Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 12, 2018 19:48:22 GMT -5
China looking to become co-owner of Russia's biggest oil company.
RT.com 12 Mar, 2018 09:19
Chinese state-controlled Huarong Asset Management has bought a 36.2 percent stake in the unit of CEFC China Energy through which CEFC is acquiring a $9.1 billion stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft.
According to CEFC filings seen by Reuters, Huarong has bought the stake in CEFC in two tranches, one in December and one in February. Huarong is controlled by China’s Ministry of Finance.
In September, CEFC Energy announced plans to acquire 14.16 percent of Rosneft shares from Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).
“The final structure of Rosneft's shareholders has been formed,” Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin told Rossiya 24 television.
As part of a long-term agreement, Rosneft and CEFC Energy inked a deal on crude oil deliveries in 2017. According to the agreement, the Russian oil major will supply CEFC with 60.8 million tons of oil annually until 2023.
The agreement covers the development of exploration and production projects in Siberia. The two companies plan to cooperate in refining, petrochemicals and crude trading.
According to the Russian producer, the deal will increase direct supplies of crude oil to the “strategic Chinese market and ensure a guaranteed cost-efficient export channel for the company's crude sales.”
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 14, 2018 18:19:10 GMT -5
China becomes first foreign country allowed to invest in Russian uranium mining.
RT.com 13 Mar, 2018 10:23
Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom will team up with the Russia-China Investment Fund for Regional Development (RCIF) to develop a joint uranium mining project in Zabaikalsky Region, Western Russia.
The enterprise, valued at 18.5 billion rubles ($325 million), will be owned by two of Rosatom’s subsidiaries. The Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union will reportedly get 51 percent of the new venture, while ARMZ Uranium Holding is set to own the remaining 49 percent.
The lion's share of the mining project will be financed by the China National Nuclear Corporation, which is planning to invest 16.1 billion rubles ($282 million), while the RCIF is set to invest the remaining 2.5 billion rubles.
The mine with reported total reserves of 40,000 tons of uranium will be put into operation by 2023. The enterprise expects to reach an annual capacity of 850,000 tons of uranium ore.
“Both sides consider the project as the first step in widening cooperation. I think that the enterprise is a breakthrough for creating mechanisms for joint investments in general,” said Russian presidential adviser, Sergei Glazyev, as quoted by Sputnik.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 20, 2018 12:20:46 GMT -5
Russian petrochemicals giant Sibur strengthens China partnership.
RT.com 20 Mar, 2018 10:47
Sibur, the largest petrochemicals firm in Russia, will construct a new plant in Russia’s Far East that will target the Chinese market.
“The Russian petrochemical industry is moving east and Russian energy is moving east. It is moving close to the Chinese border. This is where the energy goes and we follow it,” Dmitry Konov, chairman of the company’s board, told the FT.
Business relations between Russia and China had been stagnating for decades up until recently. However, the penalties imposed on Russia by Western countries over alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis and reunification with Crimea have given a boost to Russia-China ties.
Last year, the nations expanded mutual trade up to $84.07 billion with imports of Russian goods to China increasing by nearly 30 percent to $40 billion. At the same time, China boosted exports to Russia by nearly 15 percent, to $43 billion.
Sibur's main partner is Chinese petrochemicals firm Sinopec, which paid $1.3 billion for a 10 percent stake in the Russian company three years ago. According to Konov, the demand from the company’s Chinese partner was the main factor behind the plans to erect the Amur Gas Chemical Complex near the Russian-Chinese border.
“Sinopec was looking for a Russian producer which was reasonably close to the Chinese market that can grow production of polymers that are structurally short in China,” Konov said, as quoted by the FT. The chairman stressed that the plastic resin produced would be sold both in East Asian and Chinese markets.
The Amur Gas Chemical Complex, which is scheduled to become operational in 2024, will produce 1.5 million tons of polyethylene annually. The estimated investment may reach $7 billion. The new complex along with a nearby gas processing plant operated by state-owned Gazprom will be fueled by the 3,000km-long Power of Siberia gas pipeline.
The pipeline is aimed at simplifying deliveries of Russian natural gas to the eastern regions of the country and to China, which is currently the world’s biggest gas buyer after Japan. The project is also one of the biggest involving Russia and China.
