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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    So Bellingcat and NATO military commander General Philip Breedloves statements about location and intent are getting confirmed.

    I've already written about applied post-modernism, but it must take...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    This guy begs to differ
    http://www.npr.org/news/images/2004/dec/11/reuters/yushchenko300.jpg

    And isn't it a bit weird that of all corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs of note, only the major political...
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    Sticky: Re: 2015/2016 football transfer thread

    How common is it that clubs pay for managers?

    I have always felt that defensive players are undervalued in the transfer market. But Alan Pardew for 3,5 million pound seems like an absolute steal...
  4. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    Already did that on the previous page.
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    A coup generally removes the president from power. In this case he ran away and left the country leaderless in the midst of a crisis which was recognized by the under Article 91 of the Ukrainian...
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    Re: Who came first? Man or woman?

    No, it really isn't a problem.
  7. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    How's the operating cost of the EJ200? I suspect that durability is an important factor in the Gripen engine choice.

    Also, got this size comparison between the Armata and T-90A.
    ...
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    Re: What if Russia had won Eurovision?

    I think a lot of people in the Russian government are quite happy that they didn't win. Winning the Eurovision does come with some prestige and a lot of people watch it (this year ~200 million people...
  9. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    India plans to have 8 fighter jet types from 4 sources. So they can cut the number of types in half and still have the same level of exposure.



    British involvement in the Gripen is fairly...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    In March I made a post about Russian and Ukrainian tactics (here) detailing Ukraines struggle to deal with enemy tanks and the high level of casualties suffered by Russian reconnaissance infantry....
  11. Re: Je suis Central African Republic enfants. French troops rape children.

    This is not a matter kept silent due to national interests. The French even sent a letter of gratitude to Anders Kompass for bringing the issues to light.

    In other words, it's not France who tried...
  12. Re: Ricochet politics, Romanian style - after electing a German president, a Turkish lady gets a key cabinet position in Bucharest

    So what I have learned so far:

    1) Romania still got corruption issues.
    2) Identify politics play an important role in Romania.
    3) But Romania is not doing it in the nationalistic manner of...
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    Poll: Re: 2014/15 English Premier League

    Gerrard was a formidable player who could change games and no one can take that from him and I think Liverpool was the perfect team for him to play in. But that is true for a lot of great football...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Don't worry, they'll just get the money from Nuland...


    Well at least they would have if we refuse reality and substitute it with your own.
  15. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    What I am the most curious about right now is the maintenance and error rates of the active defense system. The T-14 is incredibly complex and i have not seen any evidence that they produce the...
  16. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Some armour porn for those so inclined:...
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    Re: Australia is a safe and pleasant land

    Apparently Australia is now so wet (and non killy) that it has been given approval to be a part of the Eurovision song contest.


    i7MwzRBEY_M


    :wtf:

    I am listening on it as a podcast and...
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    Sticky: Re: 2015/2016 football transfer thread

    Aston Villa just pulled off a great purchase by permanently signing Scott Sinclair (source). He was great at Swansea and I think his movement will be a great combination with Agbolanhor and Benteke...
  19. Re: The Age of Aquarius: Seriatim [Discussion of the Triumvirate System]

    By definition I don't think NDA can be a problem for disclosing information that is publicly posted on the site somewhere. But I only think you should use it in case that you feel that it could...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments, Thread 3

    Russias military spending is starting to take it's toll. Cutting other budget areas doesn't seem to cut it




    Really helps to explain why the Russian military is reducing procurement of the...
  21. Re: The Age of Aquarius: Seriatim [Discussion of the Triumvirate System]

    For the long term I think we should consider the option of allowing content posted by a member in an area accessible to the public should be allowed to be shared in matters such as referrals. We...
  22. Re: The Age of Aquarius: Seriatim [Discussion of the Triumvirate System]

    Sorry, I didn't phrase myself properly. I ment to say that moderators are in a good positions to make referrals based on extensive experience and data. If a member is seen as a troublemaker, then...
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    Re: Fantasy Football 2014/15 (EPL - kicks off 16/8/14)

    Great week by the Flying Eagles last week which made me a bit worried for a while.

