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Letters to the Editor and Emmons’ editorial cartoon for Sunday, March 27

Emmons for March 27
Emmons for March 27

History lesson: Be proactive in Ukraine

History can be very scornful to those who forget it.
In the spring of 1939, the United States was focused on getting out of the Depression while Russia and Germany were building huge armies.
With Ukraine, the Biden Administration has been purely Amateur Hour, reactive instead proactive, announcing its plans to its enemy instead of playing poker.
The retreat/withdrawal from Afghanistan emboldened our enemies. The Trump Administration saw Putin as some kind of college drinking buddy. His plan has always been another Yalta Conference, the one where an aging and passive U.S. president signed away the freedoms of a half billion Eastern Europeans for the next half century, creating the same Soviet Empire that Putin dreams of.
Now it’s 2022, distracted by the pandemic, we have another aging, passive president who’s hoping a lying dictator somehow will become a diplomat.
Putin has zero interest in negotiations. His armies will remain in a holding pattern while he slowly missiles and bombs Ukraine to death. He will recreate the Soviet Empire or die.
Ukraine is Poland in 1939. Why do you think Poland offered their jet fighters? They’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt. Like it or not, World War III has begun. We can fight in Ukraine, or next year the Baltics and Balkans. NATO must start with a No Fly Zone and, if so be it, go to war.
It’s better to resolve a toothache today than experience a root canal tomorrow. It’s not going to go away.
It’s 1939.
Nick Miller
Schenectady

Plan ahead for future, but act in the present

My concern with America’s state of the union is how inflation, job losses and failure to create new jobs is costing our country.
The “Coastal Elites” will be able to absorb the cost of inflation, but not most others. To shut down a good part of our energy industry without any look ahead is unconscionable. We could be supplying the United States and Europe.
In the middle of the war in Ukraine, for our climate czar to talk about climate being the most important focus of our lives is silly.
We live in the here-and-now, and we want leaders to be visionaries, but not stop what we’re doing while they plan.
We have been hearing about the world coming to end in 12 years every 12 years since the 1970s.
If people think that prices are high now, wait until the energy companies’ portfolios are significantly green.
Germany shut down all of its nuclear plants and many coal plants and expected it to be business as usual. Surprise! The Germans are already paying about 40 cents per kilowatt hour while we pay about 15 cents. Their new prime minister has authorized reopening nuclear plants and the building of some coal plants.
Then there is the effort to renew the Iran nuclear deal. Putin is teaching the world what it’s like to deal with enemies. We just stopped buying 650,000 barrels of oil a day from Russia. Renewing the Iran nuclear deal borders on lunacy.
Gerard F. Havasy
Clifton Park

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Facts don’t support claims on fuel prices

There are still many people who turn a blind eye to information that doesn’t support their view. And there are many who will state things as if that proves cause and effect without actually showing the connection.
Case in point – in his March 19 letter (“Biden has unified the nation for the worse”) Mr. Jerry Bubniak says, regarding gas prices, that President Biden stopped leasing on federal lands and stopped the Keystone pipeline. Well, so what? Making those statements doesn’t show that those actions are the cause of increased gas prices.
I suggest that you read the online article (https://www.aol.com/news/gop-attacks-biden-high-gas-161903231.html) reporting on an interview with Mr. Christopher Knittel, a professor of applied economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Mr. Knittel says, among other things, that “It would have taken years to build Keystone XL … it’s not clear how much more Canadian oil would have been produced because of the pipeline.”
Just because it provides extra capacity does not mean it would be used to that capacity.
The article goes on to explain that oil is a global commodity; we could produce as much oil as we consume, but global fluctuations could still cause the price to rise.
It also says, “Data also shows that, on average, Biden has approved more drilling permits per month on public lands than Donald Trump did during his presidency.”
The article has much more information; I encourage everyone to read it.
Mr. Bubniak, let’s see your proof that President Biden’s actions caused the problem.
Jerry Boehm
Albany

