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Epic bust, part II

Hardly any snow, no wind at all. Why are subways still suspended? De Blasio is a moron. When I was a kid, a minor snowfall like this wouldn’t even have canceled school.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 27, 2015 at EDT am

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  1. This is the country that wants to fight Russia? Yesterday the insightful analysts of S&P downgraded Russia to junk with a negative outlook. This gives Russia a rating lower than Chad! I say, bet on Putin and buy Russian stocks or RSX. I picked up some OGZPY and SBRCY yesterday and am buying more.

    I assume that everyone here understands that S&P is useless as a rating agency and I don’t have to explain how their decisions are made and who pays for them.

    Yakov

    January 27, 2015 at EDT am

    • This is the country that wants to fight Russia?

      Lol, just like ’86. Too busy laughing at the decadent Amerikanski to notice the House of Saud running off with their borscht money.

      Fiddlesticks

      January 27, 2015 at EDT am

      • Fiddlesticks, the crisis is good for Russia. It may force it to stop relying on commodity exports.

        Yakov

        January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

  2. This is a riot! I was the only one to show up for work! Went home to read, pump weights and trade Russian stocks. Meanwhile in Ukraine the rebels ate attacking in real snow. Putin give them hell!

    Yakov

    January 27, 2015 at EDT am

    • What have you got against Ukraine? They never did anything to Russia. It’s the Russians who are evil in that conflict.

      destructure

      January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

      • Crimea and Malorossiya are not and never sere Ukraine. Their ethnic Russian population doesn’t want to be part of Ukraine. After the desolution of the Soviet Union Ukraine should have left with the same territory that it had come in 1919. That territory didn’t include the Crimea or Malorossiya. Ukraine owes everything to Russia, including its very existence. Russia had assumed all Ukraine’s foreign debt 24 years ago and has been giving it preferential treatment until the fascist coup sponsored by the US a year ago. In my opinion, Purina should have taken the whole of Malorossiya at that point. Don’t you believe a word of controlled American press when it comes to Russia.

        Yakov

        January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

      • Purina should be Putin

        Yakov

        January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

      • destructure is a funny guy.

        Proto-Slavic is the unattested, reconstructed proto-language of all the Slavic languages. It represents Slavic speech approximately from the 5th to 9th centuries AD.

        the Russian Empire larger than it ever was in fact, or the Eastern Block, is the natural state of affairs without Western influence.

        multiple Slavic states is like multiple Arab states…stupid. there should be one Islam and one ginormous Russian empire.

        Jorge Videla

        January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

      • In a debate between destructure and Jorge Videla over imperialism the Argentine tyrant wins every time.

        However,

        multiple Slavic states is like multiple Arab states…stupid. there should be one Islam and one ginormous Russian empire.

        The only Slavs outside Russia who want to be ruled directly by Moscow are those in parts of Eastern Ukraine, Belarus, and a strip of Kazakhstan. The other Slavic nations want nothing to do with Russia politically.

        As for a united Arab state, the only time that worked without various Arab tribes constantly slaughtering other Arab tribes was when they were all ruled by ethnically Greek Ottoman Sultans.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

      • @ yakov Crimea and Malorossiya are not and never sere Ukraine.

        Actually they were from 1954 to 2014.

        Their ethnic Russian population doesn’t want to be part of Ukraine.

        The Crimean Tartars and Germans didn’t want to be ethnically cleansed, either.

        After the desolution of the Soviet Union Ukraine should have left with the same territory that it had come in 1919.

        Does that mean Russia is going to give the Polish their territory back?

        That territory didn’t include the Crimea or Malorossiya.

        Russian Empire didn’t include those until Catharine the Great conquered it in 1783, Should the Ottomans get it back?

        Ukraine owes everything to Russia, including its very existence.

        …and the Holodomor.

        Russia had assumed all Ukraine’s foreign debt 24 years ago and has been giving it preferential treatment

        …in return for allowing the black sea fleet to park their boats there.

        until the fascist coup sponsored by the US a year ago.

        You mean Soros? I can’t stand the sob either but he’s not a fascist. Putin is though.

        In my opinion, Purina should have taken the whole of Malorossiya at that point.

        In my opinion someone should have shown Putin’s brains the light of day.

        Don’t you believe a word of controlled American press when it comes to Russia.

