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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Videos, shot by the Ukrainian brigades' hovering drones, depict Russians in the late stages of hypothermia, so cold and sick that they barely react when the drones drop lethal improvised bombs on them.



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Current Russian residents are, by and large, apathetic and defeated. Any Russian with intelligence or drive has already left that crap-hole.

The remaining Russians will freeze to death in a foreign country never considering that they might have been better off fighting the fight in Russia against the Moscow Midget.

#1 | Posted by censored at 2022-11-27 12:54 PM | Reply

Not terrifying enough yet. When the snow falls it's going to get much worse for them.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-11-27 05:59 PM | Reply

This is like war from 150+ years ago where the bulk of the fatalities had nothing to do with combat action.

It's all just so... Russian.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-27 06:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Just surrender to the Ukrainians already.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2022-11-27 06:10 PM | Reply

Never happen.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-27 06:43 PM | Reply

The Russian winter decimated napolean's troops, hitler's troops, and now it is getting putin's troops. Insanity.

#6 | Posted by bus_driver at 2022-11-27 06:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

What kind of a sick, twisted, demented miscreant is Putin, anyway?

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-27 06:53 PM | Reply

Putin is 5 foot 7 inches. I'm sure he suffers from Napoleon Complex.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-11-27 07:00 PM | Reply


Why do you cheer on the death of Russians who are forced to carry out Putin's megalomaniac invasion of the Ukraine?

You're one sick fkkk.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-11-27 07:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Never happen."

It happens all the time.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2022-11-27 08:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7 | POSTED BY YAV-Going by historical standards Yav, one of the worst.

#11 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-11-27 08:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sadly, Kleptocrat Putin cares nothing for his cannon fodder troops. All he wants is a place in Russia's future history books as another Peter the Great, who in 1704 retook territory near what is now St Petersburg from the Kingdom of Sweden. But why should the richest ruler in the world care more about future history books when his decisions are so senselessly destructive and deadly to innocents?

Also, equally sad, is that state controlled media chooses to propagate Putin's lies & propaganda without concern for actual reality. And equally shocking is that everyday Russians buy in to Putin's reasoning and generally support him in the face of 10,000s of mothers & fathers bearing the heartbreaking loss of their young sons who are dying in vain in an immoral war of aggression against Russia's once-potentially friendly neighbor.

#12 | Posted by Augustine at 2022-11-27 09:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And there are reports another, but silent this time, conscription of 300k is going on.

And as usual the minorities are primarily paying. Putin is a ethnist "Christian" supremacist. He is primarily targeting those from the far reaches of the country where they are asian, non-Christian or both. The reason is he fears them is they out number those from the Moscow and St. Petersburg. Putin - Making Russia White and Christian again.

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-11-28 08:18 AM | Reply

Russia is already extremely white and orthodox christians. If they were purging non-white, non-christians, then the kadyrov would be on the line instead of behind the line shooting fleeing mobiks.

Russia is scraping the barrel, the brother of a Russian I know has been conscripted and sent to the front. He is 54.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-11-28 08:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Zelensky is 5 foot 7 inches also.


You defend Putin's physical characteristics?

Is that part of the talking points they give you at work?

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2022-11-28 08:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Russia is scraping the barrel, the brother of a Russian I know has been conscripted and sent to the front. He is 54.


During WWII, Russia was famous for its almost limitless reserves of manpower.

Now this? I guess it helps that 300,000 young men simply ran away.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2022-11-28 08:57 AM | Reply

"During WWII, Russia was famous for its almost limitless reserves of manpower."

Because they were under attack in their own country and their own cities. And the Nazis foolishly tried to attack in winter. The Russians lured them deep into Russia and held strong until the Nazis ran out of supplies and froze. Hitler's hubris is what destroyed him and his plans for world domination.

You would think they would have learned a very important lesson of how hard people will fight for their own country when it is under attack but Putin's hubris has blinded him and will destroy him too like it has so many others.

Russians are not stupid and this is the Information Age and even cloistered Russians have eventually learned the truth about how unnecessary this war really is.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-28 10:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's odd. Because according to Pravda, the Ukrainian forces are the ones freezing to death. The Russians are advancing west and will shortly take over four big cities.

#19 | Posted by wolfdog at 2022-11-28 11:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

(#19 You forgot to call the Ukranians Nazis.)

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-28 11:20 AM | Reply

Russia is scraping the barrel, the brother of a Russian I know has been conscripted and sent to the front. He is 54.