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Denise Crisci

Jerry, 3 strokes of a pen by Biden spelled doom for our energy independent country and the downfall for the rest of the world, as we see today how Russia is empowered. You need a time line? Jan.27th 2021starts the uncontrolled rise of gas prices, by May has increased over $1.00., highest increase since 2014. October sets a new record for California, December highest prices for gas ever recorded. By Feb prices go up every hour by the hour. That was just last year. Geuss what, that was not Putin’s doing, it was not any body’s fault but the short sighted fool holding the pen, Joe Biden. A country is only as strong as its recourses and right now, as we beg for oil from dictator run countries, and they laugh at us, we are the weakest we have ever been since 1974 . People may have short memories but this is hard to forget as you fill your tank and realize your usage is helping to fund dictators now, not American workers. Biden also has the power to undo all the harm he has done, but will he do it???? He does not have to worry about filling up his tank or heating his house, we do. You can put up stupid links to whatever you want but in this case, you have a uphill battle trying to brainwash people that Biden had nothing to do with this. I am sure you will continue as nothing else is working for this administration.

christopher S.

Denise please reread Jerry’s excellent fact based letter try to digest the truth as he stated it and has been widely reported instead of spewing your usual nonsense. Click that link he provides Denise you know youre curious for the truth! Just because you state something is a fact doesn’t make it so much as you try over and over and over.do your research.life works out better that way. Have a great day Denise we live in a great country with a great by a great Man as our leader!

D Wayne P.

Ad nauseum reply Mr. Chris. Its Groundhog Day all over again. Do you copy and paste the same tired response to all conservatives?

Denise Crisci

actually, I like reading my actual fact based reply better, it is the truth. And yes we do live in a great country one that allows for freedom of thought and ideas, not those demanded by others. Many men and women died for that right, just like the 13 who died in Afghanistan while being ruled over by a short sighted man who does not know what he is doing!

Any argument over the price of oil (gas) that never mentions the words “global pandemic” is a dishonest argument. Here’s acknowledging yet another one your pleas for attention, Denise. Enjoy your fact salad.

Joseph Vendetti

I think the most recent article that I posted last week from the WSJ was the fairest assessment. The global pandemic caused a huge low point in demand. The oil companies slowed production and actually paid the US to take oil because it was at a negative per barrel price. Also effecting the prices were when President Biden cancelled an O&G project mid stream that sent large scale investors running and not wanting to invest, lease, produce oil (in the event the project could get cancelled).

So it is two fold.

The fact that the White House walked back Biden‘s comment right after he said it proves that I was right when I asked if Biden was looking for a nuclear war. Biden meant what he said and Putin knows it. We have a president that has really no clue or understanding of what he is saying, he’s reading off a Teleprompter and every once in a while adding his own comments. He’s a walking disaster for America.

ANTHONY J SANTO

Nick Miller presents a strong argument for a dramatic increase in military support for Ukraine, including a “No Fly Zone.” His bottom line is that just as Hitler did not stop expanding the Third Reich after the Munich Pact, instead invading Poland and starting WWII, Putin will not stop attempting to expand Russian territory with his invasion of Ukraine. If we don’t stop him with overwhelming military might we will have to confront him in the near future.

The obvious danger in this plan is that it could ignite WWIII. Mr. Miller argues that war has already begun. If we take more aggressive military actions toward pushing Putin out of Ukraine we would be making a dangerous wager that Putin will back down and not resort to nuclear weapons and we will have contained his appetite for the creation of a New Russian Empire. If we don’t, we may face an emboldened Putin more willing to use nuclear weapons since he would look at the West as weak. Our future hangs in the balance and no one can predict what the better choice is: Mr. Miller’s call for strengthening our military response or Biden’s and NATO’s more measured response. I’m glad it is not my decision.

