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

    Buying from Poland only cements the image of two states the Ukraine and Poland that were at about the same GDP and many other national stats when the USSR collapsed. One handed the next couple...
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    Re: Should Pepper Spray be Legalised?

    As a former bar owner HH, lax carry laws in Idaho for law abiding but now drunk and disorderly patrons did not make me feel any safer.
  3. Re: Study of United States Constitution and its dissolution by immigration not of the WASP founders

    First:



    "unofficially" ? It a an official document. So what other unofficial one are you referring to?



    Are you being a circumlocutions and the framer here? Because as I read that you...
  4. Re: Hungary starts program that pays couples up to €30k to have 3 or more kids.

    The Balkans. So answer was just Greater Serbia at the point of a gun and normalization of ethnic cleansing to that end? Last I checked Trump is still in Syria and a lot of places in Africa. He...
  5. Re: Hungary starts program that pays couples up to €30k to have 3 or more kids.

    Not in the US - conservatives love them some welfare - for Farmers, Corporations, anything that can call itself a church, any extraction industry...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    The Congress in a bipartisan way has for months hinted that if Brexit damages the Good Friday accords there would be no easy slide into a US trade deal. If Pelosi said anything its only what...
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    Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

    I not sure I would project US policy from that ere forward. After all that was the period of SIOP being one option only - integrated targeting of all US enemies everywhere with one strike, as Kennedy...
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    Re: Should Pepper Spray be Legalised?

    Depends if you don't care about a murder rap or are too high for it to matter than sure a gun, but if you do want to minimize the risk of a murder one added to your burglary, and want a subdue...
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    Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

    Well a bit late. But my understanding is since in Danish law Greenland is no longer a colonial possession so they can't really sell it anyway. Beyond that it seems to me locals have to opt for the...
  10. Re: Defeating the Swarm – Observations from Kambula.

    I find the discussion of autonomous vehicles or even drone highly speculative. Never have been rolled out in combat with a peer. I am rather looking forward to thousands of autonomous vehicles...
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    Re: How do you rebuild a country?

    Simple fix would to right them to adjust to the CPI and not be flat. You could also toss in an automatic % decreases for negative GDP growth.
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    Re: How do you rebuild a country?

    Nah his plans were drivel. They might get some nice toll road built for a commute to Seattle from a wealthy suburb, but they wont say update and fix the crumbling freeways, bridges and locals roads...
  13. Re: Hungary starts program that pays couples up to €30k to have 3 or more kids.

    I will let that slid. But if you break down Russia nominal birth recovery for example the Czars programs have been widely successful in pushing the birth rate of ethnic Tuvans back up around 5...
  14. Re: No, Unternehmen Zitadelle was not a German mistake, and no, it definitely wasn't Hitler's fault.

    Well change of direction. I can't argue with the OP points 1 and 6 -given the narrow focus. But I think you can ague against 6 in that Hitler was the reason Germany faced a no good option situation...
  15. Re: Hungary starts program that pays couples up to €30k to have 3 or more kids.

    Actually its not it will flounder it think on two things. First its out of tune dependence of marriage and a preference for early families both are out of sync with a modern economy. Second no focus...
  16. Re: 'CAPTAIN MARVEL' STAR LASHANA LYNCH SET TO INHERIT '007' FROM DANIEL CRAIG

    Never much of a Bond fan and can't see how the series survived the Roger Moore years (but I now they have some avid defenders). Can really see the outrage. So far as I can tell Bond as 00' what ever...
  17. Re: Turkey Kicked Out Of F-35 Program, NATO Compromised By Turkish Treachery

    China probably, but Russia not so much. Behind the curtain of Putin's rhetoric Russia Navy is not quite ready for prime time. The military reforms and spending increases are working much better in...
  18. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    @Basil - umm central banks are liberal???

    First let's recall the Irish Central bank is part off the ECB so it not by itself a free acor. But consider this

    Irish Central Bank
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  19. Re: Racism emergency: Eritrean refugee pushes German mother and her 8 years old kid in front of a train. Kid dies.

