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    Prayers for Ukraine

    Just asking for prayers for the Ukrainian people. Nothing more, nothing less. Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers.
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    The incredibly courageous and valorous people of Ukraine are never far from my thoughts.

    RIP the 13 Ukrainian "Spartans" on Snake Island that when given an ultimatum said, "Russian warship, go f**k yourself!"



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    I’m convinced Russians will not prevail in the end. It may seem they are winning at times, but against Ukrainians, who never ever give up, it is impossible.

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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    I lost 70% of my team. They had their access cutoff due to data safety issues.They spent the first 2 nights in their basements and then evacuated. Some by car and some by foot thru the woods towards the borders. My job got messed up because I had to move to a different team because they lost 100% of that team.

    We are in touch by Skype as much as we can and so far they are all OK.
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    Prayers for Ukraine and all of humanity, scary times
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    I'm more angry than scared. Which of course we have the leisure to be, so far away from the people whose lives have been turned upside down by a megalomaniacal power-hungry madman.

    I hope the apparent Ukraine fighting spirit - truly amazing to witness - will prevail in making this hard enough on the ground, with support from all decent Nations around the world, that Putin will reconsider whatever the hell his plan is.

    President Zelensky is a hero for the ages, no matter what happens from here.

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    Prayers to those folks. How bad will it get before the U.S and others step in? Will we step in at all?

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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    "Transferring funds to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine"

    Переказати кошти для допомоги Збройним Силам України стало простіше


    This looks legitimate, but I can make no guarantees or course, especially at times like these. Personally, I will contribute.
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by jmusica View Post
    "Transferring funds to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine"

    Переказати кошти для допомоги Збройним Силам України стало простіше


    This looks legitimate, but I can make no guarantees or course, especially at times like these. Personally, I will contribute.
    Be careful, I would try to verify it first. So many scammers out there.
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Be careful, I would try to verify it first. So many scammers out there.
    Definitely. Agree 100%.
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Guys, this is 100% legit - Polish Humanitarian Action - one of the biggest NGOs in Poland:

    Polska Akcja Humanitarna

    You can toggle EN / PL language and make a donation.

    I just spend a night going back and forth from Polish/Ukrainian border bringing refugees to Warsaw with my car, where they can find shelter in people homes. Huge response from Polish people. People are literally offering free accommodation in their homes to people they don't know.

    We see influx of 100.000 people per day now (so that is like 1mln per day if Poland was as big as US). Almost 100% woman and children, as man 18-60 of age cannot exit Ukraine. Many of those woman had left everything behind, had to walk last 20 miles on foot to the border carrying their childern and need basicly everything - from a tooth brush to clothes.

    Anyway, your help - both in keeping pressure on your politicians and monetary via donations, would be much appreciated.

    Slava ukraini!
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Guys, this is 100% legit - Polish Humanitarian Action - one of the biggest NGOs in Poland:

    Polska Akcja Humanitarna

    You can toggle EN / PL language and make a donation.

    I just spend a night going back and forth from Polish/Ukrainian border bringing refugees to Warsaw with my car, where they can find shelter in people homes. Huge response from Polish people. People are literally offering free accommodation in their homes to people they don't know.

    We see influx of 100.000 people per day now (so that is like 1mln per day if Poland was as big as US). Almost 100% woman and children, as man 18-60 of age cannot exit Ukraine. Many of those woman had left everything behind, had to walk last 20 miles on foot to the border carrying their childern and need basicly everything - from a tooth brush to clothes.

    Anyway, your help - both in keeping pressure on your politicians and monetary via donations, would be much appreciated.

    Slava ukraini!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. It feels terrible to be over here not able to do more. You in Poland have been true friends to your neighbors, you've stepped up big time.

    I've sent around 5 letters to POTUS over the past couple days, and one each to my Senators, all insisting on less talk, less deliberation, more action.

    #standwithukraine
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Guys, this is 100% legit - Polish Humanitarian Action - one of the biggest NGOs in Poland:

    Polska Akcja Humanitarna

    You can toggle EN / PL language and make a donation.

    I just spend a night going back and forth from Polish/Ukrainian border bringing refugees to Warsaw with my car, where they can find shelter in people homes. Huge response from Polish people. People are literally offering free accommodation in their homes to people they don't know.

    We see influx of 100.000 people per day now (so that is like 1mln per day if Poland was as big as US). Almost 100% woman and children, as man 18-60 of age cannot exit Ukraine. Many of those woman had left everything behind, had to walk last 20 miles on foot to the border carrying their childern and need basicly everything - from a tooth brush to clothes.