So true, Anthony.
Miller’s letter is hawkism right out of the 50’s and 60’s. I’ve never been anywhere near a nuclear explosion but I’ve seen enough video footage to understand why Biden and NATO are tiptoeing around the Putin Problem. How quickly it could escalate from the invasion of a sovereign country and the deaths of thousands (already!), to the deaths of millions and large parts of our country or Europe rendered unlivable.

The danger of this moment cannot be understated, and our leaders deserve all the respect and support we can give them now. These yammering fools here and elsewhere who are suddenly foreign policy and economic experts, whose every comment reveals profound ignorance of the reality as they mimic their influencers, have stunted memories, and obviously bear the bitter knowledge they’d hitched their wagon to what turned out to be a golden turd of a President.

Slava ukraini!

ANTHONY J SANTO

Heroyam slava! and lets hope for the best. I am trying to ignore comments from the right. Zachary accusing Biden of being a pedophile on the basis of photos taken with many adults present and his holding a Ukrainian child on a visit to Poland was more than I could handle.

ANTHONY J SANTO

OMG, a gay pedophile! But a savvy genius nonetheless.

christopher S.

you are both correct just a review of the various military (retired from both administrations) experts assessments of the situation on the numerous news sources today seem to indicate Biden and our allies are on the right tract of course Im referring to US military experts, not the Russians . Drop the bomb or put our subs off the Russian coast is the statement of a true moron Who shall remain unamed.

Let’s talk about another major blunder that these posters refuse to echo. Biden was asked in a news conference if chemical weapons being used by Russia in Ukraine is the red line that Russia crosses. Biden responded that we will respond in kind. Immediately after the White House responds that America will not be using chemical weapons under any circumstance. Biden was asked if sanctions are a deterrent and Biden responded they were never meant to be a deterrent, then Kamala is asked the same question and she tells us that absolutely sanctions are meant to be a deterrent . Just like my comment above about the White House walking back Biden’s comment about removing Putin they will never except the fact that they have a dumpster fire as president.

ANTHONY J SANTO

You are correct in stating that Biden said that sanctions were not meant to be a deterrent to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. He said they were meant to unify the west against Putin’s aggression. There is an inconsistency there. I wouldn’t call it “another major blunder” since it will in no way affect the punishment sanctions are inflicting on Putin, his oligarchs, and unfortunately, the Russian people. In fact, the sanctions will likely in no way deter Putin’s resolve; however they may create problems for him by creating discontent among the oligarchs and Russian people.

His stand on chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction reflects reality although it is also extremely frightening. From CNBC:

“We will respond if he uses it,” Biden said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The nature of the response depends on the nature of the use.”

Another frightening thing is that in a crisis that cries out for unity against a common enemy there some calling the President of the United States a “dumpster fire.”, while others on their team cam Putin “savvy” and a “genius” and argue that we might be better off taking a neutral stand or even supporting Russia. Tucker Carlson, November 2019:

“On his Monday night show, Fox News host Tucker Carlson made a comment that was shocking even by his standards. He said he’s rooting for Russia to prevail in its armed conflict with Ukraine’s fledging democracy — a conflict that began when Russia illegally invaded its neighbor years ago and continues to this day.

During a segment about impeachment with former Hillary Clinton adviser Richard Goodstein, Carlson questioned why Americans should even care that President Donald Trump used hundreds of millions of dollars of military aid to leverage Ukraine into investigating his political rivals in the first place. Goodstein responded by noting that “people are dying on the front lines” there. (More than 13,000 people have died as a result of the conflict so far.)

The US government hasn’t always thought that providing military aid to Ukraine is the smartest way to maintain stability in Eastern Europe. But even Republicans who don’t think Trump should be impeached for using it as leverage for political favors generally believe that deterring Russian aggression and protecting democracy in Eastern Europe is important. Carlson, however, went on to express a view that in a previous era would have been far outside the foreign policy mainstream, but accords with the type of nihilism he’s played a leading role in promoting during the Trump era.

“Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia?!” Carlson said. “And I’m serious. Why do I care? Why shouldn’t I root for Russia? Which I am.”

Carlson saying he doesn’t care what happens in Ukraine, and that he, in fact, hopes that the country is subjugated by Moscow may accord with an extreme interpretation of Trump’s “America First” foreign policy, but it belies that idea that the United States stands for democracy at home and abroad. The clip of Carlson’s comments quickly went viral, and as his show drew to a close, Carlson — apparently aware of the stir he caused — tried to walk it back.

“Before we go, earlier in the show I noted I was rooting for Russia in the contest between Russia and Ukraine,” Carlson said. “Of course, I’m joking. I’m only rooting for America —mocking the obsession many on the left have. Ha!”

It should be noted that Carlson’s comments about Russia weren’t the only time on Monday’s broadcast that he defended an authoritarian leader. During a segment immediately following his discussion with Goodstein, Carlson defended Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad by questioning whether he was really responsible for committing war crimes against his own people — a position at odds with a mountain of evidence indicating that Assad is in fact responsible.

As former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub noted in response to Carlson’s comments on Tuesday morning, his open rooting for Russia and defense of Assad alludes to a deep fault line below the surface of modern politics. In the Trump era, it’s not so much liberals versus conservatives, but those who believe in democracy versus those who are, at best, indifferent about Putin-style authoritarianism.

Trumpworld continues to buy what Carlson is selling
Carlson, of course, has a long history of being criticized for promoting white nationalism, Islamophobia, sexism, and lies in service of Trump. Yet last month his show was the second best-rated on all of cable news — only trailing his Fox News colleague Sean Hannity — and he continues to enjoy a remarkably cozy relationship with President Trump, with whom he’s traveled on foreign trips.
Reported by VOX 11/26/19

Mr. Santo I don’t watch Tucker, if anything I might catch some of The Five, you might like it, they always have at least one liberal on.

christopher S.

Zach come on you can do better . Biden gave a great speech we all know Putin needs to go apparently with the exception of the x Pres who praised the dictators of the world again yesterday. Lets move on Zach great speech great President !

christopher S.

Brilliant good one – no Annie I did not forget. there are 30 other NATO countries surrounding Ukraine but i know you know that just like you may undersand what president Biden was saying to our troops. A mind is a terrible thing to waste Annie lets stop acting childish 3 minds are even worse

D Wayne P.

Imagine being there in uniform and those words comes out of his mouth. Then again, he passionately told us no Americans would be left behind in Afghanistan and that was a bunch of bull. He’s killing it Annie, absolutely tearing it up.

ANTHONY J SANTO

The article on p. A2 is very interesting. Biden has called for a minimum tax of 20% on households worth over $100 million. “It would apply to the top .01% of households with half of the expected revenue coming from households worth $1 billion or more. The minimum tax would effectively prevent the wealthiest sliver of America from paying lower rates than families who think of themselves as middle class, while helping to generate revenues to fuel Biden’s domestic ambitions and keep the deficit in check relative to the U.S. economy.”

“The fading of the pandemic and the growth has enabled the deficit to fall from $3.1 trillion in fiscal 2020 to $2.8 trillion last year and a projected $1.4 million this year…deficit spending paid off in the form of the economy expanding at a 5.7% pace last year…” Of course inflation has accompanied this rapid expansion and has been exacerbated by supply-chain problems and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Both have caused worldwide inflation. We will take the bitter pill of increasing interest rates to tame the inflationary beast domestically.

“Biden inherited from the Trump administration a budget deficit that was equal in size to 14.9% of the entire U.S. economy. But the deficit starting iin the upcoming budget year will be below 5% of the economy, putting the country on a more sustainable path…”

D Wayne P.

A. Santo. “Biden inherited from the Trump administration a budget deficit that was equal in size to 14.9% of the entire U.S. economy. Any idea what caused that deficit? What was the deficit in 2018 and 2019?

