As I'm sure everyone is aware of the happening involving a certain two countries. What people may not be as aware of is the full-on economic WWIII that is being waged between the West and Russia, with battle lines being drawn across the world.
Consider first and foremost, that the countries that have passed sanctions against Russia is NATO countries, EU countries (even then, some are hesitant due to their dependence on Russian oil and gas, more on that later), and the G7 Countries (US, CAN, UK, FR, IT, DE, JP) as well as South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and a smattering of Pacific island nations.
But what of the rest of the world?
Know this, the economic WWIII that is being waged goes far beyond Ukraine. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of the US Dollar itself. But for that, we need background.
The Petrodollar: In the 1970s, President Nixon took the US Dollar off the gold standard, effectively rendering it a fiat currency that can be just printed at will. A myriad of reasons went into this decision, but around the same time, the US made a deal with the Saudi royal family: The US would guarantee protection for Saudi Arabia, if the Saudis traded oil for exclusively dollars. This marked the beginning of the US Dollar as the world's reserve currency as Saudi Arabia was the #1 producer and exporter of oil worldwide. This in turn meant other countries needed to buy up dollars in bulk to purchase Saudi oil, thus creating a massive demand for US dollars as the rest of the Middle Eastern OPEC countries adopted the dollar for oil trades. Therefore, the dominance of the US Dollar was cemented throughout the world especially since EVERYONE needs oil in order to even function, much less have proper militaries.
This has several effects on the Dollar. Due to the sheer global demand for the dollar, this makes the US dollar have massive purchasing power which in turn means we can just simply run massive spending bills and export the inflation to other countries. If the Dollar fell in value, exporters who need our consumption would witness their currencies grow stronger, which in turn means higher prices for their exports, which creates lower demand as the US would have to pay more for those exports, which in turn means less imports from those exporters, which ultimately hurts them. So they intentionally devalue their currencies in order to keep the system going. In short, the Petrodollar is good for the US... not so good for everyone else.
This is why the US government passes spending bills that are now in the trillions and has racked up over $30T in debt with impunity, because they've never needed to worry about spending limits, they can just print more money as needed and export the inflation to the rest of the world.
However, this all hinges on the rest of the world wanting our dollars. What happens if other countries try to trade oil for other currencies? Enter Saddam Hussein. In the early 2000s, he tried to trade Iraqi oil for Euros. He was overthrown, and Iraq went back on the Dollar with no discussion of going off the Dollar since then. Gaddaffi tried to trade Libyan oil for a gold-back Dinar as part of the push towards integration within the African Union. He was overthrown and brutally killed by a mob after a NATO-led intervention against him with airstrikes and a color revolution.
These are all backwater countries that have no hope of standing up to the US military obviously. What happens if Russia or China go off the Dollar? So what do we do if say, the BRICS countries dump the Dollar? Make no mistake, dumping the dollar globally means the inflation we've been exporting overseas will start coming back home. The "official" 8% inflation figure in the US is just a small taste of what's to come...
Back to the economic WWIII at hand. The trigger was when the Western world passed sweeping sanctions against Russia including seizing half of Russia's foreign exchange reserves (amounted to $300B out of $640B). But what are foreign exchange reserves?
>Foreign exchange reserves (also called forex reserves or FX reserves) are cash and other reserve assets such as gold held by a central bank or other monetary authority that are primarily available to balance payments of the country, influence the foreign exchange rate of its currency, and to maintain confidence in financial markets.
>Often, for convenience, the cash or securities are retained by the central bank of the reserve or other currency and the "holdings" of the foreign country are tagged or otherwise identified as belonging to the other country without them actually leaving the vault of that central bank. From time to time they may be physically moved to the home or another country.
Know this: the seizure of Russia's fx reserves has sent waves throughout the financial world as other countries that aren't highlighted in yellow in the third picture have started to question the wisdom of holding US dollars when their reserves can be seized by the West in an instant if they should fail to toe the Western party line. Some have even cut out the dollar altogether in trades with Russia. Enter India.
Not long after the Ruble crashed and the price of Russian oil collapsed well below the Brent crude asking price, there were reports that India made a deal to buy oil from Russia at a hefty 25% discount. Most significantly, the payment was to be made in Rupees, not Dollars.
India has a vested interest in continuing friendly relations with Russia for two main reasons: Russia supplies the majority of weapons for India via sales, and India wishes to have a friendly Russia as a counterweight to China. Russia in turn wishes to turn India against the West and also have India available in order to prevent utter dependence on China, while also selling Russian oil to both countries. Realpolitik in action.
More significantly, Russia issued an ultimatum demanding payment for gas in Rubles from "unfriendly countries" as defined by the map in the picture by April 1st, or else they would be considered in breach of contract and the gas supply would be cut off. Thus Europe has a choice of paying for Russian gas in Rubles or completely lose their source of Russian gas.
