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Zelenskyy calls on Russians to 'protest' and 'fight back' against Putin's draft if they 'want to survive' Russia/Ukraine

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u/MaximumEffort433 Sep 22 '22 Helpful

"I mean Putin's already instituted a 'rifle for every protestor' policy, he's even helping you guys along!"

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u/boone_888 Sep 23 '22

Arsenal of Freedom, baby

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u/sm12511 Sep 23 '22

bald eagle screech in the distance

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u/-1KingKRool- Sep 23 '22

Redtail hawk screech in the distance

Eagles sound more like turkeys.

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u/TheElderFish Sep 23 '22

It's absolutely hilarious that the bald eagle is the symbol of freedom but has the most pathetic bird call

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u/boone_888 Sep 23 '22

Eh, the bark matters less than the bite

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u/Sudowudoo2 Sep 23 '22

Those talons are no joke.

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u/Sunfirexl Sep 23 '22

Putin had the biggest bark... see how that bite compares to the bark?

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u/BlueKante Sep 23 '22

Fits perfectly!

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u/NachoLatte Sep 23 '22

Tobias?

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u/Kosh27 Sep 23 '22

<Animorphs Air force at your service>

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u/LeavesCat Sep 23 '22

A seagull on helium would be more accurate.

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u/musical_shares Sep 23 '22

"For my own part I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labour of the fishing hawk; and when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing it to his nest for the support of his mate and young ones, the bald eagle pursues him, and takes it from him. . . . the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America."

-Ben Franklin, 1784

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u/Fernando_357 Sep 23 '22

gobble gobble gobble

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u/-1KingKRool- Sep 23 '22

Guess I should have been more specific about which turkey sound they most closely resmemble, lol.

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u/loveispenguins Sep 23 '22

US should just make the turkey their national bird then.

About the turkey, [Benjamin] Franklin wrote that in comparison to the bald eagle, the turkey is “a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America...He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage.”

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u/showmeyourkitteeez Sep 23 '22

It might make Thanksgiving awkward

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u/loveispenguins Sep 23 '22

It’s already awkward for most families.

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u/showmeyourkitteeez Sep 23 '22

Good point. We might as well make it more awkward. I'll buy more wine and I'll be fine.

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u/Electrical-Can-7982 Sep 23 '22

i didnt realize how big a bald eagle is until I saw a photo of a natl park ranger transporting one thru airport security.

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u/Bobby_Bouch Sep 23 '22

Those are the immigrant eagles

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u/grenade25 Sep 23 '22

Well we Americans are great at gobbling so that tracks.

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u/RedditExperiment626 Sep 23 '22

Eagly, is that you?

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u/nobb132 Sep 23 '22

It’s not even an bald eagle scream you hear that’s associated with it … it’s a red tailed hawk.

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u/Tokenserious23 Sep 23 '22

Rock flag and eagle

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u/Tobias_Atwood Sep 23 '22

Bro Force theme song plays in the background

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u/Spidey209 Sep 23 '22

Peace through superior firepower.

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u/ATL_Dirty_Birds Sep 23 '22

Si vis pachem, para bellum!

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u/TheCronesCauldron Sep 23 '22

I liked Point Break too! I think Putin's next line ought to be "I'm gonna jump or jerk off!"

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u/Spidey209 Sep 24 '22

I hate Point Break now. If Lori Perry was my girlfriend and some dickwad threatened her life you can bet he is going to rot in jail, not go out in a blaze of glory. Garry Busey is about to catch the gang that has made him a laughing stock for the last three years, decides to jeopardize the whole operation for a meatball sandwich. RHCP busted for drugs? The whole thing is unbelievable.

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u/TheCronesCauldron Sep 24 '22

Lol I hear you! The action is definitely better than the spoken word in that movie! :)

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u/boone_888 Sep 23 '22

Amen, brother

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u/BleaKrytE Sep 23 '22

Pax Americana or whatever it's called

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u/1TXOILMAN Sep 23 '22

*spits tobacco

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u/notyou16 Sep 23 '22

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u/boone_888 Sep 23 '22

It stopped communism. Wouldn't want another "Great Leap Forward" starving a couple more million

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u/notyou16 Sep 23 '22

They promoted concentration camps in South America

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u/boone_888 Sep 23 '22

We got a little sloppy and fucked up a bit on the way back then.