Wasn't Ukraine conscripting 50+? Seems like this is a war of attrition that WashingtonDC doesn't care about either Ukrainians or Russians.

Some European officials are accusing the US of profiting from the Ukraine war, report says

Would this surprise you? Snoofy mines Bitcoin to save the planet, so this doesn't seem out of the question.

#21 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-11-28 11:25 AM | Reply

"Because according to Pravda, the Ukrainian forces are the ones freezing to death."

"According to Pravda ". "The Truth" according to Putin.


Russia is targeting essential civilian infrastructure including food, power and water which is a war crime. So everyone involved is at risk of freezing this winter. Thanks to Pootins illegal and unnecessary war of aggression on its neighbor.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-28 11:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Wasn't Ukraine conscripting 50+?

#21 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT AT 2022-11-28 11:25 AM | FLAG:

Up to 60, but those weren't untrained conscripts, those were Warsaw Pact trained reservists.

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-11-28 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If only there was a huge supply of Warsaw Pact era hardware for them to tech and train people on...

#24 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-11-28 11:50 AM | Reply

Zelensky is 5 foot 7 inches also. Comment on that, body-shamer? [...]


I have no problem with short people. It is when you try to compensate for your own insecurities by (in this case) murdering, raping, and torturing people that I feel it is appropriate to call out those insecurities.

Zelensky could be 4' tall and it would not be relevant. He is not insecure like Putin is. And he is twice the man, ten times the leader.

#25 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2022-11-28 11:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Should we be sending blankets to Russia like we used to for places in the poorest parts of Africa?

#26 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-11-28 03:28 PM | Reply

Zelinsky is an actor playing a Leader on TV.

Putin is the real thing.

There is at least as much Coercion of troops in the Ukrainian army as Russia's.

Accounts of people shot for not holding suicidal positions.

Sent to fight without backup.

These types of stories are told about both armies.

War crimes too are both sides.

We should have left this whole mess alone, Ukraine is part of the Russian sphere.

Not our Dojo.

#27 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-28 10:04 PM | Reply

Send black plastic bags.

#28 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-11-28 10:06 PM | Reply

#27 - LMAO! That's one hell of an attempt at "botherism" using some fantastical false equivalences!

#29 | Posted by YAV at 2022-11-28 10:30 PM | Reply

Both sides Suck.

There is no good guy. Just a lot of bad guys.

Ending the war is best. Just cede Crimea and the Donbass and that's it. The borders change and life goes on without those pesky Russian speakers crudding up the eastern part of Ukraine.

They just become Russia and the Ukraine gives up the annexed regions. War over.

Then the rebuilding and resentments begin.

War again in a few years. Lather, rinse, and repeat.

NATO all but guarantees eternal war with Russia.

Defensive alliance?

#30 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-28 10:42 PM | Reply

You've really got the Neville Chamberlain routine down pat. Do you do parties?

#31 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-11-28 11:10 PM | Reply

It's EffeteP, in his mighty role as Leftier Than Thou Man... saying that you should just let the mad dog bite you and get it over with.

Obviously it was your fault for existing, anyway.

#32 | Posted by Corky at 2022-11-28 11:16 PM | Reply

The home invader is raping and murdering your daughter right now. If you tell him "No Hard Feelings" and have the missus bake him a pie he might let you and your wife live.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-28 11:23 PM | Reply

The Russians are freezing to death?
Oh no!
Where do I send the sunflower seeds?

#34 | Posted by bored at 2022-11-28 11:44 PM | Reply

I'm starting to think of an analogue for this war which is extremely unpleasant.

It's the Iran Iraq war. Albeit with a faster, more modern techno beat. I can't quite imagine this lasting seven years. Biden will want it to end, Republicans will also want it to end but with the other side winning, Maybe it's not the only thing that won't last seven years.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-29 02:21 AM | Reply

Putin is unwittingly causing his country's next population bomb,
which will once again echo over the decades as fully 100k plus young
men will have their lives snuffed out prematurely. And all for a lost cause,
and placation of an ego run mad.

Well done Pooty! You mad genius you...

#36 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-11-29 06:34 AM | Reply

And this doesn't even include the even greater
numbers of males that have simply chosen to leave
Russia voluntarily. Many, to never return.

#37 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-11-29 06:36 AM | Reply

#35 The Iran Iraq war was also fed and watered by the US.

That's where Saddam supposedly got his WMD. If the Ukraine were to flip back to the Russian orbit after the war they could be looking at an Iraq type intervention there by NATO in the future.

