Dutch Wrote: L.A. just one question; who transports astronauts to the spacestation? They are not so backwards as you describe.
Schmidt Wrote: Putin will get a pass. The last poll I saw, Putin's approval rating in Russia stood at 83 percent.
Schmidt Wrote: Putin is unpredictable, and if the Russian economy collapses, don't count on Putin to repent to Obama or Merckel. He is dangerous when cornered. His brain is wired differently, and we should not expect any satisfaction by rubbing it in his face. We might yet have to bail them out.
Tony Johnson Wrote: L.A.,One reason that I think (That they have no thriving industries) is because the govt. guarantees everyone a job so there's no reason to try harder or advance. To employ everyone, you often have 100 people doing what 70 Americans could accomplish.The sanctions have cost them 40 billion dollars this year. The drop in the market price of oil (because of over production) has cost them 200 billion dollars this year.