ANTHONY J SANTO

The tax cut for the rich; If you want to find the deficits for specific years do your own research; I’m not your assistant.

D Wayne P.

Well it would help your point actually or maybe it wouldn’t and that’s why you omitted it. It’s almost like Biden saying there’s been record job growth with the base year being March 2020. Well of course there has, we were shut down for a year and a half.

ANTHONY J SANTO

I made my point with the relevant statistics; if you wish to counter my point, try doing so with facts and not conjecture. The idea is to discuss issues and back up your point, not ask someone else to do your work, and imply they are hiding something if they don’t.

Guy Varoma

Zachary William, Annie and Denise Crisci so what you are saying is Biden Bad, Trump Good on everything . Just say that it short and covers your misguided viewpoint. D Wayne I hope you get your Easter Candy if you don’t it will be another catastrophe and Biden’s fault. May the Easter Bunny bring all you “Biden Bad” people joy.

Florida2015

I propose we comfort Zachary in advance of him seeing the picture of President Biden holding a small female Ukrainian refugee in Warsaw as he toured with the Prime Minister of Poland some refugee centers. It was not noted if the PM was keeping an eye on President Biden for any nefarious moves on the little girl. Be calm Zachary.

D Wayne P.

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) on Sunday sought to clarify President Biden’s recent off-the-cuff remarks concerning Russian President Vladimir Putin remaining in power, stating that there was no policy for regime change among congressional Democrats. So which is it? Do we take Biden at his word or Ro Khanna? Was it another “whoopsie” moment for Joe Biden? Lives are at stake, he better polish his tongue or his teleprompter before it costs us big time.

ANTHONY J SANTO

I thought by “rigghhtt” you were questioning Guy’s posts and I simply pointed out Trump wanted to buy Greenland from Denmark.

The remark was clarified and Biden did not call for U.S. intervention to achieve regime change in Russia. He said: “This man can not remain in power.” It wasn’t a policy statement. I said yesterday I think the Russian people will force him out of power one way or the other. It doesn’t work to twist a president’s comments in a desperate effort to discredit him.

D Wayne P.

Who twisted his words? It’s the words that came out of his mouth and his admin spent last night and this morning clarifying those awkward words. Now they’re saying regime change isn’t even being discussed or planned. Which is it? Again, what the hell does Denmark have to do with Biden saying that Russia needs a regime change? Here, I’ll answer it for you, Guy has TDS, like all members of the Liberal Echo Chamber.

ANTHONY J SANTO

Read your post above and you will see who is twisting Biden’s words. He never called for U.S. intervention with the goal of regime change in Russia. It had to be made clear because some hate the man so much they look to degrade him in any way they can: he caused inflation, he is mishandling the invasion of Ukraine, he’s going to send our troops into Ukraine, he’s not doing enough to help Ukraine, he’s starving us for oil, he and his son are corrupt, he promised to nominate a qualified Black woman for the Supreme Court, he’s a pedophile, and on and on and…

D Wayne P.

Imagine people saying that about a president, A. Santo. How dare they trash a sitting president like that? It’s disgusting. Yes sir, you hit the nail on the head with that one.

ANTHONY J SANTO

You’re a joke; a bad one, but a joke. BTW, if you are referring to criticisms of Trump, they were reality based, not wishful thinking for partisan reasons.

You who, across the board, can find nothing positive to contribute (except something fawning over donald trump) cannot seem to understand how gut-wrenching it must be to be in the position Biden is in. It could mean both. Can you process that idea? It could be that while Biden sees that Putin is an intractable situation in his belligerence and the only solution is to remove him, *and* it in no way calls on anyone specifically to do it.
How is that not a possibility? How is it you people can only see your world in black and white, A or B?

That is if your points have any real thought behind them which doesn’t seem to be so.

D Wayne P.