        Russia’s press is more controlled than America’s. I would no more believe anything either of them say than I would anything you say.

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        @ Ross multiple Slavic states is like multiple Arab states…stupid. there should be one Islam and one ginormous Russian empire.

        Hitler said everyone who spoke german should be part of one ginormous Third Reich.

        destructure

        January 28, 2015 at EDT am

      • Destructure,

        1. The state of Ukraine didn’t exist until the formation of the Soviet Union.

        2. Until the dissolutne ion of the Soviet Union the borders were administrative in nature and didn’t matter much. Not that it gave Krustshev any right to transfer Crimea to Russia.

        3. Russia took those lands in the war of self-defense and strategic conquest. There is nothing to return.

        4. Ukraine’s foreign debt was assumed in exchange for her nuclear arsenal, but you are missing the point.

        5. There never was any ‘Holodomor’. Therewas a famine caused by crop failure in the USSR. Nobody deliberately starved Ukraine. This is false ppropaganda invented to stoke the fires of ethnic hatred.

        6. I don’t mean Sonos, I mean the US government in Washington.

        7. I didn’t ask you to believe Russian press or myself, I told not to believe American propaganda. Obviously both Russian and American media are controlled by their elites.

        Yakov

        January 28, 2015 at EDT am

      • Transfer Crimea to Ukraine, not Russia.

        Yakov

        January 28, 2015 at EDT am

      • Yakov

        1. The state of Ukraine didn’t exist until the formation of the Soviet Union.

        So what you’re saying is that just because a people have always been oppressed that they should always be oppressed? The Ukrainians are their own ethnic group and have had their own identity for centuries. Just because they’ve been subjugated by one empire or another doesn’t change that. They deserve sovereignty and self determination.

        2. Until the dissolutne ion of the Soviet Union the borders were administrative in nature and didn’t matter much. Not that it gave Krustshev any right to transfer Crimea to Russia.

        If you’re going to get technical… The Ukraine didn’t become part of the Russian Empire until the defeat of the Crimean Khanate in 1783. The Treaty of Pereyaslav guaranteed them autonomy. The Tsar betrayed them and, instead, engaged in ethnic cleansing and forced assimilation by forbidding the use of the Ukrainian language in print or in public.

        3. Russia took those lands in the war of self-defense and strategic conquest. There is nothing to return.

        The Ukrainians didn’t attack Russia. The Tartars did. Just because one empire defeats another doesn’t mean it has a right to the lands and people the former empire was oppressing.

        4. Ukraine’s foreign debt was assumed in exchange for her nuclear arsenal, but you are missing the point.

        I guess I’m still missing the point. What is it?

        5. There never was any ‘Holodomor’. Therewas a famine caused by crop failure in the USSR. Nobody deliberately starved Ukraine. This is false ppropaganda invented to stoke the fires of ethnic hatred.

        Turks say there was never an Armenian genocide. Nazis say there was never a holocaust. Perhaps those who perpetrate genocide aren’t the best people to ask?

        6. I don’t mean Sonos, I mean the US government in Washington.

        Oh. I thought you were talking about the Orange Revolution after Russia tried to rig the election in favor of their puppet, Yanukovych, then poison his opponent, Yushchenko, with dioxin TCDD during the runoff back in 2004. But now I see you’re referring to the 73% of the Ukrainian parliament (including a majority of his own party) who voted to remove him from office.

        7. I didn’t ask you to believe Russian press or myself, I told not to believe American propaganda. Obviously both Russian and American media are controlled by their elites.

        Agreed.

        destructure

        January 28, 2015 at EDT pm

      • 1. The point is that Russians are not the evil side in this conflict. The Soviets created Ukraine, Russia assumed Ukraine’s debt and granted it’s independence, which gave Ukraine a clean start and reduced the number of nuclear states, both a good thing.

        2. Nobody denies the famine and the deaths. What is being denied is deliberate starvation if the Ukrainian peasant population. There was a famine, not a ‘holodomor’. This isn’t similar to denying Armenian genocide or Holocaust.

        3. The present conflict was provoked by Ukranian

        Yakov

        January 29, 2015 at EDT am

      • Yakov

        1. The point is that Russians are not the evil side in this conflict. The Soviets created Ukraine, Russia assumed Ukraine’s debt and granted it’s independence, which gave Ukraine a clean start and reduced the number of nuclear states, both a good thing.

