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  1. Re: Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (kicks off 8/8/15)

    From a Fantasy Premier League perspective they are both underperforming. But I haven't seen them play and I am very curious about if Agüero have just been unlucky with his scoring as he get far less...
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    Re: Bandages are RACIST! - Sweden Strikes Again

    Almost all countries have a Nazi party (I believe the Norwegian one is called Vigrid). In Sweden I would say that the Nazis are becoming a bit of useful idiots for media and left-wing extremists who...
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    Poll: Re: NEW Zealand, NEW flag

    I am rather conservative but I understand the issue of being mixed up with the Australians (they are the ones with a worrying love of sheep, right?).

    So I got my own proposal to keep things...
  4. Re: Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (kicks off 8/8/15)

    As Gallus spent points on transfers I am still ahead and nominate Callum Wilson.

    Strikers from weaker teams are often a gamble as even the best striker can be isolated and deprived of services if...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    There is an estimated 50 oligarchs in Ukraine and over 400 members of the democratically elected parliament which includes both communists and people who supported Yanukovich.

    Interdisiciplinary...
  6. Re: If you got transported back to medieval times, what kind of alpha male stuff and futuristic stunts would you pull to make the primitives fear and respect you?

    You underestimate the medieval iron industry which was huge in many regions. But technologies such as Blooming and the Osmond process were very slow and expensive which ment that high quality iron...
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    Re: Bandages are RACIST! - Sweden Strikes Again

    A few months ago Swedens largest and only known neo-Nazi party just gave up and disbanded (link). They have done some attempts to demonstrate but Googling I've even noticed that it is impossible to...
  8. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    I must admit that I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for the Duffelblog... Due to it's excellent grasp of satire.

    The entire article is a satirical piece based on a mixture of the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    7 Majdan activists were killed prior to February 18th.
    More than 20 activists were killed on on February 18th and 19th.
    Your interview object was only active on February 20th and was activated as...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    At least get your facts straight. The situation was already escalated when the first Berkut died on 18th of February (just check:...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Nasty attacks against the police today during a Right Wing demonstration outside the Ukrainian parliament (article in German). One soldier murdered with rifle fire and several wounded by shrapnel as...
  12. Re: If you got transported back to medieval times, what kind of alpha male stuff and futuristic stunts would you pull to make the primitives fear and respect you?

    The usage of iron was regulated by supply rather than demand and the major value of the Bessemer process is that it is easy to control the coal content of the iron which makes it easy to mass produce...
  13. Re: If you got transported back to medieval times, what kind of alpha male stuff and futuristic stunts would you pull to make the primitives fear and respect you?

    Just realised that I got something that could impress you as well.

    The novel 1632 which is written by historian Erik Flint about a small American village being transported through space and time...
  14. Re: If you got transported back to medieval times, what kind of alpha male stuff and futuristic stunts would you pull to make the primitives fear and respect you?

    I think it would be highly dangerous to underestimate the ability of the medieval people to learn and adapt. Therefore I would bring a Bessemer converter and a blueprint for a steam engine to make...
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    Re: 2015/2016 football transfer thread

    Ibrahimovic is almost certain to move and the most likely candidate is Milan.

    But it would be seriously interesting to see him pull a last year in either Arsenal or Manchester United. His record...
  16. Re: Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (kicks off 8/8/15)

    So clawing my way back to the top I guess it is my turn. As gave two options I will also give two for this week as I got one good one and one "punt".

    The good one:
    Joseph Gomez, he is quite...
  17. Re: France train shooting: Three hurt and Moroccan man arrested

    That is a fair point that force us to evaluate the meaning of the word terrorism.


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    The German nazi-murderers were conducted in a manner to not alert the authorities or the general...
  18. Re: France train shooting: Three hurt and Moroccan man arrested

    If we focus on the more noticeable terror attacks (ie not vandalism of street signs by Corsican nationalists). The the situation look like the following:
    ...
  19. Re: The Social Democrats lose their status as the largest party in Sweden to the Sweden Democrats

    My dislike for that part of the debate is not because I think it is wrong, I dislike it because it is a waste of time. Essentially we got two choices.