One country in the EU has already folded to the Russian demand - Slovakia - and time will tell if other countries fold as well. One this is indisputable though: after the ultimatum was issued, the Ruble surged and now stands at pre-war levels, indicating that some European countries are quietly buying up Rubles and thus sabotaging their own sanctions against Russiahttps://twitter.com/StranNik142857/status/1509120884602249217
Though America, UK, and Lithuania has completely shut off Russian imports of oil and gas, and it is likely others will follow such as Polandhttps://twitter.com/GitanasNauseda/status/1510277034357968898https://english.alarabiya.net/business/energy/2022/03/24/Poland-refuses-to-pay-for-Russian-gas-in-rubles-
This has the chief effect of forcing the European countries that fold to the Russian demand to buy up Rubles, thus strengthening the Ruble and in turn weakening the Dollar.>But Russia was banned from SWIFT
Russia and China have already introduced alternatives to SWIFT, such as the Mir systemhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_(payment_system)
and China's Cross-Border Interbank Payment Systemhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-Border_Interbank_Payment_System
Venezuela and Iran have already begun consideration of joining the Mir payment system, and it is likely that India will consider Mir as well in order to conduct trade with Russia.https://www.azernews.az/region/191123.htmlhttps://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220325-russia-iran-consider-adopting-financial-payment-system-beyond-swift/
For the first time in history, an alternative to the US Dollar and the Western financial system has been presented and is being heavily considered, as even Saudi Arabia weighed trading oil for Yuan in sales to China. This is especially significant since last I checked, the Saudis and Emiratis continue to snub President Biden.https://www.theblaze.com/news/saudi-arabia-weighs-accepting-yuan-instead-of-dollars-in-oil-sales-with-chinahttps://twitter.com/rongxiang/status/1503810610278117394
And just recently, the Saudis did a price hike on Saudi oil exports to Asian markets as indicated by this graph in picture 2. When you combine this with the fact that Russian oil still continues to be sold at a discount, this will cause demand for Russian oil to skyrocket among Asian consumers. It's nothing conclusive, but it paints a foreboding picture for the US: Saudi Arabia has chosen to side with the East.
What will happen over the next year? Hard to tell beyond generalizations, it's utter chaos in the financial world. But I do see patterns and trends, and what I'm seeing will not end well for the US.
Beyond this post, general thread for economic happenings in the economic war between Russia and the West.
Very Informative. Thanks for the effort you put in Ebin.
Do you think the Ruble will become dominate?
Oh hell no, it won't ever be the global reserve currency. It's nowhere near that strong or demanded for, and neither is the Yuan for that matter.
The Yuan has the strongest case for being global reserve currency and even then it's still a long way away for now.
What I think is more likely in the short term is that there... won't be a global reserve currency, and during that time it'll be a financial world made up of multiple reserve currencies. In the long term, it may end up being that a global reserve currency ends up being adopted that isn't tied to a single country due to fear of said reserve currency being tied to a single country can be abused like the US has abused the Dollar. Gold may end up becoming the global reserve currency during that time period, until a better alternative is explored.
Interesting Insight. Although i have my doubts that the ruble won't become the global reserve currency.
This makes sense when the goal is a global government.
Very informative thread, Ebin. I'll be lurking this one.
Inflation riots in Peru
The fact that 80% of all US Dollars in existence was printed in the past two years means global inflation was inevitable and everyone's really feeling the effects now.
Russian students all around the world are getting kicked out from universities and now are forced to return to Russia. Imagine working your ass off in starbucks to hang afloat and get that precious degree only to be sent back with fucking nothing.
Heh. That's what you get for abandoning ship.
They deserve it. They partook with the devil for some coins.
No pity for them.
>>340885>They partook with the devil for some coins.
How? Exchange students aren't uncommon. There's nothing wrong with studying abroad.
Zerohedge so take it with a grain of salt, though it does provide sources.https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/us-warns-india-significant-long-term-costs-if-it-aligns-russia>Given that a handful of countries that rank among the top largest economies in the world have thus far been reluctant to firmly condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine, this could prove the significant monkey wrench in US-EU plans to severely isolate and wreak havoc on global Russian exports. >Among these include the obvious - China, but also there's India, the UAE, Brazil and Indonesia. India for example - standing just behind the UK as the 6th largest economy - remains the the single largest buyer of Russian weapons. India is also reportedly seeking more discounted Russian oil, in what looks to be a potential move away from Saudi crude. >In early March, The New York Times noted that India was among those countries dependent on many Russian imports that's attempting to "stay above the fray". "When India abstained from a United Nations vote and the chorus of Western condemnation against the Ukraine invasion, it appeared to be taking sides: offering tacit support for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia," the Times emphasized previously.
