American bullshit

American bullshit

How's Iowa?



Russian-speaking wits immediately found a rhyme to our title. This rhyme also applies to the state of the entire free-market economy, built on shadow financial fraud, accounting manipulations, speculative statistics and advertising propaganda. All this is called by the Russian people bullshit.

The failure of the Democratic Party’s primaries in Iowa quickly leaves the headlines, but has managed to spotlight the entire bullshit economy — the bullshit that immerses free-market America.

The Caucus party meeting system has long been out of date. The American constitutional republic itself is chronically outdated - the advanced political technology of the 1700s, and there are many problems there. The most acute of them is that the result is not determined by a majority of votes, but by delegates selected somewhere in closed party offices according to complex formulas.

The confusion in Iowa highlighted a much more serious American problem. In an article by David Dyen, editor of the prestigious Prospect Magazine, Bullshit economy, the mechanism of what cannot be translated other than bullshit is well illustrated.

“We've seen its elements everywhere,” writes Dien. - When MoviePass offers an unlimited number of hits for ten bucks a month; when the WeWork realtors, bloated by the exchange, supposedly providing a place for startups to work together, are covered after the simplest verification of their data, this is bullshit. First the farce of Juicero. Then the bullshit from Theranos. "

Prior to falling apart, Juicero entrepreneurs sawed off a $ 120 million investment in selling wi-fi juicers and fruit subscription for them, although squeezing juice by hand is much more convenient. Theranos has been able to raise $ 700 million in investment. Its market value was valued at $ 10 billion for promises of a blood test technology that almost took no blood.

All this - stories obvious failures. There is much more bullshit in the success stories. Uber is valued at $ 82 billion from a low-income taxi business, on which they never earned a dime. Apple does not pay taxes by manipulating tax codes of different countries; with the money spent on taxes, they buy their shares in order to inflate the income in the annual report; over the past 8 years, they have not released a single worthy product (although each new iPhone model is presented as a technological revolution); and nevertheless on the exchange they are valued at $ 319 billion, more recently - the most expensive corporation in the world. But how is it in Iowa?

Cut the dough democratically


The story of Shadow Corporation, which created an application that didn't work in Iowa, is a great example of bullshit. As usual, they undertook to sell technical solutions for a non-existent problem. The state of Iowa is small, the constituencies there are tiny in American terms. Even in Iowa's largest county, all settlements are located no more than 30 minutes from the county center, Algona. In a couple of hours, all the voting results of party meetings of 99 districts can be brought to the center by car.

However, there it was. The leadership of the Democratic Party in Iowa convinced "who needs it" that they need to "improve performance" and "computerize reporting." For some reason, the party decided that it should track and tabulate the results after calculating 15% of the votes and in real time not report the results, but the number of delegates obtained by complex calculations at the party’s congress. It is not clear why it was necessary to add another level of complexity using a computer application, when for a hundred years everything worked. But someone in the shadow company Shadow (“Shadow”) had to get $ 60 to develop an application that sends the results to the central headquarters.


Application problems: code errors, sends partial data, switches to manual calculation, not enough training. Photo Spectrum News

This is not to say that in America there are no high-quality political computer applications. The Koch Brothers Conservative Fund, which has been operating in the field for more than a quarter of a century, has created effective applications like BuyCott, which allow to determine the positions of candidates on issues of abortion, control over weaponsgay marriage and other issues important to conservative identity policies. But in the Democratic Party there is still a "cut of the dough."

It is known that no testing of the application has been conducted. There was no training. Many administrators began to transmit the results at the same time, and this overloaded the application, since all 1600 participants in the party meetings tried to immediately report. There were many other bugs.

It all started with the fact that a group of staff at Hillary Clinton’s headquarters acquired the necessary “blat” in the Democratic Party in 2016. They created the “nonprofit structure” ACRONYM, designed to end the dominance of Trump supporters and Russian hackers on the Internet. David Plaffe, who heads Obama’s headquarters, joined the board. He brought his boys and girls to start-ups, including Shadow. The ties he had gained during the election campaign opened the door for Trump's worried liberal donors from Hollywood and Wall Street.

The Democratic Party, which claims to be representative of “ordinary people,” is actually a party of Wall Street and the Big Technological Business.

Frightened donors were told stories about the need to defeat Trump's computer superiority. In preparing the article, I asked a common acquaintance to ask the main Internet guru, Trump Brad Parskale, what applications are used at their headquarters. In response, a short message came that they simply spend a lot of money on advertising on Facebook and other social networks. Investors and donors scared Russian hackers. The panic is so great that, as Li Fang from Intersept and Matt Tybby from Rolling Stone report, out of fear of Russian hackers, the application was not allowed to be included until the election itself.

As usual, the hand washes his hand. American-style believers in the ability of technology to solve any problems, and investors afraid of their own people gave money to “faithful people” for “technological solutions”. ACRONYM is engaged in "sawing" their money. Now ACRONYM claims to be just an investor in Shadow, without knowledge of their internal work. But last year, ACRONYM announced that it was “launching” Shadow to help Democrats “win” the Internet and “improve” the election campaign. ACRONYM CEO Tara McGowan is married to political strategist Pete Buttigic, who was awarded most of the delegates in Iowa.