    Anyway, your help - both in keeping pressure on your politicians and monetary via donations, would be much appreciated.

    Slava ukraini!
    Hi Adam,

    God bless your efforts helping Ukrainians get to safety. What an extraordinary thing you are doing. The Polish people have been amazingly compassionate helping the Ukrainian people.

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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Guys, this is 100% legit - Polish Humanitarian Action - one of the biggest NGOs in Poland:

    Polska Akcja Humanitarna

    You can toggle EN / PL language and make a donation.

    I just spend a night going back and forth from Polish/Ukrainian border bringing refugees to Warsaw with my car, where they can find shelter in people homes. Huge response from Polish people. People are literally offering free accommodation in their homes to people they don't know.

    We see influx of 100.000 people per day now (so that is like 1mln per day if Poland was as big as US). Almost 100% woman and children, as man 18-60 of age cannot exit Ukraine. Many of those woman had left everything behind, had to walk last 20 miles on foot to the border carrying their childern and need basicly everything - from a tooth brush to clothes.

    Anyway, your help - both in keeping pressure on your politicians and monetary via donations, would be much appreciated.

    Slava ukraini!
    Adam,

    bravo for your efforts and those of your countrymen. know that the world is behind you all the way.

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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Guys, this is 100% legit - Polish Humanitarian Action - one of the biggest NGOs in Poland:

    Polska Akcja Humanitarna

    You can toggle EN / PL language and make a donation.

    I just spend a night going back and forth from Polish/Ukrainian border bringing refugees to Warsaw with my car, where they can find shelter in people homes. Huge response from Polish people. People are literally offering free accommodation in their homes to people they don't know.

    We see influx of 100.000 people per day now (so that is like 1mln per day if Poland was as big as US). Almost 100% woman and children, as man 18-60 of age cannot exit Ukraine. Many of those woman had left everything behind, had to walk last 20 miles on foot to the border carrying their childern and need basicly everything - from a tooth brush to clothes.

    Anyway, your help - both in keeping pressure on your politicians and monetary via donations, would be much appreciated.

    Slava ukraini!
    Thank you.
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Guys, this is 100% legit - Polish Humanitarian Action - one of the biggest NGOs in Poland:

    I just spend a night going back and forth from Polish/Ukrainian border bringing refugees to Warsaw with my car, where they can find shelter in people homes. Huge response from Polish people. People are literally offering free accommodation in their homes to people they don't know.

    We see influx of 100.000 people per day now (so that is like 1mln per day if Poland was as big as US). Almost 100% woman and children, as man 18-60 of age cannot exit Ukraine. Many of those woman had left everything behind, had to walk last 20 miles on foot to the border carrying their childern and need basicly everything - from a tooth brush to clothes.

    Anyway, your help - both in keeping pressure on your politicians and monetary via donations, would be much appreciated.

    Slava ukraini!
    Adam, what a wonderful thing you are doing! We all wish you well and would like to help.

    For people in the US who want to make donations, you can check out a US or International charity organization's "pedigree" with Google by looking for CharityNavigator.org , or another one guidestar.org . One international, US-based, organization who is on the ground in Poland now preparing to help displaced Ukrainian families is The International Rescue Committee (IRC). I just made a nice donation to them before seeing this.

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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Since some of you already reched me out directly, asking for advice on various NGOs.

    I gave you the PAH details, not only ‘cos they have the website in English, but also are one of the biggest, most trusted and most efficient NGOs in Poland, with 30+ experience in helping people in distress, in all parts of the world.

    Because of how big they are and how efficient they are, they can buy what is really needed and buy it directly from the manufacturers below wholesale prices (not to mention retail prices) – which means more stuff bought for each dollar donated.

    And most importantly - they are doing it NOW.
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Thank you Adam for letting us know how to send a little help in the middle of all this.

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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    After a week of this starting I am still in chock about how this could happen. I was convinced that after a generation of abundant trade in and out of Russia post the cold war - making Russia a relatively rich country - the old grudges would be gone. How naive!

    An ukranian lady on tv today talked about a russian uncle who didnt even know a war was going on. Empire of evil indeed.

    Anyway, I pitched in to the PHA tonight. Need to do more.

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    So far everyone I work with is OK, but our office building took a percussion hit when a building right next to them was hit. The pictures I saw showed all the windows blown out but unsure of the real damage. Several of my team mates homes have been damaged or destroyed. Some are still in Kharkov which took direct hits and some have fled to other areas or the border. We have been in touch via Skype.