 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/01/world/asia/india-russia-united-states-ukraine.html>Russia, and as a major export destination allowing Putin to side-step sanctions effects.>The Biden administraiton's Director of the National Economic Council of the United States Brian Deese has said the US remains "disappointed" with aspects of the Indian government's reaction to the Ukraine crisis.> "There are certainly areas where we have been disappointed by both China and India’s decisions, in the context of the invasion," he said a Wednesday event in D.C.>He was cited as saying in Bloomberg:> The US has told India that the consequences of a “more explicit strategic alignment” with Moscow would be “significant and long-term,” he said.>India has so far rejected falling in line with the West's anti-Russia sanctions, instead continuing to import Russian oil, which remains at an estimated 2% of its total oil imports.
 https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/india-to-face-significant-cost-if-aligned-with-russia-u-s-says> Whatever you make of this emotion the salience of it is restricted to only a few of the dark blue countries. Ukraine’s supporters should worry that two thirds of humanity live in neutral or Russia-leaning countries. https://t.co/1IssHf6Qmb pic.twitter.com/kKYX5hfxqy
— Ben Judah (@b_judah) April 6, 2022https://twitter.com/b_judah/status/1511701663358328836>As NBC News reviewed of recent visits of top Washington officials to New Delhi:> A flurry of visits by Russian and Western diplomats is unlikely to change India’s neutral stance on the war in Ukraine, experts say, particularly since the war has the support of a public being bombarded by media coverage that blames the U.S. for the conflict. >Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has meanwhile praised the Modi government for the avoidance of adopting a merely “one-sided view” of the conflict in Ukraine.
 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-west-court-india-no-avail-neutrality-ukraine-rcna22549>On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary issued statements demanding that fence-sitting countries urgently conform to US and European sanctions measures. "We don’t believe it’s in India’s interest to accelerate or increase imports of Russian energy and other commodities," she said directly addressing New Delhi in the press conference. She stressed that "every country should abide by the sanctions that we [ the U.S.] have announced and that we’re implementing around the world."
The United States will come to regret forcing India, Russia and China to trade with eachother and decouple from the west.
The more you use santions, the less reliable your currency is considered to be on a global market. People want dollars they can be sure they'll able to actually spend and not get frozen whenever there's a political crisis.
Why isn't Serbia red on the map?
I doubt that India would be anything more than a very reluctant ally with China, considering that China has its own overlapping claim to Kashmir and Jammu.
Plus, without a Western currency like the dollar, pound, or Euro, what is the alternative? Their own currencies are not freely exchangeable and few, if any, countries have any of them in their reserves.
You imply that we havent been witnessing years of groups in and out of government doing what they 'cant', with impugnity
If the HRC is being controlled by countries who are known for their human rights abuses, then isn’t this only praising Russia for getting better?
Doesn't matter now, Russia just quit the council>>340952
Cooked up a map of the resolution
fucked up Kenya, should be good now.
I wonder how long this will last.
Satan is finally collapsing
How? It seems stronger than ever?
The idea that western society/nato will collapse over this is western propaganda to try to get you to care about what happens in Ukraine/Russia.
Soon the USGOV won't have any money to pay for your wage.https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M1SL
I guess this means the petroruble is out of the question, but could the petroyuan rise up? I doubt it, considering few, if any, countries have yuans in their currency reserves and the IMF may be stingy about handing them out. They are not freely convertible or possessible outside of China and any use of the yuan would likely mean parking foreign currencies in China and never taking yuans out of there. This could also mean the dollar, pound, and Euro continue to be used as currencies for other matters and/or they are the ones traded with China.
The Petroruble will rise. Russia doesn't need the west. the saudis are gonna start charging rubles for oil.
I doubt it if the ruble has already had more crises that are more impactful and the ruble is not freely convertible outside of Russia. If anything, it would, again, probably mean that foreign countries would need to park their currencies in Russia and oil sellers would only be able to use their money to purchase Russian goods while being unable to export their money from the country. This would possibly mean that western currencies would still have their uses, but not for the last mile.
>>341246>I doubt it if the ruble has already had more crises that are more impactful
The sanctions are doing basically nothing(to Russia) they are however going to accelerate hyper inflation in the west.> If anything, it would, again, probably mean that foreign countries would need to park their currencies in Russia and oil sellers would only be able to use their money to purchase Russian goods while being unable to export their money from the country. This would possibly mean that western currencies would still have their uses, but not for the last mile.
Russia has said rubles only for oil and gas already.
>>341249>The sanctions are doing basically nothing(to Russia) they are however going to accelerate hyper inflation in the west.
Have you seen >>341189
yet? Their currency is on the brink of becoming unstable.>Russia has said rubles only for oil and gas already.
But that may not be feasible given the ruble’s lack of presence in global currency reserves. Parking currency like the post suggested may also only violate sanctions. Being able to use rubles in a manner that is not in violation of sanctions would require that Russia change its economic policy on the ruble.
You realize that for the "petroruble" to be a thing, western countries have to use it, right? Just Eastern Europe, India and China using it wouldn't make it a global currency.
>>341252>But that may not be feasible given the ruble’s lack of presence in global currency reserves.
It's a strategic motion in retaliation for sanctions. Asking for rubles for fuel forces western countries to either hoard rubles to pay for it, or ease sanctions to trade for it. In either case, it's a decent plan.
>>341252>Have you seen >>341189 yet? Their currency is on the brink of becoming unstable.
