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Barry Sanchez posted this 18 April 2017

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

Why would wealthy Russians invest in the U.K rather than their own nation?

Black and white? That's what rational places do ie grey areas and middles grouns acceptance, do Russia and say Saudi? They thrive on black and white, dogma and legalisation.

Discretionary measures are far slimmer abroad than here unless you have money, that's the maturity of a democracy.

Have you ever actually interacted with Russians Barry? At work or sociably?

If you had then you'd know have daft your first line is.

EVERY Russian passport holder I have met or interacted with is aware deep down that Russia could slip back to the dark days in the blink of an eye. While the Communist Party has gone, it has been replaced by the "wealthy elite" (ie mafia) and the minions are still at the bottom of the pile. 

The motivation to invest outside of Russia or to join a Multi-National is so that they can firstly get Residency outside of Russia and then find a way to qualify for Citizenship and a passport.

Every facet of the "State System" makes life difficult for the Russians, renewing passports, National ID cards, "Social Security" are all thereto remind "the people" of their place.

The retort is "but there is a wealthy middle class" the answer is that they are only wealthy due to privilege or they knew the right person to bribe.

 

Yes I have and do know, your point is? I don't disagree by the way.

Dubai_Phil posted this 18 April 2017

Originally posted by pap

I shared @Sadoldgit's sense of confusion over your assertion that anyone with money would spend that money on upholding human rights.

Sadly, that is not the case.  Instead, the likes of Theresa May go over there to sell them peasant smashing equipment.

There is more than one way to spend a budget.   Oddly enough, human rights come pretty far down the list of autocracies.

 Yeah spend budget.

Build football stadiums.

pap posted this 20 April 2017

Originally posted by Fatso

Russia bans the Jehova's apparently

 Mike Harding, in his book "The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac", reckoned you should invite them in, nip out the back, and tell the coppers you're being burgled.

 

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Cobham Saint posted this 20 April 2017

Has anyone else noticed that the JW's seem to be on a charm offensive. Everywhere.

I first noticed them with a little stand with of leaflets by Bank tube station a few months back. Now they're everywhere I look I the City. They've even made it out to Cobham ...

Strange thing is that I don't ever recall seeing anyone talking to them.

Scary.

 

CB Saint posted this 20 April 2017

Originally posted by Fatso

Russia bans the Jehova's apparently

 I would gladly ban them from our road / village / county / etc

8.00am one Sunday morning

JW: "it's so nice to see someone up early on a Sunday morning"

Hungover CB "No thanks to some cunt who just rang my doorbell"

pap posted this 20 April 2017

Originally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by Fatso

Russia bans the Jehova's apparently

 I would gladly ban them from our road / village / county / etc

8.00am one Sunday morning

JW: "it's so nice to see someone up early on a Sunday morning"

Hungover CB "No thanks to some cunt who just rang my doorbell"

 If you want to get rid of JW's, forever, just tell them you've been disfellowshipped.

Theyll never trouble you again.

Fatso posted this 21 April 2017

Or just answer the door with your knob out

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Numptyboi posted this 21 April 2017

Originally posted by Fatso

Or just answer the door with your knob out

 That tends to work with charity canvassers too. It may well work with political canvassers in the next few weeks as well - may try it.

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Fatso posted this 21 April 2017

Originally posted by Barry Sanchezhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39663300

 Why is this in the Russia thread?

PhilippineSaint posted this 21 April 2017

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by Fatso

Russia bans the Jehova's apparently

 I would gladly ban them from our road / village / county / etc

8.00am one Sunday morning

JW: "it's so nice to see someone up early on a Sunday morning"

Hungover CB "No thanks to some cunt who just rang my doorbell"

 If you want to get rid of JW's, forever, just tell them you've been disfellowshipped.

Theyll never trouble you again.

 Or if you really want to trouble them tell them you are in the Fellowship and want to see there rings.

Barry Sanchez posted this 21 April 2017

Originally posted by Fatso

Originally posted by Barry Sanchezhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39663300

 Why is this in the Russia thread?

I haven't a clue.

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Goatboy posted this 21 April 2017

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

Originally posted by Fatso

Originally posted by Barry Sanchezhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39663300

 Why is this in the Russia thread?

I haven't a clue.

 Quoting for posterity.