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Edward I love your humor. If I had your talent I would've been a writer instead of a programmer. Famous instead of rich. How I suffer.

Living in Kyiv I write quite a bit about both Ukraine and Russia. I often cite you and Russian Dissent, offering a variety of points of view.

Yesterday was my pleasure to send Margaret Anna Alice, whom I dearly love, a link to your recent post on Thomas Röper and the clot shots. She had been taken in by a YouTube interview of Röper and a supposed innocent named Maria Lelyanova on the virtue of Russian conduct in the Donbass. I concluded that it was propaganda, which I analyzed here:

https://grahamseibert.substack.com/p/my-take-on-a-video-that-others-have

Your take on Röper's support of Putin on the the clot shots is a clincher. Margaret Anna Alice fully understands the Covid lies.

Thanks for all you do. And for expressing gratitude for the few kopeks I send your way. You more than earn them.

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I've been a follower for at least a year. Your dispatches from Kiev have been very interesting.

I really appreciate the kopecks, and I think we'll be in touch.

riley

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Salut Graham!

You have just demonstrated that you can write something else than a program. Why not give us an overview of the resistance to the covid and injection scam in Ukraine? this input would be welcome, at least for me.

Respect

Lionel

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OK. I had a piece in draft. You prompted me to post it. Hope you enjoy this take on life in Kyiv!

https://grahamseibert.substack.com/p/draft-letter-to-the-numerous-liberals

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"I think a sustainable output level is 3-4 posts a week, plus a weekend open thread."

I think a weekend open thread is a good idea, but don't get tricked into a quantity better than (irregular) quality belief.

During The Daily Beagle's early stages I tested different approaches and examined successful YouTubers (arguably the closest thing, since mainstream media is perpetually trash and 'blog' sites have rarely seen success).

I can confidently state quantity is the single *worst* thing you can do for a Substack. The Daily Beagle tried to be what the name implies; daily. The rate of unsubscribes matched subscriptions, which got worse with higher frequency.

TDB was publishing two articles a day (mainly with a simplified news article format akin to say, ZeroHedge or Epoch Times). Emphasis on *was*. Scaling it down to one a day seemed to improve subscribe-unsubscribe ratio, scaling it further down to one every two days even more so.

It didn't matter the quality of the articles, either; sometimes I'd stack up in-depth research pieces and fire them off one-a-day, which drove angry unsubscribes. People prefer to be given time to read and digest what you're giving them, rather than flooded.

This swings back to 'The Game Theorist' argument that TV episodes should be released one at a time, slowly, one per week, rather than all in one go (people who 'binge watch' episodes report being unhappier).

I've found what people want, near exclusively, is in-depth quality. If you look at now highly controversial MrBeast's approach, he rarely publishes videos, but when he does, he tries to go for the big stunts, attention grabbing, high quality, dramatic videos.

He literally ditches million dollar videos (giving it to other YouTuber's like Ludwig) if they don't reach a certain quality; he'd rather ditch entire costly videos than risk the perception his channel is 'lower quality'.

Getting return-attention requires consistency and regularity, but it is trumped by the quality every time. It is better to be high quality and irregular, than frequent and 'average' quality.

In-fact, I find if the next article I publish doesn't meet a high enough standard, it actually *drives down* the subscribe frequency, as it supplants the high quality article (which undermines first impressions). I'm paradoxically rewarded with free subscriptions for publishing less if I choose to 'stew' on high quality articles.

I would however suggest keeping the weekend discussion articles going consistently, as they're a distinct key feature of your Substack and quite enjoyable. I will confess I am envious of how you manage to get such interactivity within your community, and I haven't quite figured out how exactly you do it!

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I was about to opine the same. Though I love reading Riley, him committing to a quantity does not seem to me a good idea. I do not mind to wait two or three weeks if I know I'm going to find top notch quality.

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

My husband and I want to know about pancake cat! could you post some more pics of that wonderful kitty...the expression on his/her face....to die for!

How is that kitty doing? We have this kitty's pics with the pancakes posted on our refrigerators

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This is a question I was not anticipating!