That's literally just a western cope, they think they're the kings of the world.>But that may not be feasible given the ruble’s lack of presence in global currency reserves. Parking currency like the post suggested may also only violate sanctions. Being able to use rubles in a manner that is not in violation of sanctions would require that Russia change its economic policy on the ruble.
The Ruble will Rise.
Dude, you didn't make any arguments in that post. Explain how what you're saying actually works.
Before i go through the hassle of doing that. do you believe the kgb is the boogey man?
Russia will continue to be a major player in the oil and gas economy so long as economies are dependent on fossil fuels, which they will be for the foreseeable future at this rate. For that purpose, the ruble, while unstable, will always have some value.
I don't think Russia has any intent to make a "petroruble" in comparison to what people call the petrodollar, because Russia seems to prefer to control its currency within its own borders, but the ruble isn't disappearing from the global economy anytime soon.>>341265
What are you even talking about?
Make real arguments. If you say stuff like "the ruble will rise" with no context or explaination, nobody is going to take you seriously.
I don't think you necessarily understand how Russia's currency works, or what the petrodollar is. I highly doubt Russia is going to go around bribing other oil-producing countries with fat stacks of rubles and leaving them outside its borders when it has repeatedly expressed preference to keep rubles inside of Russia so that it can keep its own economy stable.
You seem to be slinging insults instead of arguments and acting in a very suspicious manner.
There you are kgb retard. gonna sperg about how the kgb is the ultimate evil some more?
>>341271>N-no you're the glowie!
No, he's not glowing. He's not even suspicious.>>341272
And you shouldn't be so easily manipulated into sperging and derailing threads over non-arguments like so many other Anons have been baited into doing. It's not worth your energy.
>>341275>No, he's not glowing. He's not even suspicious.
He’s spouting propaganda akin to what Russian government bots are.
No, he's just being dumb, and so are you.
Even if the European economy is in a free fall, is it to the point where their currency has been downgraded and is less likely to see use, though? The European economy seems more stable relative to that of Russia.
>>341572>America's entire battle strategy hinged on the assumption that depriving people of McDonalds would cause them to revolt
kek. The memes practically write themselves.
I heard some talk about Russia going back to gold standard
could annons give me detailed explanation advantages and disadvantages of gold standard. And would it benefit for Russia to go to gold standard
It's not really a gold standard per se. It's Russia paying for imports with gold instead of rubles, given that the ruble is not much accepted or international trade under the sanctions.
An advantage is that the value of the ruble would not be based on Russia’s ability to pay back its debts. This may be useful if Russia is currently on the brink of another default.
Another advantage is that countries who use a fixed standard can have stable exchange rates with one another, depending on how much they value gold.
A disadvantage is that with a finite supply of gold, there is a finite supply of money and inflation can neither be reined in or spurred into existence. This caused a movement during the Great Depression to switch to using silver instead of gold as a standard so there could be unlimited coins and an economy that was not controlled by potentially arbitrary values.
Another disadvantage is if gold sees more demand or is in short supply, the ruble would only become stronger and Russian companies would be forced to charge more for their exports and not see more profit from their point of view.
The writing is on the wall.
But the question is who will rescue them.
Don't worry about it, the government is too big to fail.
I've heard Sri Lanka is entering a financial crisis and is almost out of gas/fuel. There's rations and the pumps are running empty.
I've been thinking of buying some fuel cans and making a little emergency stockpile, at least enough that I could fill up a few times over without needing to rely on gas stations. Gas does have an expiration date though, so I'll need to pick up some fuel stabilizer as well.
America as a country would be highly crippled in a gas crisis, because most of our cities and infrastructure is car-oriented. You can't get anywhere on foot, and public transport is garbage most places. Yes we have strategic reserves and can drill our own oil, but I wouldn't trust the government not to keep it all for themselves, or only deliver to the coasts that can afford $15/gallon gas.
Economic wars have a tendency to turn into violent wars. This is just the beginning.
You can buy ethanol-free gas at (certain) pumps. That stuff will last quite a bit longer.
Why would they join the alternative economy if it would only pressure them to accept China’s claim to Kashmir and Jammu?
Why would any country in 2022 adopt a gold standard? If that did happen, supply side deflation would occur because people would not invest their money in anything if it is already so valuable.
Gold standard is a trap meant to favor those who has the metal. On the other hand barter is independence from the banksters.
>Exclusive: Russian geo-economics Tzar Sergey Glazyev introduces the new global financial system>The world’s new monetary system, underpinned by a digital currency, will be backed by a basket of new foreign currencies and natural resources. And it will liberate the Global South from both western debt and IMF-induced austerity.https://thesaker.is/exclusive-russian-geo-economics-tzar-sergey-glazyev-introduces-the-new-global-financial-system/
I recommend to read this ruskie Glazyev, he has a long trajectory asking to dynamite the current monetary system and break free.
Looks like being coupled to China is a double-edged axe for them as well after all, means the West can put even more pressure on China since China needs the West more than they need Russia for now.
The nose knows. Western currency decoupling imminent.
