Born and living in Finland. Pro: capitalism reined in by democratic socialism and Green ideology, truth, FOSS, EU federalism. Anti: communism, nazism, Russia in its current form, harmful parts of religion, lying. Hobbies: martial arts, music, gaming, being correct in SoMe.

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Russia didn’t pass a law saying than anyone could kill Ukrainians with hunting rifles.

Russia didn’t pass a law preventing their own citizens from receiving humanitarian aid from Ukraine.

Russia didn’t pass a law saying that any surrender to Ukraine is punishable by death.

Were these laws passed before or after Russia launched the war?

Also, do you have sources for these? I could find something that Ukrainians civilians were to be allowed to use personal weapons to kill Russian invaders, but nothing about the other two. The Azovstal defenders that were traded in to that Putin crony haven’t been sentenced to death at least…


German public support for continuing to help Ukraine despite rising energy prices has increased in the last months, from 70% in July to 74% in Sept

https://www.tag24.de/nachrichten/politik/deutschland/zdf-politbarometer-deutsche-in-dauerkrise-immer-unzufriedener-mit-regierung-2626856 – 1355 phone interviews if I understood this text correctly.





Rimming, obviously

Weed (that was a higher hurdle for me than you might imagine)

Played Undertale



Even if they did this, is this really a terror attack? Nobody was killed, and there was no direct risk to civilians, nor even indirect given how Nord Stream wasn’t operating anyway.

At this point it seems more probable that Russia did this using maintenance bots as a power assertion / false flag move. Circumstancial evidence: Russia is now claiming that the US did it.


Russia would only benefit from such an action as a way of sowing confusion and distrust, whereas USA would directly benefit from it. Also Russia controls the source of the gas, so this doesn’t seem like a thing they would need to do.

Also, Biden threatened to do exactly this in February 2022 if Russia chose to attack. https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/if-russia-invades-ukraine-there-will-be-no-nord-stream-2-biden-says-2022-02-07/

edit I apologize for spreading this misinformation. The gas pipeline was clearly destroyed by Russia.



Russia is not communist, btw. Nato is probably closer to being communist than Russia.


“But who’s got a better story than Brandon the Broken?”, the actor said, grinding his teeth and visibly grimacing at the horror of having the best 8 years of his career washed away in a month.

“Should we retake that?”, somebody asked after a brief stunned silence.

“Naah, it’s fine, let’s get the fuck out of here”, the director snapped angrily.



as Gandhi said, “worse than evil is justification of evil”.

I couldn’t find this quote, where’s it from?


It’s cute that some people think that we need to be manipulated to join NATO. Nope, we just need to look at the world map. Doesn’t matter one bit if NATO is the second most evil force in the world if the most evil force is right next to our doorstep, swinging their dicks at us.

edit I’ve been on the fence about this for the longest time, possibly as long as I’ve had political thoughts. But now Putin has made it clear for me at least: Nato and the USA are a net positive force on this world.

muchlateredit I’d like to point out that this doesn’t preclude others from being positive forces. I believe that China might very well also be a net positive force on this world perhaps more than the west, especially right now as they’re not massively involved in any wars. Russia on the other hand is definitely not.




“Wether it dating, sex, relationships or what we think about men farting all the time, we’ll tell you what’s REALLY on our minds, and no, we’re not ‘fine’ come join and start the discussion!” – are you kidding me or are you also trolling?


Bumped into this awesome horror/parody show from 2004 and thought I should share
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Well that’s neat editorializing there. I said “might have stolen … over the last several decades”. And you molded that into claiming that I’m implying “definitely 100% for sure in 2022 stole everything we have those miserable thiefs”.

You even admitted that the Western competitors are still scrambling to bring products to market.

If people sometimes wonder why we westerners don’t like to talk about the good things China does, one of the reasons might be that every time we do that, pro-China people start jeering: “lol, you even admitted that China did something right you fucking idiot”. Yes, I “admit” that somebody does something right when they do something right. What the fuck do you do? Do you first see who is doing the right thing, and if it’s your archenemy, you ignore it? That’s fucked, man.


Not exactly key tech, but this can be seen in robot vacuums. Roomba was the premium producer there for a long time, but currently their devices are rather mediocre compared to the latest models designed in China. And like the article mentions, 5G. Nokia and Ericsson were desperately trying to finish their models, but Huawei beat them so badly to the finish line that almost every current 5G connection in Europe is delivered by them.

Hopefully we can rise to the challenge by being better. Mourning over the possibility that the chinese might have stolen a lot of our designs over the last several decades is not going to help. The only thing that matters now is getting off our asses and doing as good work as we can.


“Oho!” said the pot to the kettle; “You are dirty and ugly and black! Sure no one would think you were metal, Except when you’re given a crack.”

“Not so! not so!” kettle said to the pot; “'Tis your own dirty image you see; For I am so clean – without blemish or blot – That your blackness is mirrored in me.”


I believe uBlock Origin effectively blocks youtube ads. Also yt-dlp ignores them.

Too bad for the plebs who don’t know about these tools though.


This provides evidence that NATO was not the reason for the war.



Ah ok, well that explains why it’s suggested. It doesn’t explain the dissonance, but people are never and aren’t supposed to be 100% logical of course :)


Lemmygrad.ml is afaik a pro-russian instance, so it’s a bit weird when LGBTQ+ people would suggest being safe there – given how vehemently anti-LGBTQ Russia is. But could be that the Ukraine war is somehow muddling the waters and I’m not seeing them correctly.