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    Re: Russia gearing up for invasion of Ukraine?

    The problem is that a general reference to such long threads is useless. It is literally like trying to find a unicorn without a horn in Mongolia, there are a lot of horses to check if and in the end...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: English Premier League 2016/17

    To Fellainis credit he is incredibly good at providing aerial dominance in the midfield. He is an excellent target for long passes in the offense and preventing the opposition from doing the same...
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    Re: Russia gearing up for invasion of Ukraine?

    Just went back and checked. Most of it seem to be you denying the Russian invasion of Ukraine. So please try to be a bit more specific and preferably link to something where you convincingly explain...
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    Re: Russia gearing up for invasion of Ukraine?

    It is not about propaganda, it is about the long term needs of Putin.

    Putin will always create conflicts as it is the only way to avoid the return of mass protests like in 2011-2013. All your...
  5. Re: Buying a decent monitor for my new home office, advice needed

    *You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Sukiyama again.*

    Will do that when I am allowed, thanks.
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    Sticky: Re: Fantasy Football League 2016/17

    I think I actually made net profit of two points by doing it :-).

    Kane is the obvious choice Imo. If I was desperate for a differential I would go for Ibra as he can score massive points if the...
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    Sticky: Re: Fantasy Football League 2016/17

    Last week I accidentally had Aguero as my captain and did great, this week I accidentally left him as my captain and did terribly.
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    Re: Russia gearing up for invasion of Ukraine?

    The good thing with a democracy is that as long as we maintain the system poor electoral decisions will be solved in the following election. In Sweden for example I am gritting my teeth as the...
  9. Re: Italy and France on the path to Trumpism: a growing popular revolt against the elites. + Upcoming elections in Europe

    That is not true, this is the number of asylum seekers arriving per day to Sweden around the time we introduced border controls.

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  10. Re: Serbia deports Russians suspected of plotting Montenegro coup

    The article does not specify what unit the uniform actually belong to. As a Swede it is natural for me to assume it would be Addidas pants and a mullet. But given that the uniforms were discovered in...
  11. Re: Serbia deports Russians suspected of plotting Montenegro coup

    Given that it was a covert operation abroad I believe it is safe to assume that they wore these.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a0/d0/7b/a0d07b8d2da462825bea57d33b53ca9c.jpg
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    Re: Russia gearing up for invasion of Ukraine?

    Russian media is already pushing the narrative that NATO is planning for war (example with additional information). Putin is using this narrative to boost his own approval ratings and there is...
  13. Re: Serbia deports Russians suspected of plotting Montenegro coup

    Most likely because the Serbian prime minister changes his position on the events and that Russian actions imply that the claims may actually be true..

    Modern media does not do well when dealing...
  14. Re: Buying a decent monitor for my new home office, advice needed

    Right now I am on a contract where I spend most of my time at the office or travelling, so the home office right now is really an option of last resort which is why I try to keep costs low. In the...
  15. Serbia deports Russians suspected of plotting Montenegro coup

    Apparently Russias special relationship with Serbia is detoriating. Montenegro initiated accession talks into NATO in 2015 and it is not a surprise that Russia dislike that development as it remove a...
  16. Buying a decent monitor for my new home office, advice needed

    I am setting up a new home office and plan to buy a new screen. I do like gaming but my gaming hours are very limited and I rarely play graphics intensive games (Hearts of Iron and RTS mainly). So...
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    Re: NATO - myth or legend?

    Oh dear, I must be getting old and senile. Could you please describe the nature of all those "NATO" bases listed as being located in Central Asia? Especially the ones in Uzbekistan and Kazakstan as...
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    Re: Did Germany really have a chance of winning WWI

    I think the only radical solution available would be to not bother with the Schlieffen plan. Instead they should have done the maths and concluded that the size of modern armies, barbed wire and...
  19. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Apparently things are starting to heat up in the Swedish military. Our politicians are still acting like headless chickens but it is getting clear that the new commander of the Swedish armed forces...
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    Re: Spending a Semester in Austria...

    I am not Austrian but I work a lot with Austrians. They are a pretty non-weird country to work with so I don't think you have to worry about anything. They are pretty much like the...
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    Re: Has Russia won the propaganda war?

