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I'm an owner/operator long haul truck driver out of Arizona. My truck is a 2018 Peterbilt 389 long nose with the full size sleeper that's loaded with the latest technology. It has the Detroit engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller RTLO 18918B 18 speed transmission. I love the nomadic lifestyle and to top it off, I get paid to see the beauty of this country! Keep on truckin. I am also a U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.) MOS 1345, with 35 years of service to our country. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fidelis.

Journal Archives

Russia receives Venezuela's 'strong support'


In rare backing for Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday assured Vladimir Putin of his "strong support" in a telephone call, according to a Kremlin statement.

In the call initiated by Caracas, the Venezuelan leader also condemned "destabilizing actions of the United States and NATO" and spoke out against a Western campaign of "lies and disinformation," it said.

Dozens of people have been killed and nearly 680,000 have fled Ukraine since Putin ordered his troops into the country last week after failing to get guarantees that NATO will not expand its military alliance eastward.

In the call with Maduro, Putin insisted the objectives of the military assault were to "protect the civilian population" of the Donbass separatist region and to get Kiev to recognize Russian sovereignty over Crimea, which it annexed in 2014.

Does this really surprise anyone?

One dictator supporting another dictator.

Maduro, as usual, is on the wrong side of history.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Wed Mar 2, 2022, 12:55 AM (14 replies)

Germany Finally Turns on Russia as Putin Miscalculates Europe's Anger


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said his country is committing 100 billion euros to a special fund for its armed forces—the latest in a series of major shifts in German defense and security policy this weekend in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"It's clear we need to invest significantly more in the security of our country, in order to protect our freedom and our democracy," Scholz told a special session of the Bundestag in Berlin Sunday morning, according to The Associated Press.

As well as announcing the country would raise its defense spending above two percent of GDP, Scholz said Germany will build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and up its natural gas reserves to cut its dependence on Russian gas after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"We will do more to ensure secure energy supply for our country," he told lawmakers. "We must change course to overcome our dependence on imports from individual energy suppliers."

Ole Vlad badly miscalculated Europe's will to stand up to a bully, his days are numbered, the only question is how many more will die before he's removed from office.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sun Feb 27, 2022, 02:16 PM (3 replies)

Eveyone on DU,

please change your avatar to the Ukrainian flag to support the brave Ukrainian people.

Thank you.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sat Feb 26, 2022, 03:08 PM (37 replies)

Russia's credit rating cut to junk by S&P as other agencies mull or take downgrade action


Russia’s credit rating was cut to junk by S&P Global Ratings, part of a wide review by all major rating agencies to grade the soundness of the gas-exporting giant’s financial health after the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Moody’s Investors Service, meanwhile, said late Friday it has placed Russia’s and Ukraine’s credit ratings on review for possible downgrades, again to speculative, or junk, ratings for Russia.

S&P joined Fitch Ratings in downgrading Ukraine.

The war, which entered its third day Saturday as Russian troops reportedly pushed into the capital Kyiv, has prompted the U.S. and allies to impose sanctions on Russia. President Joe Biden also sanctioned Vladimir Putin’s own finances and those of several key aides.

And the walls keep closing in on Putin.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Sat Feb 26, 2022, 11:59 AM (1 replies)

Did anyone else here notice that throughout Pres. Biden's address to the nation

that not once did he refer to Putin as Pres. Putin? Not once, which is a huge slap at Putin.

Good job Pres. Biden in calling out, in very blunt terms, Putin's illegal invasion.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Thu Feb 24, 2022, 04:32 PM (38 replies)

Just a quick note before I hit the road,

Thank you everyone for the hearts, DU and all the members are wonderful.
Posted by MarineCombatEngineer | Tue Feb 15, 2022, 08:59 AM (2 replies)
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