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    Sticky: Poll: Re: 2015/16 English Premier League

    I've never thought of Vardy and Suarez as similar players and decided to compare them. Close to the goal they are very similar and act as lightning quick poachers, but it is really cool to see how...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Improvement is not something that happens over night and international politics is not a football game.

    Apparently Abromavicius is not the puppet you accused him of and the diplomatic response by...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    My Ukrainian is not exactly top notch. But if Heathen Hammer is telling the truth, then it means that Russia have withdrawn 7644 soldiers since January.
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: 2015/16 English Premier League

    Is there any team that have managed to deal with Vardy without opening themselves up somewhere else? The combination of an excellent work ethic and pretty impressive goal scoring skills must be a...
  5. Re: UConn to give segregation the old college try, or how the Board of Education of Topeka was right after all.

    I think the article is borderline hilarious and underlines how identity politics help people to waste money while shooting themselves in the foot. Black (male) students at UConn now have two choices...
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    Re: 2015/2016 football transfer thread

    I think the transfer window was great, but that is because I prefer to see teams evolve and don't get much pleasure from watching teams buying their way to greatness.

    Only deals that I really...
  7. Re: Europe's declining military strength: Germany's armed fores are withering away.

    They have already tried to create that alliance in the form of the EU mutual defense clause. Hollande activated it for Syria and the results were abysmal as no one which to commit resources to get...
  8. Re: Europe's declining military strength: Germany's armed fores are withering away.

    The last time I checked the British and the Dutch are considered a part of Europe so claiming that Europe refused to send any combat troops is kind of hard considering that the UK have suffered some...
  9. Re: British Man must report all sex to police 24 hours in advance or spend 5 years in prison

    Some examples of when it may be applicable:


    Based on the guidelines and what little information we have in the article. Then it looks very likely that the guy was convicted for rape and that the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    The Spanish flu had a mortality rate of 2.5 % and is one of the worst global pandemics in history and even a comparably weak influenza like the Swine flu caused a global panic even when it was...
  11. Re: British Man must report all sex to police 24 hours in advance or spend 5 years in prison

    This is quite interesting and i had to look up the terms of this kind of orders as we do not have them in Sweden. But apparently the court decided that it could not uphold the conviction in it's...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: 2015/16 English Premier League

    Patrick van Anholt have scored in 4 successive games now. Pretty impressive from a defender
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: 2015/16 English Premier League

    So to summarize the election campaigns:

    Liverpool: Because they used to be great during the Beatles era and got a recent history suitable for anyone who enjoy the Game of Thrones.
    Arsenal:...
  14. Re: Independent British Inquiry finds 'strong probablility' Litvinenko was murdered by the FSB on Putin's Orders

    First of all, I did not say that Corbyn is pro-Putin. I said that "Given Putins previous escapades they are generally not supporting Putin but they still hold on to ideas such as "NATO is bad" and...
  15. Re: What if Scandinavia did not convert to christianity?

    The Viking raids did not stop due to Christianization but rather due to the fact that the people raided became better and better at defending themselves. With William the Conqueror around I think the...
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    Re: 2015/2016 football transfer thread

    I am surprised to see Costel Pantilimon going to Watford for 6 million. Gomes is doing well in Watford and I think Panilimon is to good to play backup so spending 6 million on a keeper seem to be a...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: 2015/16 English Premier League

    That is hard to imagine. The only world class i experienced in Wolverhampton was the baked potatoes (they are competing with kebab and hot dogs over there!).
  18. Re: Independent British Inquiry finds 'strong probablility' Litvinenko was murdered by the FSB on Putin's Orders

    The giant "meh" reaction to this case really show how the credibility of Russia under Putin has already been lost among the mainstream population. But despite his almost complete lack of credibility...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: 2015/16 English Premier League

    I do not see any point in supporting any particular team unless you have a history with the city or the team. Personally I just enjoy watching the game and support the team with the most interesting...
  20. Re: Far-right Europeans hunting non-whites, vandalizing migrant-run stores

    As in manning the barricades to promote or oppose it?

    Your emotions toward violent displays against immigrants seem to be somewhat mixed.
  21. Heterosexual couple in Britain fight against the ban on heterosexual civil partnerships

    Could someone with an understanding of British law please explain this to me?


    Basically I wonder if there are any benefits to civil partnerships versus marriage or if people are just...
  22. Re: Far-right European degenerates hunting non-whites, vandalizing migrant-run stores

    It is odd that you figured this out by observing Obama. Because in the San Bernardino attacks he refused to call the attack terrorism until it was confirmed despite the perpetrators being muslim. To...
  23. Re: Far-right European degenerates hunting non-whites, vandalizing migrant-run stores

    It should be pointed out that Odin as a god was imported to the Scandinavian countries in the 5th century AD and was not a member of the original Norse pantheon. So all this goes back to what Ferrets...
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    Re: Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (kicks off 8/8/15)

    I will pretend that Gallus Aguero comment never happened. I bought him as a differential before Gallus commented on him but then somehow forgot to move him off the bench :S.
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    Re: Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (kicks off 8/8/15)

    So far in the second quarter the Glory Gooners are dominating while both me and Gallus are dropping points compared to him. Gallus is still far ahead but I am really enjoying this season as it is...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Just like in Crimea Putin seem to take the opportunity open up and go something along the lines of "haha it was us all the time!" to the surprise of absolutely no one except his own fans.



    He...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Turkey has been very clear that it was not a mistake.
  28. Re: NATO seek de-escalation over Turkish shoot down of the Russian jet.

    Just to support your point:


    http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/original-size/images/2015/09/blogs/graphic-detail/20150912_woc650_1.png


    Russian households already...
  29. Re: NATO seek de-escalation over Turkish shoot down of the Russian jet.

    Turkey prevented Russia from using Turkish airspace to attack the Turkmen living in Syria.

    They spent a month making diplomatic protests and Russia killed a fair number of Turkmen during that...
  30. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    One might however wonder a bit about what they did during the rest of those 24 months that an Oberon or Collins class could not.



    This is definitely going to hurt Ukraine. Hopefully they may...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    I am not sure on if this is supposed to make me think less of you or of Iran.
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    Re: Terrorist attack in Paris

    Even if Turkey had not been invited (or if Iraq witdraws it invitation) then I am not yet convinced that it would be illegal as justification B still applies. The guy most loudly protesting the...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: 2015/16 English Premier League

    This season is really fascinating and the title is really up for grabs to any team that can reach some consistency. If Wenger can do an even half decent January window, then I think they will win the...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    International law is complex and dealing with failed or failing states is always problematic as it is a breaking point between the two basic principles of responsibility.



    So when arguing that...
  35. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Onslow did it once at one specific occassion, the Gotland class presented itself problematic enough to make them extend the lease for another 12 months for further tests.
  36. Re: Proposition ( Swe ) Women to have study-debts written off.

    The population and politicians responded to this proposal with the same overwhelming joy as we have shown here on Twcenter. In other words, this proposal isn't going to make it into the history...
  37. Re: San Bernardino terror attacks and presidential tiptoeing

    I think we can safely rule out the "lone madman" angle.

    But given what we know so far I think they would qualify for the "mentally ill who self radicalize with the help of the internet" bracket...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    She is not a necon, but she seem popular among you guys because of her social conservatism and dislike of homosexuals.
  39. Re: NATO seek de-escalation over Turkish shoot down of the Russian jet.

    The Transarabian pipeline was shut down 1990, petroleum is mainly transported by ship. Either through the Strait of Hormuz or first by pipeline to the south and then onto ships.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    What you think of a newspaper does not change the fact that military equipment break.
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