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VENEZUELA HAPPENING Bernd 04/30/2019 (Tue) 11:07:39 [Preview] No. 25388 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Venezuela coup has begun!

6 hours ago Reuters made an exclusive on Blackwater going around advocating for a 5000 PMC force to beat Maduro.
https://archive.fo/QsJdy
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-erikprince-exclusi/exclusive-blackwater-founders-latest-sales-pitch-mercenaries-for-venezuela-idUSKCN1S608F

And now this is happening:
https://mobile.twitter.com/AP/status/1123178811338776587?p=p
https://archive.fo/YtwLE

El PAIS live stream
https://youtube.com/watch?v=rqhhSJQRGkQ [Embed]
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Bernd 09/12/2020 (Sat) 03:21:19 [Preview] No.39987 del
>>34941
Yeah, there is always going to be some kind of structure left behind. We aren't complete savages after all.


Bernd 10/26/2021 (Tue) 20:07:23 [Preview] No.45405 del
Last July there were intense clashes between security forces and "El Coqui"'s mega-gang in the Cota 905 area.

https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2021/08/11/this-is-the-venezuela-thats-heading-into-a-new-negotiation-cycle/
>The sense that crime has declined began to dissipate with the constant challenge of the mega gangs in the northeastern and southwestern tips of Caracas: Petare and the Cota 905. The State has been dealing with these mega gangs for years; how they affect the regime is something that could only be estimated on a local basis. Depending on the place, those criminal organizations are the government’s ally or foe. But the gang led by a.k.a. El Koki is unique as a symbol of the paradox: the Maduro regime is able to suffocate protest and subjugate the opposition, but is unable to neutralize an adversary that insists on defying security forces not far from Miraflores Palace.
>Even if—as the Colombian police suspects—the gang leader crossed to Colombia after escaping the two-day battle with FAES in Caracas, his story shows that the Venezuelan dictatorship isn’t identical to its Cuban counterpart, which preserves a solid control over its entire territory. Besides the power such heavily armed gangs have over entire slums in Caracas and other cities, even after the increasingly violent battles with security forces, different kinds of criminal organizations are the de facto ruling entities in several parts of the Venezuelan mainland, a phenomenon that doesn’t exist in Cuba but is present in other failing states in Africa, Central America, and Asia.
>The explanation for this resides in the logic of criminal enterprises. In a sort of return to the violent and chaotic past of Venezuela, the border regions became porous spaces of unraveling state governance and intense irregular activity, where Colombian guerrillas and paramilitary, and Venezuelan gangs, colectivos, police and the military compete for the lucrative traffic of minerals, drugs, fuel, food, and migrants. You don’t have to travel that far to see those gangs working, of course; a big part of Aragua, for instance, is under extortion, and some critical roads that connect the farms to the cities are controlled by pirates.

How did the gangs get so powerful? In the past decade security forces left them alone, hoping to reduce violence, and this allowed them to consolidate their power.
https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2019/11/04/mega-gangs-a-closer-look/
>Nothing has helped mega-gangs in becoming what they are more than “peace zones,” according to Izquiel. In 2013, Internal Relations, Justice and Peace vice-minister José Vicente Rangel Ávalos sat down with 280 gangs (in 80 of the most violent municipalities of Venezuela) to coordinate their disarmament and social reinsertion. They came to an agreement in which they established certain “peace zones” where law enforcement agents couldn’t enter and criminals would abandon their activities willingly. The result was that organizations that controlled large areas had the opportunity to see each other face to face and joined forces.

Quite an interesting mention at the end of the article:
>Luis Izquiel explains that firepower is key to their survival and, as evidenced in the Cota 905 incident, it’s stronger than what most Venezuelan security forces have at hand. He also suspects of government complacency, pointing at the gangs who control some of the mines at Bolívar State. “These gangs can’t be touched, not even with silk gloves,” he says, “and no one knows why.”


Bernd 10/27/2021 (Wed) 08:17:23 [Preview] No.45406 del
>>45405
Criminal organizations are states in the state. And they take over when they have the chance.
By sitting down with them to negotiate, the govt. acknowledged their power and legitimacy.
I bet the whole thing went sideways before Maduro, probably even before Chavez.
Some groups must have foreign backing (of various sources) too.