Anything else from the past 100 years you think will help your point? I mean 150 years ago we were handing smallpox blankets

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u/godel32 Sep 23 '22

Until the GOP take power. My prediction is that a Republican President will declare Ukraine an enemy of the US, pull out of NATO and align itself with China/India instead of Europe.

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u/Firm-Marzipan8831 Sep 23 '22

We’re not even free in this godforsaken country dipshits

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u/boone_888 Sep 23 '22

Aw, why's that, you have to work for a living and pay taxes?

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u/Firm-Marzipan8831 Sep 23 '22

You must be blind and deaf. Roe V Wade being turned over is an obvious one, but thinking is hard now-a-days with all the shit they put in the sky

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u/TheKnightOfCydonia Sep 23 '22

Just nice to see the reason we don’t have free healthcare helping someone for once lmao

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u/avwitcher Sep 23 '22

Not having universal healthcare doesn't have anything to do with money, the US government spends more money per capita on healthcare than any other country. The reason we don't have universal healthcare is because of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industry pouring hundreds of millions into politician's pockets to keep the status quo.

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u/Spidey209 Sep 23 '22

We know. It's funnier when the other guy tells it.

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u/HermanCainsGhost Sep 23 '22

Not only this, but we also pay more in just health taxes than other countries.

US pays 2.9% for Medicare alone, healthcare after 65.

Australia pays 2% for their version of Medicare (same name), universal healthcare for life, no deductibles

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u/TheKnightOfCydonia Sep 23 '22

I’m a doctor, I’m well aware of how inefficient the system is lol. It’s a joke

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u/light_trick Sep 23 '22

This really has to be stressed: the US is staggeringly, mind-blowingly wealthy. If you think you comprehend how much wealth it has at its command then you're still wrong. There is more then enough money for the out-of-control military spending and to have universal healthcare, which would work out cheaper in the long run then the current system.

The idea that's it's a zero-sum game is the lie told by the corrupt to cover their greed.

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u/Celestial8Mumps Sep 23 '22

Its the rich and powerful, just like it ever was.

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u/restrictednumber Sep 23 '22

Nice to see it used to defend a democracy on its own turf against an enemy who actually does need to be defeated. I mean seriously fuck the US military-industrial complex and the spiralling pseudo-wars that throw away our kids' lives, but right now it's good to finally see something worthwhile done with it.

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u/biotech76 Sep 23 '22

Our war machine cannot be matched. Period. It sways worlds...

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u/dskids2212 Sep 23 '22

We don't even have our own soldiers in Ukraine and Russia is leaning why we don't have universal health care.

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u/maddsskills Sep 23 '22

A broken clock, ya know?

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u/babicottontail Sep 23 '22

A broken clock is right twice a day.

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u/Sapowski_Casts_Quen Sep 23 '22

If you can buy anything in this country, it's guns, ammo, and cheeseburgers.

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u/48911150 Sep 23 '22

exactly why the US could just swing their dicks around in Iraq and Afghanistan and no one dared to do a thing against it. You were even branded an enemy if you didnt support those war crimes . yikes

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u/Mrozek33 Sep 23 '22

Would be very interesting to see how much money did the US military industrial complex gained from this conflict, maybe in 2-3 years when the effect of HIMARS system sales become visible

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u/Newtothiz Sep 23 '22

Chad capitalist moment. Destabilising nations, stealing their natural resources and killing innocents is enjoyable because this one time Reddit Man say it's good.

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u/Twink4Jesus Sep 23 '22

In the words of Mariah Carey, "sweet sweet fantasy baby, when I close my eyes you come and you take me on and on and on"

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u/Flomo420 Sep 23 '22

in the words of Freddy Mercury, "All we hear is radio ga ga. Radio goo goo. Radio ga ga."

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u/name_cool4897 Sep 23 '22

In the words of General Patton, "so there I was, barbecue sauce on my titties".

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u/sm12511 Sep 23 '22

In the words of Sol, "it's a fucking anti-aircraft gun, Vincent!"

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u/LaredoTechsAdmin Sep 23 '22

In the words of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, "What is this Mickey Mouse shit?"

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u/smartello Sep 23 '22

Mikhail is welcome to Russia where he may lead by example

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u/MoodooScavenger Sep 23 '22

Taaaaalk to me….. Which store or business?

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u/MoodooScavenger Sep 25 '22

I was calling out the guy. Downvotes hurt.

