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Russian State TV Comforts Viewers on Nuclear War: 'We All Die Someday'

Jesus Christ, these maniacs might get us all killed.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10762143/Ukraine-war-Russian-state-TV-says-nuclear-strike-probable-losing.html
Russia's state TV tells viewers 'we're all going to die someday': Nuclear war is 'most probable outcome', viewers are told, 'but we will go to heaven while they simply croak'

Vladimir Putin will launch an all-out nuclear war on the West rather than accept defeat in Ukraine, Russia's chief propagandists have declared, in just the latest chilling threat coming from Moscow.

Margarita Simonyan, editor of state broadcaster RT and one of the Kremlin's highest-profile mouthpieces, declared on TV last night that the idea of Putin pressing the red button is 'more probable' than the idea that he will allow Russia to lose the war.

'Either we lose in Ukraine,' she said, 'or the Third World War starts. I think World War Three is more realistic, knowing us, knowing our leader.

The most incredible outcome, that all this will end with a nuclear strike, seems more probable to me than the other course of events.

'This is to my horror on one hand,' she told a panel of experts shifting nervously in their seats, 'but on the other hand, it is what it is. We will go to heaven, while they will simply croak... We're all going to die someday.'

Simonyan's calm imagining of nuclear holocaust is just the latest threat issued from the top levels of the Russian state, after fellow propagandist Vladimir Solovyov, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, and Putin himself issued threats in the last 48 hours.

The US and UK have dismissed such rhetoric as bluster but the increasing frequency of the threats coupled with the failures of Russia's military will raise fears that a Cold War-style standoff is now a realistic possibility before the war in Ukraine ends.

It comes after Russia successfully test-launched its latest nuclear missile - Sarmat 2 - last week, with Putin boasting it can strike targets anywhere on earth and cannot be stopped by any current missile defenses.

Russians just keep upping the atrocities, now filming the rape of toddlers to upload

https://twitter.com/sumlenny/status/1512733846911041541?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Screw Russia, Screw the Russian culture and people who support this sick demonic shit, and screw their invading hordes of barbarians. The country needs to be completely broken down and reworked like what happened with Imperial Japan, there's no redeeming this shit. Send Ukraine all the best and deadliest stuff, and let them not only drive out the barbarians, but push forward for revenge. This is an actual good vs evil war at this point.

"For the children" written on side of Russian rocket that killed dozens at train station

Good to see the Russians continuing to be world class monsters.
https://news.yahoo.com/russian-rocket-struck-ukrainian-train-145232642.html
A Russian rocket that hit a Ukrainian train station had "For the children" written on the side.

The Friday morning attack in Kramatorsk killed dozens and injured over 100 people, authorities said.

Civilians had flocked to the train station to evacuate the city ahead of an anticipated Russian assault.

A Russian rocket that struck a train station and killed dozens in eastern Ukraine on Friday had a Russian phrase meaning "For the children" written on its side, Ukrainian officials said.

At least 50 people were killed and over 100 were injured after two Russian rockets hit the train station in Kramatorsk, which is in the Donetsk oblast.

Ukraine's communications center tweeted that two children were killed in the attack.

The phrase — seen scrawled in white on the side of a purported Russian rocket in photos and video from the scene of the attack — translates as a message that the missile was sent in vengeance for children, not that it was intended to be used on children.

Russian propaganda has accused Ukrainian troops of killing children even as Russian forces fire on civilian targets, including a theater in Mariupol that was serving as a shelter for residents and children.

WTF is going wrong with our society (elderly woman killed in brutal and senseless carjacking)

I'm sorry, but WHAT? I just saw this case and it sent my rage O meter to 11/10. How do FOUR teenage girls do this? I get there being singular psychos here and there, but wouldn't ONE of them think "this is wrong" and maybe we should stop? These aren't even humans to me, just worthless oxygen wasters who need to be locked away for the remainder of their lives. There's nothing to redeem in psychopaths.

https://www.ksla.com/2022/03/22/4-teens-arrested-brutal-carjacking-that-severed-elderly-womans-arm-killed-her/

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE/Gray News) – Four teenagers have been arrested in connection to a gruesome carjacking that severed an elderly woman’s arm. She died from her injuries a short time later.

New Orleans police said Linda Frickey, 73, was killed Monday afternoon in the crime that has left neighbors traumatized.