    No it not you need to look at the time series data. The number of deaths involving people being pushed in front of train in Germany over say 20 years. Than compare how many times that was via...
  20. Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    But theoretically in the future (at Dune time) couldn't a group of Mentats take the place of the lost high level computing? I mean theoretically you got 10,000 years and nobody aimed for a quick...
  21. Re: Racism emergency: Eritrean refugee pushes German mother and her 8 years old kid in front of a train. Kid dies.

    Per Katsumoto

    Random train platform pushing attacks are uncommon but seeming pretty world wide.

    A garish site but world wide coverage
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    Re: 2019 Iran - USA War... Almost

    I agree on the look ineffective. That was a mistake. Given the Iranian response or at least the response of parts of the Iranian government was predictable the UK should have avoided seizing the...
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    Re: The Democrat betrayal of the working class.

    Hmm by your logic I would not now be typing from the US...
  24. Re: No, Unternehmen Zitadelle was not a German mistake, and no, it definitely wasn't Hitler's fault.

    Which essentially shows that given everything as it was there is likely no decision Germany could have made to change the arc of defeat. All its i dunno inflection points were in the past. As I said...
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    Re: Guess who's out of touch with reality?

    I not blaming the messenger because I don't understand the message.

    "Think Republicans are disconnected from reality? It's even worse among liberals"


    I don't see that in the data.

    "I'd...
  26. Re: Turkey Kicked Out Of F-35 Program, NATO Compromised By Turkish Treachery

    I don't think it will, I was just hoping the deal from a US national perspective makes no real sense since basically building F_16 capacity for India rather exporting US product. Considering how much...
  27. Re: No, Unternehmen Zitadelle was not a German mistake, and no, it definitely wasn't Hitler's fault.

    Well than were are back a square one it doesn't really matter if the German won or lost at Kursk. And can argue with that and no alternative really looks much better when you rake it over the coals....
  28. Re: Turkey Kicked Out Of F-35 Program, NATO Compromised By Turkish Treachery

    I would hope the S-400 deal kills the F-16 for India I see nothing but short term gain for Lockheed stockholders of the shooting yourself in the foot kinda way. Its funny that one story called it an...
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    Re: Guess who's out of touch with reality?

    Umm not sure what you point is the overall summary (tables 1 and 2)

    D perception gap is 19

    R perception gap is 27

    Table 4 the extremes of both parties have identical perception gaps

    Table...
  30. Thread: Moscopoli

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    Re: Moscopoli

    How exactly is a network of corrupt and vile Italian politicians, professionals and civil employees on my side?

    You avoided my question about the child scandal why the LGBQ tag?




    Lost
  31. Re: No, Unternehmen Zitadelle was not a German mistake, and no, it definitely wasn't Hitler's fault.

    I wasn't necessarily say elastic defense just defense close to Germany with shorter supply lines.. I really doubt Russia could muster something comparable to the late war CBO. They might replicate...
  32. Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    A bit OT and I only ever got through Dune and kinda skimmed a bit of the second. So a question that bugged be when a I read it (30 years ago). Dune is not Earth. And Navigator based FTL travel could...
  33. Thread: Moscopoli

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    Re: Moscopoli

    I believe you mean greedy awful people with no moral compass I don't see any LGBT link
  34. Re: Turkey Kicked Out Of F-35 Program, NATO Compromised By Turkish Treachery

    You do realize n-1 with a data set of 1 = 0.

    And what indecent are you referring to anyway?

    This one ?
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    Re: The Democrat treachery of the working class.

    Back the chart. Again the question is poorly constructed. What if you are democrat that supports foreign aid to say help stabilize Central America to ameliorate economic refugees and the conditions...
  36. Re: No, Unternehmen Zitadelle was not a German mistake, and no, it definitely wasn't Hitler's fault.

    True they were loosing. But I still think some kind of elastic defense would have been better. But only with vary different production since late 42. Can super weapons, and over heavy uber tanks and...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    You should be able to override that and manually override certificate issues and just you you don't care for a site.
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    Re: The Democrat treachery of the working class.

    Hey Basil you should read a bit closer. First White and Politics is not not a table breakout the survey provides, you can sort the raw data but than again that is a third party doing the stats...

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  39. Re: How the Far-Right Views the Economy and the Stab-in-the-Back Myth

    @Abdόlmecid I

    Good post and I think a solid comparison.
  40. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Was a cat in the picture often a note that the women was of the sexually available type even outside of nudes?
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