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MikePlacid 1 point ago +1 / -0

I can only guess.

But I know that cheese embargo lead to a huge cheese production revival in the traditional Vologda region, e.g.

But the cheese embargo was introduced in 2014, replacements take time.

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MikePlacid 2 points ago +2 / -0

I would like to see how it turns… from a safe distance.

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MikePlacid 1 point ago +1 / -0

I would like to see the process too.

by Arkham
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MikePlacid 0 points ago +1 / -1

And torrents are now legal in Russia (were banned due to copyright enforcement). Rutracker.org - now with social media logins enabled.

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MikePlacid 4 points ago +4 / -0

I’ve checked the Russian original, and the quote is going after this place:

  • Why, then, should you run away? And how can you resist right then? After all, you’ll only make your situation worse; you’ll make it more difficult for them to sort out the mistake. And it isn’t just that you don’t put up any resistance; you even walk down the stairs on tiptoe, as you are ordered to do, so your neighbors won’t hear.*

<<< the missing quote

  • At what exact point, then, should one resist? When one’s belt is taken away? When one is ordered to face into a corner? When one crosses the threshold of one’s home? An arrest consists of a series of incidental irrelevancies, of a multitude of things that do not matter, and there seems no point in arguing about any one of them individually—especially at a time when the thoughts of the person arrested are wrapped tightly about the big question: “What for?”—and yet all these incidental irrelevancies taken together implacably constitute the arrest.*

This last paragraph is also highly relevant to our current situation I think. Our freedom is being taken out one small step after another small step at a time.

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MikePlacid 3 points ago +3 / -0

People from Goodreads are citing it, and everyone else on the Internet is copying it from Goodreds, or so it seems judging by the same “micro-cutout” that almost everyone has.

So I guess this quote was present in the paper edition, but is now out of electronic version, at least those I’ve checked on B&N.

The quote is in Chapter 1, Arrest - somewhere near riding a Moscow Metro escalator in the midst of unaware people while under arrest and being escorted by KGB.

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MikePlacid 11 points ago +11 / -0

I had just 24 hours to read Gulag Archipelago the first time - it was both in huge demand and too dangerous to hold on for a prolonged amount of time. So I started in the afternoon, read through the night and finished in the morning. The book had a lot of quotes and scenes that were just burned into your head - you can’t forget them even after such fast single reading. THIS PLACE WAS ONE OF THEM.

Interesting though, I’ve tried to find this quote recently in the current American editions - and couldn’t: it is EDITED OUT from both abridged and “unabridged” editions available now at Barnes and Noble… Do the current American “intellectual” powers consider this quote as too dangerous for their own “progressive” plans?

Upd. And the quote in this comment is also abridged a bit. The missing text - in bold below:

…whatever else was at hand?

After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria [prison van] sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked.

The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

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MikePlacid 0 points ago +1 / -1

Trudeau is closer to the photographer I guess.

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MikePlacid 1 point ago +1 / -0

Good. But: do you need to be a time traveler to predict blood on Socialist’s hands?

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MikePlacid 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don’t know which Brazilian President this was. But I know this President: https://t.me/Freedom_Convoy_Uncensored_News/1219

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MikePlacid 3 points ago +3 / -0

See also https://t.me/Freedom_Convoy_Uncensored_News/1226 - Massive demonstration of solidarity in Toronto this weekend, as the ‘fringe minority’ turns out in mass to condemn Trudeau and his crackdown on peaceful protesters.

Too big to post directly…

by KAGwave
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MikePlacid 3 points ago +3 / -0

Frankly, I would rather have my Congressman more concerned with events in the USA than in Canada. But better Canada than Russia, by a big margin.

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MikePlacid 8 points ago +8 / -0

Yep: “if we give you a bigger raise, the inflation will be higher”

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MikePlacid 15 points ago +16 / -1

Actually: “We are going to wake up tomorrow and there is no single woke person on Spotify”.

Looks like “time to subscribe” to me.

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MikePlacid 4 points ago +4 / -0

Orange Revolution was a series of protests and political events that took place in Ukraine from late November 2004 to January 2005, in the immediate aftermath of the run-off vote of the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election, which was claimed to be marred by massive corruption, voter intimidation and electoral fraud.

The nationwide protests succeeded when the results of the original run-off were annulled, and a revote was ordered by Ukraine's Supreme Court for 26 December 2004.

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MikePlacid 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah I'm at a loss as to how this is picking the right fight to be in.

I will miss Nunez, he was doing a good job exposing D lies in real time.

But - this media and information control shit may be more important. Especially if done right, with creation a real alternative to you-know-who. Not sure they are doing it right thou. But we’ll see.

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MikePlacid 8 points ago +8 / -0

Yes.

More than that. In a fully-clothed Turkish communities the only naked female parts that teenage boys can hope to see are feet. But, if a girl is (sometimes deliberately) not careful enough - they can see naked ANKLES! A thing to… uhm, remember and talk about for them.

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MikePlacid 14 points ago +14 / -0

Yep.

They did it only when a buyer was known, like a subscriber to 50+ volume of Encyclopedia. But since everyone here is buying his paper books on Amazon to know buyers won’t be a problem.

Upd. Here’s a photo of a message sent to a subscriber: https://newsland.com/user/4297805012/content/kak-v-sssr-perepisyvali-proshloe/6749591

The text on the photo GoogleTranslates to:

The State Scientific Publishing House "Great Soviet Encyclopedia" recommends to remove from GSE volume 5 pages 21, 22, 23 and 24, as well as a portrait pasted between 22 and 23 pages, instead of which you will be sent pages with new text.

With scissors or a razor blade, you should cut off the indicated pages, keeping the margins near the spine, to which you can glue the new pages.

State Scientific Publishing House "Great Soviet Encyclopedia".

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