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  Grin
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09:33 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I didn't use the word «blatant», I used «blunt». Do you know what that means? A knife can be sharp or it can be blunt. For example, Putin's propaganda of «pseudo- patriotism» is blunt (тупая), it would have never washed with people here.
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> Your «humorous» pictures are mostly based on such blunt propaganda
quoted1
Yep, especially that one with «Garry Potter» actors.
I basically don't care if a picture is pro Putin of anti-Putin. If I find it funny I'll probably post it.
Yes, some of them are blunt, it is hard to find «smart» funny pictures. And I'm not invested in this enough to draw them myself.

Btw, since you called German caricature of Netanyahu «blunt propaganda/putinism» I have a question for you.
Are you ok with what Israel is doing with Palestinian protesters lately?
I bet they are in «common, they are just towelheads» category for you.
I wonder what will your media say if Putin shoots down a hundred protesters in Moscow.
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09:41 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> although I just clicked on your profile and saw you posted some new «saucy» stuff about Megan and Harry — not too bad, but why was it necessary to use derogatory and irrespective language re our Queen?
quoted1
How did you guess I was referring to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II? May be I was speaking about Valentina Matvienko?)

As you say, one should be able to criticise politicians. Queen Elizabeth is a political figure and head of your state, so I was inspired by your words.
I know, I know. She is also head of your Church. I think one should be able to speak freely about head of any church (like people in Russia can speak freely about patriarch Kirill).
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09:52 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I had such an exhausting day today — we put through a mega deal at work and the client just kept «verbally harassing» me all day. For example I had to ask him a question «Do you have any children dependent on you» (it was necessary, as a loan had to be underwritten for him personally before the deal was closed, it's a long story) and the answer was «No, not unless you are offering». He went on a lot about how lovely my diamond ring is but it is a shame that I am married and stuff. A bit of flirting is nice, but in the City it gets too much sometimes, you know. It is still a very macho environment in general — don't think anything will ever change that, no matter how much anti harassment campaigning they are going to throw into it.
quoted1
That's why I prefer working in back office with nice people. Not because someone will try to harass me (it is highly unlikely ).
But because the clients can be troublesome.

I have to communicate with troublesome clients from time to time. But not very often (usually 2−3 times a year).
But it can be funny sometimes. I'm still smile every time I remember Chief accountant from one Chechen firm who said to me with heavy accent that Act of reconciliation is beyond his competence (in Russia this act should be signed at least by Chief accountant according to the law, better if it is signed by both Chief accountant and head of the company).
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09:57 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Not so much «thanks» to Putin
quoted1
That is why my «thanks» was in quotes. I forgot that in English it doesn't reverse the meaning, does it?
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10:02 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Putin's propaganda feeds off the Soviet mentality, whereby people see «stability» as having a totalitarian set up and that is not good for the country at this stage.
quoted1
You will be surprised but many people in Russia with Soviet mentality aren't fond of Putin at all. Their voices became especially loud after Grudinin was chosen to represent communists. Not because they love Grudinin so much, but because it is really hard to support/promote Zyuganov.
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10:05 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> What is the point of «patriotically» rubbishing the West if you are worse yourselves? No point whatsoever, is there?
quoted1
I agree one should care about his country's problem first. But it is so much funnier to speak about others' problems)
Especially if someone is trying to lecture you ^^
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10:30 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> He sounds like a smart man. There is no danger of Navalny winning anyway, but he can provide some genuine opposition. Building up the strong opposition in Russia is a long process, he is just part of the process, that's all. You want a strong credible opposition I take it. But it doesn't appear out of nowhere you know. In order for someone like Corbyn to come up in your country — the set up has to be different. Navalny is doing his utmost to change it — under duress, he deserves respect.
quoted1
He is a smart man. But he is naive sometimes. Just like Ebolasha (I don't remember his new nick), who lost 200 rubles to me when we argued about if they allow Roisman to participate in elections. I said «they won't», he said «they will» and he lost because he was naive.

