One awesome comment I read from one of the Russian newspapers was "How sad is that in 30 years, we have learnt how to steal everything, but not how to spend it?"
Seems highly appropriate, somehow. :)
Welcome back for another compendium of tomfoolery from this week for those who enjoy a bit of light-hearted piffle. And let's face it, who doesn't? Scrappy Italian kartist loses rag, loses licence A petulant Italian kart racer has had a 15-year ban from all professional motorsport upheld by the FIA's International Court of …
I did a rough calculation taking Putin's alleged personal wealth and the number of years he's been in power.
The man is a genius insofar he has elevated corruption to an art form - every hour, night and day for 25 years, his personal wealth increased by more than the amount of money an average Russian worker could expect to earn in his or her lifetime. Not bad for a government salary.
NASCAR* had a famous trackside dust up many years ago. One of the drivers/ combatants later described he exchange along the lines of "we were just having a friendly discussion about the race when he started beating on my fist with his nose"
* American motor sport, like F1, except only left turns (ok, a few tracks are "road" courses) and they drive stock cars. "Stock" meaning the highly-advanced massively engineered machines have a body that looks vaguely like a sedan and have a sticker that says something like "Dodge Charger" so you can pretend your daily driver shares the heritage of your favorite race team.
At 1.48 he says "Accidents are always a matter of IF not WHEN in motorsport..."
I think it's the other way around.... a matter of "when" not "ifi". Even in drag racing (straight line, separate lanes) they require lots of safety gear because "when".
Back when I was younger, I did a lot of drag racing and had a lot of days/nights that I'd rather not have again that were hard on the equipment and my body.
"I think it's the other way around.... a matter of "when" not "ifi"."
That's the point; the commentator clearly has neither interest nor competence. Pure mass produced clickbaity vid which under normal circumstances I'd never ever watch, except I quite wanted to see how this actually happened and whether the reality really was as insane as the Reg article implied. Short answer: it was.
There's a video of the 'mansion' from the Moskow Times you can watch here.
His decoration choices are by themselves a good reason to cuff that guy.
Also, an interesting news from this site: "Russia ‘Successfully Disconnected’ From World Wide Web in Tests – RBC"
Given the high price of petrol (gasoline) relative to earnings in India it's not surprising that the engine has not been changed. Also the traffic in places like Delhi and Bangalore make it almost impossible to go at more than 40 km/h, why have a gas guzzler? For info, last time I was in India (pre-covid) fuel was about £1.00/ litre, but a typical IT graduate salary was about £6-7k p.a.
Your comment has disturbed the 'force' around here...
Also the traffic in places like Delhi and Bangalore make it almost impossible to go at more than 40 km/h, why have a gas guzzler? For info, last time I was in India (pre-covid) fuel was about £1.00/ litre, but a typical IT graduate salary was about £6-7k p.a.
For Delhi read 'London', for Bangalore read 'Birmingham' and for IT Graduate read 'Old Age Pensioner'..
The coup de grace ? Read £1.40/ litre..
(Yes, I have a bus pass but would you ride on one these days without PPE 3 mask (or whatever they're actually called, you know, the ones that are supposed to keep the germs out).
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