The yuan will only account for 2% of their currency reserves. Besides, it is not like the yuan is freely convertible outside of China anyway.
Fair point. I'm not actually expecting a massive decoupling, but countries strategically diversifying their foreign currency reserves.
Economic WWIII has been going on for decades and Western governments are only now starting to wake up to the fact that they lost the war decades ago as a result of deficit spending, outsourcing, immigration, and spending their own pension funds to advocate for these policies, and that this all is the fault of the Rothschilds and their agents. With no remaining assets, unpayable debts, and zero productivity, the best option for the West is for everyone to stage coups d'etat of their own governments to justify cancelling the debts, then start expelling and hanging foreign agents.
Tell this is not treasonous sabotage by the EU "leaders".
Poland after a few weeks.
Are you talking about Keystone?
Keystone wouldn't supply any energy to the US. It just makes it easier for Canadians to get their oil to refineries.>>342578>as a result of deficit spending, outsourcing, immigration, and spending their own pension funds to advocate for these policies
What country hasn't been doing at least three of those things? China and Russia have been doing the same for 20-30 years.
Would you rather be in a mild recession or dead from a bullet fired by Putin’s elite?
Imagine being a glowie ordered to shill on a site themed upon the childrens show (for girls) "My Little Pony."
I'd blow my brains out with my service pistol on the spot- I can't imagine how much of a fuckup you'd have to be to score that job.
>>343380>I can't imagine how much of a fuckup you'd have to be to score that job.
Affirmative Action. And by the non-sense style, it seems it might be a cunt.
>>343386>Affirmative Action + cunt = mentally ill
It might explain the lack of logical coherence.
Would you rather lose your life or lose a few more dollars than you would have otherwise in the short term?>>343380
Keep in mind that the show has gained a cult following and has become a meme, so you-know-who may associate it with freedom of speech and dissent against his “elected” government.>>343386
Or maybe Putin’s finest are just comically inept and would even have trouble issuing parking citations.
Neat false dichotomy, fag. If any government took my life, it'd probably be my own when they're done herding political dissenters into FEMA camps. Suck my cock, shill.
Now imagine that your views on free speech and your professional skills make you too valuable of a person to even wait until that stage and you are almost killed in at least two comically failed assassination attempts. What would you say then? Though I would imagine them doing the Red Dawn
-style plan you are referring to in the long term.
What are you even on about?
my own government just made a Ministry of Truth and has been labeling parents opposed to their children being brainwashed into anti-White ideologies as domestic terrorists.
I don't give a fuck about retarded Slavoids killing each other over retarded Slavoid shit and muttoid Russia is never going to be capable of launching a land invasion of North America, nor will they ever have that kind of political influence.
How much does the CIA/FBI pay you to look at horse pussy to post here?
>>343412>What are you even on about?
Thanks to the Internet, anyone can be a threat to any government or country. The keyboard is mightier than the sword.>my own government just made a Ministry of Truth and has been labeling parents opposed to their children being brainwashed into anti-White ideologies as domestic terrorists.
If my government tried doing anything like that, we would at least have the freedom to oppose the policy how we wanted to and make our opinions on it publicly known, with the law making all kinds of national headlines. If the Russian government tried doing anything like that, then people would be shot to death for disagreeing with it and it would either be censored in the press or not even visible.>I don't give a fuck about retarded Slavoids killing each other over retarded Slavoid shit and muttoid Russia is never going to be capable of launching a land invasion of North America, nor will they ever have that kind of political influence.
A land invasion may not be necessary if they can take out American cyber or power infrastructure enough and/or cause a civil war on American soil thanks to propaganda and whataboutism. If this sort of thing happened under Trump’s administration, Putin could have offered to send a legion of Russian troops to occupy the Seattle CHAZ and Trump could very well have accepted.
>RUSSIAN SANCTIONS ON EUROPE - MAY 4, 2022>Russian Sanctions on Europe: Gonzalo Lirahttps://www.bitchute.com/video/U8qy1hSVUKdO/
According to Coach Redpill Europe is really fucked and economic collapse is next.
>>343413>Thanks to the Internet, anyone can be a threat to any government or country. The keyboard is mightier than the sword.
it isn't, but it certainly drains schlomos pocket book and I am hardly mad about that.
That Jewish guy's hypothetical posts piss me off
That faux authoritative tone
His expectation that asking "what if the situation was reversed" would magically change our minds on everything
The insult hidden there, the insinuation that we've never thought on our own about anything
And the sheer fucking idiocy of his hypotheticals...
It's like he's trying to overwhelm us with the frequency of his jewish nonquestions, and honestly answering his questions just overlooks the implications behind why he phrases things the way he does. He doesn't honestly think about the answers he gets, he just searches them for something he can jewpost about.
Fuck that jewish guy.
>>344355>"what if the situation was reversed" would magically change our minds on everything
You're right. That jew wins all retarded awards.
Kinda reminds you of Binger, the prosecutor in Kyle R8ttenhouse's trial, doesnt it?
