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27 Jan 2022
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord Vienna is similarly beautiful 00:30:58
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake It's also a fantastic place to be a tourist.
Cheap food, cheap accommodations.
Decently safe.
Shopping is a bit expensive for like... high end things but... meh if you're buying high end things you probably don't care.
00:31:14
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord Hungary’s cost of living is great 00:31:28
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake The minimum wage is... not though. 00:31:41
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord For necessities, you can easily buy more than enough as a tourist 00:31:44
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake The cost of living is great in our currencies / incomes... 00:31:50
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake But with local income / minimum wage it's not great. 00:31:59
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord Yeah locals struggle for sure 00:32:01
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake Really bad if you want to buy anything imported. Like if you want a Dyson vacuum you... you need to be like easily upper middle class / rich. 00:32:24
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord It’s why so many hackers come out of Eastern Europe tbh 00:32:57
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord The payment you can get fork blackhat translated to Eastern European currencies is nuts 00:33:15
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord * The payment you can get from blackhat translated to Eastern European currencies is nuts 00:33:22
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord You will literally live like a king 00:33:29
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake Ohh, lol I thought you meant malicious ones. 00:33:31
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake Not like... Bug bounty hunters. 00:33:41
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord I mean those too lol πŸ˜‚ 00:33:48
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake Yea if you can work for any foreign company at foreign income levels it's a fantastic place to live. 00:34:06
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord Russia actually has laws where they only prosecute hacking if it affects countries in the CIS security agreement (Russias NATO basically) 00:34:25
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake Germany used to allow claiming brides in foreign countries as a cost of doing businesses for taxes. 00:34:48
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord * Russia actually has laws where they only prosecute hacking if it affects countries in the CSTO security agreement (Russias NATO basically) 00:35:35
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord Wow lol 00:35:57
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake They stopped in 2002. 00:36:10
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake Source: Germany section of https://www.oecd.org/tax/crime/41353070.pdf 00:36:54
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/politics/2022/1/26/1_5755493.html 01:27:08
@_discord_773353826115518526:t2bot.ioBrinkleyDiscord πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ 01:27:12
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake
The operation, which trains Ukrainian armed forces and the national guard, was set to expire in March. A group of 200 Canadian Armed Forces members are sent to the country every six months.
The $340 million commitment is in response to escalating tensions at the western Ukraine border where approximately 100,000 Russian troops have amassed, prompting concerns of an imminent invasion.
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On top of the additional 60 personnel, Trudeau said there is capacity to increase the number of boots on the ground to up to 400.
β€œThe biggest contribution that Canada can make to Ukraine right now is people. We have trained, our soldiers have trained over 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers. We should not underestimate the importance of this training mission,” said Anand.
01:32:12
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake *
The operation, which trains Ukrainian armed forces and the national guard, was set to expire in March. A group of 200 Canadian Armed Forces members are sent to the country every six months.
The $340 million commitment is in response to escalating tensions at the western Ukraine border where approximately 100,000 Russian troops have amassed, prompting concerns of an imminent invasion.
CTV News app sign-up: Breaking news alerts and top stories delivered right to you
On top of the additional 60 personnel, Trudeau said there is capacity to increase the number of boots on the ground to up to 400.
β€œThe biggest contribution that Canada can make to Ukraine right now is people. We have trained, our soldiers have trained over 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers. We should not underestimate the importance of this training mission,” said Anand.
01:32:22
@_discord_85257659694993408:t2bot.ioJake *
The operation, which trains Ukrainian armed forces and the national guard, was set to expire in March. A group of 200 Canadian Armed Forces members are sent to the country every six months.
The $340 million commitment is in response to escalating tensions at the western Ukraine border where approximately 100,000 Russian troops have amassed, prompting concerns of an imminent invasion.
On top of the additional 60 personnel, Trudeau said there is capacity to increase the number of boots on the ground to up to 400.
β€œThe biggest contribution that Canada can make to Ukraine right now is people. We have trained, our soldiers have trained over 30,000 Ukrainian soldiers. We should not underestimate the importance of this training mission,” said Anand.
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