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u/3_14-r8 Sep 23 '22

I think you will find ukranians are already leading by example.

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u/smartello Sep 23 '22

What example do they set?

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u/3_14-r8 Sep 23 '22

Well they ousted their own corrupt government in 2014, not to mention the whole fighting back against a nation thats reducing their cities to rubble.

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u/smartello Sep 23 '22

Not every country is the same, the government that they ousted in 2014 was nothing in compare with what Russia has. Not to mention their biggest win in the war so far is that they didn’t collapse.

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u/youwantitwhen Sep 23 '22

Their biggest win is that they demilitarized Russia.

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u/SuicidalTorrent Sep 23 '22

Ukraine hasn't been fighting the entirely of Russian defence forces. That said, with world war 2 weaponry and tactics, I'm not sure if it will make much of a difference.

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u/Dumptruck_Johnson Sep 23 '22

The one where you’re a sovereign country and do everything within your power to resist a foreign invasion force. Including accepting assistance from other sovereign countries willing to provide aid.

Not sure if you were looking for a specific response or just didn’t understand the situation. How do you see this situation?

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u/smartello Sep 23 '22

I see that Khodorkovsky lost his voice in Russia the moment he left Russia. Both he and Chichvarkin are calling for action from their cozy places in London

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u/Dumptruck_Johnson Sep 23 '22

Well I mean he left in like 2013 after being released from prison on what seems like bunk charges so…

And then the cell phone guy hasn’t lived in Russia for even longer. Pre-2010.

What does it matter that rich Russian political exiles have opinions on Russia? I mean, they’re Russian, of course they care about their country.

Ngl, I didn’t know either of these guys at all. Thanks for pointing me too them. Their wiki pages were interesting reads.

That being said, if you’re trying to circle around to a point, you’re still circling.

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u/Artistic_Bit6866 Sep 23 '22

And what. you think he should go rot in a Russian jail just for speaking his opinion?

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u/smartello Sep 23 '22

He calls others to do this and he has no right to blame anyone for not doing it since he doesn’t do it. He was let go while people he provokes to do the same usually aren’t

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u/Artistic_Bit6866 Sep 23 '22

So what? So you blame him, rather than those who threaten his life? What sense does that make? Your point would be reasonable if Putin didn’t have a record of jailing or killing his adversaries. The threat is real.

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u/mtabacco31 Sep 23 '22

Or be poisoned?

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u/TheExtremistModerate Sep 23 '22

Russian-killing.

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u/smartello Sep 23 '22

That’s not an example Russian people are looking for.

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u/Irilieth_Raivotuuli Sep 23 '22

It's not an example. It's a warning.

Take care of your stuff at home, or be swept up on them and end up in Ukraine as artillery food.

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u/libmrduckz Sep 23 '22

so slick… without being smarmy… ‘you don’t gotta’ stay home, but you’d better not visit here.’

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u/Dumptruck_Johnson Sep 23 '22

Right now according to the rest of the western world, the only Russians that are setting a positive example are the ones calling for an unconditional withdraw from Ukraine. That is it. Ukraine is their own country now; the UN supports this fact.

I truly do not understand wtf Russia is doing. They’re literally sitting on the largest pile of untapped natural resources on the planet. It’s not even a close second place. They could be turning inward and do whatever the hell they wanted. Instead they’re pissing off everyone in the entire fucking world for a vanity project.

Either the natural resources estimate is orders of magnitude incorrect or Putin truly is nothing more than a vain imbecile. Or he’s pocketed by china I guess, I don’t know. I meant it when I said I don’t understand the meaning of all this.

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u/smartello Sep 23 '22

Me neither, any ideas how an average Dmitry can overthrow putin and keep his life?

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u/Dumptruck_Johnson Sep 23 '22

Live your life the best you can and stay as safe as possible. Putin is doing his best to torpedo his own country for no tangible benefit. I mean, as long as the current leadership collapses before the rest of the country does we all have the best case scenario. Worst case: nukes

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u/bigmattyc Sep 23 '22

The average Dimitry will live a life, but 49.5% will die in the uprising

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u/R_M_R_0 Sep 23 '22

That's unfortunate, but that's is an example of what's happen to their sons and husband's if they agree and go to mobilization.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_BEAMSHOTS Sep 23 '22

I want to live to see the day when Putin gets his comeuppance. Sadly Putin is nothing without his enablers so they will probably slink away and come back once again to continue the cycle.