This post is related to what Coach Redpill is explaining >>344356>How war is hitting Ukraine's farmers and threatening world food supplies >Ukraine, dubbed Europe's breadbasket, is one of the largest exporters of corn, wheat and oats to the European Union.>But the war is having a huge impact on the country's farmers.>Beyond the destruction of agricultural land, Russia's blocking of Ukraine's Black Sea ports means grains can only be shipped out of the country by rail or road. >Prior to Russia's invasion, Ukraine exported up to 6 million tonnes of grains a month. But, according to analysts APK-Inform, 300,000 tonnes were shipped out in March and 923,000 in April. >A UN food official said on Friday that nearly 25 million tonnes of grains are stuck in Ukraine and unable to leave the country.https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2022/05/06/how-war-is-hitting-ukraine-s-farmers-and-threatening-world-food-supplies
Yeah. Another thing that pisses me off about him is that the answers to his retarded hypotheticals are usually obvious. They're either "The situation you describe is usually reversed, that's why you find this situation so objectionable and abnormal" or far more commonly, "The hypothetical situation you're describing is absolutely nothing like what is happening right now holy shit".
He doesn't ask people how we would feel if we were denied the right to choose whether our children live or die, because we are already denied that right. Boys have already been molested, forced to father children without consent, and charged child support for kids they never wanted.
Men have already been charged child support for kids factually scientifically proven to not be theirs, and some courts don't even allow DNA test results to be used in court. "I should get the kids because I'm the woman" is already treated like an ironclad arguments by divorce courts meant to divorce men from their wealth and children, forever enslaving him to her as a wageslave denied his male role in the child's life yet forced to play provider for kids and womanchild alike.
We already have no control over what our women do to our children outside of tying them to chairs to physically keep them away from abortion clinics until they birth our children, and that's not legal so any man caught doing that would lose custody of his kids. Men are already second class citizens compared to women, and he FUCKING knows this. If he didn't, he'd ask questions answered by "That is already the case, retard" or "The situation is usually reversed and that's why you find it so objectionable right now" more often.
So when he tries to fuck with our natural empathy for others and waste our time with blatantly dishonest questions designed to seem unanswerable, he asks a retarded hypothetical utterly divorced from reality like "How would you feel if you were raped out of the blue by a woman and no security guard could get her off you in time and then you were denied the right to ever have children?", even though that's not what happened to raped women ever, whether they get abortions or not. Abortion doesn't neuter women. Although maybe if it did fewer abortions would happen, and regret-filled eggless/wombless old women would denounce feminism louder where young stupid women can actually hear them.
So why would these proposed policies not establish precedent for being able to apply them or others like them universally and to everyone or anyone? People of all groups may suffer eventually.>>344377
You don’t exactly seem to be staying on topic. And that rule only applies in some cases and it is because non-biological parents could hypothetically have custody rights in the aftermath of a divorce hearing.
rather than seething about it, the better thing to do is beat him at his own game.
She has a point on the first part though. Sanctions have never been effective in stopping military conflicts or causing regime changes. It's all pointless damage to the global economy.
F for Finland, Play stupid games, Win stupid prizes.
In a free country you can fix problems, but you can't fix problems in a police state.
If you don't like the weather in a free country, you can move. In a police state, the border is closed.
If you don't like your wife in a free country, you can get a divorce. In a police state, you can't.
If you are sick in a free country, you can go to the doctor. In a police state, you can't.
You’re implying Russia would accept any new plan like that, but Russia is less in a position to disagree today than a couple of weeks ago.
Are these sanctions even effective? What's the endgame here?
That word is a misnomer to cheat the normies and make them to believe that there is an economic war against the "evil" Russia. The truth is that it is a war is against all of us, done by our own governments and planned by the (((banksters))).
The name of the game is Agenda 2030, but it is sold to the normies as Climate Change, Green New Deal, Build Back Better, and many other euphemisms.
>>345502>Are these sanctions even effective?
Of course not. All the contrary, and it is done on purpose.
Russia and China will emerge from this circus as the almighty winners and the West will banish into oblivion after being reduced to third world status.
The following is a very good long analysis (2 hours long) about the self-sabotage of the western governments demolishing their own economies, with a notorious flaw, the talkers say that the western leadership is stupid and reckless like they are ignorant and economically illiterate; this is absurd and only a deliberate malign intention explains their behavior ---> Agenda 2030.>EU circular firing squad, approves Russia oil embargo w/Gonzalo Lira (Live)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSCpFqM93hA
>>345504>it is done on purpose
Why would western governments do that on purpose?
To achieve the (((banksters masterplan))) of "The Great Reset" newfag.
See >>286845 →
Anyway, while western countries are committing planned economic collapses to starve their people and make them dependent on government, they're definitely not trying to make Russia and China the dominant powers in the global market.
>>345824>they're definitely not trying to make Russia and China the dominant powers in the global market.
Go figures then, by claiming to economically punish those countries, the west has committed seppuku. If you don't know that, then you are indeed a newfag.
I've been here for 5 years, and a /pol/ user for 10 years. You type like a 2015+ tourist.>west has committed seppuku
By accident. That's not the same as doing it on purpose.
