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  1. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    There is a big difference between aircraft being grounded due to a strained organization and aircraft crashing due to a strained organization. What is interesting in this case is that the Russian air...
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    Re: A brief travel report from Verona and Venice

    I think it is a very seasonal feature of the city and I was there in November so for me it was okay. My next report on the list is btw Croatia thanks to your list last year (arriving in Venice from...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    That is already happening and not a secret. For example, Russia sold 24 SU-35 fighter jets to China this year which is odd considering the size of the Chinese air force and historical issues of China...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    It is expensive and Putin got huge issues funding his campaign.

    I think this post is a good example of it.


    I also made a guess that the GDP loss of Russia would be 2-4 % when counted...
  5. Re: Discussion on Greek political, financial issues + Referendum

    I genuinely feel sorry for the Greeks who do not chose egoism over logic. In many ways the situation in Greece remind me of how foreign aid in Africa have perverted local competition and encouraged...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    If language equaled loyalty, then the tax free industry in the Baltic would suffer a major blow as Åland is 90 % Swedish speakers (and 70 % wish to remain as Finns with current legislation). Not to...
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    So, the XKCD graph finally reached 100 % in gay marriage as well.
    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/marriage.png

    But I am very curious on why the law trailed popular opinion on gay marriage but was...
  8. Re: The awesomeness of Scotland, a very delayed travel report

    I've had some great journeys since I joined TWCenter and this forum is one of my favorite resources for traveling advice. We got nice sensible members with local knowledge and thereby avoid issues...
  9. The awesomeness of Scotland, a very delayed travel report (updated with images)

    When checking my Imgur account I realized I actually got images from my journey to Scotland ready for a travel report.

    A few years ago I got some excellent suggestions by Copperknickers on things...
  10. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Both the Russian and Hungarian air force got off to a bad start this summer.

    Russia have crashed 3 aircrafts in a week with one dead and one wounded. Their training schedule of the Russian air...
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    Re: A brief travel guide to Verona and Venice

    Venice (http://wikitravel.org/en/Venice)
    Venice is a truly unique in many ways and conveniently located so that you can take the ferry from Pula or Rebec in Croatia and then take the train from...
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    A brief travel report from Verona and Venice

    I am lagging behind on my travel logs (you can find them listed here) but I will try to restart my uploads in a more compressed format. I will upload pictures and rather ugly maps of general interest...
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    Re: East or West Europe

    I will upload pictures from Verona-Venice and Granada in two quick travel guides for you. Verona Venice will be up soon but I recommend both areas.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    This article gives a pretty good description of my view on the potential outcomes of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.



    In the recommendations the author suggests that the current stand off is...
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    Sticky: Re: NHL discussion thread

    Wow, no one could be bothered about the NHL playoffs :P.

    Anyway, the draft is coming up and I am wondering about this article: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=771541

    It is a re-draft of the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Oh the irony.



    The people mentioned above were released with a 14 month prison sentence (already served link in Swedsih). Apparently one of them also had hexogen in his backpack but the Russian...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Regarding Maryinka it is quite clear that fighting is still going on as Russians brag about their actions in the area (despite being on the Ukrainian side of the ceasefire line...):...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I really like the part where they also mention Bellingcat
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    Re: East or West Europe

    You can also check out the travel logs: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?154463-Travel-Logs-of-TWC

    Using the forum search function and search for my user name in the Travellers lodge...
  20. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    I would say that the biggest problem with replacing the A-10 is what to replace it with. I am a big believer in the "High/Low" doctrine of aerial warfare when it comes to offensive action. But with...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    The problem here is that nothing you say actually make sense.

    I have already quoted the information by Google on how dates are set


    DigitalGlobe is a satellite image provider and Bellingcat...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I assume this mean that you gave up on Russia doing well and now try to feel better by showing that Ukraine is doing worse. The problem is that Ukraine is doing worse because they are getting...
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    Re: Belgium troll France with Euro coin.

    I haven't studied it extensively enough despite even visiting the Battle of Nations monument in Leipzig. But I would say that one of the "charms" with Waterloo is that it is a bit of a throwback to...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I am not sure on how you mean that this is any kind of effective counter to my statement. It reiterates Medvedevs that Russia is in an economic crisis as he state that: “Today we face not only...
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    Re: Belgium troll France with Euro coin.

    I can understand that Belgium wishes to commemorate the event as it took place in Belgium and songs are still being sung about it.

    But I really cannot see how Waterloo could be described as...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Crimea was actually on my list of places I wanted to visit. I will probably end up hitting Georgia and Azerbaijan before that now but sooner or later I am sure that I will get there.
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    Sticky: Re: 2015/2016 football transfer thread

    Raheem Sterling the sixth most valuable player ahead of players such as Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba? I think this goes a long way towards proving that English talent is madly overvalues.

    I also...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    So far I am not very impressed by the economic konwledge of TWC affiliated Putinists so lets see what Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev think about the sanctions instead.



    And this...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I think some people need a bit of a reality check before they circle jerk a bit too much about the future of Russian Crimea and how lovely the relationship is going to be when the invasion of Ukraine...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    You are the one claiming that she pretty much own Ukraine despite only being assistant secretary of state. The Interfax article describe this work and nothing in Kerrys statements contradict this as...
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    Sticky: Re: 2015/2016 football transfer thread

    To me this implies that at least one of your rumors is unlikely to play out.
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    Sticky: Re: 2015/2016 football transfer thread

    Did you quote the wrong post?

    If not, what is weird?

    From what you describe it would be stupid to purchase Aguero as they already got Benzema and Ronaldo for the position. But formation-wise...
  33. Re: Georgia's Saakashvilli gives up Georgian citizenship ahead of criminal charges for Ukraine

    No it's not.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I do not see how you could possible conclude that 9000 soldiers is an exaggeration based on an unknown number of deaths during a period of time where both sides tries to pretend that there is a...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    According to the British estimates Ukraine may actually be low-balling it (their calculations).

    The constant rotation of units make it very hard to get a grasp of the Russian units. But what we...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I have no illusions about Russia letting this pass through the security council. But I am curious on what excuses people can come up with to justify it.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    The Rada has approved support for a UN peace keeping mission in Ukraine.



    So anyone who think this is a bad idea?
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I have already responded to the Spiegel claim and your link is only a minor improvement as it also include an excuse for why he ignore Bellingcats process of cross-verifiying the indications of...
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    Sticky: Re: 2015/2016 football transfer thread

    This year he missed 4 games and came on as a substitute in 3. I think it would be hard for City to replace him but he really constrains the team to a single forward formation which makes it very...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    In other news, Russian investigators have revealed the name of the key witness proving that it was a Sukhoi-25 shooting down MH17



    So even if the Putinist apologists think that the plane crash...
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