Soon, we’ll all be Canadians, Russian scholar says

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

I like Canadians, so if Ohio really becomes part of Canada, I’ll try to deal with the situation with good grace, although I refuse to become an ice hockey fan or to learn how to speak French.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a Russian academic, Igor Panarin, is predicting that the U.S. will suffer economic and moral collapse, suffer a civil war and break up into several parts. All this will happen in 2010, Panarin says.

Once the breakup comes, Alaska will be part of Russia again, he says. A color map that helpfully accompanies the article shows that Ohio will likely become part of the “The Central North-American Republic,” which is likely to be “part of Canada or under Canadian influence.”

Panarin sounds like a crackpot, but his theory is being widely aired in Russia’s state-controlled media, the WSJ piece says.

What’s the best (or worst) thing about becoming a Canadian in the next couple of years?

online.wsj.com/article/SB123051100709638419.html

Comments

Anonymous

Well, SR, where is the story on the ruling?

Anonymous

SR, did it not go her way or what? Is that why there is no story?

Anonymous

Wait What: I looked at www.northcoast.tv and was not impressed. It looks like a site in search of an audience and a theme.

It also is a company prospecting for clients.

What is it about the site that appeals to you?

Anonymous

Oh, and by the way TT... get over yourself. Im the most important ever.

Anonymous

SM imposter, go tell your mommy you’re bored.

Anonymous

Yes, I am an impostor. I can't be the real sage, or can I? Thanks crappy paper for not making me register! With the current format of this flawed website, I'm free to be a humorous doppleganger.

Anonymous

TT,

Someone has been posting under my name that is clearly not me. I haven't even been on these blogs for some time. I'd like to apologize for the comments posted by this faker and hope to bury the perverbial hatchet with you, kind sir.

Anonymous

SM imposter: Haven't spoken with your mommy as yet have you?

Tell her also that it's time for your medication.

Anonymous

As you can see, I continue to suffer from split-personality disorder.

Anonymous

To re-whisper: You obviously do not know Icsman as well as you think you do. Using fair and Icsman in the same sentence is the greatest oxymoron in the english language. I have talked to this person and I feel slimey after getting through with him. He would work out fine working for the mafia, oh wait, he is. The two commissioners who think they are gods of this city.

Anonymous

Soon Matt you will have egg all over that face of yours and I will be LAUGHING!!!! So Very Hard!!!!!!!!!! Then what will you write about??? I have a pot hole outside my house that needs filled maybe you can interrogate the street department and interview the pot hole and see how neglected it has been and then Don Lee can draw a picture of street workers...uhm...not filling the pot hole.....

Anonymous

Can you tell me why we have to click on post comment a number of times before the image verification will actually show some numbers or letters to allow us to post a comment. Most all the stories will show a red X in the image verification area and you have to go through a number of clicks on post comment to get an actual code in there.

Anonymous

Enough already. Let the woman do her job and they should do theirs--competently!

observer

Thanks Matt. You are closer to the truth than you know on 95% of your city remblings.

Anonymous

If she broke the law, why haven't they arrested her instead of fooling around with an investigation? If someone broke the law, they do an arrest and have your day in court. Why are we wasting all these taxdollars?

bunny

The judge said there is a second, uncharged person. Why is that being withheld. If there truly is another 'phantom' in this mess, why is it taking so long to have them charged? This entire thing is a witch hunt and those who are involved should just drop it and let this woman go back to work. It seems to me the taxpayers money could be better spent than on this nonsense. Either charge her, tell us all what is going on or back off.

Anonymous

Don't you have anything else to write about?

Anonymous

Are you serious? Fooling around with an investigation??? I think you have finally posted the DUMBEST blog ever!!!

Anonymous

Ok......I can't believe whatI just read. I hardly know where to begin. First I will address Matt.Whenever I read your articals I think I am reading some very unprofessional rag. Not a supposed real newspaper. How can you honestly say that there is nothing there and accuse others, without any evidence, that they will lie to convict another of a criminal act. Completely discusting journalism!

To Go figure. What do you mean "fooling around with an investigation"? Nuesse is the one costing us taxpayers. She is the one that has stalled the investigation. She is the one who has used legal manuvers she as a police officer should have known were not valid. No uncharged person is entitled to the investigation prior to questioning. If she would be charged with any offense without a proper investigation, then I might agree that this is a "witchhunt" as others have claimed. But that is not the case.This investigation has really not taken that long. It only seems that way because it is in the paper everyday. Many investigations take years. Just ask a real cop. And that would not be Nuesse.

Bunny....If Nuesse conspired with someone in the course of any offense then that will come out in time. I can't believe the poeple that think that this investigation must be shared with the public every step of the way. Talk about compromising a case.

Anonymous

What are your journalistic credentials? Please post them because I can't believe that you actually attended an accredited college or university with a real school of journalism.

Anonymous

Dear SR stockholders,

Are you aware of the trash that Matt publishes in your paper? Please review.

Reader

Anonymous

Are we going to give Murman five or more months to investigate this like the housing situation? Murman is laughing all the way to the bank at the taxpayers' expense. Never have I seen an investigation conducted in this manner or for this length of time. The city is flying under the radar with increment billing. The city has money to burn.

Anonymous

I don't agree with everything that Matt writes-come to think about it I usually do not agree with him. But there are those that do agree with the "trash"
that he writes but since you have the inside track to all that is true I should definitely defer to you.

Anonymous

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA poor baby Matt. He sure likes to cry for his friends kimmie and timmie.

Anonymous

may be fatkowski

Anonymous

dolla dolla dolla dolla bill you all...
dolla bill you all.... 222 meigs st. has gone to far, they must remove nuesse regardless of the cost. it is imperative that she leave. don iicsman's reputation (not his job) as a legal scholar is on the line. matt kline must remove the chief. money is no object. thy will ne done.

Anonymous

would someone please stand up and defend don icsman. over the past few weeks i have read with interest about what a bad person and attorney he is. can someone give a positive review of him?

Anonymous

Are you serious about Don Icsman ?? Who, in their right mind, would give any credibility to an attorney! Furthermore, he is working as an official of the goverment, which disqualifies him in any realm of honesty, accountability or genuine care for his constituents.

Anonymous

Matt, you keep referring to this investigation as unsubstantiated witch hunting with no evidence of wrongdoing. Is there something you aren't sharing with your readers? Some information you know that we don't? As far as I can tell you keep saying there isn't any evidence against her, but I have yet to see whether there is or isn't. The general public hasn't been given any evidence either way. As far as I am concerned, you aren't any more forthcoming than the commissioners you criticize. If you know something that needs to be shared with the public so we can form our own opinion, please do so.

Anonymous

HERE HERE!!!

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