It makes no sense to indulge in conspiracy theories when everything is in sight. This is the result of all-round doom, corruption, incompetence covered by self-confident statements, especially when labor-saving technological utopias are promised.

Bloomberg is a virus


Bullshit overwhelms the highest level of our economy. With the help of fraudulent advertising indicators and false sales figures, cash is pumped out through the dominant platforms of Facebook and Google. So many counterfeit products pass through Amazon that the US administration threatens to include the corporation in the list of “notorious markets” where they sell counterfeit brands. And this is the largest retail corporation today, which not only dominates the market, but for the first time in the history of capitalism itself strives to become a market.

America has not recovered from the 2008 financial meltdown, based on delusional claims that housing prices could rise indefinitely. The financial sector brings in half the corporate income in bullshit. Corporate success there is determined not by productive achievements for society, but by manipulating stock prices and air prices. Air trading is not mentioned here for the sake of words. Climate change is our reality. However, corporate managers and their lobbyists and politicians are pushing free-market recipes for carbon trading, which, in essence, are mercantilizing air, turning it into a product to make everyone pay them for what we breathe.

Bullshit is controlled by shareholders who are least interested in the existence of a business. Unlike workers, suppliers, consumers and local residents, investors are able to quickly sell their shares and go somewhere further, leaving all other interested parties at a loss. On the other hand, private equity funds are thriving, benefiting companies by skillfully using debt obligations and other methods of financial engineering, destroying companies they have not created along the way, destroying entire communities and cities dependent on these companies. The manager of such a company, Mitt Romney, visited us even as a presidential candidate, whose business the Republican Party comrades did not hesitate to call a vulture.

The free-market fundamentalism reigning in ideology calls for severe economy, cuts in social programs, pensions, holidays, kindergartens, schools, and workers' rights. The average man is scared that the state will print too much money that does not have collateral. A sovereign state is not a household; it has a treasury that can cover its expenses.

However, trillions of dollars in the form of computer bits are printed on the exchange. Money is made there from money without creating any additional value. And this empty money then penetrates the real economy, destroys it, raises the cost of living, creates a huge economic chasm, fraught with serious public disasters.


Photo by Kristen Hazzard / The Daily Beast / Getty

In recent decades, unprecedented money has come into American politics. In 2012, Obama and Romney raised one and a half billion dollars. In 2016, Hillary Clinton alone had one and a half billion in her arsenal. In 2020, Mike Bloomberg, who made $ 60 billion in bullshit, came into politics. After spending three terms with the mayor of New York, he turned the City of the Big Apple into a piggy bank of the world's kleptocracy. From all over the world, billions stolen and hidden from taxes flocked to real estate. Now, tens of thousands of housing units in New York, as in other metropolises, are empty, waiting for the next financial crisis, when everything will collapse and money will have nowhere to run but real estate.

Real estate has become the American last frontier. City dwellers, like once the Indians, are driven out of their quarters by gentrification, which is more like colonization. Wealthy people are driven out to middle-class areas. They drive out the middle class to the poor, while the poor are driven out into the streets. There are over 70 thousand homeless people in New York, of which 25 thousand are children.

Bloomberg gives out one billion a year to “charity,” buying politicians, union bosses, sheriffs, city mayors, members of Congress and local legislative assemblies. He has invested billions in politics on projects to limit smoking, the sale of weapons, carbonated drinks, and a host of others.

Bullshit conquers evil. Bloomberg takes over the political and media space like a virus.


The year before last, I bought Timberland boots at a sports store. They stood in the closet for about a year and a half, before the other day I was going to put them on. After an hour and a half walk in the park, their soles fell apart. Friends urged me to go to the store, write to the company, but I waved my hand at the money thrown away. I don’t believe them anymore.


My friend from St. Petersburg writes: “I showed a photo to a peasant from work, who levy about it on Nevsky back in the 80s. He could not pick up the jaw from the floor. Says I killed his America ... "Photo by author


When bullshit is another failure, it deprives people of faith in the basics of commerce, in what we get for what we pay for, in the fact that businesses work with honest intentions to provide quality service. Bullshit in politics destroys people's faith in the system, and without the trust of people, states collapse, despite all their military and police power.

New York, February 2020
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  1. NEXUS 16 February 2020 05: 47 New
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    When bullshit catches another failure, it robs people of faith in the basics of commerce

    I have said many times that the United States is the poorest country in the world. No US printing press makes the richest state in the world. A simple US citizen, without a credit card in his country, in fact, can not do anything. A priori every citizen of this country should have a credit history (doesn’t resemble anything?). And credit is bondage and slavery.
    1. Aerodrome 16 February 2020 05: 54 New
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      Bullshit in politics destroys people's faith in the system, and without the trust of people, states collapse, despite all their military and police power.
      the thought is deep.
    2. l7yzo 16 February 2020 06: 22 New
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      It depends on what counts as values. So you say they have everything on credit? And if we didn’t have a legacy of advice and a loan of 90, we would all be in mortgages / loans too. The vector, in principle, is now quite obvious. That the tower is expensive for the current and so that the rich or gifted current can afford it. (reduced by 3 times the number of universities to about 800). And the price tag is from 40 thousand per semester to 200 thousand. And the cost of apartments from the cancellation is 214 fz. rose in price by 15-20%. But like, they reduced the percentage of mortgages). For example, housing affordability in the United States is higher than the Russian Federation.

