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Comment: Re:A bit less than 10 years ago (Score 3, Insightful) 649

by dunkelfalke (#47778185) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

That is typical, always blaming the others. The reason why Bulgaria sucks is not because of Russians. Estonia was a part of the USSR and is way better off. No, the inherent and prevalent corruption is the actual reason. Don't blame Russians, blame yourselves. Besides, being on the wrong side in both WW1 and WW2 also was kind of a stupid decision, don't you think?
Although, you probably don't, since you seem to consider Russians subhuman, just as Hitler did.

Comment: Re:Not Net Neutrality (Score 0) 501

And all the other stuff the US had first, that was just coincidence was it?

Yes. Same goes for the things that USSR had first.

Really though what the left like to call the traditional or nuclear family is nothing of the sort. It's an artifical creation put in place to give returning soldiers a place to go.

You forget the soldiers that return dead. This is the missing workforce women were set to replace.

You know your Rosie the Riveter quit her job after two weeks, right?

Who cares about one specific woman? It is only an anecdote, not data.

Read up on the events immediately following the 1917 revolution. They don't agree with your narrative.

Maybe you have read the wrong books then? In the USSR women worked literally everywhere, there were no jobs considered "too manly". In modern capitalist Russia the position of females became, in fact, way worse. But if you really want to know about things that happened immediately following 1917 revolution: USSR was the first country to legalise abortions. USSR had equal rights and women's suffrage starting with the first constitution of soviet Russia - in 1918. Compare that to the 19th amendment which is from 1920.

The thing is, second world war has slashed the soviet male population by a huge amount, thus after the war has ended there were far more women in the workforce than men. Actually, if I remember correctly then women were the majority (51-52%) of the soviet workforce for decades.

Comment: Re:Not Net Neutrality (Score 1) 501

US had the atomic bomb first because USSR was busy fighting the Germans so nuclear physics had a very low priority.

Women entering the workforce had also nothing to do with the additional free time. It was just that many men were on the front and this had to be compensated for. This is, by the way, the reason why the gender equality was much more pronounced in the USSR.

And social safety nets were caused by the socialists - albeit indirectly. Von Bismarck introduced them because he was afraid of socialists and wanted to lessen the socialist parties appeal.

Comment: Re:Do the math (Score 1) 336

by dunkelfalke (#47741283) Attached to: New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

I prefer to have my own washing machine, to be honest. So a coin operated one is out of question.

This is how I do it: I fill the machine, switch it on and go away doing whatever I have to do. When I am back it is usually finished so I can hang the clothes to dry on the balcony. I don't match socks beforehand. Since I live alone, one day of washing per week is enough, but if I have to wash more than one load - happens sometimes - I don't do it on the same day - there is no reason to waste a whole day with that kind of boring crap. In fact, I can fill up the washing machine and set the timer so it would start washing whenever it would be the most practical time.

Comment: Re:Do the math (Score 5, Informative) 336

by dunkelfalke (#47735341) Attached to: New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

In the EU 230V outlets are standard (IEC 60038). 240V is UK (as always, they absolutely have to be different from everyone else) and Cyprus (as a former British colony).
Actually, most of the former EU countries used to have the 220V standard, but it was raised to 230V so it would be more compatible to UK.

Comment: Re:Here's the interesting paragraph (Score 1) 375

by dunkelfalke (#47733189) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

This was not the first referendum on Crimea, by the way. The first one was in 1991, with a similar outcome. In fact, Crimea has voted for independence several months before Ukraine did, but for some reason, Ukrainian independence was regocnised, but not the Crimean one. Truly, some animals are more equal than others.

Heisenberg may have been here.