Chuck D. – You and the crew are the ones who mention Trump 24/7/365. Gut wrenching moments are part of taking the job as President. I’m not going to bash Biden for how he’s handling the Ukraine situation other than it’s a mess and we’re smack dab in the middle of it. He’s the man now, this is his situation to either shine or not. Biden is calling the shots here, not Trump. Everything happening today is part of Joe Biden’s legacy as President, what Trump says or does is irrelevant to Ukraine. He’s permanently planted in your psyche and you obsess over him. Try going a day on here without mentioning Trump, I’ll bet you can’t do it, none of the Liberal Echo Chamber can, it’s called TDS. “Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a mental condition in which a person has been driven effectively insane due to their dislike of Donald Trump, to the point at which they will abandon all logic and reason.” Take 2 aspirin and call me in the morning Chuck.

First of all, I only made a passing parenthetical comment mentioning him. Your reaction shows a certain over-sensitivity to that.

He is the leader of the Republican Party, one half of our governing body. You may want to hide that, or discount it, but the reality is what he says is how the Republicans swing and we Americans need to pay attention to that fact.

D Wayne P.

The Dems are in charge. President, House, and Senate. What are you worried about?

ANTHONY J SANTO

Trump makes himself relevant by refusing to get his ugliness off America’s political stage and whatever he says is deemed the gospel truth by his devotees (cult?) How many more times does this need to be explained? Try supporting a decent man and president in these troubled times rather than nitpicking to find things that you can twist into making him look bad.

We have much to worry about regardless of which political party is in power. Democrats don’t look upon their leaders as the “chosen ones”, incapable of error.

D Wayne P.

Try supporting a decent man and President in these troubled times. If Trump were President now, would you support him in these troubled times? Nope, you’d be bashing him left and right and blaming all of todays ills on him and his admin. Hypocrisy 101, did Guy teach that in school?

ANTHONY J SANTO

He is not president and and it is likely he would have done nothing to interfere with Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sine his goals and governmental philosophy are the same as Putin’s, a man he deeply admires and absolutely trusts. So yes, I would have been criticizing him for doing nothing to help Ukraine and weakening NATO just I criticized him for downplaying COVID and recommending bleach be looked into as a cure, or suggested dropping a nuclear bomb into a hurricane, or surrounding himself with unscrupulous constitutional ignoramuses like Mike Flynn, Mike Lindell, Sydney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Roger Stone, Steve Bannon ad nauseum.

D Wayne P.

And from what I’m reading, he has a good chance to win again. Why is that or am I wrong? Is Joe Biden so bad that the country would re-elect a man with the credentials that you just mentioned?

ANTHONY J SANTO

If Trump or one of his stooges win, remember this, I and many others on this site warned you of the consequences. As to why this could happen: many people are easily influenced by fascist techniques of manipulation, the Big Lie, never admitting you’re wrong, we are the chosen and must keep the subhumans out, control of the media, ruthlessness, unity under the leader (fuhrer in German) etc.

D Wayne P.

“65% unhappy with Biden’s handling of economy: Nearly two-thirds of Americans disapprove of President Biden’s handling of the economy, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Respondents were also more likely than not to say that they think Biden’s policies have hurt the economy more than they have helped it.” I agree with the 65%. Maybe the liberal band called The Spinners can convince the 65% how wrong they are and that Biden is knocking it out of the park. I highly doubt it.

christopher S.

Yes Dwayne not hard to follow the Presidents thought process for most but okay you relax focus on the core message the US will stand with our allies. We are. Great weekend for the US

ANTHONY J SANTO

Presidents are often unfairly blamed for inflation, a problem they have little control over. It is a major issue but the expanding economy, job growth, and declining deficit should also be considered in evaluating Biden’s performance. When the Fed acts to tamp down economic activity and reduce inflation expect outrage from the uninformed over rising interest rates which make buying a house or a car more expensive. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

In 1965 a large majority of Americans supported our invasion of Viet Nam. That percentage steadily eroded as it became clear that our bombing, use of agent orange and napalm, and increasing our number of troops would not prevail over the desire of the Vietnamese people for independence. It was inflicting incredible cruelty on the civilian population of Viet Nam and our own soldiers.