    That is unfortunately only a part of the problem. Even in countries which on average do well, such as the UK, we still see major opposition to immigration. In the case of the UK this is to a large...
  22. Re: Sweden's largest union now has a "mansplaining" complaint hotline.

    Partially I blame Olof Palme who openly stated that he wanted as many Social Democratic public servants as possible so that even a liberal government would be governed like a Social Democratic one....
  23. Re: The "social justice" movement and the revenge of the USSR.

    I cannot claim to know much about the roots of the American Social Justice movement.

    But at least in Sweden I do know that the Soviet Union and allies had significant influence on many academics....
  24. Re: Sweden's largest union now has a "mansplaining" complaint hotline.

    I think this whole "pointing at Sweden and laugh" thing is a bit unfair. Because quite frankly, both examples in this thread are imported from American social justice warriors. Mansplaining was...
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    Re: World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Draw

    Look at a list of the 279 best players in the World best players in the world from the Guardian (the article). Consider how few of them are African and also that they need to be divided between the...
  26. Re: Sweden's largest union now has a "mansplaining" complaint hotline.

    The Unions are becoming increasingly hostile to their own members in Sweden. Both Unionen (the union for low level service jobs) and LO (different kinds of manual labour) got a huge identity crisis....
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    Sticky: Re: Fantasy Football League 2016/17

    Being a Chelsea supporter usually goes well with fantasy premier league as they got a history of providing settled squads with clearly identifiable top scorers.

    But this year I think they will be...
  28. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    I really wonder how Trumps election will change weapon procurement in the world. In practice NATO-nations who buy the JSF without using 2 % of their GDP for national defense if Trump stay true to his...
  29. Poll: Re: US Presidential Election 2016: Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump

    My plan is to go to bed early and check my mobile in the middle of the night in case I wake up.

    I never watched the apprentice and I will just ignore USA if Trump becomes president. At least some...
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    Sticky: Re: Fantasy Football League 2016/17

    Great week to be a Chelsea fan, or perhaps even a great year to support Chelsea.

    Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are driving me nuts when it comes to finding the top scorers. Chelsea feel a...
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    Re: Russia gearing up for invasion of Ukraine?

    That took a bit longer than expected... But now I am back.



    I decided to shorten the post to the part I disagree with regarding Russia. I don't know what made you transform from "using China as...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: English Premier League 2016/17

    It seems I was wrong when I concluded that I may have been wrong about the potential of Iwobi and Walcott :p
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    Re: Origin of Norse War Clerics

    I think the Battle of Foteviken is a good example of how involved the church in Scania was in the wars.

    Background
    The younger brother of Knut Lavard, Erik Emune, was not happy when he learned...
  34. Re: Most distinctive armies of early pike and shot? (1500-1550 period)

    I think it is important to separate what he based the Gustavian reforms on from why he did it. The superiority of the Winged Hussars and superior cavalry was a major driver for the Swedish reforms....
  35. Re: Most distinctive armies of early pike and shot? (1500-1550 period)

    Gustavus Adolphus tactics were most likely influence by the Hugenott cavalry and Dutch Cuirassiers rather than the Winged Hussars. Gustavus Adolphus father employed Maurice, Prince of Orange to...
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    Re: Russia gearing up for invasion of Ukraine?

    I am actually impressed by the progress of your argumentation. I have not had the time to read more than the start yet but it looks like a basis for more serious debate compared to previous posts. As...
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    Re: Russia gearing up for invasion of Ukraine?

    Don't stress the reply, I will be very busy in the upcoming weeks and you could use the time to read up on the subject.
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    Re: ''Why die for Danzig'' (1)

    The final battles of the continuation war took place on Finnish soil which mean that Finland got invaded twice.

    The most severe subservience ended in 1948 when the communist lost the election...
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    Sticky: Re: Fantasy Football League 2016/17

    Yeah, banking heavily on West Ham players Ayew and Carrol was a bad move. Normally I play the wild card when struggling to put out a full team but that came early this year. I am starting to regret...
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    Re: ''Why die for Danzig'' (1)

    Sweden hate Russia so bad that even in 2005 we gave them half a billion kronor i foreign aid and Finland have been maintaining good relations with Russia since 1945 despite being invaded twice during...
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