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Grokenstein's Journal
Grokenstein's Journal
November 27, 2022

Russia's Secret Recruits Allegedly Abandoned, Starving, and Missing in Action

Oh dear, won't someone please think of the Wagner orcs!!


ABUJA, Nigeria—Russia’s infamous Wagner Group has abandoned dozens of former Central African Republic (CAR) rebels in Ukraine’s Donbas region after recruiting them to fight Vladimir Putin’s war, two former CAR fighters told The Daily Beast.

The CAR sources, who were recruited by Wagner after quitting the Union for Peace (UPC) rebel group last December, said that many of the 100 or so ex-UPC fighters currently in Ukraine have lost contact with Wagner after the group trained them and flew them to the Donbas region about eight months ago.

“Some of our colleagues have called us [on the phone] to inform us that the Russian soldiers who took them to eastern Ukraine deployed them to a particular town and left them to fight on their own,” Ali, who was not part of the group sent to Ukraine, told The Daily Beast. “As we speak, they haven’t been paid for months and they can’t even feed themselves.”

November 26, 2022

Another "Everything He Touches Dies" Guy: The Deep-Sixing of Six Flags

A new CEO with a bold plan to drive participation down by jacking up prices and slashing personnel? That sounds familiar.

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Great America, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags St Louis, Six Flags New England, Six Flags America, and Six Flags Mexico. All amusement parks and theme parks in danger of closing due to poor management from the Six Flags CEO and corporate. After reporting their Q3 Six Flags 2022 earnings report, Six Flags stockholders have been shell shocked and the future of Six Flags looks dim. Will Six Flags survive?

August 12, 2022

Steve Shives: What About the 30 Million Documents Obama Took?

Steve counters the trumpnik whataboutism and bullshittery:

August 3, 2022

Ukraine: Russian-backed terrorist Olga Kachur AKA Korsa KIA

via The New Voice of Ukraine:

The Strategic Communications Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed that Kachur had been killed.

According to the department, Kachur often disguised herself as a member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine while committing war crimes in order to discredit the Ukrainian army.

During interviews with Kremlin propaganda, Kachur openly admitted that she enjoyed killing Ukrainians.

According to Kazanskyi, the terrorist previously worked in the Horlivka Police department, but in 2014 she defected to Russian invading forces.

“(She was) guilty of the shelling of the cities of Donbas and the deaths of civilians,” Kazanskyi said. “In Ukraine, she was sentenced to 12 years in prison in absentia.”

June 3, 2022

Locked out of Twitter because I don't have a mobile phone

"Enter your mobile phone number to receive a text message with a confirmation code. You’ll use the code to verify this is really your number."

Am I the only person left on Earth who doesn't have a celly? They have a similar deal in place when I renew my security clearance at work but they have alternatives for people who aren't phone zombies. Twitter doesn't, and I suspect it's because they really, really, REALLY want another contact point from which to annoy me. Soooo, no great loss I guess.

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