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  1. Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Apparently a few retards and snake oil salesmen are now promoting chlorine dioxide, a type of bleach as a cure for the coronavirus....
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    Re: The Afghanistan Papers

    In regards to the 2011 Libyan intervention, there was a report done on it by the UK parliament in 2016 which came to the conclusion that much of the circumstances behind the intervention was plagued...
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    The Afghanistan Papers

    After a 3 year long legal battle, the Washington Post has won the release of government documents compiled by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, containing more than 2000...
  4. Re: A thread about that gay guy who hated Jews

    Well there is the Himyarite kingdom in Yemen and the Beta Israel in Ethiopia who if I do recall managed to establish an independent state during the 16th century.
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    Re: Franco's Mausoleum upsets Spain, again.

    It's rather amusing to see several posters uncritically regurgitate Francoist narratives about how Spain would have fallen to communism if the Nationalists didn't the win the civil war, of course in...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    In other news, for the second time, a least a thousand coins meant to commemorate Brexit are now being melted down after the three month extension had been accepted....
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    Sticky: Re: RELEASED: RVINA ROMAE

    Just a minor issue but I've noticed that the religious demographics of a few regions could be changed to reflect the historical situation more accurately like for example


    The regions of...
  8. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    Have Trumpists always been this comical?
  9. Re: A key witness in ex-cop Amber Guyger's murder trial was shot to death in Dallas

    Well, California does have the highest poverty rate out of any state if you ignore

    Alabama
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    Florida
    Georgia
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Heller shouldn't be trusted at all when it comes to any bit of information about climate change, those are just some of the many instances where time and time again he constantly cherry picks data to...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    It's just ideologues being ideologues, they will almost always gobble up anything their as long as it supports their viewpoint no matter how stupid or ridiculous it may be. On climate change deniers,...
  12. Poll: Re: Saudi Arabia: Drone attack against world's largest crude oil refinery

    Tad bit surprised that the attack was able to happen to this extent without a good few drones and missiles being shot down. One would think that the air defences for one of, if not the most...
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    Re: Yemen Civil War

    So apparently the UAE has now done a couple of airstrikes against forces loyal to Hadi near Aden and Abyan killing and wounding at least 300 soldiers and the STC has said its arrested dozens of Hadi...
  14. Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    Not really, there was actually quite a number of wars in Europe after the Peace of Westphalia where religion was a major component to it such as



    The Savoyard–Waldensian wars
    The First War...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    I suppose the ETA conflict is just one in the long line of rebellions that either originated from or have strong support from the Basque country. A good example of this would be the First and Third...
  16. Re: Hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong to protest China extradition bill

    Indeed, the 12-3 incident and the Hong Kong riots in 1967 and perhaps the Communist victory in the Chinese Civil War in 1949 should have been a massive wake up call for the UK that it's position in...
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    Weird morale bug

    Recently I noticed that whenever I'm playing on a mod or on vanilla, every single unit whether it be an elite or a very crappy unit will never break, usually resulting in battles where all sides just...
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    Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

    This isn't exactly the first time that the U.S had tried to buy Greenland, in 1946, they offered $100 million to the Danish government to purchase it and in 1867 Secretary of State William H. Seward...
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    Re: Yemen Civil War

    As of right now, things are not looking good for the Saudi led intervention in Yemen as fighting has recently restarted between the separatist Southern Transitional Council and Hadi loyalists with...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    I think a big reason why the Vietnamese government has been able to curb separatist groups much more successfully than Franco's Spain is because of the sheer ferocity of the Indochina Wars which ran...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    I think the comparison can even go further than that, what is often forgotten about Vietnam is the ethnic groups of the highlands such as the Hmong, Mnong, Tay, Nung etc.[1] Unlike the Chams who have...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Why bother autoresolving, when you can just pepper them with arrows from English longbows in Gibraltar.

    On a more serious note, I do find it quite interesting how the terrain of Northern Spain...
  23. Poll: Re: On US Isolationism, Expectations for the Post-US World Order

    It's almost certainly the latter, the U.S was largely unprepared to deal with several long lasting insurgencies whose death tolls for everyone ran into tens or even hundreds of thousands. This can be...
  24. Poll: Re: On US Isolationism, Expectations for the Post-US World Order

    Indeed, the worldwide opinion of the U.S just after 9/11 was very positive, it could have been a massive advantage if the War on Terror had been executed more efficiently.
  25. Poll: Re: On US Isolationism, Expectations for the Post-US World Order

    I would argue that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still damaged American interests in the long term by letting over 120,000 soldiers get bogged down in relatively large insurgencies in both...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    To put it simply, don't start a land war in Iberia.
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    Re: Submod for Falcom Total War 3 [WIP]

    Out of curiosity, do you have a general idea of what mercenary units are going to be included in this mod.
  28. Re: 2019 Iran - USA War... Almost

    It probably even goes a lot further, perhaps as far back to the end of WW2 where the United Kingdom quickly lost its status as a superpower in about a decade thanks to a combination of factors such...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Do you seriously want crap like this to be flooding the headlines of major scientific journals constantly.
  30. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    There are still tens or perhaps hundreds of thousands of slaves in countries such as Niger and Mauritania, the former only criminalised in 2003 while the latter abolished slavery as late as 1981 and...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Various newsites and blogs are now claiming that along with the arXig pre-print/manuscript, a paper from Kobe University published on Nature, disproves man-made global warming. Showing that cosmic...
  32. Re: Was the United States somewhat complicit in creating the conditions for ISIl's genocide of Iraqi Christians and Yazidis

    Indeed the U.S invasion was just one of the many, many factors that contributed to the rise of ISIL such as sectarian tensions being perpetuated by many different political entities over hundreds of...
  33. Was the United States somewhat complicit in creating the conditions for ISIl's genocide of Iraqi Christians and Yazidis

    In 2014, as we all know a woefully mismanaged Iraqi military was completely routed by what was then one of the many factions in the Syrian Civil War, ISIL/Daesh allowing to take control over large...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Eh its just a bad habit of mine that I do sometimes, I will stop.
  35. Re: France: Reimbursing for Homeopathy to be Abolished

    Good for them, as long as it decreases the risk of an epidemic happening and getting worse.

    Well there are some who seriously believe that a type of bleach can act as a panacea.
  36. Re: Bronze Age: Total War (Preview & download)

    The portraits looks fantastic, it definitely fits in a lot more with the style of a Rome total war mod than the old portraits. Also are you able to allow the Egyptians to own a few more settlements...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Since then, there have been several new studies that have further cast doubt on the existence of this hiatus such as Hausfather et al. 2017 which using measurements from argo floats, buoys and...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    The article is filled to the brim with numerous examples of misinterpretations of the papers, cherry picking and data manipulation as can be seen in especially Wilson et al. 2017 (figure 7 and 8),...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    Well it is to be expected given your illiteracy in certain topics such as climate science and mathematics.

    I've one question, what is wrong with this blog post...
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    Re: Is it Game Over on the climate front?

    It really reminds of a thread on Metabunk.org debunking the conspiracy theory where CNN had supposedly faked a broadcast near Dhahran International Airport in the middle of a Scud missile attack...
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