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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Indeed.

    This is why people who have actually been in the military/in combat can provide explanations which go well beyond your propaganda. Like for instance how much ammo did the terrorists need...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Exactly! Those 20 radar units are very bad news for Russia. If Putin wants to do something about them he'll need to get involved well beyond what Russia can afford in terms of expenses and...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    I believe part of the training will consist of pairing the radars with the batteries and developing the adequate tactics based on the area where they would be deployed. By looking at the map of an...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    I am an ex-officer. With combat experience. How about you?

    Guess what?

    The radar estimates the position of the canon/mortar/MLRS while the projectiles are still flying. The coordinates are...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Quite likely yes. They have managed to stabilize the front in September when they didn't expect a Russian attack.

    The better question is "can Russia mount a large-scale attack?".

    The Ukrainian...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    According to Sky News Australia:


    What does that mean?

    It means any piece of Russian artillery will be single-use from now on. It will be destroyed by the Ukrainian counter-battery fire after...
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    Re: The President of Romania

    While the offices exist and people who used to be Democrat-Liberal go there, they are now offices of the Liberal Party and those people are members of the Liberal Party according to the law.

    That...
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    Re: The President of Romania

    The merger is officially done, PDL is legally dead since more than 2 months therefore with or without Blaga the show will go on.
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    Re: The President of Romania

    Blaga is among the first to go when EADS starts.
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    Re: The President of Romania

    Would you care to give us some examples of innocent prosecutors and judges arrested on fake accusations? 'Cause all of them were caught red-handed while receiving bribes.

    Well, those judges and...
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    Re: The President of Romania

    In my opinion Iohannis is the better choice because he has no power base in his own party. As such he will be forced to keep his own guys on the straight and narrow, else they would eat him alive or...
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    Re: The President of Romania

    It seems he managed to push forward two important measures, 1 month before being sworn in.

    His party is in the opposition, yet his unexpected success in the elections (1 million votes more than...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Without the Russians supporting Putin it would have made sense to say the sanctions are bad because they are hurting innocent people.

    Thanks to the wide public support, the sanctions are hurting...
  14. Re: What if the 468 expedition to recover North Africa from the Vandals had succeeded?

    Hearclius sailed out of North Africa to capture the Byzantine throne. At first sight it seems to indicate North Africa could provide money and troops needed for operations elsewhere.

    However...
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    Re: Russian bomber patrols to reach Mexico

    A smaller Russia every time.
  16. Re: Russia continously violate airspace around the Baltic and tries to lie about it

    By May next year Russia quite likely will have completely purified its economy of food as well.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    At first sight it looks like Putin is trying hard to get a Hot War as a means to distract the population from the sudden and spectacular spike in food prices.

    However he might be more long-term...
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    Re: Kosovo/Serbia

    I would like to point out the Serbs are in the Balkans, not in the original birthplace of all the Slavs, Ukraine.

    I also would like to point out the Serbs were fighting the Byzantines, whose...
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    Russia will join NATO. Piece by piece.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Well, the Soviet Union is since long gone but somehow Russia still fails to produce enough food to feed its people.

    But then again, the same people are in charge, like before 1991.

    Feeding the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    That worked great for the Soviet Union, didn't it?

    Yes, you are right. Putin popularity will rise with the food prices.

    According to the Russian labor law, the salaries are indexed with the...
  22. Re: What if the 468 expedition to recover North Africa from the Vandals had succeeded?

    Recapturing North Africa would not have guaranteed the survival of the Western Roman Empire by itself. 100 years later Justinian's generals reconquered North Africa, Italy and a piece of Spain and...
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    As a result of the ruble falling 30% against the dollar, the price of meat jumped 20% in Russia (most of the meat is imported and paid in dollars).

    Putin is probably trying to replace meat with...
  24. Re: The only developed nation that still considers paid vacations a perk.

    I think it is just a matter of legal environment. In Europe and in some other places the law mandates paid time off. As a result, the business plans are drawn accordingly so the company can operate...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Long live "Novorussia!"

    Meanwhile in Russia the ruble exchange rate dropped by 30%, which prompted the price of meat to rise by 20%.

    And guess what, Russia imports most of the meat. And pays...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    As I have said, the Serbs seem to be asking for trouble lately. Wisdom seems to be in short supply there, in spite of what happened from 1991 onwards.

    The good news is wisdom can be acquired...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    I guess that driver would be very sad if he keeps living in Ukraine for much longer.

    Luckily the sinking ship called Russia is ready to welcome him with open arms.

    Now, since you are from...
  28. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    NATO says "NATO or else" to all its members.

    Nobody is forced to join NATO.

    Not everybody who wants to join NATO is accepted.

    But if a country wants to join and if a country is accepted as...
  29. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    Relax, you're not alone.

    The rest of Putin Fan Club thinks the same.

    And do keep in mind NATO has a track record of redrawing the Balkan borders in a just way. Look at Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo....
  30. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    Read again then: Albania and Macedonia being in NATO together with Turkey, while Greece being out.

    Once Greece leaves while not fulfilling her obligations, those who do fulfill their obligations...
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    I wonder what level of fun would be reached in the already traditional Greco-Turkish Aegean Games, with Turkey in NATO and Greece outside it.

    Add to that Albania is already in NATO and Macedonia...
  32. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    It's enough to attack Estonia. Greece is NATO so your butt is on the line.
  33. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    Have you ever consider the possibility that Russia having it might result in people who love and care about you bringing flowers to your grave within a few years from now on? Greece being in NATO...
  34. Re: Pope: Evolution \ Bing Bang Theory are true, Aliens may exist

    Really?

    I remember several occasions in which Catholics left, for all sorts of reasons. Some wanted the priests to be able to get married. Some wanted women as priests. Some disagreed with the...
  35. Re: UK-Germany political tensions raise over immigration

    The issue of overqualified people lacking jobs is of the type which has zero chances of ever been solved by politicians.

    The reasons are the laws of physics make it impossible for education to be...
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    Back to the OT, what the Pope did was a very smart move to make Christian religion more palatable to the Atheists and Catholicism more palatable to Christians of other denominations who might feel...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    The first assumption of that scenario is the Luhansk Cartridge Factory is still standing. The second assumption is it still has access to its suppliers. The third assumption is that key personnel...
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    Galileo was forced to "abjure, curse and detest" his theory only after he had escalated the dispute from a scientific one to a theological one.

    Do keep in mind that the Catholic Church had already...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Killing the Jews was wrong. Destroying the Soviet cities in the process of conquering them and killing Soviet citizens while doing that was part of the war. The Hague Convention states only cities...
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    The central issue of Galileo's trial and conviction (to house arrest, by the way, not to burn at the stake) is much more nuanced than what the general public things has happened.

    The Church...
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