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17-12-2014, 03:14 PM #1
Any One Plans to Travel to Russia in Midst of Low Ruble Exchange Rate?
You should have learnt this, because this is no longer just a piece of finance news, this simply makes headlines of many local papers you cannot ignore.
I heard Russian girls are hot. Few thousands RMB can buy me life of king for at least a week there. I am coming, babes!!
17-12-2014, 07:29 PM #2
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17-12-2014, 07:42 PM #3
Somehow that reads like "I want to go to Russia to get mugged while trying to pay Russian girls for sex."
And I have a feeling it will turn out pretty bad, being the one Asian guy I think it'd be pretty easy for everyone to spot the "tourist" flashing some renminbi.
Also you need to invent a simpler name for your currency. It's impossible to spell in English.
17-12-2014, 08:50 PM #4
17-12-2014, 09:34 PM #5
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Speaking of which, anyone know of an English-language source for Russian news and analysis that isn't either a Kremlin mouthpiece or part of the western infowar apparatus?
17-12-2014, 09:58 PM #6
17-12-2014, 10:43 PM #7
I will pay for half if its buy one get one free on the prostitutes!
17-12-2014, 11:03 PM #8
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18-12-2014, 04:13 PM #10
18-12-2014, 04:24 PM #11
In my experience, it's the best (read: free, independent, intelligent, critical) news channel I've ever found, for whatever region and thing they cover.
Oh, also, on topic:
18-12-2014, 05:54 PM #12
18-12-2014, 06:21 PM #13
RT was originally created as a tool of the Russian State to improve its image abroad, through propaganda. Since then it's become an extension of Putin's foreign policy.
18-12-2014, 07:55 PM #14
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19-12-2014, 02:59 AM #16
Maybe the closest thing would be Al Jazeera in the East, I don't know too much about Eastern media.
I know there are some Indian networks trying to mimic CNN which is just ***king embarrassing for me though.
BBC and CBC are probably the best sources (that I know of) for impartial news, at least IMO.
19-12-2014, 10:33 AM #17
I mean, what I consider mouthpieces of the US/EU accusing a channel that covers a lot of stories that go against the US' interest to be a mouthpiece of Putin is not exactly a convincing argument. If John Kerry, or The Times, or Der Spiegel tells me that RT is bad, and Glenn Greenwald tells me I should listen to it, I'll trust Greenwald.
I can't say much about their coverage of Russia specifically, because I haven't compared with other news sources. I like their coverage of matters that concern the West, more than any other source I have found, and I guess I trusted them on Russian matters by extension.
19-12-2014, 11:26 AM #18
We are so spoilt in the UK with BBC News and Channel 4, all of the foreign based international news outlets I've been exposed to have been hilarious in their blatant biases.
We do have our own creeping Fox News in ITV and our newspapers which span various extremes with little falling in anything like a moderate impartial news (Guardian seems mostly alright if a little lazy on research).
It just seems that mostly, if anyone means to tell you about the world, they are trying to entertain you for the advert money or actively lie to you.I'm failing to writing a blog, specifically about playing games the wrong way
19-12-2014, 12:01 PM #19
doesn't mean RT is more reliable than BBC or Spiegel. it definitely fills a certain niche and can be very useful especially with controversial topics.
but trusting it because of that with something like news on Russia is a stretch.
quiet opposite. because they are often critical of west and touch subjects which are taboo to western media, they cannot be trusted with local news because they might have agenda. unless they go to extreme lengths to ensure their critical coverage of russia, putin and russia's interests is on par with their critical coverage on UK, Germany and USA, we have to assume they are the mouthpiece of Kremlin as they government sponsored.
19-12-2014, 12:06 PM #20
These links show Wikileaks' original cables, as well as the way they have been redacted by the Guardian when published.
Funny how the parts in pink (removed by the Guardian) are almost always the most interesting.