Russia seized the Zaporizhzhia plant in March but kept its Ukrainian employees. Russia controls the plant and surrounding areas, close to Ukrainian-held territory.
"It seems likely manpower, rather than hardware, is the main reason the Ukrainians haven’t stood up more armored units.
It’s not totally clear exactly how many tank brigades the army has. Maybe six. Maybe five. Maybe fewer. The Ukrainian army has a habit of keeping undermanned—practically non-existent—units on paper and occasionally touting them in the media."
This guy, like me, is a 1999 liberal. Only by today's standards he is an ultra right wing extremist, farther right than everyone in the Republican party. How far we have fallen in the past 20 years!
I used to love the Jon Stewert / Steven Colbert back to back shows in college. I think Jon Stewert is still ok on a few things but I remember watching Steven Colbert interview Democrat Tulsi Gabbard a few years later and it was like he became the parody that he played so many years. I don't know how other "fans" of his couldn't see it. He's not even funny any more. Just a weird establishment shill.
Glenn Greenwald, Jimmy Dore, Joe Rogan, these people are all called alt-right adjacent, and even literally *Nazis* when they haven't changed their positions at all. I'm still basically on the same page as people like that, but it's not an extremely right wing position, where just a decade ago it was a hippy-dippy loony lefty position. I've moved from one extreme to another and all I did was stand still.
I remember listening to Richard Spencer when he was "most hated man in America" and I couldn't even identify anything he said that was really controversial. Maybe some of the race realism stuff like IQ makes people uncomfortable, but we just magically developed snowflakes overnight that couldn't handle
Many friends--probably most--do not have families because they don't want to bring kids into this world. A non-political friend with an 8 year daughter told me the other day if he knew things would be this bad, he would never have had kids. Imagine feeling that way and living in one of the richest countries in the world.
That's all anecdotal, but if you look at the 30 and 40 somethings who are political dissidents, most of them came from the left. Many of us went through a libertarian phase as well, and then finally ended up as extremists just because we didn't hate ourselves for being straight and white. It's really incredible how quickly they've destroyed our country, and how most people just went along with it, or even see it as good.
Unai Zarraolandia @unaiwind - Aug 5, 2022 · 9:08 PM UTC
Her name was Katya Kutubaeva, died yesterday under the shelling of ukrainian fascist soldiers on civilian areas of the city of Donetsk, she died with her grandmother and ballet teacher Galina Volodina in Pushkin Boulevard of Donetsk.
You are @JayinKyiv a miserable scoundrel.