Bernd 11/24/2021 (Wed) 14:07:18 [Preview] No.45658 del
>>45406
They are mini-states in competition with the larger state. The wider state withdrew from the competition, removing any checks on the buildup and consolidation of their power.


Bernd 11/24/2021 (Wed) 14:40:00 [Preview] No.45660 del
>>45658
Living the ancap dream.



koryŏ watch threda Bernd 06/26/2017 (Mon) 17:19:30 [Preview] No. 8410 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
today as I've been reading the best source of PROOFS (I mean, they're funded by a government, they literally can't be biased) I noticed this
https://www.rt.com/news/394082-south-korea-kim-assassination/
>Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was making plans to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

since koryŏ has been quite busy lately I think it warrants a specific thread
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Bernd 11/23/2021 (Tue) 09:42:53 [Preview] No.45637 del
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>>45634
>I've this three parts plan to solve everything:
>1. here's this guy
>2. he's smartest of all
>3. he's gonna solve everything
Good plan. Main appeal its simplicity.

>>45634
Those are fancy publications. Do you browse?
I bet these block of texts are the same they publish in Rodong Sinmun. But the imagery really is next level.


Bernd 11/23/2021 (Tue) 09:43:52 [Preview] No.45638 del
>>45634
And as I see this is a whole library with various books, like this by Kim Il Sung.


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>>45637
>Those are fancy publications. Do you browse?

Sometimes. It is relaxing and fun, and also may surprise when someone unexpected (for DPRK) is displayed.

Even their ads are interesting to see.


Bernd 11/24/2021 (Wed) 01:26:10 [Preview] No.45653 del
>>45613
Those two are definitively not the same person, unless there's heavy makeup involved.


Bernd 11/24/2021 (Wed) 07:28:23 [Preview] No.45654 del
>>45639
Imagine all those Korean accordion connoisseurs. What a market.

>>45653
Some retouch must be involved anyway. First one looks like wax.



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Bernd 11/01/2018 (Thu) 21:34:34 [Preview] No. 20411 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
ITT: post interesting sattelite images and what's notable about them.

These are shots from Rondônia state, where human settlement is strikingly clear. Highways -most notably, the BR-364 flowing SE to NE- and their evenly spaced perpendicular side roads flow deep into the jungle, with deforestation, cattle herding, agriculture and urbanization (roughly in this order) following suite. This leaves a light green (mostly composed of pasture) grid dotted with gray points where lines meet, overlaid on a dark green matrix. Few other places have so many clear, sharp edges that can be easily seen from extreme heights.
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Bernd 11/10/2021 (Wed) 20:55:16 [Preview] No.45528 del
>>45526

Sand and water must have different properties on radars (at least when it is about warm and humid air with different density etc), so it is strange that they've made it in desert. Is it much cheaper than making floating hull of same size?


Bernd 11/11/2021 (Thu) 08:54:27 [Preview] No.45529 del
>>45528
I bet couple of aircraft carriers are tucked away in the Siberian tundra.
>Sand and water must have different properties on radars (at least when it is about warm and humid air with different density etc)
Also clutter and noise can be different with the objects of the field.
>Is it much cheaper than making floating hull of same size?
Maybe they can make it from cheaper, different materials?

It must be a reason why Chinese did this, if it is really what the articles say, and used as they say.


Bernd 11/11/2021 (Thu) 15:32:46 [Preview] No.45530 del
>>45526
It looks like it is covered in sensors and antennas and also it has the island on the side but also three houses running down the middle that make no sense for a target, maybe it is to be used to train carrier crews and not as something to attack.


Bernd 11/11/2021 (Thu) 16:40:14 [Preview] No.45531 del
>>45530
It's covered in curry.
Yeah, that one I posted has that three blocks what you called houses.
The other one with the bottle shape just looks entirely flat.


Bernd 11/24/2021 (Wed) 00:00:53 [Preview] No.45652 del
>>45528
>Is it much cheaper than making floating hull of same size?
Sinking a floating hull would be inefficient.