        Russia “granted it’s independence” because the Soviet Empire collapsed. Not because of some benevolence towards the Ukraine. Russians were never a majority there. They conquered the Ukraine from another empire. Tried to erase their culture and identity through Russification, and Decossackization and forced deportation of Tatars and Germans and the deliberate starvation of millions of people. Forced assimilation, ethnic cleaning and genocide sound evil to me.

        2. Nobody denies the famine and the deaths. What is being denied is deliberate starvation if the Ukrainian peasant population. There was a famine, not a ‘holodomor’. This isn’t similar to denying Armenian genocide or Holocaust.

        The Russians forcibly exported enough grain during the mass starvation to cause more than five million deaths. Made no effort to secure grain assistance from abroad which caused another 1.5 million excess deaths. And prevented migration from famine afflicted areas. Documents from the time show that the Soviet regime singled out Ukraine by not giving it the same humanitarian aid given to regions outside it. And this took place against “a backdrop of persecution, mass execution, and incarceration clearly aimed at undermining Ukrainians as a national group”. The Holodomor wasn’t simply a famine. It wasn’t the result of natural causes. It was a deliberate and systematic act of genocide that killed 7 to 10 million people.

        3. The present conflict was provoked by Ukranian

        The Ukraine didn’t do anything to Russia. Russia tried to rig the 2004 election with massive voter fraud. Then poisoned one of the candidates when a new election was called. Then in 2014, Russia sent money, agents and troops to the Crimea and the Ukraine to foment revolution. The conflict was provoked by Russia.

        destructure

        January 29, 2015 at EDT pm

      • The Soviet Union never collapsed it was dissolved illegally against the wishes of the vast majority including Ukrainians. .

        http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union_referendum,_1991

        eradican

        January 29, 2015 at EDT pm

      • eradican

        That referendum doesn’t mean what you imply. There were separatist movements in most of Russia’s colonies. So the Soviets held a referendum with a ‘loaded’ question. The question is asking whether they want to reform the current system to create a federation of equal sovereign states. The alternative was to retain their current status as colonies subordinate to Moscow. Of course they’re going to say “yes”. If the question had asked if they wanted independence they would have said “yes” as well. But that wasn’t an option.

        That referendum was the political equivalent of asking someone whether they’ve quit beating their wife yet. You’re nothing but a cheap propagandist.

        destructure

        January 30, 2015 at EDT am

      • Sorry to burst your bubble but there were no colonies in the Soviet Union. Each entity was considered its own republic. The vast majority voted to persevere the Soviet Union. Poll after poll even today shows the same thing. It also proves that the break up was mostly done at the elite level. A capitalist class formed at the top which craved personal ownership over the USSR’s vast resource and factory wealth. The only person who correctly predicted the demise of the Soviet Union was its primary founder Leon Trotsky.

        eradican

        January 30, 2015 at EDT pm

  3. Eh, still a blizzard, just tracked more to the east. Some spots will still reach 2-3 feet, just not NYC. Eastern long island got a ton of snow. Nantucket got 60+ gusts for nine consecutive hours. Worcester, MA had 2 feet so far this morning, they might clear 3 feet.

    Dan

    January 27, 2015 at EDT am

    • The center of the world is New York City. Who cares what’s happening on some island near Cape Cod?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 27, 2015 at EDT am

      • No so, Lion. The center of the world is Brooklyn!

        Maryk

        January 27, 2015 at EDT am

      • Or Staten Island, if you’re one of those orange faced morons who’s been peppered with White snow flakes like powdery sugar on a donut puff.

        JS

        January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

  4. Well it wasn’t the Snowpocalypse, but there’s still hella lot of snow out there. But then I’m on Long Island and we got probably double what you got in the city.

    In any case, I enjoy when public schools get closed, in a philosophical sense, since they are little more than holding pens for NAMs. And it’s good to know that Miguel and Shaniqua may not get their free hot meals today and that mommy may have to spring for some Mickey D’s. Public schools are yet another form of income supplementation for the parasite class (the low end parasites, not the Shelly Silver parasites) and they let mamma save some money so she can get her nails did. Priorities.