After a quick Yandex search, I found a Russian-language news report about this kitty. With some fun memes!

https://59.ru/text/animals/2019/04/24/66067093/

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Can't read the Russian, but I love it. Reminds me of Grumpy Cat. And indeed, I have an exact duplicate cat at home for Pancake Cat. Mine is innocently named Peyton but his real name (we have concluded) is Bitey McBitey. His trick is to look like butter won't melt in his mouth, sweet and loving as he siddles his slightly chunky self up to unsuspecting people, purrs a storm, hops on their laps, strops their legs and sheds all over and then... CHOMP out of the blue a nippy mc nip comes. He won't draw blood but it does cause bruises. He strolls away in great satisfaction with an injured innocent look at having been pushed off lap etc.

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Thanks soooo much! What a lucky guy to have such a beautiful kitty....we were thinking it was your kitty.

I don't understand Russian humor....I find it somewhat obtuse due to a century of enforced atheism...

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

The mere fact you put your email address on your About page makes you “A Hero of Our Time” (because Russia).

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:)

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Great post Edward, thanks!

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Jun 3, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Very important and potentially rejoicing.

As I said in another comment, the honorable professeur Raoult is now at the center of the battle for truth in our wrecked world. An international tribune is settled by "Bon sens" (common sense) an association settled at the begining of the covid scam to support Raoult who is under attack by the "space lizards" in our country.

You can join that fight on that link (the tribune is in english at the end of the page)

https://bonsens.info/tribune-de-soutien-au-professeur-raoult/

If you want, this appeal can be spread worldwide (I am not gonna use the term "viral" but I guess you all are bright enough to understand). That substack is read worldwide...

Riley, maybe could you send that tribune to the Russian resistance movement you introduced to us in your last article.

Let's try!

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Jun 4, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Very important (update)

Because it is indeed very important, I have, with the help of DeepL, translated Raoult's intervention on the shity but the most viewed show in France, TPMP. It's anchor, Hanouna is Jewish. You can see a menorah behind Raoult. His wife is a Jewess, and many will say that is the reason why he can talk. As I have mentioned once in that comment section of the Riley's "swiming pool", according to me and to be brief, only upper class Jews are problematic (see the Book of The Kahal) the rest, the majority are just like us, a pleb. I wish that as many readers as possible get involved in the Bon Sens initiative (Riley, the Russian doctors!!) which is lead by the most honorable Prof Perronne who, after having been trash for denoucing the covid scam has been cleared of all wrong doing and his CV is rather impressive in that respect.

I will only add that a day before, when interview by a presstitude of the worst case, Raoult, who is a lion (he loves Africa very much, that can explain, lol) menaced to leave the interview because of the bad faith of the whore interviewing him.

Here is the translated transcript:

Guy: "I had a question for the professor because you're doing a study that you call observational. You say it's useful and will go down in history, the United States and China are inspired by it, and we've got this learned society that publishes the tribune _ this so-called corrupt society is the one that grossly defames Raoult_ so Professor, let's be clear, this is jealousy, pettiness on the part of the medical community against you. They want to destroy you today.

Raoult: I don't think so. Frankly, I think it's fear. As far as I know, there's only one illegal trial, and that's vaccination. It's a therapeutic trial... It's a vaccine trial... In other words, it's qualified as a vaccine trial. In fact, all the people we vaccinated were asked for their consent to be vaccinated, because the vaccine has not been fully evaluated. It's not possible to evaluate a vaccine in three or six months. As you can see. And so people were asked to give their consent, which is a lie, since many people who were vaccinated were obliged to do so in order to lead a normal life, to get around, to work in hospital. So, this is a truly illegal therapeutic trial that doesn't meet any of the standards of the Declaration of Helsinki, for example, which states that people must have informed consent, without being penalized if they don't consent. However, the opposite has been done. That's a moral problem, and if you ask me what the root of the problem is, I think these people are scared because they've done things that aren't legal or moral, and in the end, time will find them."

Vive la France, vive la Russie, vive le Mali et le Burkina Faso!! (long live other countries yo for sure, but those are the one who are dear to my such little heart...)

One love

PS: And now I will translate the Russian doctors interview trying to make it known as much as possible in the occupied France.