Police said four teenagers carjacked Frickey and dragged her outside the vehicle for more than a block while she was entangled in her seat belt’s strap. Her arm was detached from her body, and neighbors who ran to help said she died in front of them.

“It was dragging a lady by the seatbelt outside the car. The door had closed on the seatbelt, and she was stuck in it … I got out of my vehicle screaming ‘please stop,’ other neighbors were also screaming,” neighbor Todd Ecker said.

Another neighbor, Leanne Mascar, said she ran to help Frickey and was hoping to get her loose from the car.

“I just started running for her, I thought if I could somehow, I don’t know what I could do, but I thought if I could dislodge her from this car … when I looked down her body was already there, and her arm was ... It’s just not something you expect to see,” Mascar said.

Mascar said through tears and screams, she ran to get a sheet from her home to cover Frickey.

“She was laying there naked, and I thought the indignity she just suffered was already too much,” said Mascar.

By this point, anyone within earshot rendered what aid they could, including Leanne Mascar’s husband Mark Mascar.

“Just to sit beside a woman who’s a mother or grandmother and watch her fade away, as my wife said, we were praying. I was angry, I was telling her to hang in there because every time I heard a siren I was hoping and praying it was the ambulance. I kept telling her to hang in there, breathing, her eyes were moving. I’ve never seen something so horrific,” Mark Mascar said.

Frickey’s car was recovered about a mile away, but the suspects had fled.

Police released images from nearby surveillance cameras of the four people believed to be responsible for the brutal attack. After those images were disseminated by news media Monday afternoon, one 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy were both turned into police by their parents.

“This was an incredibly difficult decision, on the behalf of these parents, and I want to commend them for doing the right thing,” New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said at a news conference.

A 16-year-old girl and a second 15-year-old girl were also arrested.

Ferguson said all four teens are facing second-degree murder charges, and he plans to personally ask Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams to prosecute the suspects in adult court, where they could face life sentences with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

“I would say absolutely I will ask they be charged as adults,” Ferguson said. “I mean, look at the nature of the crime. Brazenness. Broad daylight. No regard for this woman hanging outside the car ... At some point, we have to hold people accountable.”

Get ready to see a lot more nations developing nukes soon

Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Iran, anybody else at risk of invasion, etc. The message of the current conflict is clear, if you have nukes you can bully and terrorize the whole world and invade any non-nuclear country you want. Nobody will stop you because "nukes". Thus if you're a good country and don't want to be invaded you need them, and if you're an asshole and want to bully all your neighboring nations you also need them.

What absolute idiots humans are for even inventing these damn things. Weapons powerful enough to let one man threaten the whole world. I feel it's only a matter of time before some leader with access to them goes crazy and actually does something, even if not in this current crisis.

Is there some particular reason why China has gone full asshole mode lately?

Just saying, seems like they're threatening Taiwan, the US and other nations daily. They've threatened to nuke Japan, they prop up all kinds of oppressive and nasty regimes, concentration camps for their ethnic muslims, etc. They pretty much REFUSE to do anything about climate change and demanded that WE pay them money if we want them to stop building coal plants. Like, wtf China? The world has enough problems lately without insecure Xi trying to start WW3 because of his lust for power. FFs, they've even been banning video games and Kpop lately. I just feel bad for the Chinese people honestly, they deserve better than such an evil government.

Inflation and the shortages are going to KILL us in the midterms unless solved

Starting to get worried here, at work it's getting harder and harder to get anything done due to parts shortages. Even though many of our components are made in the USA they require foreign made parts which are all stuck at the port not getting unloaded from the container ships. Even shipping is getting harder, with huge fedex delays, prices on shipping going way up, now we have shortages of basic shipping supplies like packing foam and such.

Gas prices are sky high, food costs are up, things like laundry detergent cost 20% more than a year ago, housing has become completely unobtainable unless you're some kind of millionaire, etc.

Things are just not going well in our country right now, and while it's not directly the Dem's fault there are many people who will just blame the current party in power. Like, come on! When are things going to start working again in this country? There shouldn't be shortages of every damn thing, it's starting to feel like the soviet union before collapse.

Xi demands US money and delivers a dud at COP26

China are sure trying to be the great global villain lately, aren't they? How are we supposed to accomplish anything on climate when China refuses to get with the program and stop building NEW coal plants?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/xi-demands-us-money-and-delivers-a-dud-at-cop26/ar-AAQck0W?ocid=msedgntp#comments
Failing to attend the summit, the Chinese leader was expected to extend an olive branch with new pledges to cut carbon emissions. Instead, Xi offered no new commitments beyond pre-stated pledges to peak China's carbon emissions by 2030 and reach neutrality by 2060. The lack of new action will greatly disappoint COP26 delegates. It will particularly frustrate the European Union, which regards China's cooperation on climate change as a keystone of its diplomatic partnership with Beijing.

