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Ukraine — Why Now?
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Matas Maldeikis, Member of Parliament in Lithuania makes an historical point about Putin’s claims to the territory of the Ukraine:

I demand the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from the historical sphere of influence of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, including #Belarus and #Ukraine. Russia’s westward expansion since the annexation of Novgorod in 1478 is an outrageous provocation.

Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson lashes out for the media noticing that he is spewing Russian agitprop on his show.

The media in Russia is split over Tucker Carlson (Такер Карлсон) with the “official state media” thinking that Carlson is just stating his opinion and the independent TV Rain (Дожд) thinking he is taking courses to be hired by the Russian Ministry of “Information”.

Carlson is a “useful idiot” (Полезный идиот). He has spent too many years wearing a bowtie that was too tight. He takes a contrary position to please someone else. Just another tool who is not bright enough to realize that he is being used.

FYI: Moscow is very late to the time line. The Rus settled around Kyiv and Ukraine uses an older character set and spelling than Russia. The presidents of both Ukraine and Rossia (the proper spelling of the country) have the same first name but Ukrainian president Zelensky spells it Volodymir while Putin uses Vladimir.


1 Kryten42 { 02.01.22 at 7:06 am }

“Carlson is a “useful idiot”” That’s an understatement, the 2nd part for certain. 🙄🤦‍♂️

Regarding your FYI… I did not know that! Glad I can still learn things. 👍😎 Thank you.

OT: The past Month or so have been very hit & miss for me. My online time has been erratic. But I think I’m over whatever it was all about! Started with a head cold (I hate Summer head colds!) But it kind of dragged on longer than normal and was somewhat debilitation & variable. I’d feel fine for a bit or awhile, then suddenly not so much. GP has no clue (monitoring it), I don’t have a fever. Oh well… I’ll add it to my list! 🤷‍♂️😖

Since I’ve been feeling much better the past couple days, I celebrated by buying some very new games I wanted! I have a pair of Desktop kitties that watch me do whatever I’m doing on the PC avidly! 😺😼


I even have my sense of humor back! Curious that that’s the first thing one looses when they become ill.

Thanks for being here Bryan. And I truly hope you and hipparchia and all here are doing very well! Be well, be safe everyone! The World IS insane!

2 Bryan { 02.02.22 at 8:44 pm }

“Useful idiot” is an official class of “fellow travelers” (sputniki) under the Soviet agitprop plan. They didn’t cost anything but, possibly, a minimum of ‘kompromat’. I was passed over for an assignment to the Moscow embassy. The were worry about being lured by “beautiful women” and compromising photos. I told the interviewer that they were messed up. If they got photos with a “beautiful Russian agent” I would want copies for my friends along with copies of “To Russia With Love”. 😉 Security guys are often weird and prudish people.

That sounds like my version of Covid, except extended. More annoying than anything else and it would change a bit before it finally went away.

Sounds lie a good way of killing time while waiting to recover. I turned on the Pi and messed around before going back to work on windows. I had a hard time concentrating when sick, so rather than messing anything up, I played for a while.

3 Kryten42 { 02.03.22 at 12:05 am }

“Security guys are often weird and prudish people” – Yes, tell me about it! 🙄🤨

Somehow… That link above was wrong. Doesn’t show the two tweets, just the first.


How do you like my new Desktop Kitties? They are very attentive & low maintenance! 😏🤭 I spent a couple hours combing through Wallpaper sites to find something that I really liked. I did find a few others that were good, but that’s my fave for now. 👍😼

4 Bryan { 02.03.22 at 9:14 pm }

Ok, now I’ve seen two kitties.

I follow you, but when TFG confesses to more bad acts my account gets blasted and I can’t get to everything in the time available to me before a tenant breaks something. 🙁

5 hipparchia { 02.05.22 at 8:52 pm }

hi, kryten, glad to hear you’re feeling better!

6 Kryten42 { 02.06.22 at 1:13 pm }

Thanks hipparchia! 👋 I hope you are well and staying warm. 🥰🥶

Yep. 2 kitties in each pic. Should be three screen cap’s. I have a few other games I got also. But they are the main ones. I am really enjoying Chorus. I get to pilot a Sentient Ship! 😎Though… He’s currently peeved with me for abandoning him for a couple years or so (so the story goes!) Ahh well… We’ll work it out! 😊👍

Here’s a trailer about Chorus: