beschizza at January 31st, 2014 11:14 — #1
prestonsturges at January 31st, 2014 11:30 — #2
About 10 years ago you could get real bargains on WW2 surplus from the former eastern bloc, such as reconditioned mausers they'd captured from the nazis. Much of this material had been packed in grease for 50 years, and they were in the process of selling it off. Then Russia invaded Georgia, and everyone realized they'd better hang onto those old rifles.
rhenley at January 31st, 2014 13:50 — #3
An interesting debate on Democracy Now yesterday highlighted the polarized state of affairs that affects our understanding of the ongoing revolution:
Debate: Is Ukraine’s Opposition a Democratic Movement or a Force of Right-Wing Extremism?
knoxblox at January 31st, 2014 14:26 — #4
I remember when I stayed in Moldova/Ukraine for a few months, it was explained to me to the effect that the language situation was something similar to what Mexican border towns face when U.S. tourists come calling.
space_monkey at January 31st, 2014 17:06 — #5
Maybe they just need to balkanize. The west can join the EU and the east can throw in their lot with Russia. If they could only pull it off without the genocide, it seems like it would be an ideal solution.
beschizza at February 5th, 2014 11:14 — #6
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