Instead, Xi sent a letter to COP26 host and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

According to Chinese state media, the letter warned against U.S. efforts to organize global democracies in greater challenge of China's destabilizing activities. Xi explained that "forming exclusive blocs or even drawing ideological lines will only cause division." He also appeared to demand U.S. decarbonization funding, explaining that "the developed countries should honor their funding commitments to developing countries to help them cope with climate change." (China regards itself as a developing country).

This attempt at distraction and linking of unrelated geopolitical issues to climate change will aggravate many governments. Yet, Xi's dud letter does reflect how carbon emissions have become a secondary concern for Beijing. Even Xi's 2030 and 2060 timetables must now be judged with caution.

After all, China is currently afflicted with a mass power shortage. This is disrupting China's export-dependent economy and the provision of heating amid the approaching cold winter. Having already constructed hundreds of new dirty coal-powered plants over the past few years, the Communist Party will be reluctant to risk further damaging the economy and public approval with further carbon emission controls. It's crucial to recognize that Xi's regime is increasingly paranoid amid escalating external pressures against its foreign policy and rising domestic pressures over consumer choices, political identity, and a reverberating coronavirus pandemic. Those, such as U.S. climate czar John Kerry, who believe that China can be appeased into acting much more boldly on carbon emissions, are deluding themselves.

Xi isn't interested in saving the planet. As one of the BBC's more astute journalists observed on Monday, he's interested in securing the party.

So what is the actual end goal with COVID?

Seems like some people are in a rage about the new CDC guidelines and lifting mask policies. What is the actual goal? That we should mask and social distance until COVID is completely gone and everyone is vaccinated? That will never happen, we have nearly half of our population simply refusing to get vaccinated because they believe in junk science. Covid is endemic now just like the seasonal cold and flu viruses, it will be with humanity until the end most likely and those who are vulnerable to it will gradually be removed from the gene pool in areas where there's no vaccination against it.

IMO I fully agree with the CDC and our president. We're at the point where vaccination rates are dropping due to lack of demand, and almost everyone who wants it can have one. It's time to open the country back up in full, and if the anti-vaxxers want to play the genetic "will I get super sick or die from covid?" lottery that's on them.

We can't keep doing this forever. We gotta get people back to work, start enjoying restaurants/movies/concerts/events with friends again, and go back to what 'life' was only a few years ago.

Instagram star cat Ponzu dies in huge brawl in NYC park

Is it just me, or do people seem to be getting 'trashier' in our society? I mean wtf??? I read stories like this and I don't even know where to begin....
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9497217/Instagram-star-cat-Ponzu-dies-injuries-getting-yanked-young-boy.html
An Instagram star cat has died from injuries suffered during an altercation in a New York City park, which sparked a huge brawl which left his owners battered and bruised.

Ponzu, who has 23,000 followers on the social media site, died of a heart attack following the incident in McCarren park earlier this month.

The famous cat was being walked in the park by owner Chanan Aksornnan, 34, and her boyfriend along with her other pets - a dog, another cat and a bird - on April 4.

At some point, a boy aged around 12 is understood to have tripped over Ponzu's leash.

Aksornnan claims the boy intentionally pulled on the leash, dragging the cat along the ground and ripping out its claws before flinging him into the air.

Ponzu, who had a heart condition, suffered a heart attack and died at the scene.

That led to an altercation between Ponzu's owner and the boy's large family, which soon turned violent.

Cellphone footage from the incident shows Aksornnan being punched and kicked on the ground by a crowd of people.

One man in the video also appears to pull her dog's tail.

Police have confirmed they are hunting for one suspect, described as 'a white female Hispanic, 5’7”, 200 lbs., with red hair and a pony tail'. No arrests have been made.

The cat owner's boyfriend - who has not been named - is also said to have been injured during the assault.

Aksornnan said the suspect told her: 'This is what you [get] when you walk you f*****g cat b***h.'

Aksornnan told Greenpointers: 'The family not only did not offer any apology nor remorse.

'They immediately began a verbal abuse which escalated into a physical assault.'
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