      As for the credit history - this is for you to China - there is already a social history. And to be honest - what is a slave ?? And what is a laborer ?? Read the definitions - very interested)

      And yet - why so many people want to get US citizenship?
      1. NEXUS 16 February 2020 06: 26 New
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        Quote: l7yzo
        It depends on what counts as values.

        It may sound strange to you, but value is not money, much less dollars. Gold, money, silver, loans, banks, etc. are just a means of getting or taking something. To life values, this all has nothing to do with the word at all.
        As for the definition of the concepts of "slave" and "laborer" ... American society seems to be built on one unshakable postulate-freedom. Answer me the question, how does the concept of freedom generally exist in a concentration camp called the USA?
        1. l7yzo 16 February 2020 13: 12 New
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          Well, I'm even afraid to convince you. I’ll take a look at the master of words and phraseological units. And about my values ​​- you could just ask, otherwise they didn’t dry up, but what if you missed your values? They offended a person, and it turns out in vain. Not good as it turned out.
        2. Berber 17 February 2020 16: 16 New
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          Freedom in the USA is an opportunity to be yourself, that is, "cattle." Everything is measured by needs, and at the core of Maslow's needs is to eat and multiply.
      2. mat-vey 16 February 2020 06: 35 New
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        “And if we don’t have a legacy of advice” - but now we have exactly the same capitalism, only our effective ones are also blunted and snickering just because of the inherited fat heritage of the USSR.
        1. mark2 16 February 2020 07: 49 New
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          Good morning.
          How is the belt? Didn’t you forget to tighten? You have training today at the training center. Judging how early the commentary appeared, do you still analyze the legacy of advice to China at night?
          And the taiga will soon begin to burn again, and you are not ready to extinguish.
          1. mat-vey 16 February 2020 07: 52 New
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            Judging how early the commentary appeared, do you still analyze the legacy of advice to China at night?

            And someone assured that he lives in "this country" ... In the course about time zones and the size of the Russian Federation? That the trolls really didn’t go right ...
            1. mark2 16 February 2020 07: 57 New
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              So I am about the same. You can always refer to the belt.
              1. mat-vey 16 February 2020 08: 01 New
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                You read Shakespeare Mr. Primitive and touchy troll? What did he say in the 19th sonnet?
                1. mark2 16 February 2020 08: 08 New
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                  We are given methods to the trolls about Shakespeare not written there. Know not supposed.
                  And I think I need to greet a person with a night shift. Either the forest fell or that sorted. But everything in China served accurately.
                  1. mat-vey 16 February 2020 08: 36 New
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                    So, Mr. Troll - "In the 19th sonnet, Shakespeare said - take a walk Vasya" .. Start with yourself - expand your horizons at least a little.
                2. Nikolai Korovin 16 February 2020 14: 34 New
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                  It is known that Shakespeare in the 19th sonnet said: "Take a walk, Vasya."
      3. Andrey VOV 16 February 2020 07: 03 New
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        In your opinion, it is better that again tens, or even hundreds of thousands of deceived people who have formed a construction site, are left without money and without housing, and all according to the law
        1. l7yzo 16 February 2020 13: 15 New
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          Why, there is a project to monitor and control housing. It is based on public services. There is direct control. After all, it was possible to make the same fund as for tour companies. That they are dumped on insurance against long-term construction. This would add well 1-2% of the cost. After all, it’s just that you don’t have to dig deep, so to speak. Everything ingenious is simple.
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      5. Vadim_2 16 February 2020 12: 15 New
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        How many people in Russia want to get US citizenship besides you?
    3. maidan.izrailovich 16 February 2020 06: 38 New
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      I have said many times that the US ....

      All true. good
      And if you shorten what you said, it will turn out: The USA is the largest scam in the history of mankind. fellow
      1. mat-vey 16 February 2020 06: 58 New
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        All scams of this scam turn into war ..
      2. Blackmokona 16 February 2020 08: 41 New
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        That USA does not exist, all this is a scam. Hitler probably also thought so when he declared the USA war, and then how they trampled upon the incredible mountains of weapons from this scam housekeeper wassat
        1. EvilLion 17 February 2020 08: 53 New
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          This was 80 years ago, when there were no questions about US production capacity.
          1. Blackmokona 17 February 2020 09: 44 New
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            There were, and now is full of fans to count production capacities for the production of tanks. And before the WWII, the United States had fewer tanks than the Bulgarians.
            In 2018, the US industry issued $ 3877 billion worth of products.
            It is industry, there are no financial and other sectors there.
            Processors, turbines, airliners and a huge bunch of other high-tech products that diverge around the world.
    4. Engineer Schukin 16 February 2020 08: 08 New
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      You are so good at life in the USA. And how often have you been there and where did you live?
    5. Arlen 16 February 2020 08: 36 New
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      Recently I came across a book by the French economist Tom Picketti, devoted to economic inequality in the West, starting in the 1700s.
      The book is full of opposites. The author unobtrusively suggests that readers reject Karl Marx’s “Capital”, and equates capital and wealth. In general, the idea of ​​revising the very essence of classical economy and production prevails in the West. West is trying change economics in theory for another attack on progressive humanity.
      1. Octopus 16 February 2020 09: 39 New
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        Quote: Arlen
        French economist Tom Picketty

