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Comment Re:Examples? (Score 1) 197

Reagan just took credit for the breakup. The actual reason was that the USSR was a multi - ethnic state and when the central government stopped suppressing speech, the resulting wave of nationalist unrest broke the country up among ethnic lines causing several wars between former soviet republics. The first of these wars actually started before the breakup and the last one is the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine - that one used to be a cold war for over two decades.

Comment Re:Meanwhile the REAL hate... (Score 1) 1042

If you, from a nation beaten to a pulp not too long ago by an alliance including Americans (and Ukrainians), feel comfortable not only to participate in American political discourse, but call participants names and offer other "advice", why should an odd Ukrainian hold back from treating you likewise on occasion?

Because Ukrainians are generally too stupid to run a country. And that "not too long ago" was before both of our fathers were born.

My grandpa was telling yours what to do in 1943, why should not I continue?

Given that Ukraine was freed in 1944, this is highly unlikely. And given your general attitude your grandfather was probably a Hiwi so he was doing what he was told by Germans.

Why couldn't a Ukrainian be pointing out your stupidity and susceptibility to propaganda? Or indeed, proneness to strange perversions? (German porn is rather famous among connoisseurs!)

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. You are the one spewing propaganda around and besides, 90% of child porn comes from Ukraine. Who is the pervert now?

but we are American

Well, except when they have brown skin or arab sounding names, then they'll get beaten up by the likes of you. Especially now that Trump won the presidency the likes of you feel suddenly empowered in their xenophobia.

In fact, it is worse than over here. Immigrants stay immigrants in Germany, but if they integrate themselves into the society, they are perfectly accepted. In fact, at my workplace we have an Ukrainian (the worst IT guy I've ever met in my life and the most unpleasant person as well), three Russians (two guys and a gal, all decent software developers), two Arabs, two Croatians, a few Italians and Poles, several Turks - obviously, they are the largest minority after all and so on and so on. Everyone is perfectly well integrated (except the Ukrainian) and respected by the German colleagues (also except the Ukrainian). I actually enjoy the opportunity to practice Russian and learn Croatian since I love Slavic languages (except Polish). Too bad I have no Czech colleagues to practice my (nowadays rusty) Czech as well.

At every workplace in the past it has been exactly the same - many immigrants who weren't treated any different from Germans. In fact, since Germany itself is very fragmented, there were more intra-German rivalries (for example Bavarians were generally disliked in NRW, or the sometimes serious rivalry between the citizens of Frankfurt and citizens of Offenbach).

Lange Rede, kurzer Sinn - don't confuse my strong dislike of you personally and nationalists generally with my attitude to immigrants.

Comment Re:I thought diesel ran cleaner (Score 1) 221

GP is right, though, that diesel engines move a lot more air. Gasoline engines run roughly at a stoichiometric air to fuel ratio, diesel engines run way leaner, they start at ratios that are almost too high for a gasoline engine to work properly (running diesel engines at lower lambda would produce a shitload of soot) and go up to 6:1.

Comment Re:Hmmm.... (Score 1) 135

Like I said, I have been there and have actually seen them. And there was a shitload of them. Besides, most of the candidates of the 2014 election could be described as nationalist and authoritarian at the very least. I mean, the party names say it all: fatherland, people's self defence block, freedom (founded as social-nationalist party of Ukraine). Even their current president Poroshenko was the founder of the "National Alliance of Freedom and Ukrainian patriotism 'OFFENSIVE'" party. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

And what does your "google russian nazis in donbas" has to do with it? This is a bloody whataboutism, Russian neo-nazis are not the point here and I am well aware of their existance, but that absolutely doesn't excuse Ukraine's government arming their neo-nazis and making them official state troops.

Comment Re:Hmmm.... (Score 1) 135

I think a rotating launch pad is an awesome idea - no need for spending precious fuel for rotating and some other advantages. Don't understand why it is such a nuisance - USSR managed to build several in the early 1950ies, surely Russia of 2016 ought to be able to build them without any problem.

Comment Re:Hmmm.... (Score 2) 135

They are both pretty equally fascist, especially after the Maidan revolution. The only difference is which aspects of fascism are more prominent. If we go by the classic 14 defining characteristics, then in Russia emphasis would be on

- Supremacy of the Military
- Religion and Government are Intertwined

and in the Ukraine on

- Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
- Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause

the rest is basically the same between the two countries.

Comment Re:Hmmm.... (Score 2, Informative) 135

Ukraine has enough neo-nazis of their own. And before some arsehole tries to dismiss it as Russian propaganda, I've been in the Ukraine and I've personally seen them. Scared the shit out of me. There were more of them than at the yearly neo-nazi demonstration in Dortmund and they were armed by the Ukrainian government.

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