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As always, Democratic President equals deficit cut in half if not surplus

JUST IN: President Biden and Democrats have cut the deficit by more than half — $571 billion — compared to prior years, according to new
@USCBO
data.



Repeat after me. And repeat it often.
@POTUS
and Democrats have cut the deficit by more than half.


The last 3 GOP Presidents have seen the deficit explode on their watch, the last 3 Dem Presidents have cut it. Clinton got us all the way to surplus.





https://twitter.com/SimonWDC/status/1501656120884187136?s=20&t=4F3_X96Val9cezMIkVluPg





https://twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/status/1501639597700300808?s=20&t=4F3_X96Val9cezMIkVluPg

'We told you so!' How the West didn't listen to the countries that know Russia best

VILNIUS — For years, Western Europeans have been dismissive of politicians from Poland and the Baltic countries whenever they sounded the alarm over the expansionist threat posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

They now realize they should have listened to countries with a far deeper knowledge of the Kremlin and a bitter historical memory of the violence that Moscow is willing to unleash to pursue its goals.

Instead, the Westerners followed a path of commercial and political appeasement of Putin, led by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which has now spectacularly backfired with the invasion of Ukraine, the bombardment of its cities and mass emigration. "The Western Europeans pooh-poohed and patronized us for these last 30 years,” said Radosław Sikorski, a former Polish foreign minister. “For years [they] were patronizing us about our attitude: ‘Oh, you know, you over-nervous, over-sensitive Central Europeans are prejudiced against Russia.'”

The Easterners say they ran into a brick wall when they made pleas for increased NATO deployments, drew attention to cyberattacks and called on Berlin not to let the EU be held hostage by giant pipelines pumping gas straight into Germany. The outspoken, pugnacious Sikorski, then defense minister, triggered outrage in thin-skinned diplomatic circles in 2006 when he dared compare the Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream gas pipeline project, which bypassed Poland, to the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of 1939 that divided Poland between the Nazis and Soviets.

https://www.politico.eu/article/western-europe-listen-to-the-baltic-countries-that-know-russia-best-ukraine-poland/

4 UK soldiers go AWOL to fight for Ukraine

Four British soldiers – including a teenage member of the Queen’s Guard – are feared to have gone AWOL to fight against Russian troops in Ukraine.

The 19-year-old Coldstream Guardsman, whose identity has been withheld for security reasons, reportedly wrote a goodbye letter to his parents and booked a one-way ticket to Poland over the weekend with the aim of crossing the border.

It has caused panic at the Ministry of Defence, with security chiefs urgently trying to intercept the teenager amid fears Vladimir Putin may try and claim Britain has entered the war if he is captured. Three other British soldiers are believed to have similarly gone absent without leave to fight, it has been reported

A source close to the teenager told The Sun he left his base at Windsor barracks and went to sign up for Ukraine’s International Legion of foreign volunteer fighters. He has since posted a photo of his boots on Snapchat, according to the newspaper.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/03/09/ukraine-four-uk-squaddies-feared-to-have-gone-awol-to-fight-russia-16242373/

Sky News Breakfast is showing on MSNBC

Sky News Australia is owned by Rupert Murdoch so I had togoogle the British Sky. It’s owned by a division of Comcast. Their Ukraine reporting is quite good, from what I’ve seen so far.

Americans need to stop boycotting Russian restaurants over here.

https://twitter.com/magi_jay/status/1501257726256635911?s=20&t=oVHjaijURHjRZNv8_J5vAQ

Russian restaurants in New York City are being hit by cancellations, social media campaigns and bad reviews online after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, despite most owners being openly antiwar and many coming from Ukraine.



Magdi Semrau
@magi_jay
So many in the Russian-American diaspora are here because they suffered either during Soviet or post-Soviet rule. Those who have emigrated from both Russia & Ukraine have overlapping social, religious, & cultural communities. Many Russian & Ukrainian Americans stand together.



Putin and his henchmen are the problem, not emigrants trying to make a living ; many of whom emigrated here to escape autocratic rule.

Trump told donors last night, US should put Chinese flags on our jets

and bomb the hell out of Russia.



https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/1500325620789743622?s=21


Trump mused to donors that we should take our F-22 planes, "put the Chinese flag on them and bomb the shit out" out of Russia. "And then we say, China did it, we didn't do, China did it, and then they start fighting with each other and we sit back and watch."

US and Poland currently working on a deal on MIGs for Ukraine

https://twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1500266223417892867?s=20&t=d0lt7nESy6_Gz5xMjXZyyQ


BREAKING:

Financial Times just confirmed that Poland and USA are still working on a deal that would see Poland donate its 28 MiG 29s to Ukraine and receive compensation from the U.S. in the form of used F-16s.

There is no time to spare! Do it tomorrow!

Over 300 attendees on Zelensky's call to the Senate( and House)

https://twitter.com/andrewdesiderio/status/1500136569663074307?s=21




https://twitter.com/andrewdesiderio/status/1500137910439403524?s=21



https://twitter.com/andrewdesiderio/status/1500140519653003264?s=21


The trucker convoy isn't going to DC today after all. What a joke!

https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1500131176178073605?s=21

Well, so much for the ceasefire

Russian troops are shooting and not allowing civilians to leave.

https://twitter.com/guardiannews/status/1500048571210547204?s=21



When the Russians were at war in Syria, they declared a ceasefire for humanitarian reasons and then mowed down all the civilians fleeing the city.

And here we go: https://twitter.com/fridaghitis/status/1500054677488119809?s=21



https://twitter.com/asamiterajima/status/1500056648450195459?s=21
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