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@TonyStark
The former guy tried to withhold desperately needed arms to Ukraine for his petty political gain. And now Republicans are Putin apologists. A dark time in our history…

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@Heimdall

I am concerned about open war and sad for the people of Ukraine and the Russians who will be forced to suffer the consequences of their horrible "leader".

I'm sick over it.

@TonyStark

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@dindjarin I lost count of how many Republicans were whining and whining about supply chain issues last year and now they want to cause them.

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@MJ They threaten to not stop until their demands are met. Hmm. It looks like they may have to hold their breath a little longer

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@TonyStark Putin’s human rights abuses know no bounds. He doesn’t care about his own people. He just wants power, same as right wingers here and everywhere. It’s disgusting.

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This makes sense as a resson but it's morally wrong.

The HBO series referenced is well done in its explanation of what happened at Chernobyl. Some of the series is hard to watch, but the explanation for what happened there is worth the time.

Not to be pointing fingers, but the Soviet Union did not do a 5-star job their first time managing the plant, so I wouldn't give their assessment this time much weight.

The exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant still exists and is still heavily contaminated with caesium-137, strontium-90, americium-241, plutonium-238, and plutonium-239. Plutonium particles are the most toxic ones. The soil in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone also contains elevated levels of Iodine-129, a known cancer agent.

Soldiers occupying an area will sit on the ground, may sleep on the ground and eat on the ground, and soil will get into their equipment.

It's worse than cannon fodder.

Why would Russia want to take Chernobyl?:
nbcnews.com/politics/politics-

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@SteveRogers "Agrees to talks" means "Russia gets to take over Ukraine unconditionally." Putin will kill and torture everyone in the current government and imprison whoever protests the takeover. Yesterday Russians who protested were arrested.

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@SteveRogers

The media is starkly divided on their coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but as usual, the most pro-Putin lies and rhetoric come from *ucker Carlson and Faux News.

nytimes.com/2022/02/24/busines

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I have no idea why a portion of our media wants to treat Putin like he's normal, but then again they do it with another raving madman.

thehill.com/policy/internation

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Huh, Tucker Carlson's side has some problems.

Delta Air Lines cuts ties with Aeroflot after Russia attacks Ukraine:
cnbc.com/2022/02/25/delta-air-

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@TonyStark

Putin is a liar, even about lies and his own lying.

The world is dominated by men who use fear as a weapon. They are humanity's challenge. We must not let fear run our lives and be the driver of our decisions and actions on whether to do the right thing.

I applaud these brave people. Let's not make their sacrifice in vain.

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@TonyStark

The people of Ukraine are fighting for their country, their democracy and their lives. I can think of no better response than what they gave the Russian warship.

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For anybody who feels like giving up on democracy and just letting authoritarians at home and abroad smash it all to pieces and divvy up the spoils, one can be inspired by the courage of this team of Ukrainian border guards who are true heroes, of Alexei Navalny, that of the demonstrators in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities, and that of the people of Ukraine, including their President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

They're fighting for justice and democracy in the face of a military juggernaut: the Ukrainians struggling for their own country,
--from a remote island in the face of a tragic attack in the below case, dissenting Russians showing amazing courage, courage coming from a prison cell in Navalny's case (knowing what his captors are capable of) and, in the case of the Russian protesters, on the streets of an actual police state.

Don't take democracy for granted.

On Ukraine’s Snake Island, a defiant last stand against Russian forces-
washingtonpost.com/national-se

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@MariaHill

Republicans hate Ivy League educations when someone who's not a right wing nut has one.

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@TonyStark She is exceptionally qualified.

Then again, Princeton- & Harvard-educated Ted Cruz, double-Harvard-educated Tom Cotton, and Vanderbilt/UVA Law/Oxford- educated John Kennedy think elite educations are bad.

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@TonyStark There were so many qualified Black women, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson really stands out for her record as a public defender. We need more people on SCOTUS with her background. People have called for more justices from public school backgrounds so they are more like us. I don't mind having extremely intelligent justices though! (I think there are also very smart people who have degrees from all kinds of schools and I don't have an Ivy League education either!) While she does have two degrees from Harvard like the majority of justices, I think a background as a public defender is a huge asset.

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