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    ...the other interpretation being Putin grovels recreationally?



    Right so the leader of Russia publicly states he's not angry that China isn't backing his land grab, and that proves China is on...
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    That was seen in my country as Russia begging permission from China. Clearly it was given.
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    "Finish the job"? Lol Putin attempted a coup de main against Kyiv in Feb and got his arse kicked back to the border. Since then the Russian "professional army" has repeatedly failed its mission so...
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    Re: President Biden's first term in office

    Hideous mockery of justice to kick refugees around like footballs. My country does it too, and say its for their own good, is that worse than using them for cheap point scoring? I honestly dont...
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    Putin is relying on the fuel threat to break Europe apart. I think on reflection this "partial mobilisation" is directed at Germany. The message is "it will be a long war because we look like we will...
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    Putin is several months late with his "partial" mobilusation, could have used the troops now but he waited 6 months to call them up.

    It will take as long maybe longer to bring them into the line...
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    AFAIK the Russian state in its current form has never fully mobilises, and any mobilisation has by Russian law requires a state if war, either an attack km Russia or a declaration by Russia....
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    What does a partial mobilisation mean? Doesnt any mobilisation require a declaration of war?

    That was my amateur understanding, to get any more pieces out of the cupboard requires a war.

    It...
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    So Putin has bent the knee to China, after Putin publically read a pre-written speech about how much he loves and respects China and will allay their concerns:

    Vladimir Putin tells Xi Jinping...
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    Youre right, Russia has a right to voice securiy concerns. By biting off more than it can chew in Ukraine they weaken themselves elsewhere.

    It does the world no good for Russia to become a joke...
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    Re: Long Live the King

    They're not using rhe Treason Act AFAIK, theyre invoking "causing a disturbance " and given the amount of support in the UK demonstrations against the monarchy amount to that i guess.

    In the end...
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    Re: Long Live the King

    Oh you mean Charles Phillip Arthur George Saxe Coburg und Gotha von Wettin? The Chuckster?

    You know he doesn't need a passport? A passport is a request for aid made in the name of the state, and...
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    Still no coherent answer to the big questions.

    Why no mobilisation? Who has their hand on Putin's neck to stop this?

    How does it end? Its likely Putin will have less than when he started very...
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    Guys new red line just dropped:

    Russia says US would cross 'red line' if it gives longer-range missiles to Ukraine (msn.com)

    What's this, like the 200th? As a superpower Putin has turned...
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    Re: Long Live the King

    I disagree. To my limited knowledge she has not actively fanned the flames of conflict. Her family is a symbol for violent elements in the UK (and therefore a target for other violent groups).

    Her...
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    Any truth to the rumours Russian officers are leaving Crimea without orders? Serious stuff indeed, maybe the Kherson advance is creating another opportunity.

    Once again, its a crisis so surely...
  17. Re: Clarification of the historiographical term "Hetmanshchyna".

    That's a very interesting description of the institution, thanks.

    You're right there's been a problem representing past political entities: I notice it in the games we play; in that case it can...
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    Certainly the sudden retreat and loss of materiel look more like an actual defeat than a retreat to some Siegfried Line.

    The entire invasion was cack handed, and its like Putin has restricted...
  19. Re: Clarification of the historiographical term "Hetmanshchyna".

    I thought Hetman was a Polish term at first, to identify the somewhat brigandish leaders of East Slavic speaking peoples in the region of what is now Ukraine, later subordinated by the Muscovites?
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    Are the Russian troops really withdrawing? Stunning reversal of fortune. Maybe Putin has dug his grave here.
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    Re: Long Live the King

    Id add she runs the tax havens, whose defence is paid for by UK tax payers.

    Thats not inconsistent with being a loving granny, but oeople have real reasons for hating her and wanting her family...
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    Re: Long Live the King

    Yes she herself was well behaved but is the shibboleth of the most rancid bigotry. For example when the RUC was disbanded she wore orange to the final parade. That's understandable as it was a force...
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    Good to know, so theres definitely no threat to the Crimean water supply, and Ukraine will surrender in what ? Three days?

    And Kherson is definitely not being surrounded.
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    Good to know, so theres definitely no threat to the Crimean water supply, and Ukraine will surrender in what ? Three days?

    And Kherson is definitely not being surrounded.
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    Re: Long Live the King

    GG is only head of state when the monarch is absent. Thats most of the time.

    In Australia the Monarch and GG have wider powers than in the UK, the monarchy is less trammelled.

    Youre right the...
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    Re: The Rings of Power. Lord of the Rings. TV Show.

    It starts with tree cutting, yeah? A chance for "Who killed the Entwives?", plot twist, it was Tom Bombadil.

    You make a fair point. Plenty of great stories hinted at in the Appendices and sketchy...
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    Re: All quiet on the Western Front (2021)

    Its a very rare book that can be translated to film. No Country for old Men was one I think that went well, and some noir detective fiction like Dashiell Hammett seems to as well. I think some George...
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    Re: Long Live the King

    I can't agree: mostly we just don't care. Most people, even educated people have at best a vague idea the prime minister as our head of state, and see the connection to the Queen as ceremonial at...
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    Long Live the King

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has died. Her rule was the longest of any monarch I know, certainly in British history. She has been a skilled and charming monarch, and delayed...
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    Re: All quiet on the Western Front (2021)

    Remarque is a great writer in translation, I look forward to the German voice of war made by Germans.

    If Downfall and the White ribbon are anything to go by it will be horrifying and honest.
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    Yeah you're right as usual. And our countries have paid spinners too.

    I'd just like an honest chat about it all. Luxury of living in a partly free wealthy country I guess.



    Yes out friends...
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    I take an alternate view on rights, I think documents are the source (or a source) of rights as they are expressions of a community's beliefs about the rights they have awarded themselves. The US...
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    I see Putin's scandalous and illegal "vote" for occupied cities to be detached from Ukraine has been postponed, not doubt his shills will have some garbage to burn to throw up a smokescreen.

    The...
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    Re: The Rings of Power. Lord of the Rings. TV Show.

    Indeed. Tolkien uses Irish mythology extensively as well, altough apparently he denied it in the (often mendacious) letters, as wen he claimed his work was implcitly and explicitly Christian (LOL).
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    "Russia will automatically nuke us for the continuing aggression of not supporting an invasion they are too feeble to conclude by themselves". I dunno, its been in the charts for months now and...
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    Re: The Rings of Power. Lord of the Rings. TV Show.

    "Marvellesque", beautifully put.

    Maybe I should have a look after all.
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    Re: The Rings of Power. Lord of the Rings. TV Show.

    Not sure if I'll watch it, but the pearl clutching from the alt-right is delightful. Fragile guardians of our Kultur, why do you tremble?

    Tolkien was by modern standards sexist and racist, and its...
  38. Re: The medevial peasent was not living the Life of Riley (compared to modern 'wage slaves' in liberal democracies).

    "I must spread some reputation around ..."

    Great OP. No argument from me, IMHO there's very few people in my country who'd last a year back then. I know I wouldn't.
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    If the mission is destroying the Russian regulars while retaking a defensible oosition the supports an approach to Crimea then it looks pretty sensible.

    Ukranian operations off a smaller...
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    Fake news, they've been dying at an unnaturally high rate since January...oh wait...

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russian-businessmen-who-have-died-unexplained-circumstances-2022-09-01/
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