    And as for dumb-Blasio, I have to cut him slack on his decision. What does he know? He has to go by what the prognosticators say. And it’s lose-lose either way. If he closes schools and the snow is less than expected, people gripe. If he keeps them open and the snow arrives, people gripe. So hey, what can you do. It’s smart to be cautious about it. He’s still an idiot though.

    peterike

    January 27, 2015 at EDT am

  5. Gee you’d think they’d try to be a little more accurate at weather prediction if they want people to buy Global Warming through another record cold Winter. Anyone outside of Algore’s cult still believe they can predict the weather 100 years in the future? One day is a lot shorter than a century!

    Joshua Sinistar

    January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

    • One day is a lot shorter than six months, but I would give you 100:1 odds that the high temperature in NYC will be at least 30 degrees warmer 180 days from now.

      PoorGradStudent

      January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

  6. I for one was sorely disappointed not to get the forecast “thunder snow.” How cool would that have been!?!

    To be fair, 7 inches is enough to bring a bunch of wimpy city dwellers to their knees, especially in the outer boroughs where people actually have to drive and never use snow tires.

    slithy toves

    January 27, 2015 at EDT pm

    • I for one was sorely disappointed not to get the forecast “thunder snow.” How cool would that have been!?!

      Literally the coolest weather I have ever seen was “thunder snow”. It was in the Lake Ontario region; I was driving home on the highway and snow was coming so heavy that I was doing about 30 kph, with my 4-wheel-drive on. At one point the snow got even HEAVIER, so that I couldn’t even see the road and had to slow to practically a crawl – and just at that moment, when my windows were nigh-completely opaque – FLASH! BOOM! I thought an explosive had gone off, or a plane crash, or something, but then I realized it was an actual lightning storm in the blizzard. Amazing. I got home safely, too.

      Samson J.

      January 29, 2015 at EDT pm

  7. Lion, do you know where your readers come from? Jayman did a survey showing the distribution of his readers within the US. It would be kind of interesting to see the same for your blog.

    Curle

    January 28, 2015 at EDT am

  8. I tell ya, when I first saw the title “Epic bust” I was thinking something entirely different.

    peterike

    January 28, 2015 at EDT am

    • LOL! I know what you mean. Some months back there was a reference on this blog to “a British head girl.” I thought wtf? I wanted to write the following:

      “When I saw the phrase “British head girl” I wondered if it mean a British girl who gives………oh, never mind!

      Maryk

      January 28, 2015 at EDT pm

      • In retrospect there were some embarrassing incidents with my Head of Department, but she was a good sport about it.

        Glengarry

        January 28, 2015 at EDT pm

  9. Schools around me in Suffolk are still closed today (Wednesday), but we got a lot more snow. I’d say around 20 inches.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    January 28, 2015 at EDT am

  10. I don’t understand what the problem is, coming from the south, I’ve always been told that northerners were experts in handling snow, especially driving in in it. Babies.

    2 Minute Alpha

    January 28, 2015 at EDT pm

  11. By the way, Lion – did you stock up on amenities like much of the folks before the blizzard?

    I only bought a bottle of hard cider that night and a lady asked me is that all you are buying, as most women were frantic, clearing out all the bread, potato chips and pasta from the aisles. This goes to show why American women suck at food preparation.

    JS

    January 28, 2015 at EDT pm

    • I bought bread, now I don’t know what to do with the bread.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 28, 2015 at EDT pm

      • Turn the bread into crumbs and fry them. They make a tasty topping for salads.

        JS

        January 29, 2015 at EDT am

    • I bought a bottle of wine along with some cheese, salami and sprouted bread from Whole Foods. I’m not a big wine drinker, but I figured wine would taste better at room temperature than beer, if the power went out.

      Dave Pinsen

      January 29, 2015 at EDT am

      • I think many supermarkets in SWPL territory should just stop stocking raw ingredients such as produce and meat, given the fact that no one from those areas are cooking. It’s prole to cook nowadays. Gourmet markets should just become high end “7-11s” or convenience stores. The owners are wasting money carrying raw meat, especially beef, where a few markets I’ve been to, have been lowering the prices on them when it’s almost expiration time, because no one seems to be buying it.

        JS

        January 29, 2015 at EDT am

      • Prole to cook? Are not most fast food joints aimed at proles? Upper middle class people cook.

        Kant

        January 29, 2015 at EDT pm

      • Upper Middle Class dine out more than they cook. Or they often buy prepared food.

        JS

        February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

  12. Does this epic bust prove global warming?

    eradican

    January 29, 2015 at EDT pm


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