Sibur, which is reportedly one of Russia’s most profitable companies, is also cooperating with the Chinese state-owned Silk Road Fund. The fund reportedly bought a 10 percent stake in the corporation in 2016. The step was seen as a move towards a longer-term strategic partnership.
“The countries under the Belt and Road Initiative mandate is a good place for the petrochemicals industry and this may for us, in years to come, be another expansion area,” Konov said.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 27, 2018 14:20:32 GMT -5
PATHETIC AND WEAK! SO DESPERATE USA!
US threatens to sanction European firms involved in Russian gas project.
RT.com 21 Mar, 2018 10:31
The US State Department has issued a warning over probable penalties against corporations engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming that the Russian project undermines energy security in Europe.
“As many people know, we oppose the Nord Stream 2 project, the US government does,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said during a news briefing. “We believe that the Nord Stream 2 project would undermine Europe's overall energy security and stability. It would provide Russia [with] another tool to pressure European countries, especially countries such as Ukraine.”
The pipeline project was started in 2015 as a joint venture between Russia's Gazprom and its European partners, including France’s Engie, Austria's OMV, German Uniper and Wintershall, as well as British-Dutch multinational Royal Dutch Shell. The pipeline, running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, is set to double the existing pipeline’s capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year.
The spokesperson said that Washington could introduce punitive measures against the participants of the energy project. The measure could be implemented by means of a provision in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
“At the State Department, we have spent a lot of time speaking with our partners and allies overseas to explain to them the ramifications of CAATSA and how an individual or a company or a country can run afoul against CAATSA and fall into sanctions," she said. "We don't tend to comment on sanctions actions but we've been clear that firm steps against the Russian energy export pipeline sector could – if they engage in that kind of business – they could expose themselves to sanctions under CAATSA.”
Germany, along with the other EU nations, has repeatedly expressed an interest in implementing the Nord Stream 2 project. However, the pipeline has been fiercely opposed by the minor members of the bloc, including Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Hungary. At the same time, the Ukrainian authorities stand firmly against the project, as the future pipeline would bypass Ukraine and deprive its budget of transit fees.
Earlier this week, 28 Senate Republicans and 11 Democrats signed a letter, urging the White House to use all tools at its disposal to prevent the construction of Nord Stream 2.
This gives Washington an extra tool to identify and sanction US and foreign entities that support Russian companies, the letter said. The CAATSA law, approved last summer, was deployed to impose new penalties against 19 Russian individuals and five Russian entities.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018 14:36:12 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 27, 2018 14:22:24 GMT -5
SWIFT shutdown: Russia ready with own alternative to international bank transfer system.
RT.com 23 Mar, 2018 08:59
Global oil giant Rosneft has prepared itself for shutdown of SWIFT interbank cash transfer services, should Russia be shut out of the system as part of Western sanctions.
A Russian equivalent of SWIFT was tested by Rosneft in December, Gazprombank Vice-President Andrey Korolyov told TASS news agency. It is the first time that the Russian SWIFT analogue has been used by a huge corporation since its introduction in 2014.
Gazprombank is Russia’s third-largest bank. Both Rosneft and the bank have been the subjects of US sanctions.
The potential exclusion of Russia from SWIFT has worried the country’s banks since 2014, when the EU and the US introduced the first round of international sanctions against Moscow over alleged involvement in the Ukraine crisis and the reunification with Crimea. However, SWIFT itself has fended off such talks.
“Certainly, it is unpleasant, as it will prove a stumbling block for companies and banks, and will slow down work. It will be inevitable to deploy some aged technologies for information transfer and calculations. However, the companies are technically and psychologically ready for the shutdown as this threat was repeatedly voiced,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said in February.
Russian presidential aide on the internet, German Klimenko, said in March that Moscow is also ready to be cut off from the world wide web, as the country's own internet is ready. Russia has its own search engines, social networks and advertising, making it less dependent on the global internet, he said.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018 14:36:48 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 27, 2018 14:36:55 GMT -5
SUCK IT, YANKS!
Death of US dollar? China launches petro-yuan to challenge greenback’s dominance.
RT.com 26 Mar, 2018 09:32
The highly anticipated yuan-backed crude oil futures have been launched in Shanghai. China is the world’s biggest oil consumer, with eyes on rival benchmarks Brent and WTI as well as the US currency.