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Thanks for this, Bugey!

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Another PS! Raoult's notoriety cannot confine him to what is going on in France. Trump (whether one like him or not is not the issue here) mentioned him at the begining of the f... scam, remember that!!!

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PS: Riley, Raoult is rather hairy, so am I and I wish you won't be offended by the hair in the swiming pool... I wil most certainly re-post the appeal in your next installment to make it known.

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Isn't a saltwater pool as clean as the chemical smelling chlorinated one's. 🤔

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Ions. Silver and Copper ions. Salt too. Keeps that bacterial growth down...

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Jun 3, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Riley, are (some of) your posts being translated (and uploaded) into Spanish somewhere? I'd like to share some of your content with folks who only speak that language.

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By all means, feel free to translate whatever you'd like, and share it freely. In fact, I am greatly honored you would take the time to do it!

riley

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

What's in the hookah!? Inquiring minds wanna know!🤣

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The usual, ruinous flavored tobacco.

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Oh noes! I thought it was something more fun like hashish or cannabis 😂

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

" various spoof accounts" - oh! - is that the way that worked - I got such from a few "sites" - of course the natural human response is to be utterly flattered that such an esteemed personage, such as Riley, is reaching out to you. That's how social engineering works - Psych 101. Also to watch out for is a substack person who "likes" every single one of your comments - in a sudden rush - often going back to long forgotten comments from months back. Again, probably some sort of social engineering ploy getting set up.

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Thanks, Riley, for finally clearing up what was up with those strange text messages a few months ago asking me to call you. Damn!

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Jun 3, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Riley, what can I say but "more please, sir." I enjoy your narrative style and tongue-in-cheek humor. Honestly I'll admit that I use your reporting on the Russian Globohomo-lite to bludgeon my fellow dissidents.

In another column, you discussed not punching your allies. I appreciate your perspective. The ties that bind us together are stronger than piddly shit. Although Alex Berenson is someone that pissed me off in the MFM; mocking those who aren't pro-NAFO shows the rank opportunist.

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Awright. I won't do it again. But he started it. Because he is a poophead.

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

The thing is, Robert Malone for example, is deeply business savvy and keeping a blog. You might be a mighty multi-player, but the way you put thoughts in words is amusing. Keep rolling.

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Hey man what happened to the special offer? I just got $40 bucks in my account for you especially and it's gone! I guess I don't mind that much but it would be nice to be able to flame all your articles and not just the publicly available ones.

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No such special offer ever existed, BUT NOW IT DOES.

$38/year SUPER SUMMER SPECIAL.

https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/dfcf67ac

if you don't do it, I will look like a true fool.

But actually, a special offer is a good idea -- it never occurred to me.

riley

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Ok there must be some other Slav guy on substack that likes to shit on the Russian MoD all day and probably reads the Daily Stormer enough to adopt some of the stylistic elements. Gotta go make sure I didn't get double-charged by Geico then brb to cash in woohoo!!!

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It makes me wish the Daily Stormer would return the favour and read some slavsquat. They're still stuck on the everything-Russian-is-good paradigm.

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I was actually thinking of the other Russian patriot guy who literally has just stolen the entire writing style wholesale and even is pushing this fantasy of a total collapse with warlordism like Anglin was. He's does some good reporting though might subscribe to them both if the sale is still up when I have money.

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Who's that, then? He sounds worth a read.

Anglin is hit and miss, but he's usually entertaining even when he misses. Probably it's even a good thing he gets so much wrong, since it forces readers to use their own critical thinking.

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Ok I got some money in the account, but just had to spend it on steroid cream for poison ivy but I swear I will subscribe this week!

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Jun 2, 2023Liked by Edward Slavsquat

Let we be clear Riley. I won't drink any chacha if I don't know what that beverage is!

https://media.nautigames.com/images/variations/zoom/2pp_12_11_2019_12_08_22_13_11_2019_09_23_03.jpg

Now I must go back gardening since the storm menacing seems to go in another direction in this 'wet asymptomatic drought' year (reference to the government insisting in telling we are in for a drought while it's raining almost everyday, lol)

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