    This week I took an 8 point hit to compensate for injuries, the double gameweek and Liverpool being :wub:. Out of...
  24. Re: The Age of Aquarius: Seriatim [Discussion of the Triumvirate System]

    I will do my best but I think and I think the moderators may see this as a way to deal with baiting members. Their reports forum is a great resource to identify people who are active baiters but...
  25. Re: The Age of Aquarius: Seriatim [Discussion of the Triumvirate System]

    I think it is good that you deal with cases that aren't a result of moderator infractions/warnings, because that is really where you can make a difference. I could easily have turned me vs [certain...
  26. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    Conflicting narratives is a cornerstone of Russian propaganda as they try to exhaust and confuse rather than win debates. For social media it also look like they have spent significant time learning...
  27. Re: Convince my wife to got to Brazil (Brasilia and possibly Rio) in late June and early July?

    Very positive about Brazil but I am PMing you some details. Thanks!
  28. Re: Why is there a huge rise of Afrocentrism in history?

    Ancient DNA is an area I've looked on a bit as I got an interest in challenging DNA samples. We got pretty good indications that local farmers are more resilient to migration than the upper classes...
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    Poll: Re: 2014/15 English Premier League

    Edit: United are really giving Arsenal a good mauling. Especially the Young-side of United looks sharp while Fellaini and Herrera seem to be a handful in the middle.

    Edit2: Very nice header while...
  30. Re: The Age of Aquarius: Seriatim [Discussion of the Triumvirate System]

    I'll just chip in as I got the valuable experience of getting one of those referrals (I actually found this thread because I was looking for the publicly stored discussion on it).

    And I honestly...
  31. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    Girkins presence on Vkontakte and other pages is described in detail here.



    Any source that Ukrainian separatists have been manning the BUKs? Because so far evidence show that they were manned...
  32. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    Girkin (who is Russian) said that they had shot down an aircraft on the 17th of June. The only aircraft shot down at that particular time was the MH17.
    ...
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    Poll: Re: 2014/15 English Premier League

    Out of those only Mertesacker, Koscielny are proven to be top level material and Koscielny got huge issues with injuries. Gabriel can hopefully work out as a like for like substitute during his...
  34. Re: 8 special police officers dead and 20 seriously wounded so far in clashes with Albanian terrorists in northern Macedonia

    This look more like an Iraq scenario. Saddam fought Iran with American backup, then he miscalculated the situation and thought that he could take puny Kuwait as well. In 1999 The Albanians had good...
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    Poll: Re: 2014/15 English Premier League

    I would say that Milner actually could be useful to bring balance to the team.

    But Arsenal honestly looks like almost a complete team. A backup for Coquelin, perhaps another top striker and a...
  36. Re: 8 special police officers dead and 20 seriously wounded so far in clashes with Albanian terrorists in northern Macedonia

    Coverage in the four largest Swedish newspapers (so yeah, no cover up here either...):
    http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/tre-poliser-har-dodats-i-makedonien/...
  37. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    I am inclined to believe that the Armata concept has been remade very recently and that most information we got is flawed due to this. The tank on the victory parade seem to lack several advertised...
  38. Re: Convince my wife to got to Brazil (Brasilia and possibly Rio) in late June and early July?

    Thank you, both the advice and just people being relaxed about Brazil really helped.

    Here is a picture of my new signature (I need to upload it somewhere for hosting).

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

    The more I read about the Armata, the more I start to question what is really underneath the armour. My expectation was an exceptionally survivable tank with a sleek turret, a coaxial automatic...
  40. Re: Obama warns France on Russia Mistral ship deal vs Hollande warns Obama against sanctions on French bank.

    According to some Russians the Mistral wouldn't work very well in cold weather.

    But claims of sinking them are so stupid that I cannot see how even a French right wing extremist and their Russian...
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