Shitty Maps Thread - Islamic World Edition Bernd 07/02/2020 (Thu) 17:35:53 [Preview] No. 38283 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Where we left off in the previous thread, Danebernd's finding:
https://www.deviantart.com/mrwakamiya25
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Bernd 08/04/2020 (Tue) 01:27:36 [Preview] No.38996 del
>>38932
It's oge bernd. Start when everyone is good and ready. We'll be here

>>38976
>Just for the curiosity' s sake, here's a rulebook for Risk.

T. Hanks


Bernd 08/04/2020 (Tue) 22:20:34 [Preview] No.39037 del
>>38946
>How the player picks whom the independent attacks? What prevents a player using the independent to weaken a rival?
The player doesn't pick, it follows a strict set of rules, attacking if say, they can afford to outflank by a certain number,
>I guess this order has a prerequisite: an Attack has to go against a neighbouring province they can join in.
By name, yes, but not necessarily by mechanics. A player may want to make harassing attacks without committing to holding the captured territory, and this would require renaming it. Or leave it as it is, easier to understand and a player may send a single unit to Attack and all else as Support Attack.
>Do everyone has a capital, and only those areas count, which are connected to that?
No, as:
>What if there are several patches of land on the hand of a player?
Each produces and distributes units on its own.
>Is this simply a number which tells us how much unit can be produced on a territory? They just simply add up? Or there's a formula to that?
Simple addition. Risk usually has a bonus if some areas are held in their entirety.
Most simply every territory can have the same value, such as 1. Maybe some areas have more, like 3. For balance during pre-game territorial distribution there's a separate randomization for each production value, so each player gets 1 territory with a worth of 3 and 3 with a worth of 1 or something in this line.
>So this is kind of a diplomacy?
Yes, players will already be informally discussing truces and alliances (neither needs a specific mechanic, it's simply where the players decide to attack) anyway.
>Also this is basically for moving units (from the territory they were produced, or stationed)?
Yes.


Bernd 10/19/2020 (Mon) 17:28:09 [Preview] No.40618 del
Fresh findings on Kohl.


Bernd 11/23/2021 (Tue) 19:55:52 [Preview] No.45650 del
Since the other thread is autosäging, inevitably sliding into oblivion faster than this one, I move two new posts here, from an Ameriball.
The first is first.

In relation to the Flip Empire I found these, among others. Did not read due to lack of time. Borders seems a bit random.
http://kbl.org.ph/the-untold-story-of-the-kingdom-of-the-maharlikans-now-called-the-philippines/
https://geopolitics.co/2014/03/05/lost-kingdom-of-maharlika/

As for the ROC, yeah, the claim is a claim.


Bernd 11/23/2021 (Tue) 20:00:33 [Preview] No.45651 del
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The second was a reply to this post >>36881 about Prester John, by Rusbernd.

He shared the latter two images and this link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prester_John



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Bernd 11/12/2019 (Tue) 22:58:03 [Preview] No. 31619 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Hi Bernd, consider joining this Bernd dedicated board
https://bernd.group
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Bernd 10/31/2021 (Sun) 06:51:23 [Preview] No.45421 del
>>45420
The working of the whole site relies on JS I think, to make alive all those features (some of are a bit confusing).
I assume the backend is written in NodeJS.


Bernd 11/05/2021 (Fri) 20:19:09 [Preview] No.45461 del
BG feels like an cheap bronnen without as much faggotry.


Bernd 11/05/2021 (Fri) 20:26:14 [Preview] No.45463 del
>>45461
I dunno. Although I opened Bronnen a couple of times, I never lurked enough to learn anything about it.


Bernd 11/05/2021 (Fri) 23:07:58 [Preview] No.45466 del
bernd.group is my new home

its a shame Bernds dislike javascript so much


Bernd 11/22/2021 (Mon) 00:11:11 [Preview] No.45627 del
>>45466
mayb having some more active mods would be good too. Lots of obvious spam links in that site right now



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Bernd 11/18/2021 (Thu) 20:29:11 [Preview] No. 45596 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Right wing cute politicians thread.