There was solid support for slavery for much of our history. Polls and the opinion of the public are often proven to be erroneous as events unfold.

D Wayne P.

I have an idea on how we can get the Keystone Pipeline flowing, add Hunter Biden to the board. That oil would be flowing like the Amazon River if that were to happen. Let it flow!! Let it flow!!

christopher S.

Dwayne p your responses todayare almost as brilliant as Zach s pedophilia obsession from yesterday thank God our government doesn’t function that way anymore since Trump lost anyway, have an Easter candy

Guy Varoma

And then he looked upon the land and suddenly polls matter. When for 6 years he said they were fake news. The brain of a Trump voter selects what they want and discards the rest and then they are content

christopher S.

at least he stopped babbling about Easter candy at least briefly- poor Denise is still stumbling around the energy independency issue above. maybe shell start using Dwayne Ps tried and true ‘brillant good one” response

christopher S.

brilliant good one dude! Read his response slowly dude it might click stop trying to be so clever in your responses its not working for you dude!

D Wayne P.

France’s Macron on Biden referring to Putin as a “butcher” and “who cannot remain in power.””I wouldn’t use this type of wording because I continue to hold discussions with President Putin,” Macron said Sunday during an appearance on France 3 TV channel. “We want to stop the war that Russia has launched in Ukraine without escalation — that’s the objective.” I agree 100%.

christopher S.

diplomacy is such a simple word many people are involved guess were lucky youre an expert.im sure Biden is hoping whatever macron can pull off works. i doubt hell send in the bombs if it doesnt.
for the simple minded -im sure that message was meant for the Russian populace When compared to the carnage in Ukraine guess im missing the point of the fake outrage. But spin on Dwayne

D Wayne P.

I wont read it again. I have no clue what your point is and neither do you.

Mr. Wayne, here’s even a better one. Justin Trudeau over in Poland yelling about freedom and democracy. Here’s a guy who sent in his police and military to stop a simple protest because he was shutting his whole country down while freezing the bank accounts of thousands of people. British TV was having a field day with Trudeau.

You know that’s BS.
You know it wasn’t a “simple protest”.
But you apparently have no shame, no hesitation to misrepresent the truth.

Guy Varoma

Zachary William I think you mean when Trump sent the military in because he wanted to hold his bible upside down and rant at the people protesting

D Wayne P.

So who do we believe, Ro Khanna, Anthony Blinken, or Joe Biden? “I think the president, the White House, made the point last night that, quite simply, President Putin cannot be empowered to wage war or engage in aggression against Ukraine or anyone else,” Blinken said during a visit to Jerusalem.

“As you know, and as you have heard us say repeatedly, we do not have a strategy of regime change in Russia — or anywhere else, for that matter,” Blinken added.

As you read this, if you read this, keep in mind Mr. Buntzen is watching 20 miles away from ground zero, “a barge in Eniwetok Atoll, in the Marshall Islands”.

It’s exactly 20 miles from State and Erie in Schenectady to the track in Saratoga, or to a point roughly halfway between Amsterdam and Johnstown, or to Schaghticoke.

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This Is What It’s Like to Witness a Nuclear Explosion
By Rod Buntzen
Mr. Buntzen is the author of “My Armageddon Experience: A Nuclear Weapons Test Memoir.”

In the early days of his war against Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin told the world that he had ordered his nation’s nuclear forces to a higher state of readiness. Ever since, pundits, generals and politicians have speculated about what would happen if the Russian military used a nuclear weapon.

What would NATO do? Should the United States respond with its own nuclear weapons?

These speculations all sound hollow to me. Unconvincing words without feeling.

