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Calling Out the False Narrative on Russia
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Russian war games set stage for Biden and Putin's head-to-head | The Guardian |

An unexciting outcome - but not entirely lacking in substance. Such strategic stability dialogue has been patchy to nonexistent since the Russian seizure of Crimea in 2014, provoking fears of a conflict blowing up through miscalculation and distrust.

So obviously false by this journalist... putting blame on Russia where sole initiatief to make Russia a pariah state was by the Americans directly from White House and through "experts" of the Atlantic Council...

NATO Gen. Breedlove a complete whacko who led the attack on Russia ...

Trump's Revival of anti-EU Sentiment in Warsaw | July 6, 2017 |

My writings @ the Pond ...

Galeotti: The West's Paranoia About Putin | Dec. 2016 |

NATO and Soros Crossed Russia's Red Line in Europe | Jan. 2017 |

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Re: US to Decouple from China?
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Having communication wires that directly connect your banks, your power grid controllers, your stock markets, and your military computers to the computers of hackers in offshore countries seems sort of dumb, in retrospect.
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Reality check at Biden-Putin Summit ...
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Biden and Putin agree, 'nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought'

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US to Decouple from China?
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China: Stoltenberg and NATO aggression
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In story: June2021

Re: June2021 spacestations
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China set to send first [?] crew to new space station Thursday
The astronauts will be traveling in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship launched by a Long March-2F Y12 rocket set to blast off at 9:22 a.m. (0122 GMT) from the Jiuquan launch center in northwestern China.
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Beijing doesn't participate in the International Space Station, largely due to U.S. concerns over the Chinese space program's secrecy and its military connections. Despite that, foreign science missions and possibly foreign astronauts are expected to visit the Chinese station in the future, China Manned Space Agency Assistant Director Ji Qiming told reporters at Jiuquan.
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The mission is the third of 11 planned through next year to add the additional sections to the station and send up crews and supplies. The main living section of the station was launched in April while the other two modules will be primarily for scientific work.
Chinese astronauts ready for in-orbit space station construction, task details
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Re: June2021
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Re: 10 minutes trimmed off press questions
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Strategic dialogue... in 2008 Bucharest Summit the US threw Russia/Putin out of NATO non-member partnership ... halted the dialogue ! Each year of NATO expansion up to the Russian frontier, the US violated the agreements made with Soviet president Gorbachev.

Crossing Russian red lines ...

10 years after Bucharest
Why NATO should double-down on Georgian membership

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Human Rights in the United States
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04:38:25 Putin and Biden
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in order in which they appeared

Joe takes off his jacket to answer questions @ 3:35:34 when SANGER kicks of the presser with a Cold War proposition.


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Re: Group W v Group w, white, West, or woke?
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< wipes tears >
Not any more. The youngsters have stormed the castle and are rifling the goodies.

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Re: US Succeeded to Arrange Russia Summit
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US Succeeded to Arrange Russia Summit
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Passing low point ... restart basic diplomacy ... exchanging ambassadors ... we're talking to one another ... beyond Twitter and Instagram 😠 🇷🇺 🇺🇸

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Re: Geneva: Russia-US Meeting 90min Shorter
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Geneva: Russia-US Meeting 90min Shorter
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In story: June2021

June 2016
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Five years ago, June 2016:

Calm down. Trump won't be President - and Britain won't leave the EU - NewStatesman

The nightmare of a Trump presidency and a Brexit vote ain't gonna happen, says Ian Leslie.

You'd hope Mr Leslie has quit the prediction making business.

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Dictatorship Military Junta US Support
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Re: June2021 GRAPHIC WARNING
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Re: America Is a Throne of Lies Baby!
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APsplainin "a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States" named "Juneteenth National Independence Day" for federal employees.
The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday. It is expected to easily pass the House, which would send it to President Joe Biden for his signature.

Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were ["]free["]. Confederate soldiers surrendered in April 1865, but word didn't reach the last enslaved Black people until June 19, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to Galveston, Texas. That was also about two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the Southern Confederate states.
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The vast majority of states [BWAH!] recognize Juneteenth as a holiday or have an official observance of the day, and most states hold celebrations. Juneteenth is a paid holiday for state employees in Texass, New York, Virginia and Washington.

TheHillsplainin popular support for "Juneteenth National Independence Day" with Gallup polling familiarity with historical significance of ["]the end["] of slavery in Texass instead of the 13th amendment of the United States Constitution, 6 Dec 1865.
More Americans are in favor of making Juneteenth a national holiday than not, according to a new poll released by Gallup on Tuesday [15 June 2021].

According to the poll, nearly 35 percent of Americans believe that Juneteenth should become a federal holiday while only about 25 percent are against it. Forty percent of Americans are undecided on the matter.
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The poll was conducted May 18-23 among a random sample of 3,572 adults, aged 18 and older. It had a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

Texas Gov. Abbott signs anti-critical race theory bill, 16 June

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Re: Group W v Group w, white, West, or woke?
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Group W Bench is a reference to "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie.

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Re: Michael Gordon
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The human/chimp DNA difference figure is about 1.2%.

What Does It Mean to Be Human? -- Genetics Evidence

 

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Geneva Summit: Putin and US Ties
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Re: Lord Frost Not Quite Waving the White Flag
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Sausages? Don't they mean Emulsified High-Fat Offal Tubes?
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