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Message Subject Mad World
Poster Handle Seer777
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You know what is not a joke?

Hunger and availability.

It changed the world. Again and agin.

'Wealth' is often a matter of perspective and situational awareness.

I saw a story the other day about Boris Yeltsin visiting an American grocery store in 1989.

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He was so taken aback by the selections Americans took for granted, it changed him as an individual. And eventually, his countries path.

When Boris Yeltsin went grocery shopping in Clear Lake

Yeltsin, then 58, “roamed the aisles of Randall’s nodding his head in amazement,” wrote Asin. He told his fellow Russians in his entourage that if their people, who often must wait in line for most goods, saw the conditions of U.S. supermarkets, “there would be a revolution.”


About a year after the Russian leader left office, a Yeltsin biographer later wrote that on the plane ride to Yeltsin’s next destination, Miami, he was despondent. He couldn’t stop thinking about the plentiful food at the grocery store and what his countrymen had to subsist on in Russia.

In Yeltsin’s own autobiography, he wrote about the experience at Randall’s, which shattered his view of communism, according to pundits. Two years later, he left the Communist Party and began making reforms to turn the economic tide in Russia. You can blame those frozen Jell-O Pudding pops.

“When I saw those shelves crammed with hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons and goods of every possible sort, for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with despair for the Soviet people,” Yeltsin wrote. “That such a potentially super-rich country as ours has been brought to a state of such poverty! It is terrible to think of it.”

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 Quoting: Seer777

Jello pudding pops, destroyed Boris Yeltsin's world view. And the spokesman of Jello pudding pops, raped countless women...

You can't make this shit up.

 Quoting: Seer777

“Even the Politburo doesn’t have this choice. Not even Mr. Gorbachev,” he said.
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