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Putin’s Stupidity Leading the
Russian Economy to Disaster

PJ Media, by Kim Zigfeld

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/4/2014 4:32:12 AM

Here’s a stock tip for those who’d like to get in on the ground floor of the bountiful opportunities being provided by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin to American investors: Short International Paper, and go long on SpaceX. You can profit mightily by selling International Paper stock you don’t yet own because the company has been aggressively cooperating with the Putin dictatorship, and it now finds itself on the outside of the civilized world looking in. As international sanctions resulting from Putin’s aggression in Ukraine begin to bite and multinationals in Russia run for the exits, companies like International Paper are seeing


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