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jcitybone

Excellent article about the situation in Ukraine. With Ryan Cooper joining David Dayen at the American Prospect it has become even more of progressive must read.

I’m going to highlight this which I haven’t seen elsewhere and is unfortunately not good news.

At least in the short and medium term, this is a disaster for the struggle against climate change. Gas is the least disruptive of the fossil fuels from the point of view of climate change. Coal is the worst, but the most secure because 70 countries produce it. Germany produces huge quantities; so does Poland. In the short and medium term, I think you’ll see a flight back to coal. In the longer term, I think you will see European moves to reduce dependence on Russian gas in favor of imports from America, but that will take a lot of development of infrastructure, which will take a number of years.

And Russia simultaneously will boost its infrastructure to supply China. This will be a major gain of energy security for China, because it will be supplied over land and can’t be interdicted by the American Navy. It will also be an economic gain in China, because this will be a buyer’s market: China will be able to dictate the price to Russia.

polarbear4

they got their gas market but pushing russua and china together and war is too high a price. they’re all fu.

orlbucfan

Go back and look at world history. The Chinese are nervous. They’ve had their fights with the Russians over the centuries.

jcitybone

Amazingly the driver survived and was pulled from the wreckage

wi64

Amazingly the driver survived– WOW

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orlbucfan

T and R x 2, and kudos Ms. Benny!! 🙂 I am pleasantly surprised that Jackson is the SCOTUS nominee. 🙂 She’s got to clear the Senate, and it’s still 6-3 FRighties.

LieparDestin

Hello friends and tpw family. Just wanted to check in and wish you all well!

jcitybone

Hi LD. Nice seeing you. Hope everything is going well with you guys. 🙂🙂🙂

wi64

Ditto -hope all is well as its been a while

polarbear4

hu LD! 😘 miss you.

orlbucfan

Hola senor y senorita! 🙂 You’ve got some interesting races shaping up down your way.

jcitybone

If Putin wanted to keep NATO away from his borders, he appears to be doing a bad job with that

polarbear4

yup played right into their hands ina horrible way.

orlbucfan

Yeah, trash like Nuland, the Atlantic Council, and other RW sh1t. Not to mention the oil and coal craporate. They’ll continue to poison the planet and make $$billions$$. POX on ’em!

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wi64

yea right, we all know in war certain soldiers cant wait to go human hunting, dont matter the side

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/feb/25/russia-ukraine-invasion-latest-news-live-updates-russian-war-vladimir-putin-explosions-bombing-invades-kyiv

Some had been planning for a Russian invasion for months. They had carefully filled the car with petrol, bought food supplies, and packed a getaway bag, just in case. And, in many cases, a carrier for much loved family pets.

Others had done nothing whatsoever. Until Russia’s blitzkrieg invasion began early on Thursday, many people in Kyiv believed the prospect fanciful. And yet the nightmare was real enough: air raid sirens, Russian helicopters flying low against a grey sky in attack formation, the roar of enemy war planes.

By Friday, as Russian forces approached Kyiv from the north-west, Ukraine responded in two ways. One was by fighting. Its protagonists were soldiers, military veterans, volunteers. Ukrainian servicemen tried to hold back a powerful enemy advancing on multiple fronts: from the east and Russia; the south and Crimea; the north and Belarus.

The other, bigger group were civilians fleeing the surging conflict. They left by any means possible. This meant cars – a great, wheeled caravan which filled the road west out of the city, and continued for dozens of miles. For hours this procession scarcely moved. Drivers emerged to stretch their legs. It was unprecedented, Ukraine’s biggest ever jam.

Those without vehicles had to find other options. There were long queues at Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky railway station. Some trains were cancelled but a few, remarkably, were running, albeit delayed by five or six hours. Military transport took priority, railway staff explained. Buying a ticket was almost impossible in a panicked city of three million people.

Some set off on foot, walking along the verge of the E40 road in the early hours of Friday morning, pulling carry-on cases. One departed on a mountain bike. On the day of invasion the Ukrainian government introduced a 10pm-7am curfew. Trains on the Soviet-built Kyiv metro stopped promptly. The underground stations remained open all night, now serving as bomb shelters.

Photos from border crossings in western Ukraine into Slovakia and Poland

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Canada is one of those welcoming them.

orlbucfan

Wonder how the QAnon yahoos would handle them?

wi64

Since thier dear learder cult -45 supports Putin i imagine they wouldn’t support them