Trading of the new oil futures contracts for September settlement started on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange at 440.20 yuan ($69.70) per barrel, reports Chinese daily the South China Morning Post. Some 18,540 lots have reportedly been sold and purchased so far.
The long-awaited step evoked a surge in global prices for oil with Brent Crude soaring to $71 a barrel for the first time since 2015. US crude benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) reached the highest level in three years at $66.55 per barrel, before retreating to $65.53.
Experts see China’s yuan-dominated contracts as historic as the new futures symbolize the first time that foreign investors can access a Chinese commodity market. The launch ends years of setbacks and delays since the country’s first attempt at listing the securities in 1993.
At the same time, the petro-yuan launch is seen as a blow to the US dollar that has been weakening in recent months. The US dollar is the predominant settlement currency for oil futures contracts. On Monday, the greenback slipped to a 16-month low against the Japanese yen, but remained steady against a basket of six major currencies.
Chinese authorities have reportedly accelerated the launch amid growing crude imports. Last year, the country outpaced the US as the world’s number one importer of oil. Thus, the contracts may not only help to win some control over pricing from the major international benchmarks, but also promote the use of Chinese currency in global trade.
The greenback will get weaker, as soon as other nations have a real credible alternative to it, Ann Lee, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at New York University and author of the book ‘What the US Can Learn From China’, told RT.
“It is more of a game changer for the US. As soon as other nations have a real credible alternative to the US dollar, they can dump dollars and switch to the yuan which can spark a dollar crisis. If that happens, not only will there be inflation from the tariffs, but also from the flood of dollars,” said Lee.
No respect for elders: China's new oil benchmark crushing old-timer Brent.
RT.com 27 Mar, 2018 10:40
China's launch of yuan-backed oil futures has sparked huge interest among investors with initial trade volumes of the contracts outpacing overnight transactions of rival Brent crude – a globally recognized benchmark.
The first trading session saw a total of 62,500 contracts with more than 62 million barrels of crude traded for a notional volume of nearly 27 billion yuan ($4 billion), Zerohedge reports.
The new contract reportedly attracted foreign investors including Glencore and Trafigura, as well as Freepoint Commodities, BOCI Global Commodities and North Petroleum International. Domestic firms, including Unipec, Chinaoil, Cnooc, and Sinochem, as well as independent refiner Shandong Huifeng Petrochemical, also joined trading, which started on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange on Monday.
“We were active with Glencore today and I’ve seen Trafigura in it and Freepoint. We take the view that the contract is viable and adds to the crude oil trading value chain, and is here to stay,” Kevin Tan, executive vice president at Singapore-based brokerage Straits Financial Services, told Reuters.
The initial surge in trade volumes was followed by a gradual slowdown towards the end of the session. The contract closed at 429.9 yuan per barrel ($68.22).
“In the short-term, we believe price fluctuations will reflect domestic crude oil supply and demand. In the long run, yuan crude price will mirror the moves of Brent,” said Chen Tong, Shanghai-based senior crude analyst at First Futures, as quoted by the news agency.
According to some experts, the newcomer may challenge traditional rivals Brent and WTI, with the yuan expected to become a major reserve currency. However, some analysts expressed doubts over the petro-yuan's success, citing the fact that China is still not recognized as a market economy and the country’s authorities may interfere with trading at the first signs of a potential bubble.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018 14:59:40 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 27, 2018 14:43:13 GMT -5
THE PUNCHES KEEP COMING!
Russian gas pipeline gets green light from Germany as US tries to kill project.
RT.com 27 Mar, 2018 14:26
Germany has issued a permit for the construction and operation of an offshore section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Germany in the Baltic Sea.
“The BSH [Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany] issued the permit for this approximately 30-kilometres-long route section in accordance with the Federal Mining Act,” the company in charge of the project, Nord Stream 2 AG, said on its website.
According to the company, all necessary permits have been obtained. In January, the Stralsund Mining Authority approved the construction and operation in German territorial waters and the landfall area.
“We are pleased that all necessary permits are now in place for the German route section, which has an overall length of 85 kilometers,” Permitting Manager Germany at Nord Stream 2 AG Jens Lange said.
