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Raven

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God forbid they won't want plastic trainers, McDonalds Shitburgers, or to be ripped off by Wankbucks coffee. ;)
What's your point? They do want it, like most westernised societies. It's not a question of whether they should want it, they do want it.
 

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What's your point? They do want it, like most westernised societies. It's not a question of whether they should want it, they do want it.
Would you blink if McDonalds shut down?

I wouldn't. And neither would the majority of the population IMO. And there's nearly 4 times as many McD's here as in Russia per head of population.
 

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Would you blink if McDonalds shut down?

I wouldn't. And neither would the majority of the population IMO. And there's nearly 4 times as many McD's here as in Russia per head of population.
We aren't talking about you.
 

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I asked a question about you? Would you blink?

Would a significant proportion of the population be really pissed off?
I couldn't care less. But what has that got to do about anything?
 

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Raven said:
I couldn't care less. But what has that got to do about anything?
And I made the point that I reckon the majority of the population probably feel like you.

Don't know why you're getting fighty over this...
 

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And I made the point that I reckon the majority of the population probably feel like you.

Don't know why you're getting fighty over this...
Pardon? "Fighty" ? I was merely pointing out that an exodus of western brands (and services, CISCO et al) will piss a lot of people off, especially when they have had it for the last 10 years.
 

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Scouse is right though.

I wonder how good their replacement McDonald's is because if its as good (shit) as McDonald's then it's a political win for Putin.
 

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Cisco won't fuck anybody off. They'll just knob in Huwawei or something at 1/3rd of the cost...
That would be a bad idea for the same reason that Russia chose to get its machine tools for making ammunition and such from Germany rather than China. Heads would roll for buying essential things from China.

Russia always saw the west as easy to divide and quick to make peace so it could rely on it for importing essential items. China it sees as unified meaning that if it ever pissed China off or needed to piss it off for some reason China would cut it dead.

There’s entire treatise about this subject. China is an ‘ally’ that Russia would never want to rely on.
 

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And I made the point that I reckon the majority of the population probably feel like you.

Don't know why you're getting fighty over this...
I heartily disagree. The British high Street has basically been reduced to fast food, sportswear shops and phone shops, the only categories that ecommerce hasn't killed. MaccyDs and Nikes are the opiates of the masses for the 21st century and if you fucked with them you'd have riots in the streets, literally.
 

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I heartily disagree. The British high Street has basically been reduced to fast food, sportswear shops and phone shops, the only categories that ecommerce hasn't killed. MaccyDs and Nikes are the opiates of the masses for the 21st century and if you fucked with them you'd have riots in the streets, literally.
I stopped going into town years ago because of precisely that.

When you go into town now it's full of people with junk food induced physical deformities and tracksuits. Town is for bars only now.
 

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I heartily disagree. The British high Street has basically been reduced to fast food, sportswear shops and phone shops, the only categories that ecommerce hasn't killed. MaccyDs and Nikes are the opiates of the masses for the 21st century and if you fucked with them you'd have riots in the streets, literally.
Plus you can't park anywhere. I just tried to go to my local bank to find out it's pay for parking everywhere now and the fucking things been closed down.

If you make places difficult to use and they have nothing useful then it's no surprise they die off
 

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Can't remember the last time I went into town. But that's not really the point. Russians won't be able to buy many of the western brands they enjoy. Tough shit.
 

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Yes, but once again, you are not everyone.
I'd wager I'm more "everyone" than the daytime denizens of town centres - because they're dying.

If the norm was to use them then they wouldn't be fucked.

But they are.
 

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