>>345827>That's not the same as doing it on purpose.
Seppuku is on purpose, not an accident.
Lurk moar newfag, you need some insight on Japanese culture.
Lmao, whatever you say, lad.
Ask me how I know ur a newfag, without telling me you're a newfag. >pic related is irrelevant
Who really is the newfag?
>Medieval EU: Plant Oats, Raise Goats.>How many years will it take for Russia to adapt and stabilize to a new level of sanctions? Probably not long but, in the meantime, I believe that Europe will deindustrialize as plentiful, reasonably priced, Russian energy and food now sanctioned must be substituted by some yet to be identified source. Today, the German Prime Minister was "hopeful" that in 2023 Energy Production in Senegal may be ramped up to provide additional energy for Germany. This is highly irrational. Siemens, a great German technology company that requires large quantities of energy to produce its products, is now scrambling to find new sources. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=168588762335813&id=100075540700231
Yeah, it is from jewbook but deeply insightful nevertheless.
You hate to cry wolf, but you need to get your money out of the bank, buy gold/guns/ammo/food, and buy a sailboat or move to a small town in North Dakota today.
Anon, our politicians here are cuckservatives at best, we're being flooded by <90 IQ goblino spicoids, and we're being colonized by Californians. I hate to say it, but we'll be a fucking blue shit hole by 2030.>>345945
This, but we're going to run out of places to run eventually and we'll end up like the Boers if we won't fight. Hypothetically, of course. Just saying.
You sound awfully cucked already. Still living with parents?
Sup newfag. Still lurking around?
My, seems I hit a nerve. Accusations of bait and newfag,... seems my suspicions are correct. Still at the bank then? Hope u have your OWN bank account by now though.
>>345969>Hope u have your OWN bank account by now though
Only normals are retarded enough to interact with zog banks. Cryto and cash are kings.
I can bet that you allowed to be injected because of a muh job and that salary you consider a lifeline.
Thats hilarious, if you know who Im adressing. I guess only normals interact with lawyers too, huh?>crypto and cash are king
And guns and bullets; no contest, but some customers pay by check so its still good to have one in your name so you can cash shit out.>muh job/salary
Nigger, my family/business
are in rural texas, where except among the ACTUAL cucked, there was never a mask or a vaccine to be seen.
(You) draw unsupportable inferences alot, dont you?
But, to take a moment and address the "Texas is are cucked" crowd;
I'll start by stipulating a few things.
1. The overwhelming majority of inter-state migration is from major citites of major states.
2. Most of generational Texas has been planning and stockpiling for the NEXT civil war ever since the LAST one.
The point being, old-school Texas has far more inbred retards who can shoot the wings off a fly than CA, WA, NY, and Chicago could ever export, and ours arent confused about their gender or worried about microaggressions. AND we have lots more guns. North Dakota is okay I guess, if you want to avoid the front lines, but careful you dont find yourself behind enemy lines, jus sayin.
>>345971>so its still good to have one in your name so you can cash shit out
I get an average of 2 a week and I don't deposit them at all, I exchange them for cash. No paper trail allowed fren.
>>345972>Most of generational Texas has been planning and stockpiling for the NEXT civil war
What a fantasy. It won't be any, Americans are all bark and no bite.
>>345973>exchange them for cash>no paper trail
And what do you think the person you exchange them with does with them?
Checks are without name, if the faggot deposit them, it is HIS paper trail.
Not saying it couldnt be done, just saying none of my
customers/experience would go for that
But yeah, the idea that checks are being exchanged without addess, and that somehow this will never be traced back to (you) is woefully naïve, and needing of citation if expected to be believed
The most despicable and dangerous beings walking in this realm.
>>345969>posts bait with a random insult
Literally his next reply...>>345971>(You) draw unsupportable inferences alot, dont you?
Anon reminds us that he's a narcissistic woman at heart by immediately contradicting himself and feigns superiority to save face when called out.>>345972>Most of generational Texas has been planning and stockpiling for the NEXT civil war ever since the LAST one.
I suspect it is indeed a cunt.
I wonder how much zog is paying her.
Oh, I can support all of my inferences, somehow without making outlandish presuppositions.>cope
The last gasp of a dying argument, thanks for playing
Heil Hitler dubs checked.
He did, but it quickly got yeeted. Apparently he mistook me for someone else. Either gay off site drama or someone is trying to dox us in some private circlejerk. Cool, good to know the people behind the scenes at /mlpol/ are totally trustworthy and not treacherous at all.
>>346002>it got yeeted
No, I decided I had crossed an acceptable line and deleted the post voluntarily.
Staff is not trustworthy, but not for a censorious nature; rather a negligent one.
So, do you often get upset and air out other anons private information publicly to try and own them? Maybe you'll have another fit, disclose more information on your apparent acquaintances, and leave it up longer next time for anyone to see. Deeply concerning coming from former staff, regardless of whether or not you deleted it. Very homosexual.>Staff is not trustworthy
You came awfully close to publicly doxing two anons on a whim before deciding to delete it. Why would anyone outside of your off site hug box trust you at all, Ninjas? Oh, well... I guess you would know, huh?
