beijing, more dependent than ever on China See in context

"China's dominance in the relationship has massively increased," Duben said.

Vlad is becoming Xi’s lackey. Smooth move

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Posted in: Russia unleashes missile and drone strikes against Ukraine, retaliating for an attack on a tanker See in context

than they will have no choice just to negotiate with Russia and will save many lives

wanna stop the conflict?

give Ukraine what it needs to roll back Russia

then there will be no fake peace that Russia will turn around and break anytime it wants

Ukraine’s choice to make of course.

Earlier we start training Ukrainian pilots the better

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Posted in: Russia unleashes missile and drone strikes against Ukraine, retaliating for an attack on a tanker See in context

Ukraine has to cede a buffer zone or face further destruction.

No, it doesn’t. Ukrainians know ceding anything now will only delay at best further aggression, never to stop it.

To believe otherwise is breathtakingly naive.

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Posted in: Russia unleashes missile and drone strikes against Ukraine, retaliating for an attack on a tanker See in context

heroi are waiting for you so you can show them "how to do" so be realistic and lead by good example.

Is that the best comeback you got? Russia really is in trouble.

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Posted in: Russia unleashes missile and drone strikes against Ukraine, retaliating for an attack on a tanker See in context

dont you think its about time to stop this conflict now and start to talk about peace instead of funding Kiev junta with money and useless easy-to-be-burned guns?

Strong no to that, bub. The only realistic path to end the conflict is to give Ukraine what it needs to drive out the aggressor, Russia.

What you’re looking for is for Ukraine to submit. Nice try. Hard pass from our Ukrainian friend I believe and rightly so. .

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Posted in: Russia unleashes missile and drone strikes against Ukraine, retaliating for an attack on a tanker See in context

“There can be no justification for such barbaric actions, they will not go unanswered and their authors and perpetrators will inevitably be punished,”

Bucha.

As for the tanker, if it was transporting fuel for and to Russian forces, then it was certainly a legitimate target. During WWII the US Navy sunk thousands of tonnes of Axis merchant shipping, including, of course, tankers.

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Posted in: Trump pleads not guilty to charges he tried to overturn election loss See in context

Three-quarters of Republicans said they agreed that the charges were "politically motivated," showing that Trump's claim that he is the victim of political persecution resonates with his base.

Not the sharpest tools in the shed these MAGA cultists.

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Posted in: Trump pleads not guilty to charges he tried to overturn election loss See in context

Lock the grifter up.

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Posted in: NATO's unity will be tested at summit in Vilnius See in context

We certainly dodged a bullet when we dumped grifter Trump before he had the opportunity to really fracture NATO.

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Posted in: Putin vows to crush 'armed mutiny' after Wagner mercenaries seize southern Russian city See in context

What a dumpster fire! The Kremlin apologists left clutching at straws. Still going to plan, fellas? “Demilitarized” and “denazified” Ukraine, yet? Just, priceless.

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Posted in: Putin rebuts key elements of African peace plan for Ukraine See in context

Lets get the facts straight both these two chaps, both are vile and egotists, caring about themselves rather than the common man.

To get the facts straight, as you say, isn’t to represent the two sides as morally equivalent in any way. That’s patently ridiculous. Russia is the aggressor and Ukraine is just defending itself. The war would end tomorrow if Russia left Ukraine. Period.

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Posted in: Trump arrives in Florida to face charges; maintains lead in poll See in context

Some 43% of self-identified Republicans said Trump was their preferred candidate, 

Much like 45, not America’s brightest to be sure.

“Lock her up! Lock her up!”

"We can't have someone in the Oval Office who doesn't understand the meaning of the word confidential or classified."

Lock him up.

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Posted in: Prigozhin says Kremlin factions are destroying the Russian state See in context

That’s quite the dumpster fire they’ve got going on over there.

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Posted in: Russia's Wagner boss threatens Bakhmut pullout in Ukraine See in context

Clearly the Ukrainians were right to not withdraw from Bakhmut over the Western advise to do so.

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Posted in: U.S. pledges $2.6 billion more in weapons aid to Ukraine See in context

"The decision to supply weapons to Kyiv is a step towards escalating the Ukrainian crisis and increasing the number of civilian casualties,"

Every single civilian casualty is on Russia.

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Posted in: Finland to join NATO on Tuesday; Sweden still waiting See in context

Another Putin fail.