    To show the dedication of these people, they continue to login and work while their homes are being bombed. The people, not the government, of Ukraine are very special people. When they have come here on company visits, they are nothing like we would expect. They speak English because the company we sub contract with provides them the education. They bring us gifts and throw us parties and we show them America, New York, Philly, the NJ Beaches.

    Prayers and encouragement and solidarity go out to all my friends and team mates in the Ukraine.
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Adam (@elberoth) has been doing all of this good work while gently handling my new (to me) Dartzeel monos and preamp. Thanks Adam - we appreciate your efforts on behalf of the Ukrainians and I appreciate the gentle handling of the Dartzeels!!

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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    a report from ukraine:

    "As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its 11th day, a CNN team in Markhalivka, southwest of Kyiv, spoke to a victim of the conflict.

    Igor, who is 54, said that his 12-year-old daughter -- who had disabilities and used a wheelchair -- was killed in a strike that hit their village.

    Igor's wife, mother-in-law, two sons-in-law and his wife's friend also died. Two of his grandchildren survived the attack, along with his cat, Marsik."
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    Re: Prayers for Ukraine

    Here is what our building in Kharkiv looks like now

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    It is disgusting. Unfortunately, the only way this ends is a bullet in Putin's head...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    It is disgusting. Unfortunately, the only way this ends is a bullet in Putin's head...
    I'd even be happy with 10,000 fire ants crawling around in his underwear, just for starters of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    I'd even be happy with 10,000 fire ants crawling around in his underwear, just for starters of course
    I would support that ....

    It will end up being a Hitler in his bunker situation... I just hope we all do not have to endure years of World War III to get to that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    I would support that ....

    It will end up being a Hitler in his bunker situation... I just hope we all do not have to endure years of World War III to get to that point.
    A WWIII will not end well for all inhabits of this planet. When you deal with a unbalanced person in control, dangerous things can occur. History proves that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    Here is what our building in Kharkiv looks like now

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    Just devastating. I’m so sorry.

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    Devastating and very disturbing. Prayers for the Ukraine people.

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    As President Biden is visiting Poland today, I wanted to stress how important this visit is, not only for Poland and Ukraine, but shaping EU and NATO future. Moments like this happen once every 3-4 generations.

    There is huge support flowing from the US to both Poland and Ukraine, both military and monetary, which is greatly appreciated here.

    Meanwhile, Poland gave home to over 2mln refugees from the Ukraine so far, which is a huge number (just imagine US having to give shelter to 20m ppl within a month, as Poland's population is roughly 1/10 the size of US).

    There is 300-400k refugees in Warsaw alone, which has a population of just 2m ppl. I don't think I will exagerate, if I tell you 1/3 of my friends already have an Ukrainian family at home now. Much more help will be needed, as many of those people just don't have the means to support a family that just expanded from say 4 to 6 people. At least not long term, as many of those people have been already living pay check to pay check. They may have big hearts, but they need compassionate people from all over the world to help them out pulling through this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    As President Biden is visiting Poland today, I wanted to stress how important this visit is, not only for Poland and Ukraine, but shaping EU and NATO future. Moments like this happen once every 3-4 generations.

    There is huge support flowing from the US to both Poland and Ukraine, both military and monetary, which is greatly appreciated here.

    Meanwhile, Poland gave home to over 2mln refugees from the Ukraine so far, which is a huge number (just imagine US having to give shelter to 20m ppl within a month, as Poland's population is roughly 1/10 the size of US).

    There is 300-400k refugees in Warsaw alone, which has a population of just 2m ppl. I don't think I will exagerate, if I tell you 1/3 of my friends already have an Ukrainian family at home now. Much more help will be needed, as many of those people just don't have the means to support a family that just expanded from say 4 to 6 people. At least not long term, as many of those people have been already living pay check to pay check. They may have big hearts, but they need compassionate people from all over the world to help them out pulling through this.
    Hi Adam,

    God bless your and the people of Poland’s efforts helping Ukrainian refugees. Poland is truly Ukraine’s best friend. My wife is currently in Lviv helping her Mom take care of her Dad, who is very ill with Parkinson’s. Nobody knows what tomorrow may bring but I just continue to pray for my family and all the people of Ukraine.

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    Yes. Our best wishes for the good people of Poland and Ukraine. This will change things for a long time, likely several generations at least.


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    poland is absolutely amazing!

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    Yes Poland is amazingly generous and human 200%, and Zelensky is a true super dude, a real leader of the heart and courageous people, Ukraniens.

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    Watch this truly heartwarming report from Poland, where students whose lives have been utterly upended are at least able to carry on with their education with some degree of normalcy.

    Polish schools open their doors to displaced Ukrainian students
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    Duplicate.
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    My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine!

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