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Russia is abandoning standard time

Russian President Medvedev has announced that once his country changes their clocks to summer time this year, they will not set them back to winter time. He thinks it’s too stressful.

Via The Slatest, which gets the matter a bit confused, saying that Russia won’t be changing their clocks in the spring.

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Putin posed as a tourist and met Ronald Reagan

In 1988, Ronald Reagan visited the USSR. One day, he was being introduced to tourists around Moscow. It turns out that these were mostly KGB agents posing as tourists.

 Putin posed as a tourist and met Ronald Reagan

The man with the camera around his neck is Vladimir Putin.

From Iconic Photos.

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Russia inflates its military

Russia has start using decoy inflatable tanks, trucks, and planes in order to fool its enemies. They are made at an old hot-air balloon factory and are of a special material that even fools radar and thermal imaging.

 Russia inflates its military

I think there is probably a metaphor for the Cold War in this, but I’ll leave that to others.

Via Neatorama

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Putin puts out fires

 Putin puts out fires

There are horrible wildfires going on in Russia. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took to the co-pilot seat of a plane, dumping water on the flames.

Via The Morning News.

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Alaska’s National Guard is the first line of defense against Russia’s nukes… apparently

Palin's view of nuclear weapons was shaped by her stint as the commander in chief of the Alaskan National Guard, our first line of defense against Soviet nuclear weapons. Obama has held his same views since he was a stoner college student and has showed no signs of maturing.

Which of the two would you trust?

This is an actual thing written by an actual person who actually wants to be taken seriously as a thinking individual.

UPDATE: I started reading the comments out of curiosity about who would read this kind of a blog, and I was surprised to find a number of commenters mocking the post appropriately. Oh but then there was this:

WELL WHO LET ALL THE LIB-TARD’S THOUGH THE FRONT DOOR? MUST OF FORGOT TO LOCK IT

WELL ALL YOU LIB’S WHO HATE SARAH PAILIN ARE JUST LIKE THE ‘HIPSTER’S’ WHO HATE THE INSANE CLOWN POSSE. WELL MANY OF US AMERICAN’S REALIZE THAT SARAH PAILIN IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA, JUST AS INSANE CLOWN POSSE IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF MUSIC.

E’NOUGH SAID

God, I hope that’s not a joke.

UPDATE AGAIN: Confederate Yankee has now deleted the over-100 comments on his post. I guess because they were overwhelmingly people pointing out how idiotic his post was. On the plus side, he also copped to a factual error. Which doesn’t quite make up for his ridiculousness, but it’s something.

Via Andrew Sullivan

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