        Quote: Arlen
        for another attack on progressive humanity

        Well, actually this Piketty is the very thing that progressive humanity is. They have a nest of fighters against capitalism at the University of Paris. Pol Pot interned there at one time.


        What is much worse, a kind of fruit was kept even in the MIT. And then we wonder why the richest Silicon Valley - some Maoists through one.
        1. Arlen 16 February 2020 09: 42 New
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          Well, actually this Piketty is the very thing that progressive humanity is.

          By his reflections, he is more like a kind of crossing of liberal thought with Trotskyism. hi
          1. Octopus 16 February 2020 11: 06 New
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            Quote: Arlen
            a kind of crossing of liberal thought with Trotskyism

            For today's progressive humanity - the most fat.
            1. mat-vey 16 February 2020 11: 46 New
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              Well, the essence of things is usually better after a 14-hour working day or sitting in the trenches under fire, and before that we have not survived.
      2. l7yzo 16 February 2020 13: 25 New
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        I think you will be interested in the world before the Titanic and after. That it killed industrialists who were for a constant email. and its use in everyday life for cars and other. In general, then one great power removed another, a redivision of the world happened, so to speak. If there weren’t the Titanic, then probably there wouldn’t be World War II either. But after - the world became hydrocarbon and with the ensuing consequences.
        And in general, you can start with Aristotelian social engineering. This is just about trolls and why the media are needed.
        1. goose 17 February 2020 09: 49 New
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          Quote: l7yzo
          for constant email

          DC devices are evil, however, 50 Hz is the same evil, although less so.
          You all the copper of the world is not enough for thick wires for direct current.
          What about frequency converters? To rectify the current received from the turbines is a huge loss.
          It was necessary back in the 70s to transfer power to a frequency of 400 Hz.
          1. l7yzo 17 February 2020 10: 19 New
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            This is if you look at the issue at an angle from the oil industry, this is their pipe creed pull)). And if at an angle el. then for example the earth is a large capacitor. In terms of lightning seen ?? So e-mail can be obtained at any desired place and in the volume needed.
            This does not concern the theory of ether and other theories. Their type is still considered from the realm of fiction, although for example a couple of hundred years ago no one would have understood a tablet what a marvelous device or for example an ordinary radio.
            1. Sanichsan 19 February 2020 15: 03 New
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              So e-mail can be obtained at any desired place and in the volume needed.

              Hey Hey hey! Well, the measure you need to know when you fantasize! wink
    6. Range 16 February 2020 10: 34 New
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      NEXUS, now you all the site’s bullshit will be minuscule in full. This is the usual practice of any riffraff on this portal.
    7. Sanichsan 19 February 2020 14: 54 New
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      I wonder who put 24 minus? I do not observe counterarguments under your post. request who are these people?
  2. Free wind 16 February 2020 06: 03 New
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    Oh, what a pity !!! Oh, I feel sorry for the poor, miserable Americans. Maybe send them this one, well, which is sun-faced. He will surely correct and raise everything there.
    1. Pessimist22 16 February 2020 07: 00 New
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      I’ve been observing America’s funeral on the site since I was 11, I still remember M. Leontyev’s article “The dollar has a few months to walk” in February 9, he’s now an adviser to the president, like the dollar and America are still alive smile
      1. bessmertniy 16 February 2020 08: 29 New
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        Yes, if Una made them president, they would understand that for them it is better than Juche than capitalism! wassat
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        Quote: Pessimist22
        I remember the article by M. Leontyev "The dollar has only a few months to walk" in February 9, he is now an adviser to the president, like, but the dollar and America are still alive

        The fact is that in the USA they did not read this article, therefore they did not know that they were kirdyk. Therefore, they still live.
        1. EvilLion 17 February 2020 08: 55 New
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          Even dill will not fall apart in a few years, and the United States is still more tenacious, and there they periodically grab their heads and begin to really fix something.
      3. Sanichsan 19 February 2020 15: 05 New
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        Quote: Pessimist22
        I’ve been observing America’s funeral on the site since I was 11, I still remember M. Leontyev’s article “The dollar has a few months to walk” in February 9, he’s now an adviser to the president, like the dollar and America are still alive

