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  1. Re: Alien senses, culture and communication with humans

    lol on the picture above; what a load of trash. Indeed, the fact that the guy seems to have been caught doing child porn doesn't exactly lend credibility to those incoherent ramblings.

    I hope...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Who said they wanted to be annexed outright? The dispute is concerning referendums, greater degree of self rule and the legitimacy of the Maidan crowds. Just because you are pro-Russian doesn't mean...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    It's so fun watching the likes of Astaroth rage about how bad Russia is for supporting protesters in the east, while at the same time thinking it was totally natural to support the Maidan protesters....
  4. Re: People with very low IQ--What do you think of them?

    Conon what exactly are you angry about? An IQ test is not a perfect measure of intelligence, and nobody said it was. It's a scientifically designed test that aims to estimate a person's mental...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    It appears nobody was killed in the clash at the Kramatorsk airfield after all. Thank god.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    It won't happen as Ukraine has far too much foreign support.

    My bet is this is all a game before the negotiations start. Hopefully it will stay like that, because I simply shudder at the thought...
  7. Thread: Biophysics

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    Biophysics

    How is biophysics and biotech going nowadays? Are there loads of jobs, and room for growth & entrepreneurship? What would a guy with a master's (or phD if it is required) in engineering physics with...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Funny though that the "corruption fighting" hasn't stopped many of those eastern European countries from becoming more corrupt according to the CPI (like Czech Republic). Sure, you can nag all you...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    You mean like the kind of corruption-fighting it did in Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Czech and so on? Look at the CPI of those countries - it's either worse or barely improved at all after all the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Those were military observers, not election monitors. And why would the Russians want NATO soldiers going freely around Crimea, meddling and observing the army's movements?
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Oh please, you know nothing. Cherry-picking a poll and crying "RIGGED! CHEATING!! :(( SOVIET LOVER!! ((((" doesn't make for a good argument. You're right in that the referendum was timed very...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Too many pro-Russians in Ukaine for it to join NATO. Approaching EU, though, is a possibility.

    adar, do you truly have to spam your opinion all over the place? it's been noted, analysed and thrown...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Excuse me, I meant end of February/beginning of March. At any rate, dw, Putin has gotten what he wanted. Crimea was the most important part for Russia; right now I think the Russian diplomats will be...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Are you still all "tough western response coming right up!!11", dromikates? lol dromi, relax :) . You had no idea what you were talking about when you launched that speech/rant about "how it took the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    And what makes you think I'm not your other category of russophile westerners? Ie son of a GRU/FSB operative living abroad? They can't stop the cash flow if they don't know who we are;)
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Dromikates,

    1) No sanctions are going to hit the Russian economy. The phase II means: "The European Union is on course to impose travel bans and to freeze the assets of Russian officials and...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    What legitimate dismissal? Yanukovich was dismissed at gunpoint, and anyone who supported him would be dismissed in similar fashion. To call one a coup and the other an act of democracy is...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    You don't think it poses a risk to them? What if you send the pictures to some yahoos with explosives who sit up the road? Would it get risky then?

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    Anyway, here are some...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Don't try to pretend you're ignorant Jom; We both know the same parliament voted overwhelmingly to ban things the protesters used (speakers in public and so on) like good Yanukovich fanboys, and they...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    A few Ukrainian TV canals were taken off air (but they're still available on cable and satellite) as part of the propaganda war. Where is the CBC's proof that all western journalists are facing open...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    snuggins;
    1) Where is the proof of western media being regularly harassed? I've heard nothing about it in the western mainstream press,,, strange how they seem to ignore such an obvious opportunity...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Yeah, but your understanding is obviously limited. The Crimeans have always wanted to have the '92 constitution, something confirmed by referendums, but the central government in Kiev has always...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Exactly.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Yeh, it surprises me that people in this thread actually think the western governments give much of a :wub: about human rights, international law and so on. I mean come on, any (decent) government's...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    God I just love this dromikates guy. So confident random paragraphs in forgotten decelerations matter, when security council members previously have defied the whole of UN multiple times. Hell, as...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Scroll down to 2020,2030 and 2050 estimates by Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. Funny how the only serious sources on this that we have, piss all over your inane predictions.

    Nah, you did not dismiss...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    haha, "fanboy". Go read your doom-and-gloom books as much as you like, but a few journalists wanting to make an easy buck on common stereotypes and exaggerations will never trump cold facts. So yeh,...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Settle down cowboy, the chance for a NATO-Russia war is practically nonexistant. Nobody is going to risk going nuclear for just Ukraine.




    Except nobody is going to "switch" and take massive...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    What a crock of :wub:. It takes exactly 10 years before any progress is made? Did you make up that random number just because you know all the EE countries that entered 10 years ago have not seen any...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Do you seriously think EU "reforms" will magically make ingrained dishonesty go away? How dumb do you think the oligarchs are, to implement reforms that will destroy them?

    But if you don't trust...
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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    Yeah, though it's a shame your opinion is based on extreme cases instead of actual statistics, on media spin and exaggerations instead of facts, and emotions instead of rationality. But that's how it...
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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    I might have missed some things due to the speed of the thread, but PUG was clearly talking about army groups, preparations and (unlikeness of) US interventions. To me it implies war.


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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    Aanker, honestly, I shouldn't even bother responding to this. Do you seriously think people forget about their culture, traditions, economic realities, social realities and so on just because you saw...
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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    Except putting pressure, supporting the pro-Russian faction and gaining a presence is NOT the same as doing a full military takeover of Crimea. Or do you honestly believe the Russian army will start...
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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    Perhaps you could show us when the Russian military authorities plan on taking over political power in Crimea and when Russian soldiers start patrolling the streets? Since you are so knowledgeable,...
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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    Yeah, you are badly confused. It is effective if the goal is to disrupt the country or gain influence, it is NOT effective if your goal is to invade and occupy the area.



    And.. This was what we...
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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    Listen pugs, if the Russians wanted to do a military takeover they'd have special forces securing the airports while the transport aircrafts carrying paras were still in the air, and the Ukrainian AA...
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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    Honestly I wub pugs, I don't know why you are so obsessed about me saying they were "possibly contractors with their own interests". It's obvious they might well be just that, or Ukrainian troops, or...
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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    I wub pugs Yes, the naval base employs local Ukrainian contractors (=mercenaries) to provide security. If it was those men taking over the airport I don't know, because as I said it was a...
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    Re: Kiev in flames.Police moves to clear up protesters

    At what terms? You think IMF gives away money? And how much do you think they can offer? I doubt Ukraine is worth as much for them as it is for Russia.
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