In 1958, as a young scientist for the U.S. Navy, I witnessed the detonation of an 8.9-megaton thermonuclear weapon as it sat on a barge in Eniwetok Atoll, in the Marshall Islands. I watched from across the lagoon at the beach on Parry Island, where my group prepared instrumentation to measure the atmospheric radiation. Sixty-three years later, what I saw remains etched in my mind, which is why I’m so alarmed that the use of nuclear weapons can be discussed so cavalierly in 2022.

The heat was becoming unbearable. Bare spots at my ankles were starting to hurt. The aluminum foil hood I had fashioned for protection was beginning to fail.

I thought that the hair on the back of my head might catch on fire.

The brightness of light the detonation created defies description. I worried that my high-density goggles would fail.
…cont.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/27/opinion/nuclear-weapons-ukraine.html

Just a quick addendum to point to the Atomic Tests Channel on YT who’s done a great job collecting rare and in some cases, unobtainable footage documenting this terrible part of history. In particular this video:
https://youtu.be/kxO5VKG0Qq4
This appears to be the same POV of the same test described by Mr. Buntzen.

D Wayne P.

This is why you take the Liberal Echo Chamber’s words with a grain of salt. “President Biden’s job-approval rating has plummeted to the lowest of his White House tenure — and seven in 10 Americans lack confidence in the commander-in-chief’s ability to handle the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a survey released Sunday found. ​” 7 in 10 Americans, that’s a big number. Conversely, the Liberal Echo Chamber gives Biden 5 stars with his ability to handle the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They are the enlightened ones, how stupid of those 70% and where are their facts. They can’t feel that way if they don’t copy and paste an article from MSNBC or Yahoo News. Oh but Trump…………

Guy Varoma

I was getting worried …I was expecting the “Liberal Echo Chamber” much earlier. I bet it feels good to let it out

christopher S.

not sure what poll hes referencing there but since we dont govern by these polls he so loves not properly reference im still looking for two loaner brain cells for the group to share its profound!

ANTHONY J SANTO

D Wayne I don’t know who the “enlightened ones” are. I do know this, You ain’t one of ’em.

Your unsupported posts, though you have turned the bombastic bullying belligerence down a bit, are still empty of any actual relevant content.

D Wayne P.

I dont want to bully anyone A. Santo. I have the same right to speak / type as you do. I told you early on, let people speak freely man. Why is that such a tough thing for other people to absorb? I don’t agree with hardly anything you write but I sures the hell think you have the right to do so. Noone should be censored or torn down because they don’t agree with your way of thinking. Keep firing away brother before father time takes that away from us. Peace, love, and waterbeds baby!

ANTHONY J SANTO

Again, accusations based on fiction: Who among the pro-Biden people on this site has ever said you or any persons who agree with you have no right to post?

It is our right to disagree with your posts and point out the misinformation, lack of meaningful content, and reasoning in those posts. Like “peace, love, and waterbeds,” or “liberal echo chamber,” or “dudes,” Big guy'” etc. etc.

ANTHONY J SANTO

Your “ditto” makes no sense. You make unsupported accusations. I point that out and you write “ditto”? I don’t recall any posters on my side of the political fence complaining your side was trying to censor them. So what does your “ditto” mean? Are you in agreement with me that all your bellyaching and accusations are hogwash?

I never questioned your right to disagree with anyone but I have the right to point out how vacuous your posts are and how empty of fact and logic your arguments are.

christopher S.

Ahh he’s been pretty hzrmless today babbling about a 2 month old trucker convoy inCanada guess Trudeau felt ya can’t do that bit about MacRons supposed disgust with Bidens statement, little bit about energy independence doesn’t seem to grasp that Biden s president and we don’t rule by flavor of the month polls, nothing really of an consequence as he refuses to read a link or a post or respond coherently

Guy Varoma

Son D Wayne disagreeing with hat you post is being censured? I don’t see anyone that is keeping you from posting. Stop worrying about the Easter Bunny Candy …Things will be ok ….Maybe you will even get some Peeps

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