        and you also believed in the inviolability of the USSR? wink
  3. apro 16 February 2020 06: 11 New
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    Well ... what ... when is the funeral?
    Or is it so for the rating?
  4. Gardamir 16 February 2020 06: 17 New
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    It's funny to destroy the Union we were told fairy tales about the market will destroy everything.
    By the way, many do not even know that South Korea has risen due to five-year plans and tight planning from 1960 to 1997. As they stopped planning, so again they have crises.
    1. mat-vey 16 February 2020 06: 31 New
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      Merkankans were not sickly in South Korea, just as money was poured into Japan.
      1. bessmertniy 16 February 2020 08: 31 New
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        But in Vietnam, there was not enough money to dump. So they had to get out of there in their rotting. wink
        1. Blackmokona 16 February 2020 08: 43 New
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          And now capitalism, and not socialism, is already returning in Vietnam. And it’s not clear why they fought at all.
          1. mat-vey 16 February 2020 09: 14 New
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            And it’s not clear why they fought at all.

            Each time has its own interests.
        2. EvilLion 17 February 2020 08: 56 New
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          And why pour money into it?
      2. Gardamir 16 February 2020 09: 15 New
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        Merkankans were not sickly in South Korea, just as money was poured into Japan.
        This is the essence of the so-called market. The Americans earned money from the war, lent Europe, Japan, Korea and live in a rentier country. And to us, all the Gorbachev-80s told tales about the market.
    2. Arlen 16 February 2020 08: 39 New
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      By the way, many do not know that South Korea has risen due to five-year plans and tight planning.

      So the USSR in the prewar and postwar years due to the Stalin five-year plans and planning raised the country to an unprecedented economic and industrial height!
  5. Vasily Ponomarev 16 February 2020 06: 40 New
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    again, the great Russian economists say what a bad economy in America is, it reminds me of the former mayor of Khabarovsk
    1. Andrey VOV 16 February 2020 07: 02 New
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      Did you look carefully? The material is written by the Americans, this is a reprint and the author has nothing to do with Russia, well, except that its roots are from here
      1. mr.ZinGer 16 February 2020 08: 13 New
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        And to make it clearer for us, the word "bullshit" is inserted, for clarity it won’t understand otherwise.
      2. SHURUM -BURUM 16 February 2020 09: 50 New
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        Have you watched carefully? the material is written by Americans, this is a reprint
        Flickering in the article, the modern term "Saw" is applied to Americans by mistake.
        In relation to Russia, the “cut” transaction implies mockery of state funds that gracefully fall on the heads of sawflies. I believe that in U.S.A. hey, you don’t really drank funds. But to cut the money of players (speculators) who risked to spend money for the sake of enrichment - there it is a legitimate business. So what, that often this is another bubble? Do not want to - do not play. And they write, those who have visited America that ordinary Americans believe in advertising no less than their mom and dad. But it kills me morally when in our economy, with the filing of high faces, performers mastering state budget, more and more often at the government level they are called Players of such and such a market, such and such ... It got to the point that our leaders began, for example, to call management companies Players of the housing and communal services market. Which players? These are responsible people who are set to maintain order in social and other spheres and endowed with certain state funds for this. And if the so-called players (let them steer, let them play) in order to hit the jackpot or lose, and this happens in connection with numerous disclosures, then what difference does it make if he is a player, a drug addict or a drunk - the result will be the same - he will take everything from the apartment and sell it for next to nothing. So, in America, I think, in fact, there is more order (we do not take speculators into account))).
        1. Lopatov 16 February 2020 11: 30 New
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          I believe that in U.S.A. hey, you don’t really drank funds.

          laughing laughing laughing
          On the contrary.
          Our sawmakers to American, as to Beijing in reverse ....
          You are on a military site .... And such rings break off ...
          laughing laughing laughing
          1. your1970 17 February 2020 18: 50 New
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            Quote: Spade
            Quote: SHURUM -BURUM
            I believe that in ss hey gosstva not very much and drank.

            laughing laughing laughing
            On the contrary.
            Our sawmakers to American, as to Beijing in reverse ....
            You are on a military site .... And such rings break off ...
            laughing laughing laughing

            The Pentagon can not submit any documents (no at all !!!) for $ 2 trillion ...
            "-And we don’t know where the documents are ... and in general, we are the military, not the accountant .... think a trillion lost ...."

            But the story with the Anti-Corruption Commission poked me more ....
            They transferred furniture inside one building, without transferring networks and other communications - they just stupidly dragged furniture from floor to floor - spent 3,7 млн bucks ... and when the scandal broke out and disassembly began, it turned out that the cost of this transfer is approximately ......16 bucks
  6. Octopus 16 February 2020 06: 55 New
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    How interesting.

    Again the joyless faces of ordinary New Yorkers. Again, which is characteristic, new Comrade Zorins are fighting capitalism with the right to repatriation.

    However, this comrade Zorin, it seems, also refills his nostril. Eka throws him from focuses on Apple and back.

