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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2022 22:00 
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It’s one of those things that I’m so keenly aware of how much it’s affected anyone I know that has watched it that I don’t think it’d be good for me to watch. I have a lot of difficulty letting go of things I’ve seen like, I if I think of that little animation I once watched of a kiwi (?) bird that wanted to experience flight just that one time, which I saw over a decade ago now, I instantly cry). From what I’ve understood Threads would not be good for me.


I've never seen the Kiwi animation before, just watched it now on YouTube, it's beautiful and heart-breaking in equal measures.

Thank you for introducing it to me, it's worth the tears.


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:39 
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It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I cried thinking about it twice yesterday, because I had written about it here, and I can feel myself going again.

There’s something about that one moment of fulfilment, knowing that is it, that is all. That deep sigh as *this* is the experience and you are going to just let it happen and live that moment.

I don’t know if there’s something wrong with me but I’m crying like a baby because I’ve started thinking about it now and can’t get a hold of myself and it is a CARTOON. I know my empathy meter is dialled up too high but I really have trouble moving on from things I have seen.

I’ll never forgive the person who called a few of us over to watch something on his screen which I assumed was something fun and interesting but was a man getting electrocuted on the top of a train and I’m pretty sure he dies immediately. Taking to Russell a couple last night he said it’s an infamous video that circulated around at one point, but it haunts me and I think of it often (stupid things bring it to the forefront of my mind. Overhead power lines, the sound of a train going by, pictures of a crowd). Not every time I see/hear these things but often enough for it to be a ‘problem’.

Anyway. I’m going to go and watch the Tom Holland lip sync video because it’s the only thing that makes sense in the world now.



Lol, was in my clipboard because I sent it to my mother today.

I hope it’s ok posted there, just in case people need a break from the unprecedented times stuff. Something we’ve all seen a thousand times and which never stops being pure joy.

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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:29 
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Right, I'm off to listen to some Placebo now.


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:39 
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Mimi, you're not alone there. :luv: I have a terrible memory usually, and I don't visualise things in my mind the same way most other people do, but there are some things I've seen (mostly on the internet) that have stuck in my brain and will sit with me forever. I only need to recall them for a second to endlessly cry.

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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:04 
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That’s reassuring that it’s normal and I’m not broken, at least.

Or, we’re two sad broken peeps.

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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
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It might be the latter, but I'm fully ok with that :DD

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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:40 
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At the school's in invitation, BigOne and The Baby attended today in yellow and blue today, in a gesture of support for the Ukraine, which is about one hundred times more than the government has done for those that live there trying to get to safety.

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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
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Not overly happy with an aircraft carrier publicly parked up two miles from my front door, to be honest.

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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
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Are they blocking the gate?


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2022 22:27 
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Isn't that lovely?

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The Mersey might have HMS Queen Elizabeth but Plymouth sound has these beauties!

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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
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Oh look, it's the Comedian and the President.
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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 13:29 
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There's some things that the UK hasn't done right over this - the Homes for Ukraine scheme is a good idea in principle, but the implementation has been slow and confusing for those using it is one example. Liz Truss is another.

On the whole though, I don't think it's been too bad. Our government have been very clear in the condemnation of Russian actions, pushed for severe sanctions and have provided both financial and (plenty of) military aid, while managing to not escalate this into a wider conflict. The public have also been very generous in their fund raising and opening their homes.

Boris is still a dick, but being seen there *does* make a difference and it shows that even he has some situations when he'll comb his hair.


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 14:31 
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I'm no Johnson fan, but him going to Kyiv and walking the streets does make a point - the Russians tried to capture it and now the PM's there taking a stroll and chatting to market traders, because they failed.

Military aid for Ukraine is, in my opinion, is absolutely right. It's the morally right thing to do, as well as being a thing utterly in the UKs best interest. 100 million quids worth of missiles are honestly not a big deal in the UK budget, but they might honestly make a difference in this war, and the future of Europe as a whole.


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2022 21:57 
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Russia’s flagship of the Black Sea fleet has spontaneously caught fire and exploded a bit, then sank due to a storm while being towed back to port.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61114843

It definitely wasn’t hit by Ukrainian missiles….


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:56 
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Russian warship went and fucked itself.


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2022 11:18 
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Either it was sunk by the Ukrainians or by Russian blunders. Neither is a good look for Putin


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2022 22:01 
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Here's a bit of doomsday thinking for a Good Friday.

"We" are going to have to be careful with Putin - I can count these barrels he might think he has us over

* Fossil fuels
* Colossal military capability
* State sponsored cyber terrorism
* Lots of oligarchy money in all the places
* Nukes

He's clearly insane and delusional, and/or nobody is willing to tell him how badly it's going in Ukraine so he won't just stop but

* Everyone's getting off his fossil fuels
* Everyone's cutting off his money
* His military is apparently not very good
* If the fuel and money are cut off it's easy to cut Russia off the internet
* So nukes it is then?


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:28 
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I'm not sure if he has completely unchallenged authority to end the world. Just got to hope there's some kind of a backstop there.


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 Post subject: Re: Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:06 
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I think I’d be relying more on their missiles being as good as their ships and tanks, than an outbreak of morality in the Russian military.


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