My friend believes Navalny chances are real, but not within the system. It should be broken and rebuild from anew. He also believes we should support any opposition. I think we should support it only if it is worthy to be supported. And we don't have the luxury of building system anew, because millions of people will be in poverty again and we will fail anyway (like Ukraine is failing now). To many corrupted people are in power. And so called major geopolitical players won't allow it.
What happened when Yeltsin used tanks against his own parliament?



That's the moment when we lost any chance to build democratic society. And the West embraced it. Not a single word of condemnation as far as I remember. I bet they were cheering in Washington DC.

Same thing is going in Ukraine atm. If you put off your pink glasses and look closely, you'll see, that US and its allies ditched corrupted president Yanukovych (who never was pro-Russian) to install in power people who can sell their babies for 2 pennies. What could probably go wrong?
After that for 2 years your propaganda was silent about rising corruption and crime in Ukraine. Now, when it became painfully obvious they tell Ukrainians the fault is all yours.
This is so fn similar to what they did to Russia in the 90s. And it is really sad.
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10:34 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> And your point of view is?
quoted1
See above
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11:02 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Isn't that natural? For people to be bitter about the results if those they supported didn't win? It's human nature. We here call it «sour grapes». Let them start bitching. So?
quoted1
And one more thing, there is the reason for «sour grapes» if a real contender lost to a favorite by a hair.
But when a fresh newbie turns senior there is no reason for mourning if she did her job, took the 7th place (for example) and happy about it.

You have to be Evgenia Medvedia or Alina Zagitova to BTFO all your rivals in the same year you turned senior. In other words, you have to be very special.

Btw, ISU has presented new set of rule changes that will be discussed soon.
For me it looks like most stupid set of changes ever.
Probably, it is the only thing majority of goldenskate dwellers can agree on. Hope these changes will be vetoed of fixed at least.

https://www.isu.org/docman-documents-links/isu-f...

P.S. I've just realised they already made some corrections after the shitshtorm they got yesterday when they published it. Probably, I need to reread it.
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11:26 24.05.2018
Lol, they have corrected only one (most stupid) thing, base value of under rotated 4A (aka 4A<). It was lover than BV of a downgraded 4A (aka 4A<<).

No one ever performed that jump in a competition. Poor Yuzuru, he wanted to be the 1rst one to land it. Now, after BV of that jump was dramatically cut, there is no sense for going after it.

I wonder what Japanese skating federation will tell about it :89
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11:30 24.05.2018
So ISU previously declared they want skaters to improve their all-rounded skills in skating, spins, steps.
Now they are lowering the basic value for spins and steps. Epic!
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11:41 24.05.2018
They should increase the difference between 3Lz3Lo
and 3Lz3T and instead they decrease it?
Poor Zagitova (I think she will drop her trademark combo now, it isn't worth the risk anymore)
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12:47 24.05.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
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> I have to communicate with troublesome clients from time to time. But not very often (usually 2−3 times a year).
> But it can be funny sometimes. I'm still smile every time I remember Chief accountant from one Chechen firm who said to me with heavy accent that Act of reconciliation is beyond his competence (in Russia this act should be signed at least by Chief accountant according to the law, better if it is signed by both Chief accountant and head of the company).
quoted1

That's funny — about the Chechen accountant I mean.

With me — I am in the front office and it's a very client facing based job. I am in a cab going for a meeting right now as I type actually. That's why I can't really post on forums during the day at all. Working in front office can be stressful but it's fun at the same time — no two days are the same. It's a male environment in my firm, they are very protective of me and we kind of flirt with each other as well — in a friendly way, we know each others' boundaries and «no go» areas, with clients it's different.
I will answer your other posts later, you made some interesting points. Have a nice day)
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13:14 24.05.2018
OMG, so many Putin's agents in University of Houston
https://twitter.com/cjwerleman/status/9993733241...
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13:16 24.05.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
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> With me — I am in the front office and it's a very client facing based job. I am in a cab going for a meeting right now as I type actually. That's why I can't really post on forums during the day at all. Working in front office can be stressful but it's fun at the same time — no two days are the same. It's a male environment in my firm, they are very protective of me and we kind of flirt with each other as well — in a friendly way, we know each others' boundaries and «no go» areas, with clients it's different.
> I will answer your other posts later, you made some interesting points. Have a nice day)
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Have a nice day too
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