Authorization from regulators in Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, through territories of which the pipeline is set to run as well, are due to be obtained in the coming month, according to the operator. Scheduled construction works will reportedly be carried out this year as planned.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is projected to run from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. It will double the existing pipeline’s capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year. According to the operator, the pipeline is the most efficient way, both economically and ecologically, to transport gas from the world’s largest reserves to European consumers.
The project has been strongly opposed by several members of the European Union, including Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Hungary, as well as Ukraine. The latter vigorously opposes Nord Stream 2, as the future pipeline will bypass the country and deprive Ukraine’s budget of transit fees.
At the same time, the US has threatened to sanction companies that cooperate with Russia to implement the project. Earlier, the US announced plans to become a major energy exporter and has begun liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries to Europe.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 27, 2018 14:43:59 GMT -5
From Arctic to Indian Ocean: First shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas arrives in India.
RT.com 27 Mar, 2018 14:56
A tanker with liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced in Russia's Yamal region in northwest Siberia has been delivered to India.
According to first deputy chairman of Novatek’s management board, Lev Feodosyev, the shipment is in line with the company’s goal to expand its supply geography and increase the presence in key Asian markets.
“The first cargo delivered to the growing Indian market is an important development step in this direction,” Feodosyev said.
One of Russia’s largest gas producers, Novatek runs the Yamal LNG project. It comprises natural gas production, liquefaction, and shipping. It is a joint venture of Novatek, France's Total, China’s National Petroleum Corporation, and the Silk Road Fund. The controlling stake in the enterprise belongs to Novatek. Twenty percent each is owned by Total and CNPC, and the remaining 9.9 percent belongs to the Silk Road Fund.
Since the launch of production at the Yamal LNG plant in the Russian Arctic, Novatek has shipped more than 1 million tons of liquefied gas. A total of four brand new and powerful LNG carriers now shuttle to and from the project’s terminal of Sabetta. Eleven more vessels of the kind are currently under construction.
The ships have powerful icebreaking capacities and are able to ship along the Northern Sea Route in Russia's Arctic waters, mostly year-round.
Novatek plans another large-scale LNG project, called Arctic LNG-2. The project’s capacity will be over 18 million tons of LNG per year. The company also wants to begin construction of the first LNG train in 2022 or 2023.
Imports of crude from Russia to Japan more than doubled in February compared to the previous month, according to the latest report by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
In February, exports of Russian Sokol crude to Japan grew to 223,000 kiloliters from 112,000 kiloliters in January, while crude deliveries from the ESPO (Eastern Siberian Pacific Ocean) pipeline increased by 35 percent month-on-month to 355,000 kiloliters. At the same time, Japan purchased 379,000 kiloliters of Sakhalin crude oil, which is four-and-a-half times more than during the previous month.
According to the ministry, total imports of Russian crude had declined year-on-year. In February, Japan bought some 466,000 kiloliters of oil from Russia compared to 1.27 million kiloliters a year ago.
A colder-than-normal winter in Japan has seen imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) increase to 8.3 million metric tons, with higher volumes from Australia and Indonesia.
Sokol is a grade of light, sweet crude produced on Sakhalin Island in Russia's Far East. The Sakhalin-1 project is operated by a consortium, which includes Russia’s Rosneft, American ExxonMobile, Japan’s Sakhalin Oil & Gas Development and Indian ONGC. Oil and gas is pumped on Sakhalin Island and immediately offshore.
Russian oil and gas companies have started work on restoring and developing Syria's energy infrastructure, according to Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak.
“A number of projects there are already underway, and there are negotiations with the Syrian government about new projects," Novak told journalists.
In February, Russia and Syria signed a roadmap for cooperation in the energy and power sectors for 2018 and beyond, which provides for the restoration, renovation and construction of energy facilities in Syria.
Lukoil and Gazprom Neft are among the companies invited by Damascus to restore infrastructure destroyed during the war. Syria has also asked Russia to participate in exploring and developing oil and gas on land and offshore. In particular, Russia was invited to upgrade the Baniyas refinery and to construct a new refinery with Iran and Venezuela. The countries have also agreed to launch a direct shipping line to facilitate trade.
Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad promised preferential trade to Russian business, saying that the countries which helped Syria to fight terrorism “have the right to be at the forefront” of those restoring the country’s economy.
Last Edit: Apr 4, 2018 18:18:08 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Russian gas transits through Ukraine to plunge dramatically.
RT.com 4 Apr, 2018 09:55
After Russia builds natural gas pipelines to Europe and Turkey, transit through Ukraine is expected to fall by more than 80 percent, according to Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller.
“There are neighboring states, there are regions that are on the border with Ukraine, and, without doubt, supplies to these European regions will be carried out using Ukrainian transit. The other thing is that the volumes will undoubtedly be less significant,” Miller told Channel One Russia.
The volumes will fall from last year’s 93.5 billion cubic meters to about 10 to 15 billion cubic meters, said the head of Gazprom. The gas-transit contract between Russia and Ukraine expires in 2019 and Moscow has repeatedly said Ukraine will lose its status as a key transit hub to Europe. Russia wants to bypass Ukraine by doubling the capacity of the existing Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea.
In the beginning of March, Gazprom announced it had been forced to break its contract with Ukraine’s Naftogaz for the supply of natural gas. The announcement came after the Stockholm Arbitration sided with Kiev, ordering Gazprom to compensate Ukraine’s Naftogaz to the tune of $2.67 billion. Miller responded by saying the Russian company does not intend to help neighboring countries restore their economies at its own expense.
Gazprom and Naftogaz signed the contract, which runs until the end of 2019, in January 2009. Under the agreement, Ukraine was to buy 40 billion cubic meters of gas per year. From 2010, the volume rose to 52 billion cubic meters annually. However, since 2012, Naftogaz has ceased buying the contracted volume, and stopped buying Russian gas entirely in November 2015, replacing it with reverse gas supplies from Europe.
Russia ready to complete nuclear power plant in Turkey alone.
RT.com 6 Apr, 2018 11:13
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the country can finish building Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP) even if it fails to attract other investors.
“Already, $3 billion has been invested. If they won’t find an investor, it means that the plant will be built by Akkuyu Nuclear,” the minister said, referring to a firm owned by the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom.
Rosatom has been looking for partners able to cover a 49 percent stake in the project. The Akkuyu nuclear power plant is planned to be financed by the Russian corporation and its partners involving loans from export-import agencies and banks.
Akkuyu is one of the major Russian energy projects in Turkey, with Russia to remain the plant's owner, effectively selling power to Turkey.
The $20 billion project is the first NPP in Turkey. It aims to develop its own generating capacity and provide 17 percent of the country’s electricity needs. Akkuyu should enable Ankara to reduce the cost of power generation and the cost to consumers.
The agreement for constructing and operating the NPP was signed by the countries in 2010. The power plant's first reactor is expected to begin working in 2023. Akkuyu will have four reactors with a capacity of 4,800 MW, and a service life of 60 years.
Last Edit: Apr 8, 2018 17:49:34 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
EU will neither approve nor stop Russian gas pipeline to Europe.
RT.com 6 Apr, 2018 14:17
A European Commission energy official has said that neither the commission nor the European Union would approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project led by Russian energy giant Gazprom, but added it would not be sanctioned either.
“We believe that Nord Stream 2 does not promote the diversification of sources and routes of gas supplies,” Dominique Ristori said at a briefing in Kiev on Friday. “So, if the pipeline is built, it won’t be backed by the EU and the EC in particular.”
According to the official, there are only two ways for the EC to deal with the project. The commission may issue a mandate for negotiations with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 project. The second option is to introduce amendments to the EU Gas Directive in order to extend it over all the gas pipelines, including those from third countries.
Ristori said that the European Parliament had already voted for the latter option and it is currently being discussed in the European Council. According to the official, the EC is planning to make the Nord Stream 2 project correspond to EU principles, including transparency, a nondiscriminatory approach, as well as to provide access to the pipeline for third parties.
Earlier this week, Finland approved the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline through its economic zone. Last week, the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Germany issued a permit for the construction and operation of an offshore section of the pipeline.
Nord Stream 2 AG, the Gazprom subsidiary that is in charge of the project, expects to receive the necessary permits from Sweden and Denmark in the coming months. Late last year, Denmark passed a legislation that could allow the country to ban the pipeline from going through its waters.