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Posted in: Trump indicted on criminal charges; appeals to supporters for legal defense funds See in context

I’d hope Bragg has an strong case - especially able to clearly establish the falsification of business documents is related to the election rather than to save his marriage. The latter is quite arguable, I think, and that would make it a misdemeanor not a felony.

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Posted in: Trump indicted on criminal charges; appeals to supporters for legal defense funds See in context

Not the indictment I’d like to have seen come first but no one is above the law.

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Posted in: New York plays waiting game over expected Trump indictment See in context

DeSantis, “I don’t know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over some type of alleged affair. I just, I can’t speak to that."

Trump "Ron DeSanctimonious will probably find out about FALSE ACCUSATIONS & FAKE STORIES sometime in the future, as he gets older, wiser and better known, when he's unfairly and illegally attacked by a woman, even classmates that are 'underage' (or possibly a man!),"

DR jr Pure weakness. Now we know why he was silent all weekend. He's totally owned by Karl Rove, Paul Ryan & his billionaire donors. 100% Controlled Opposition.

This is getting fun!

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Posted in: International court issues war crimes warrant for Putin See in context

Of course Putin will never see the inside of a court room. A Tokarev retirement courtesy of the siloviki would be more likely.

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Posted in: U.S. resumes drone flights over Black Sea after Russia intercept See in context

An RQ-4 Global Hawk flew a mission to the region on Friday,

With a flight of F-35 just outside radar detection range I hope

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Posted in: Wagner chief says Russian position at Bakhmut at risk without promised ammunition See in context

"For now, we are trying to figure out the reason: is it just ordinary bureaucracy or a betrayal," 

More of the ongoing rivalry between Russian military establishment and the Prigo’s PMC. He wants to be a power centre in the corrupt regime

Illustrates really well that Bakhmut is firstly about showing a “win” that Prigo can take credit for. A win paid for by Russian cannon fodder. And any failure is due to betrayal from “traitorous” elements

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Posted in: 50,000 march across Australia's Harbour Bridge for WorldPride See in context

Hard to fathom how some folks really can’t (won’t) understand what pride is about. Purposely obtuse?

In the not too distant past being (not preferring) LGBT would likely mean living a life of closeted self-suppression, depression, risk of legal / criminal repression, moral opprobrium, and suicidal ideation (the way the previous poster would like it to remain?). We’ve come a long way.

Pride

is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a social group.

*Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements. “*

The ”normalization” some above can’t tolerate? Time to grow up

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Posted in: Taiwan bolstering military exchanges with U.S., Tsai says See in context

If Ukraine has taught us anything, when you have an aggressive authoritarian neighbor like Russia or China you can’t afford to count on their forbearance to survive.

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Posted in: U.S., Germany sending battle tanks to aid Ukraine war effort See in context

You know what else never ends? Rightists complaining about helping Ukrainians defend their freedom.

They still haven’t digested that Zelenskyy didn’t roll over for the corrupt “do us a favor” guy.

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Posted in: U.S., Germany sending battle tanks to aid Ukraine war effort See in context

The Germans underestimated the resolve and fortitude of the Russian people then and they do so again today.

And Russia underestimated the resolve and fortitude of the Ukrainian people. Putin thought they’d roll in and take the country. Over a thousand smoldering Russian tanks later…

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Posted in: U.S., Germany sending battle tanks to aid Ukraine war effort See in context

It’s a bit late in the day but welcome news nonetheless. More is needed and yesterday.

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Posted in: Ramstein summit fails to agree on Leopard tanks deal for Ukraine See in context

Gotta lol at these weak “has Ukraine won yet?” come backs.

It’s a promised Russian victory (you know that supposed conventional and nuclear superpower ) that’s been delayed. Putin ordered his forces to seize Ukraine and topple its government in a few days.

Now, a year later, what’s the situation? Ukraine (the not-superpower in this story) not only didn’t collapse but pushed Russia back. over a hundred thousand Russian soldiers have been eliminated. Russia’s become the number one supplier of (not that great) military equipment to Ukraine. Russian military incompetence and corruption has been brought to the fore. Russia’s hydrocarbon economy is circling down the drain toward unrecoverable ruin. Xi’s made Putie his b. And on and on.

That “special military operation” still “going to plan”?

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Posted in: Zelenskiy, visiting Kherson, vows to drive Russia from all of Ukraine See in context

Zelenskiy, visiting Kherson, vows to drive Russia from all of Ukraine

And power to you. It’s going to be a tough slog.

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