    I should tell him about the Far Eastern hectare. The topic itself.
    1. Krasnodar 16 February 2020 07: 17 New
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      The bloated American economy, backed by the Fed's printing press, is living out its last days before the collapse of the rotting capitalist system. Workers in the United States, enslaved by the local Wall Street financial sharks, stand in line for free soup at the North Korean Embassy. The dealers of the financial exchange in chic limousines, who had long ago bought mansions in the elite areas of Pyongyang, pass by them with a satisfied smirk.
      1. sharp-lad 16 February 2020 22: 15 New
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        Change North Korea to China, Pyongyang to Beijing and, it will be true. hi
        1. Krasnodar 16 February 2020 22: 25 New
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          To Switzerland and to Geneva. hi And even that ... more Swiss with a beautiful pension are rushing to cheaper States than Amers to a boring and expensive German-speaking country. )))
        2. Octopus 17 February 2020 01: 19 New
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          Quote: sharp-lad
          North Korea to China, Pyongyang to Beijing

          Firstly, now in China there is such capitalism as the United States has not seen since Herbert Hoover.
          Secondly, in fact, just the Chinese like to buy apartments in Miami, and not vice versa. Starting from a certain level of income and education, a one-party system with executions and censorship sharply loses in attractiveness.
  7. Vasily Ponomarev 16 February 2020 07: 02 New
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    Quote: apro
    Well ... what ... when is the funeral?
    Or is it so for the rating?

    Well, for what else, Russian propaganda has already sunk to such a bottom that for it all means are already good, except for a grin and a little shame for the people there is nothing left
    1. Sanichsan 19 February 2020 15: 15 New
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      Quote: Vasily Ponomarev
      Well, for what else, Russian propaganda has already sunk to such a bottom that for it all means are already good

      after the bulk clip talk about mediocre propaganda? belay laughing
      however ... a loud statement! laughing
  8. Lamata 16 February 2020 07: 09 New
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    and what is much better in the Russian Federation, the direct dependence on the sale of raw materials with real estate is the same.
    1. Sanichsan 19 February 2020 15: 16 New
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      Quote: Lamata
      and what is much better in the Russian Federation

      Well, unlike the United States, corruption is still not legalized, so it’s much better wink
  9. Krasnodar 16 February 2020 07: 10 New
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    We are waiting for the inevitable collapse of the dollar!
    1. l7yzo 16 February 2020 13: 30 New
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      And here by the way about crash. There is a lot of debt. There are two ways to write it off - to discount it, i.e. depreciate the dollar and thus write off debt (Fed crucify)) or war. For me it’s better to depreciate the dollar. The paper will endure everything)
      1. Krasnodar 16 February 2020 13: 50 New
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        Well I say - soon collapse!
      2. Sanichsan 19 February 2020 15: 17 New
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        Quote: l7yzo
        For me it’s better to depreciate the dollar. The paper will endure everything)

        depreciation of the dollar = collapse of the global economy = redistribution of spheres of influence = war. so don’t screw it all ...
    2. spirit 18 February 2020 08: 41 New
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      Here, that's why I'm buying rotten bucks now)
      1. Krasnodar 18 February 2020 09: 16 New
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        Doing it right)).
  10. Olgovich 16 February 2020 07: 57 New
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    The year before last, I bought Timberland boots at a sports store. They stood in the closet for about a year and a half, before the other day I was going to put them on. After an hour and a half walk in the park, their soles fell apart.

    The same nonsense, only the shoes were bought in Germany: the sole turned out to be made of thick viscous plasticine, it hesitated on the asphalt one exit...
    1. Avior 16 February 2020 08: 34 New
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      I always thought that low-quality goods should be returned to the store, this disciplines both the manufacturer and the store itself.
      1. Olgovich 16 February 2020 09: 00 New
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        Quote: Avior
        I always thought that low-quality goods should be returned to the store, this disciplines both the manufacturer and the store itself.

        This is yes.

        But I was already in a completely different country ....
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        Quote: Avior
        I always thought that low-quality goods should be returned to the store, this disciplines both the manufacturer and the store itself.

        It's like that. Oddly enough, but this system works for us. But here's a note on one who returned the marriage there are hundreds of others who wave their hands and seem to throw money away again, and when you start to explain how you can return your money back, wave your hand, oh, nothing will come of it.
  11. Lamata 16 February 2020 08: 09 New
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    Not pro-Ameriovsk goods, but a trend. I bought trousers at the Kehl store (Taka network) in the Russian Federation, for a normal price, put it on 3 times, completely torn in a motorcycle. Then he bought a suit in the same store, put it on 7 times a year, matter poured from the lapel, as if they poured it with acid, the conclusion is that it is beautiful, sewing well and understands matter - matter is completely amno. German quality, heel in the chest pounded that of güermany.
  12. mr.ZinGer 16 February 2020 08: 10 New
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    The author you are bullshit. If you shit America, you shit. There are no bullshit around and no bullshit.
    1. Avior 16 February 2020 11: 05 New
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      It seems that some emigrants think that everything was frozen in their homeland and that those turns of speech and catchwords that were at the time of their departure were in use.
      But this, it seems, on the contrary, is something specifically special American-emigrant
      . important for conservative identity policies.