Why right-wingers can into cute politicians?


Bernd 11/19/2021 (Fri) 15:32:40 [Preview] No.45598 del
Doesnt matter, I hate politicians almost as much as I hate journalists.


Bernd 11/19/2021 (Fri) 16:19:53 [Preview] No.45600 del
>>45598
Democracy is a mistake.


Bernd 11/19/2021 (Fri) 16:46:21 [Preview] No.45601 del
I think she isn't in politics anymore.

Btw I was seriously thinking to move this thread into the politics thread because little chance it'll get many replies.


Bernd 11/21/2021 (Sun) 20:56:52 [Preview] No.45621 del
Laura Huhtasaari from Perussuomalaiset (True Finns/Finns Party). She's in the EU parliament now, destroying the system from the inside.



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Sports Bernd 11/07/2021 (Sun) 19:28:59 [Preview] No. 45473 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Does Bernd go to gym? Maybe Bernd does other sports?
If not, you should start!


Bernd 11/07/2021 (Sun) 19:39:25 [Preview] No.45474 del
I do some training on and off, sometimes it goes on for months. Never in the gym however.
I'm fairly active otherwise I do exercises every day just to make all of my muscles move, I like to take walks, and go on hikes, I live near to the woods. While I walk, most of the time I do various stuff, like breathing exercises, or posture fixing ones.
>If not, you should start!
I do agree, everyone should do something. Our societies do very little to their health, and we focus way less on physical training in schools, and we miss the opportunity to give the new generations a healthier lifestyle.


Bernd 11/08/2021 (Mon) 03:41:20 [Preview] No.45483 del
I've never been to the gym I just excersise at home.

I used to play soccer until I tore my ACL and had to have a knee reconstruction, I used to do Karate until I went overseas, I was meaning to get back into it when I got back but Covid hit and it's been so long now I think I might just find a new dojo but the problem is that not many in my area are good. And who even knows how that works now.


Bernd 11/18/2021 (Thu) 09:23:37 [Preview] No.45595 del
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Well, sports are part of self improvement. They not just exercise the body, but the mind too. A sport can improve our willpower, tenacity, or even teamwork, leadership skills, like planning, coordinating, etc.
Swebernd opened a thread with a video I watched since then. It is a good video, not because of the revolutionary thoughts in it, but for the sum of what's already been said, and the easy to understand explanation. I'll delete the thread, but here's a screenshot of it, and the link he shared.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=B9XGUpQZY38 [Embed]



kc personalities Bernd 11/10/2021 (Wed) 00:04:33 [Preview] No. 45515 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Who are the bests posters and what are/were the best posts from kc? Along with ur favorite memories that you had in kc? What stood out for most bernds here. For me, it was

>Igor
>Ukrainian suffering bernd
>Grappa
>NordArab
>Sean
>Floridaman
>SwissKot
>SlovBerg
>Wojak
>AtlantaPole
>Audrius
>The plushie fag from Hungary
>Any Polish thread about [x] Poland
>Russia vs Ukraine posts during the War on Donbass

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Bernd 11/16/2021 (Tue) 20:58:29 [Preview] No.45582 del
>>45580
Like 10 years ago he was obsessed with some Charlotte from Britain.
So he wrote a poem for her.


Bernd 11/17/2021 (Wed) 01:20:46 [Preview] No.45583 del
>>45519
I know that there was another Hungarian that claimed to be Ferenc when he was not Ferenc, he seemed to be under the impression that Ferenc was not an individual but a style.


Bernd 11/17/2021 (Wed) 09:56:50 [Preview] No.45587 del
>>45581
>>45582
Noice.

>>45583
Yes. I believe there was a Hungarian furry board on 8chan. And Furry sounds a bit like Feri, which is diminutive of Ferenc.