America loves to turn on it's "friends". Iraq, the Kurds. Iran after the Shah was deposed. Argentina when Allende was elected.

The US is fickle benefactor.

#38 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-29 07:32 AM | Reply

We know who the sellouts to the U.S. are...

(looks at Effete and Puppet)

If you dislike this country so much, 'leave'.

And YES, all Allies are not treated the same
by the U.S. (or pretty much all countries throughout
history). If you read more, you would know this.
But then again, the U.S. manages (and I say manages,
because since WWII no other country other than the U.S.
has managed conflicts across the entire globe) multiple
conflicts across the entire width and breadth of the globe.
Some may hate the U.S. for it (looks again at Effete & Puppet),
but someone has to be the 'Big Dog' in World Politics. Someone
has to kneecap and take down the would be despots when they
arise. Otherwise the world would be pure anarchy and bedlam.
If it wasn't FOR the U.S., modern society, as you know (and complain
about it) would not exist.

You are welcome.

#40 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-11-29 10:49 AM | Reply

#40 Imperialist claptrap. The US has preyed upon the rest of the world. Why are other countries ours to meddle in?

I bet if you asked the people involved they would mostly prefer to be left alone.

Cuba never asked to be helped. I don't recall Afghanistan asking for assistance either. Iraq never asked to be "liberated". The truth is US foreign policy is expansionist but with a twist,they generally don't invade but use color revolutions and economic coercion to get their way.

The world bank uses debt to enslave other countries and coerce them into accepting US and western investment.

They tried the same playbook with Russia in the 90s, Putin put a stop to that.

The Ukrainians don't know who they're dealing with.

Their turn will come if they step out of line.

#43 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-29 01:09 PM | Reply

More things America gave Puppet and Effete...(and that they will
probably complain about).

lets see...refrigeration, the telephone, the cell phone, the microwave oven,
the computer, robotics, the Internet, electricity, video, television, the train,
3D printing, the cotton gin, the first mass produced automobile, the carbon microphone,
film, photography, the phonograph, the assembly line, satellites, the 1st moon landing,
the 1st space craft to land on Mars, to visit, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto,
the transistor, duct tape, the aluminum can, plastic, the aeroplane, modern aviation...
(this is just a partial list btw)

And what exactly has your country contributed to modern society?

Don't worry, I'll wait...

#44 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-11-29 01:19 PM | Reply

#38 The US supported Saddam in that war he was the aggressor.

Why was there No Concern whatsoever about the Iranians being invaded and killed? Why did we help the side that invaded?

What was different from the situation today? Both sides were Islamic? They weren't part of our basic traditions? What?

They weren't strictly "white"?

Now we have two Slavic countries at each other's throats and we're picking sides again.

Why did Saddam get all the military aid when he was the obvious aggressor? Why was Iran left to fight Iraq to a bloody stalemate for 8 years? Why was Saddam not sectioned when he invaded?

So many questions,the obvious answer is the US arbitrarily chooses sides on Whim. Policy is just whatever seems expedient at the time with no clear underlying plan.

If I was Ukrainian I would be very dubious about American assistance.

They must be really gullible to think they won't be next.

#45 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-29 01:27 PM | Reply

The US is fickle benefactor.

Do Russia next!

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-29 01:33 PM | Reply

@#45 ... If I was Ukrainian I would be very dubious about American assistance. ...

If you were Ukraine, you would have surrendered to Pres Putin months ago. Your comments have said as much.

That aside...

Ukraine is defending itself in a life of the Country war against Pres Putin's unprovoked invasion of a sovereign Ukraine.

Why should Ukraine be dubious of the United States, European and other countries providing assistance to Ukraine to help it defend itself?

Is that the new talking point you were issued? If so, maybe ask for an upgrade....

#47 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-11-29 01:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Should we be sending blankets to Russia like we used to for places in the poorest parts of Africa?

#26 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2022-11-28 03:28 PM |

After Superbowl, we could send the Russians unsold team logo sportswear for teams not making the cut in the playoffs? Starving African children seem to like them.

#48 | Posted by john47 at 2022-11-29 05:18 PM | Reply

If these men freezing are poor rural conscripts, then I feel bad for them. If they are the ones responsible for rape and torture in captured Ukranian towns, or if they're the Wagner Group prison to front pipeline of rapists, murderers and terrorists, them feel free to freeze to death then burn in hell filth.

#49 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2022-11-29 06:16 PM | Reply

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