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hildberht 6 points ago +6 / -0

They were told to get out. The Russians are taking Western assets in response to their assets being seized. Can't wait for a Russian official to set this straight.

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hildberht 1 point ago +1 / -0

I thought there were no deals? But to be fair this is the only way you can get to the big fish as per a RICO case which is what is happening here.

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hildberht 9 points ago +9 / -0

THEY FUCKING LOST!

HOW HARD IS THAT TO GRASP?

MEDIA ARE DEAD SET FUCKING MORONS.

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hildberht 1 point ago +1 / -0

Who gives a shit, sums the west up perfectly. Tokenism.

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hildberht 5 points ago +5 / -0

Same down in Oz. Parts of our media calling for restrictions due to people being sick. Of course they play the 'oh its cos people have not been circulating and therefore their immune systems are weaker than usual'.

The EU medical authority actually warned about vaccine fatigue, and down here nothing. Some people are onto their 4th boosters and at the same time get the flu jab. Its fucking madness, the immune system is robust but it can only take so many hits before it starts to tire.

I can tell you that down here they will never admit it freely, it will only be admitted when evidence comes out from elsewhere. I thought the VAIDS talk was a bit out there at first but now I am not so sure.

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hildberht 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had Covid, took a little longer than expected to get over it as I work from home so did not stop. But about 10 days. Took about another week to get back to normal.

Mates who have had the three jabs, had Covid and have now had the flu jab are all wondering why they are still struggling. You pound your immune system like that, its not going to work out well.

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hildberht 3 points ago +3 / -0

Everyone in my office is jabbed. I have not seen them for over 6 months as its a potential $100k fine for the employer so I stay at home and have nice, generally relaxing life.

Many are pissed that I played it better and don't have to come in but others are pissed because I am not jabbed and a 'danger' to them.

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hildberht 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well, maybe the dip shit realized that the justices are the ultimate deciders when it comes to law in the USA and that pissing them off is not a good way to get on side with them re the serious cases that are likely to start appearing soon.

The left is retarded.

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hildberht 3 points ago +3 / -0

Vlad let us down, surely a hypersonic missile could have ended the misery that is U2.

Then again why would he help us out.

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hildberht 2 points ago +2 / -0

Does not seem a big issue, as alternative supply available from Sweden. Just got to hope the winds blowing! That said I suspect the Swedes have a lot of hydro.

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hildberht 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep, I suspect most posting on political matters are being watched and unless you are an a grade IT person there is no point in trying to hide.

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hildberht 4 points ago +4 / -0

He is very good, uses satire and humor to expose the actions of the deep state and does it with short, sharp texts.

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hildberht 4 points ago +4 / -0

His guest has an interesting view on the white man. "If the white man aint free, I am definately not free'!

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hildberht 1 point ago +1 / -0

The former president and prime minister of Albania has accused the US ambassador in Tirana of “the most blatant and incredible” meddling in the Balkan nation’s affairs, including pressuring jud­ges, undermining support for Washington in the NATO member at a critical time in east European affairs.

Sali Berisha, 76, Albania’s first post-communist leader on and off between 1992 to 2013, said that Yuri Kim, US envoy to Tirana since January 2020, was “working diligently to help the government destroy the ­opposition”.

“She’s the person who’s done most to damage the US reputation in Albania in 30 years; I’m very sad about it as I’ve always had very good relations with the US, no problems of any kind,” he told The Australian.

The South Korean-born Ms Kim, 49, appointed by the Trump administration, conceded on social media last month that she had pressured Albanian judges to thwart Mr Berisha’s return to politics by regaining control of the opposition Democrat Party, which he founded in 1990.

“If ‘interference’ means encouraging judges to do their job, then YES,” she tweeted.

In February, Ms Kim urged ­Albanians not to vote for Mr ­Berisha’s candidates in local elections, a move that followed a ­series of appeals throughout 2021 to journalists, opposition party leaders and MPs to cease supporting Mr Berisha.

In May last year, Secretary of State Antony Blinken blocked Mr Berisha, a former ally of president George W. Bush, from entering the US, alleging “significant corruption”, evidence for which the US has not yet provided despite a series of requests by Republican congressman Lee Zeldin at the behest of New York’s Albanian community.

Ilir Kalemaj, a political scientist at the University of New York Tirana, said the US accusation “came out of the blue” and had fuelled the “first wave of American scepticism” among Democrat Party voters in a nation traditionally well disposed to the US.

A Change.org campaign titled “Ambassador Yuri Kim, Enough is Enough” – claiming she “continuously intimidated” the opposition and “sought to influence the judicial process” – has ­recently emerged, attracting more than 6800 signatures.

“She is the most political ­ambassador that the US has ever had in Albania, and probably also in Europe; she’s outspoken, doesn’t use diplomatic language, she’s biased in favour of Rama,” Mr Kalemaj told The Australian, referring to Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama.

The State Department didn’t respond to Mr Berisha’s allegations, although assistant secretary Karen Dodfried, visiting Albania late last month, said President Joe Biden had “full confidence” in Ms Kim. “Albania could not be luckier than to have her representing my country and working every day,” she said.

Harald Malmgren, a former US ambassador and defence policy expert who has advised four US presidents, said Albania was strategically more important to the US than its size might suggest.

“Recall the US quietly built one of its largest overseas military bases in Albania recently, it’s a large part of the US defence network, and inevitably someone or some people have to be persuaded or paid off to complete these ­facilities,” he told The Australian.

Friends of Mr Berisha told The Australian they couldn’t understand why the US was overlooking the corruption of the Rama government, in power since 2013, whose “autocratic leadership has turned his country into a hotbed of organised crime”, according to foreign policy journalist Peter Tase.

Since 2016 Albania has fallen 27 places to 110th out of 180 ­nations, according to Transparency International’s 2021 corruption index, and it had the fourth-highest rate of emigration of intellectuals in the world, ­according to an OECD report from the same year.

“She violates our and the US constitution by intervening in our courts, the media, the internal workings of the Democratic Party opposition, and she does everything to help the Rama government, which the US State ­Department itself has shown to be increasingly corrupt,” Mr Berisha said.

A least two former ministers, including one-time interior minister Sajmir Tahiri, in the Rama government are in jail on corruption or drug-smuggling charges.

The import of bananas into ­Albania, mainly from Colombia and Ecuador, has doubled over the past decade to a per capita level four times higher than France, according to customs data.

Police have seized tonnes of cocaine stuffed in banana shipments since 2016, local media ­reports reveal.

ADAM CREIGHTON

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hildberht 0 points ago +1 / -1

Is there a way to blow this up so I can actually read it?

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hildberht 2 points ago +2 / -0

Some are offended easily so just making sure any perceived bias is disclosed up front.

Agree re the Saker but there is some nonsense from the other contributors. I am no fan of the West today and its double standards but the former Soviet Union was hardly a beacon of freedom and they seem to kind of over look that.

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hildberht 1 point ago +1 / -0

A simple question.

Do you think that the world governments will let an alternate currency they do not control exist?

They will either wipe it out, or as I suspect take it over. As such it is potentially worthless.

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hildberht 3 points ago +3 / -0

In Australia we had artificial shortages. Our Chinese residents, would buy it up in bulk and ship it to China and make big profits. Lots of Chinese do not trust their baby formula as at one stage it had plastic in it.

Not such a problem now as there are not many chinese students. But we had security guards trying to stop them cleaning the shelves out.

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