      You won’t understand right away whether it’s a mistake, or they speak Russian like that smile
      1. mr.ZinGer 16 February 2020 11: 13 New
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        Yes, the next article should be taken care of on a hairdryer.
  13. R-140 16 February 2020 08: 39 New
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    Quote: l7yzo
    And yet - why so many people want to get US citizenship?

    Yes, because traitors in all ages lacked in abundance.
    1. mat-vey 16 February 2020 08: 50 New
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      Something inspired:
      For some reason I often lose
      Having nothing in return
      What are the new benefits?
      Freedom will save paradise ...
    2. Erich 16 February 2020 08: 53 New
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      What is the betrayal? The man simply fanned and moved to the United States, did nothing wrong with Russia, took his money (earned) and left. What is the problem?
      1. Krasnodar 16 February 2020 10: 55 New
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        That not everyone is given a visa laughing
        1. Erich 16 February 2020 11: 12 New
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          And that’s true)) The hint is understood))
    3. Lamata 16 February 2020 13: 03 New
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      and most importantly, with citizenship in the corridors of power.
  14. sergo1914 16 February 2020 09: 01 New
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    Michael Dorfman? Dagestan or what?
    But I have supported the US economy. I ordered my daughter a t-shirt. With expedited ($ 3,34) delivery.


    Minus.
    1. Avior 16 February 2020 11: 00 New
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      Does the daughter wear?
      1. Krasnodar 16 February 2020 12: 28 New
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        laughing
        Judging by the inscription on the shirt - does she have a choice?
      2. sergo1914 16 February 2020 14: 14 New
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        Not come yet
    2. 3x3zsave 16 February 2020 23: 50 New
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      Awesome !!! good
      Meanwhile, no one told you that "silence" happens in a female cut?
  15. Sergey Averchenkov 16 February 2020 09: 40 New
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    And let's live ... I plowed my whole life - how can I save what I have earned? Ahead is weakness, I already feel it. But inflation is an integral part of capitalism ... I longingly recall the USSR and the Soviet ruble.
    1. SHURUM -BURUM 16 February 2020 10: 57 New
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      Inflation in the broadest comprehensive sense is the inevitable result of work done by semi-professionals with high self-esteem. After reading recipes in our special economic zone, we quickly decided, decided within a month and started producing (wow!) Parmesan, forgetting that Parmesan is primarily a long-term experience and tradition. What we see in the store is local parmesan bottled by chemist-accelerated technology. Brrrrrr. That's the same with inflation.
      1. Lamata 16 February 2020 13: 05 New
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        So take this parmesan or what?
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          Quote: Lamata
          So take this parmesan or what?

          Why not take it? The main thing is not to appoint too low a price, otherwise they won’t believe it. Is it written on it that it was made at a chemical factory? But then the Parmesan brand itself is cool, untwisted in full.
    2. spirit 18 February 2020 08: 42 New
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      Put in blue chips of American companies hi
  16. parusnik 16 February 2020 11: 59 New
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    When the commemoration of bullshit will be, invite a hundred ... It is all over the world ...
  17. ccsr 16 February 2020 13: 16 New
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    One such article, even assuming that the author is exaggerating, gives a good idea of ​​the modern economic life of the United States. Looking at this, you involuntarily think not so much about the global collapse, but about where everyone will run if their financial empire collapses, and how we can survive after the influx of emigrants, they had a great depression like the 30s.
    Thanks to the author for a detailed analysis of the situation, we are waiting for other equally interesting materials.
  18. honest people 16 February 2020 14: 50 New
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    When bullshit catches another failure, it robs people of faith in the basics of commerce

    I have said many times that the United States is the poorest country in the world. No US printing press makes the richest state in the world. A simple US citizen, without a credit card in his country, in fact, can not do anything. A priori every citizen of this country should have a credit history (doesn’t resemble anything?). And credit is bondage and slavery.

    Get in the line of bullshit
  19. karabass 16 February 2020 18: 31 New
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    Eka you all-opened! One by one then against! And in the case of no one! Can I tell you?
    I have a colleague - I worked in the USA as a plumber for 5 and a half years! illegally, deported home to the Russian Federation
    She dreams of changing her name, getting a new passport. He says that if he would pay taxes, he would not be deported! And if he paid, he would live poorly.
    So everywhere it’s good where we are not! But in the USA there is a minimum wage (for citizens) below which it is UNLAWFUL to pay
    And aunt think why we don’t have it? (DO NOT SHAKE ABROAD)
    and think about where they relate better to their people In the United States or at US? Personally, I don’t need foreign policy achievements, just when I get my salary of 30 rubles a month, for some reason I feel very bad about my Motherland that day
    1. shinobi 16 February 2020 18: 55 New
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      First, try to live on 18000. Where in the outback.
    2. Uncle Vanya Susanin 16 February 2020 21: 02 New
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      According to the US tax data, they have almost 21 million people who have an income of less than 5 tons of dollars per year, which is less than your 30 tons of rubles per month hi
      1. Octopus 17 February 2020 01: 23 New
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        Quote: Uncle Vanya Susanin
        According to the US tax data, they have almost 21 million people who have an income of less than 5 tons of dollars per year, which is less than your 30 tons of rubles per month

        Disabled housewives? Because the welfare in the area of ​​dozens, EMNIP.
        1. Uncle Vanya Susanin 17 February 2020 20: 17 New
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          I don’t know if they work or not, here is the link https://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/netcomp.cgi?year=2018 there are all the numbers!
  20. shinobi 16 February 2020 18: 52 New
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    Tin. No, I suspected that the situation in the USA was a beautiful wrapper from Hollywood, but when an American Jew speaks about it, it becomes a little creepy.
  21. R-140 16 February 2020 19: 43 New
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    Quote: sergo1914
    Michael Dorfman? Dagestan or what?
    But I have supported the US economy. I ordered my daughter a t-shirt. With expedited ($ 3,34) delivery.