    Either we run an immigration policy where...
  20. Re: The Social Democrats lose their status as the largest party in Sweden to the Sweden Democrats

    Personally I dislike when the debate is boiled down to specificities and poor statistics. For example I don't think the risk of rape is a good argument in regards to immigration. For example we had...
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    Re: Too bad for Rwanda

    This is why I think we should be less obsessed about the first elected president of a country and instead celebrate the first president who peacefully leave office after an election. For Rwanda I...
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    Re: Bandages are RACIST! - Sweden Strikes Again

    The plasters are the colour of her skin. She just stole a complaint started by the black rights movement in USA and forgot to actually look at the plasters we have in Sweden.
    ...
  23. Re: The Social Democrats lose their status as the largest party in Sweden to the Sweden Democrats

    The following blog post from the Swedish blog "Sjättemannen" explain my views on the situation very well. The blog is run by a former member of the Moderates (traditionally Swedens 2nd largest party...
  24. The Social Democrats lose their status as the largest party in Sweden to the Sweden Democrats

    http://www.metro.se/_internal/gxml!0/r0dc21o2f3vste5s7ezej9x3a10rp3w$tuqsmgpnre11o301ip0i9wkkjl284lp/sdweblarge2.jpeg



    First of all it is worth mentioning that this is in a single poll. But on...
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    Re: Bandages are RACIST! - Sweden Strikes Again

    Change is inevitable, we already got several media outlets (Dagens Industri, Göteborgsposten and SvD) who make fun of this kind of manufactured outrage so I expect the dominance of such beliefs to...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I don't think the initial representation of the Kiev study was totally terrible even if Dromikaites made a better summary. Regarding the effect of sanctions on public support I think it is entirely...
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    Re: Bandages are RACIST! - Sweden Strikes Again

    Sweden actually got a solid right wing and the majority of the Swedish voters voted for a right wing party. The reason that we despite this get a lot of coverage on this kind of topics is that...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    The poll is interesting (even if I am uncertain of it's author) and also show that the majority of the population in the region isn't pro-Russia even if they are Russian speakers. 38 % of the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    I think the oil prices and Putins focus on military spending is doing far more than we could even dream of the sanctions doing. Also, you have to remember that open media has been pretty much...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    There is a pretty nice and long debate on the limits of Russian and Soviet R&D here for those interested.

    In other news the average Russians are really starting to feel the bite of Putins...
  31. Re: Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (kicks off 8/8/15)

    Darn, and I was hoping that the "administration" part of the title came from your administration of the highly esteemed TWC Fantasy premier league cup ;).

    But I must say that the quality of this...
  32. Re: Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (kicks off 8/8/15)

    Thank you for the update. Also two questions:

    1) Could you change my team name to Gripen FC in the OP?

    2) Did you just get promoted? I don't recall you wearing a red sign with lots of text...
  33. Re: The silent Great Game: Christianity Vs Islam in Africa

    That is the direct opposite of what you said in the OP
  34. Re: Labour Leadership Contest - Private Polls suggest possible Corbyn lead.

    I think that the British spectrum of politics needs at least two axes for comparison because there is a huge difference between right wing authoritarian and right wing liberal as well as left wing...
  35. Re: Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (kicks off 8/8/15)

    Every week there is a deadline written above the screen for selecting your team or making transfers. You play with the captain and starting 11 selected at the deadline. The only replacements are if a...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    No point in wasting time on already debunked claims.


    Girkins presence on Vkontakte and other pages is described in detail here (which incidentally does contain a public statement in person by...
  37. Re: The silent Great Game: Christianity Vs Islam in Africa

    The OP is utter crap and reflect a complete understanding of the relationship of christians and muslims in most of Africa. For example in Nigeria former president Goodluck Jonathan who is from the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Except that you've been slammed about this before.



    We killed that argument a year ago (here).

    And the last time someone like you pulled the "it's only a blog" argument it turned out that...
  39. Re: The awesomeness of Scotland, a very delayed travel report (updated with images)

    That look great and we drove past it fairly nearby on our trip (A811 from Stirling) but I had no idea that it existed. Nice to get pictures instead.
  40. Re: Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (kicks off 8/8/15)

    I would also love to watch extended highlights.

    Regarding the gameweek I thought that I had a terrible gameweek... Which is kind of true, except that everyone else had an even crappier gameweek....
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