Post by TsarSamuil on Apr 16, 2018 14:16:07 GMT -5
Russia doubles LNG exports as revenues grow threefold.
RT.com 10 Apr, 2018 10:09
Exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia doubled to five million cubic meters in the first two months of the current year compared to the same period in 2017, the Federal Customs Service reports.
Revenues from LNG sales abroad more than doubled to $667.8 million in January-February against the same period last year. In February, exports reportedly declined by 9.1 percent month-on-month to 2.4 million cubic meters with export proceeds increasing by 0.9 percent to $335.4 million.
At the same time, Russia’s exports of natural (piped) gas fell by 14.4 percent to 35.2 billion cubic meters in the first two months of 2018. Revenues from export sales grew by one percent to seven billion dollars. In February, sales of natural gas decreased by two percent compared to January 2017, while the revenues grew by 1.1 percent to $3.5 billion.
All in all, Russia exported 210.2 billion cubic meters of gas in 2017, with revenue reaching $38.1 billion, according to the customs service.
In December, Russia’s largest private gas producer Novatek launched the first stage of the Yamal LNG plant. The facility aims to be the first in Russia to produce 16.5 tons of liquefied natural gas annually.
The launch of the second stage is scheduled for later this year. The third stage - for the beginning of 2019. In September, the company announced plans for one more line able to produce a million tons of LNG per year.
White Cossack: How are you, Nikolov? I heard it's a hot summer in Sweden this year. Do you enjoy it? Regards, Yaroslav
Jul 20, 2018 5:51:43 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Very very hot...sometimes around 31-35...and it has been going on since month of May, everything is scorched yellow and dry, things are dying or dead, this is abnormal summer..must be global warming, usually have rainy dull summers, this feel like south eu
Jul 30, 2018 10:49:17 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: large forest fires, not where I live, but have country-wide BBQ ban..which I find ridiculous...not to enjoy this warm summer? pffft..
Jul 30, 2018 10:50:42 GMT -5
White Cossack: You enjoy it, huh.
Jul 30, 2018 12:41:41 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Bbq is basic slavic right
Aug 3, 2018 10:18:31 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: @ussrstrong: I blame general low activity on social medias, all the people sit there today
Oct 10, 2018 12:53:50 GMT -5
reznik: @proto-Orchid: very true. What's worse, is that the system is designed specifically to keep those people dormant in their echo chambers. Nothing new to learn for them there, just stupid cat videos and such. Sad.
Oct 14, 2018 5:48:26 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Its the substitute for going out, meeting and spending your time with friends in real life. Its just part of the story. When I was younger I remember people were meeting to play team sports, but today you see completely autistic people jogging with iPhone.
Oct 14, 2018 18:18:38 GMT -5
Proto-Orchid: Then they come back home, put pictures on Instagram or Facebook to show off how they spent their time jogging, and as mental satisfaction they get few likes or hearts, or whatever social medias have today, which is a measure of how good their life is. Sick
Oct 14, 2018 18:21:43 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: Sto Latz! Today marks 100 years of Polska! May there be 100 more! Wish I could have gone to the Independence March to celebrate this year, of all years. Theres always the next one to look forward to...
Nov 11, 2018 6:56:57 GMT -5
prawiomir: Hello. : )
Nov 25, 2018 17:19:11 GMT -5
Pan-Slavic Patriot: The latest flare up in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is painful to watch. Two brothers pit against one-another by foriegn elites, for what? Money and power... Sad.
Nov 30, 2018 3:17:07 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Seems like its loosing momentum? lets hope...
Dec 29, 2018 9:15:04 GMT -5
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Feb 27, 2019 23:01:32 GMT -5
Marcinko: Looking for contacts to research Marcinko name in Slovakia.
Jun 3, 2019 0:37:57 GMT -5
White Cossack: Nikolov, my dear.. What's up
Jul 28, 2019 9:08:27 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Bought a 3rd book shelf, for some reason I'm crazy about buying lots of books..
Aug 12, 2019 15:49:41 GMT -5
kooratz: I don't shout , it's considered rude, here in the US. I do shout a few things though, for one, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, IS RUINING OUR NATION!
Sept 13, 2019 20:32:33 GMT -5