I should've capped it. Other anons deserve to know that you'll squawk about their personal lives for all to see when you get butthurt. Unforgivable.
Going in reverse order:
I suppose I should, what with this latest.>>346004>doxxed
No, I just made a couple pithy statements about why I made references to banks and lawyers. Even with that admission AND the previous post, no one could have been doxed. Having said, I dont approve of the tone I took, and I acknowledge that I have erred.>off site hug box
I have one of these? That would be neat, ngl. Maybe I will.>unforgivable
Thats a slippery slope that wont pan out, if we're being honest. Also, a convenient position, all considered. I mean if what I've
done is unforgivable,....
Americans say that the reason the elites want to kill off the 99% is to save the environment, but maybe the globalists are just evil, insane, and greedy.
Allow me to correct the record. The TV's talking heads say that.
Regular Americans couldn't care less, at less they went into academia's indoctrination centers.>greedy globalists
The Rockefellers and European peers already own everything and their motives are not greed, but power. Look it this way, greed is not their motive because they don't need money at all, they just print money and billions of slaves will do anything for their fictitious paper. From that perspective, humanity is not more than an animal species meant to serve them.
>Ukraine Has LOST, And So Have Wehttps://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=246101
A loud rant on the misery coming our way. For real.
The Four Main Factors that Influence U.S. Gas Prices.
Do both, anon. There are choice cuts of human, the rest of which can grow crops.
I mean, imagine the marbling on some of these fatties
Lots of options for soap making.
The soy-fed ones are pretty skinny though. Might need to cage them and fatten them up a bit before they can be useful for anything.
Oh, there'll be PLENTY of leftover fat, even AFTER confit
Hey buddy if you're not that bot again can you say nigger three minus one times
God damn it couldn't those faggots find a country that starts with E so their group name could be SCRIBE?
>30+ countries put sanctions on Russia
>Price of oil goes up
>The result is that Russia has already made more money in oil revenue than they expected to make for this whole year
What's their endgame in all this? What was the point of these sanctions?
To further sabotage Western economies, thus enabling oligarchs to buy up literally everything. You will own nothing and you will be gay.
The Jews have a Blind Hatred of Russia.>>346972>>346976
Go back to Faceberg. WEFtards
>>346994>The Jews have a Blind Hatred of Russia.
That's what we are told. However the jews have a tight grip on Russia too, then the narrative doesn't add up.>WEFtards
So, are you denying the overt WEF conspiracy?
Are you denying that the elites have used covid and the current economic state of the West to buy property out from normal people and further their influence? KYS, cuck.
>>346873>five emerging economies made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa>South Africa
To be fair, everything besides China and Russia on that list are geographical nice to have's
, at best.
Jews hate all of us.
Jews control Russia too. Jews have always played both sides of every conflict.>>346995
That's plausible. Maybe part of the great reset.
Still, that might be giving western political leaders a bit too much credit. I can't be certain how much is actual conspiracy and how much is just shortsighted incompetence.
I think some of the retards actually thought sanctions were a viable political tool, and used it as a crutch to tell their constituents they were doing something while not actually risking war. I think the end-game was to attempt to isolate Russia to reign-in a geopolitical competitor and supposedly get them to stop the war, but instead the sanctions were impotent and the world's economy is just getting shittier.
I'm interested in how this will go.
Depends on whether or not they can get OPEC in on the deal, to dethrone the petrodollar. I'm not quite sure if the Saudis will break their ties with the United States currency-deals unless this thing turns out well.
It might have a chance if it's backed by precious metals.
They don't want to kill off the population. They just want birthrates in developed countries (see: white people) to decline, so that they can justify perpetual flow of immigration to keep the economy growing, and thus have a stable underclass of browns who'll work for third-world wages.
>>347020>Still, that might be giving western political leaders a bit too much credit.
I have no way of knowing whether or not politicians deliberately set the stage for megalomaniacal elites to grab more power given recent happenings, but it's definitely convenient for the beneficiaries.>I think some of the retards actually thought sanctions were a viable political tool, and used it as a crutch to tell their constituents they were doing something while not actually risking war.
I mean, I've always felt like it was insipid virtue signaling from the usual lever-pullers and talking heads. The US has the oil supply and infanstructure to easily nullify Russian energy embargoes, but they won't. You can guess as to why, but I have my own broad suspicions that it's a deliberate sabotage of Western economies. Fuck Russia, tho.
>>347033>but it's definitely convenient for the beneficiaries.
Jews have the means to opportunistically benefit from virtually every geopolitical event. That's just the system we live under.>insipid virtue signaling from the usual lever-pullers and talking heads.
Yeah, that's what I think. It seems as though politicians are pretty well aware by now that sanctions don't do shit, but they need to look like they're doing something
.>deliberate sabotage of Western economies.
>Shortage of Firewood and Wood Stoves in Germany