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BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 12,978 ******

Well, no disrespect for the dead here but my memories mostly consist of a few comedic moments back in time.

Like in one of the Naked Gun movies?? Where Leslie Neilson rubs off Gorbachev's forehead birthmark! 😁

Anyway, it seems Putin has disallowed him from having a State funeral which to me seems very disrespectful for the last leader of the former USSR.

The other lasting memory I have of this communist leader is from the Ronald Reagan famous quote: "Mr. Gorbachev....Tear down this wall!"


  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 20,361 ✭✭✭✭

    When I heard about dude dying. I thought he's been long dead (like a decade).

    As for Putin, dude's fronting like it's 1960. Treating Gorbachev as a defector. A Western sympathizer. Putin has to keep the image that he's still winning for the people.

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 2,989 ✭✭✭✭

    My hunting partner of 55 years was a Berlin trained toolmaker. RIP Gerhard. And the WALL came tumbling down. -------------------------Ray

  • waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 1,563 ✭✭✭✭

    I don’t think Gorbachev was so much a defector or leader of peace as they say, but rather the Soviet Union went bankrupt. Five years ago in an interview he claimed he was still a socialist.

  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭✭

    After helping Red China and Russia get on a level playing ground and incurring a 30 trillion in debt The American people get the shaft while they got all the gold.They are going to trade in Gold and not in The West's New Central Banks electronic funny money schemes either!

    The U.S. reserve currency status with the petrol dollar is about over.If you invest in stable coins or CBDC's you will be under total socialism here soon with The Democrats in control.

    They will use a two-tier system to fund more debt and make you think your savings is not being devalue with low interest rates while inflating our debt at the same time for so a so called social conscious capitalism system!


    CBDC is generally defined as a digital liability of a central bank that is widely available to the general public. Today in the United States, Federal Reserve notes (i.e., physical currency) are the only type of central bank money available to the general public.

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