Bernd 11/17/2021 (Wed) 11:10:24 [Preview] No.45588 del
>Audrius
What happened to him, is he still alive online? And what was the last update on Alice lol



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Outdoors thread Bernd 12/28/2019 (Sat) 23:54:41 [Preview] No. 33559 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Let's start off with a little game. Guess which countries each photo was taken in.
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/myc/ Bernd 11/14/2021 (Sun) 13:21:20 [Preview] No.45558 del
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Picked these. The woods are kinda dry, most of the summer and autumn was without rain. I did found any more.
I don't know these, but based a quick search it seems they are most likely Macrolepiota mastoideas. Would make sense, in those areas oter Macrolepiotas can be found, most notable proceras, the parasol.
https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/macrolepiota-mastoidea.php

If it is, then it's edible. Found similar species inedible/toxic, but distinct enough to say that these aren't those.


Bernd 11/14/2021 (Sun) 14:05:49 [Preview] No.45559 del
>>45558
Was so sure, I sliced one up (only the cap is edible), fried in butter with salt and pepper.
Burnt it a bit accidentally, so some bites were a bit bitter, but was all right. Very mild nutty flavor.
The other sliced it up and gonna let it dry.


Bernd 11/14/2021 (Sun) 15:03:41 [Preview] No.45560 del
>>45558
That's a Macrolepiota yes.
As far as I know, all species are edible, so it's safe.


Bernd 11/14/2021 (Sun) 18:06:06 [Preview] No.45562 del
>>45560
Thanks.
Lepiota cristata looks similar, except smaller, and stinks a bit.


Bernd 11/15/2021 (Mon) 23:31:19 [Preview] No.45579 del
>>45562
Lepiotas besides being noticeably smaller also don't tend to keep the frill.
But yes lepiotas are very poisonous, similar to the white amanita / death cap.



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Bernd 12/12/2020 (Sat) 14:00:02 [Preview] No. 41511 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
I'm looking for a car but I don't know much about them. I am thinking of a car like a Fiat 500 or a VolksWagon Beetle. What other cars are there like this, cars that are small so they are easy to park and don't use much fuel but that also look interesting and nice.
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Bernd 11/05/2021 (Fri) 08:58:45 [Preview] No.45454 del
>>45437
Tell 'em you are Turkish refugee, maybe that'll help.
>was just too tired to do anything
Sorry to hear that, Bernd.
If it's possible, always have a good rest before interviews. It's good advis for uni students too, for exams (they so frequently learn/try to learn through the night before the exam).

Is that hard there to find a job in IT? The market is that saturated with codemonkeys?
I bet you could find a coding job, or something related here in an minutes.


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>>45454
>Tell 'em you are Turkish refugee, maybe that'll help.

not a Turkish man doe bernd

>Sorry to hear that, Bernd.
It's oghey. It happens

>If it's possible, always have a good rest before interviews. It's good advis for uni students too, for exams (they so frequently learn/try to learn through the night before the exam).

This tbh. Sometimes I just work a lil bit too much on myself


>Is that hard there to find a job in IT? The market is that saturated with codemonkeys?
It's don't. Just haven't had the time. I dunno. My lifes a lil hectic and busy sometimes. idk. Hope I can get the next times though


Bernd 11/10/2021 (Wed) 08:40:08 [Preview] No.45520 del
>>45517
>Sometimes I just work a lil bit too much on myself
>My lifes a lil hectic and busy sometimes. idk
I'm not your dad to tell such stuff, and I can't say I'm handling shit better, but aren't you a little distracted with stuff you shouldn't with? I'm not trying to get you not to post here anymore tho. Maybe on my worse days I would chase away everyone however.


Bernd 11/15/2021 (Mon) 00:12:38 [Preview] No.45566 del
>>45520
>>45520
>Maybe on my worse days I would chase away everyone however.
It oghey fam. u good

>but aren't you a little distracted with stuff you shouldn't with? I'm not trying to get you not to post here anymore tho.

It's don't. I'm just a raly busy guys. Always have beens. Hardly ever have time to distract myself nowadays. srs

Also trying to release some software on my own during my work and applying time for extra money. And divide some times for restings and shitposts here. I do what I can

ofc changes in life don't happen right away or at snap of fingers. Things in life happen and change gradually.

I wanted you to know this


Bernd 11/15/2021 (Mon) 07:46:10 [Preview] No.45572 del
>>45566
Ok, then I'm not worried.