    Minus.

    And who told you that you supported the US economy? lol It is possible that China.
  22. R-140 16 February 2020 19: 50 New
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    Quote: karabass
    Eka you all-opened! One by one then against! And in the case of no one! Can I tell you?
    I have a colleague - I worked in the USA as a plumber for 5 and a half years! illegally, deported home to the Russian Federation
    She dreams of changing her name, getting a new passport. He says that if he would pay taxes, he would not be deported! And if he paid, he would live poorly.
    So everywhere it’s good where we are not! But in the USA there is a minimum wage (for citizens) below which it is UNLAWFUL to pay
    And aunt think why we don’t have it? (DO NOT SHAKE ABROAD)
    and think about where they relate better to their people In the United States or at US? Personally, I don’t need foreign policy achievements, just when I get my salary of 30 rubles a month, for some reason I feel very bad about my Motherland that day

    I get 20 tons and not what I live. And in any case, I’m not bad with my homeland. And if you think in your way it turns out you are corrupt. God forbid that happen pass us for a jar of jam and a box of cookies.
    1. Roman070280 17 February 2020 11: 40 New
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      I get 20 tons. and not what I live for. And in any case, I’m not bad with my homeland. And if you think in your way it turns out you are corrupt.


      Actually, it's the other way around .. In this situation, he is not corrupt, but you - “suffered” ..
      For if you live in the country, you work, you get a meager income, but it suits you personally - this is purely your own business .. You can give half your 20 to “Rodina” .. at least in the form of taxes and excise taxes, at least in the form of fines or payment of housing and communal services .. You can even eat bread and water .. and say - "and I don’t live what" .. And you can even wave flags and shout Hurray for the glory of such a Motherland ..
      But to call a person who wants to receive for his labors corrupt, it’s just some kind of wildness ..

      Well, in order to finally clarify the situation ..
      I get 20 tons and not what I live. And anyway not bad I relate to my homeland.

      Not bad - how much ?? And if you get paid 10, since you don’t complain anyway .. How will you relate to the Motherland after that ?? When the jar of jam will not be enough .. Worse, probably ??) So it turns out that you are also corrupt ??)
  23. Mikhail3 17 February 2020 09: 32 New
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    The financial sector brings in half the corporate income in bullshit.
    A man woke up under a fence ... Actually, in the world the money supply exceeded real assets 20 times 10 years ago. So not half, honey. Not half at all.
  24. Alex66 17 February 2020 12: 42 New
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    Friends urged me to go to the store, write to the company, but I waved my hand at the money thrown away. I don’t believe them anymore. Fuflonomics may be bad, but as long as it allows the United States to live at the expense of others, it will continue, you won’t buy shoes, others will buy, someone will do better, then they will set Gretta on him, sanctions will be announced, etc. What I want to say: the world is not developing correctly, but together with it, we entered the WTO, revived the exploitation of man by man, even we were ready to join NATO and we would develop bullshit if Obama stroked us over the head. I don’t know what our bourgeoisie didn’t share with theirs, although neither of them considers us to be people. And if so, you can produce bullshit and sell it to the natives.
  25. lamerkhav 18 February 2020 04: 50 New
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    "Like Iowa" and the well-known rhyme, about how it turns out, was composed by our dear and respected akyn Psya Korolenko, but I did not know. When I wrote, I thought, words of the people.
    Michael dorfman
  26. Campanella 18 February 2020 12: 48 New
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    The name is more suitable for the Russian economy, which, before the American bullshit, swim and swim
  27. 1970mk 18 February 2020 13: 29 New
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    OH CAN'T! Everywhere bullshit economics))) Just not in the Russian Federation .... with average salary which is unknown to anyone who gets in 45t.r.)))
  28. 11 Ivan Ivanov 18 February 2020 16: 41 New
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    It is a pity that we do not have our own Michael Dorfman
  29. Vasily Ponomarev 19 February 2020 15: 32 New
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    Quote: SanichSan
    Quote: Vasily Ponomarev
    Well, for what else, Russian propaganda has already sunk to such a bottom that for it all means are already good

    after the bulk clip talk about mediocre propaganda? belay laughing
    however ... a loud statement! laughing

    you even watched the video, who cares who tells you the facts, from this they do not cease to be facts
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    In absentia neighing from the name. The content is not fooled. Sumptuously good