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Thu Feb 24, 2022, 03:56 PM

It's the BBC or nothing for me. I am done with the talking heads. I was up most of the night

last night as the Russian madman made his first moves and at 6 a.m. I tuned into Morning Joe to watch Mika read the news as if she understood it and Joe yell because that seems to be all Joe knows how to do. The kicker, however, was to listen to Willie Geist ( the cute former sports talking head, and Mike Barnacle, the Boston Globe columnist who resigned because of a couple of plagiarism "slip ups" talk about a war that they are totally unqualified to talk about.

The Russian madman has nukes and, being someone who grew up in the 50's who knows what it feels like to hear a siren and get under a desk, I won't watch these people make a joke of all of this.

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Reply It's the BBC or nothing for me. I am done with the talking heads. I was up most of the night (Original post)
Raven Feb 2022 OP
onecaliberal Feb 2022 #1
pwb Feb 2022 #2
Skittles Feb 2022 #3
msongs Feb 2022 #4
NightWatcher Feb 2022 #5
Raven Feb 2022 #6
NightWatcher Feb 2022 #11
crickets Feb 2022 #13
blm Feb 2022 #7
abqtommy Feb 2022 #8
yorkster Feb 2022 #9
haele Feb 2022 #10
Raven Feb 2022 #14
Duppers Feb 2022 #15
Grasswire2 Feb 2022 #12

Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 03:58 PM

1. Same.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:01 PM

2. Welcome. There are more than you know

who think Questions and thoughts are not news.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:01 PM

3. I hear you Raven

I think of my mum as a child in England, choking in a gas mask (she had asthma) under her school desk while bombs dropped.....watching these cavalier discussions makes me sick.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:01 PM

4. on youtube there is sky news, france 24 news. bbc needs registration to view here nt

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:03 PM

5. Did you see this am when they had Amb McFaul right after a kremlin spox?

He ripped them for the whole "two sides" to every story. He asked if they wouldn't had a nazi on in '39.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:04 PM

6. damn! I missed that.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 05:31 PM

13. Wow! Good for Amb. McFaul. Thanks for that, NightWatcher. nt

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:06 PM

7. Truth, Sister Raven.

😕

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:09 PM

8. I actually prefer The Guardian and Reuters over The BBC. I'm here in the U.S. and I

read all three every day. Haven't had to register for any of them yet although they do
work hard to harvest our valuable personal info.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:10 PM

9. Lawrence and Ali Velshi were both good

last night when everything was breaking, but yes, BBC World has been default setting today.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:24 PM

10. As a cold war vet myself - I'm not sure those nukes are operational.

It takes a lot of money and training to maintain ballistic missiles and operators. That's why the US decommissioned a lot of the earlier ones and you hear about people building homesteads in old, abandoned silos. And like us, the old Soviet Union's nuke program (now Russian Federation) has been under the eye of international observers and near peers for decades.
It's difficult to build new ICBM type nukes, especially with all the observation going on. Launch vehicles, maybe. Dirty suitcase bombs, definitely.

I've seen their naval fleet, most of it is still held together with 40 to 50 layers of paint, and their only carrier has been pretty much inoperable since soon after it came into commission. Tanks and planes are much easier to maintain than missile silos and ships.
I also don't think the Russian generals will allow him to do this.
Personally, I am less concerned about nukes than I am about his troops f'ing with the Chernobyl protective container and letting radiation spew all over Europe, Russia, and Western Asia.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 07:59 PM

14. Thank you for this post.

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Response to haele (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 08:30 PM

15. Great info. Thank you.

👍

One thing: Released radiation would blow back over Russia because prevailing "westerlies" blow west to east & therefore, back over Russia itself.


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Response to Raven (Original post)

Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:44 PM

12. I no longer watch any cable news.

With Rachel and Brian gone, and CNN dead to me, there's nothing left worth my time.

I'm my own news director now. Better informed, too.

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