Mr Fixit

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  1. What would you say those problems are, narratively speaking? Meereenese Knot gets mentioned a lot, but I can't imagine that it's the only thing giving George serious headaches.
  2. I forget, where did that last chemical attack take place? Tonkin something... nah, that's not it.
  3. Well... actually they didn't. (Don't construe this as me saying Russia isn't behind the Skripal murder attempt as they may well have been.)
  4. Indeed. I vote for immediate sanctions on the United States.
  5. Of course it is. When used by a prominent politician, talking about a serious political matter, especially given the current geopolitical climate, it absolutely is. Say Hitler, and Auschwitz, extermination policies, and genocidal total war instantly pop up as primary associations in public consciousness. I am really not clear on why you pretend otherwise. He's really not. There have been many, many dictators, autocrats and totalitarian leaders that we have to be careful to compare to Hitler as some kind of shorthand. Even going back to WW2 era, was Mussolini like Hitler? How about Franco? Petain or Quisling? Shall we talk about Saddam Hitler, Assad Hitler, and countless other little Hitlers (maybe current Saudi leadership wrt Yemen)? Pinochet Hitler, Salazar Hitler, Calero Hitler and Chamorro Hitler, and on and on and on. It's silly, counterproductive and ultimately meaningless.
  6. Of course it does. You know it, I know it, little Joe in the corner knows it. Johnson (and he's far from the first) wants to liken Putin to Hitler, and not only because of the whatever sport event we're talking about. That's not only hyperbolic in the extreme -- thankfully, Putin hasn't opened concentration camps and instituted racial policies yet -- but also very disrespectful toward real Nazi victims. I'm not talking just about 25+ millions Soviet citizens killed, but also about everyone else. How do you think Jewish survivors of the Holocaust feel every time some moron compares the current World Threat Number One(TM) to Hitler? I can think of at least four Hitlers in the last 15-20 years gracing the lurid self-congratulatory headlines of certain media outlets.
  7. You really want to go there? Interesting choice of arguing technique...
  8. Sure, and of all the possible things to say the guy chose to use Hitler. But not because he wants to compare Putin to Hitler, mind you. It's just handy to use that particular example, ya know. No ulterior motive, I swear.
  9. Has Corbyn killed your cat? In fact, has Corbyn killed all the cats of all the "liberal" lefties?
  10. Doesn't surprise me in the least. For all the gasping about Putin's RT, British and US mainstream media peddle the exact same kind of vomitable propaganda day in and day out. Not only where geopolitics is concerned, mind you, but on economic issues, inequality, and a whole bunch of related socio-economic topics. Imagine how low we've fallen when there's a massive frontal attack from all corners against an opposition leader whose main fault is his insistence on caution and evidence before committing to a course of action. McCarthyism indeed.
  11. Can't they be both?
  12. You must not have been here very long then. Everyone with an ounce of unorthodox thought is a Russian troll around here, didn't you know?
  13. Of course it's fake news. Have you read Herman's and Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent? It's what these guys do. Democratic establishment decided that the Russia angle is a great way to deflect attention from the real culprits for disastrous losses at federal, state, and local levels all across the country. They can't talk about policy substance that their base wants -- single payer, financial regulation, income inequality, etc. -- because donors wouldn't like it, so Dems have to gaslight and manipulate and shift attention to Russia! Russia! Russia! As if it's Russia's fault that 50% of US wage workers are at the poverty line, that number one cause of bankruptcy are medical bills, that student loan debt surpassed 1.3 trillion dollars, or that, economy aside, over 1,000 people are killed by police each year. If you want more on this, just read this well-documented article.
  14. I don't have the time for a thorough research, but just go ahead and type Russia or Russia Baltics in Google and see where it gets you. You will see close to ZERO neutral or positive news articles on whatever subject or issue. For example I found these headlines on the first 2 pages of Google News in the last month: Russia's Secret Weapon to Invade the Baltics and Crush NATO: Soldiers Falling from the Sky Russian activist: If Putin regains Ukraine, the Baltics are next US Special Forces deployed at Russian border to defend Baltic states ‘scared to death’ by Vladimir Putin U.S. Lending Support to Baltic States Fearing Russia Baltic states like Latvia are wary of where Trump’s overtures to Russia could lead Why Russia's military adventures worry Europe How Russia could sweep NATO from the Baltic Sea NATO: RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT INTERCEPTED 110 TIMES ABOVE BALTIC IN 2016 US stations troops in Baltic states facing 'threat' from Russia A NECESSARY RESPONSE TO RUSSIAN AGGRESSION IN THE BALTICS Yeah, I'd say propaganda is in full swing.
  15. Well, that's part of the game. Those who perpetuate mass hysteria count on the fact that many people won't read carefully enough or between the lines. And your damn right I don't trust liberal media. Or any mainstream media for that matter. Those guys can't really be trusted to cover a political or economic issue without bias.