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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Yes the Brexit narrative is dominated by lies.

    Its true the UK has surrendered much of its sovereignty to Europe, and the EU "democracy" is very flawed, but certainly not more flawed than...
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    Poll: Re: UK election thread

    I wouldn't give too much credit to "Boomer memes" for the result in Australia, its not in the top three elements. Its nice for these boys the be getting a paycheck though, bu they do tend to lower...
  3. Re: One in three Bavarians want independence from Germany

    I used to brew my own and have an appreciation for how hard it is to make a good clean beer.



    Merci...I mean danke. Hmm seems like you Franconians may have been Bavarised already...what would...
  4. Re: The successes of President Donald Trump and their under-reporting by the media (please, no flaming)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Bernie_Sanders apologies for citing wiki but this page cites actual sources.

    Your opinions are a no foundation from an argument given you think...
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    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    @Basics.

    Its shows no respect to your fellow posters to preach off topic, and its also a breach of the ToS.

    Only a couple of posts ITT actually address the issue, the rest is a mess of stupid...
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    Poll: Re: UK election thread

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50333167

    I guess the banks have a fair idea how the election will pan out.

    Its a lot of noise and two general elections to throw out a plebiscite and admit...
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    Sticky: Re: I'm currently listening to

    https://youtube/LW6qGy3RtwY

    Recorded in Athens by a Constantinopolitan in Smyrnan dialect by a rebetiko band in an arguably Levantine (but certainly East Mediterranean) style about an Egyptian...
  8. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Thx fellas that makes sense and I see the relevance now.

    As I say my knowledge of how to put together a combat aircraft is poor, I'd say I have more idea of how to build a star ship from Master...
  9. Re: The successes of President Donald Trump and their under-reporting by the media (please, no flaming)

    The OED definition of "baseless" is :


    ...and you posted...

    So your accusation is baseless.

    Sanders is a social welfare advocate. So was Bismarck, he wasn't a socialist either.

    Sanders...
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    Re: What is Hybrid Warfare?

    Is "Hybrid Warfare" a variation of asymmetric warfare available to more powerful state actors?

    If we are discussing Russia then they operate in an environment with 1. a US superpower of...
  11. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    What was the problem with the F4? I'm pretty ignorant about combat aircraft, was that the phantom?
  12. Re: Keystone Pipeline Leaks 383,000 Gallons of Oil

    The Orange Frat Boy said the pipeline would be good for the environment didn't he?
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  13. Re: One in three Bavarians want independence from Germany

    I heard you were dead.;)

    I'm actually a stout man myself, and enjoy a lot of different styles, but I have to say German and Czech beers absolutely rule. The reinheitsgebot has been a huge...
  14. Re: Were ancient Greeks predominately light skinned?

    http://cdn-webimages.wimages.net/05096a5e7d6eda15322de05d8f8b8283cb687-wm.jpg?v=3
  15. Re: Did you ever visit any place where a particular battle took place?

    I went to Belgium and stayed with a lovely Aussie expat. We went to Ypres, very sad and a moving metaphor for much of history in that the town was restored after near total destruction to a semblance...
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    Re: Franco's Mausoleum upsets Spain, again.

    Nonsense. The Popular Front factions included Catholic, Union, some outright Soviet collaborators, loony anarchists and regionalist elements (although few Monarchists). Your posts add nothing to the...
  17. Re: The successes of President Donald Trump and their under-reporting by the media (please, no flaming)

    I must have. Are the US forces still there? Long term disengagement from the region and the forever wars would be a good thing, and I cant see it happening without blood spilt and accusations made....
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    Re: Franco's Mausoleum upsets Spain, again.

    Such understatement. I am reminded of Hirohito's surrender speech "the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage". I think Franco killed almost as many people as the nuke at...
  19. Re: The successes of President Donald Trump and their under-reporting by the media (please, no flaming)

    I agree Trump's successes are under-reported in more than half the US media. There are few balanced sources (PBS seems to talk less outright nonsense than most) and the majority are biased toward the...
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    Re: Franco's Mausoleum upsets Spain, again.

    Have to agree Abdulmecid, and its worth teasing out the horendous complexity of the Spanish Civil war further. Franco represents an extreme fringe of the Right, as the murderous Russian Communist...
  21. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    This occurred to me also. IIRC Claudius took an elephant to Britain for the lulz.



    Yes my impression is that China was (if we accept the idea of being in front or behind) was in many ways...
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    Re: North of Botswana, Kalahari Desert

    Not an expert, but I'm pretty sure I have Neanderthal ancestors who GTFO of Africa a bit before that...
  23. Re: Were ancient Greeks predominately light skinned?

    Yeah that seems right. Obviously some are dyed, but there's a widen variety there in any case.

    The "stereotype" of each race, the "typical look" we expect can be startlingly different from the...
  24. Re: One in three Bavarians want independence from Germany

    Czech yourself before you wreck yourself.
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    Re: Franco's Mausoleum upsets Spain, again.

    "Corpse who was buried among war victims despite not meeting the qualifications is exhumed". Who could object to a squatter being evicted?

    I mean the guy came to Spain illegally from Africa, and...
  26. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Have to agree. There are periods when China looks smarter or somehow more competent than most other places. There are periods when it does not. Its a big culture and has cast a long shadow in its...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I just finished "Devil's Grip" about a multiple murder in the Australian countryside in the early 1990's. I find I have two separate links to the crime (it wasn't me, I just know someone who knew...
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    Re: The "I just saw" thread

    I agree.

    I think Phoenix is a very good actor, better than Ledger (whose reputation has benefited from the afterglow of his early death, he was good not great) but a worse Joker because the Joker...
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    Re: On Islam's strength's and weaknesses.

    No.

    Its absurd bigoted nonsense.

    I'm sorry Basics what you have added to this thread is either ignorant or irrelevant. This is about discussing Islam rationally, not preaching your own faith or...
  30. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Look China seems to have kicked a bit later than the big 3 (Egypt Euphrates and Indus) and its isolation meant there was less cross pollination (still some though). By 200 BCE they were getting...
  31. Re: State Department's investigation on Hillary's email scandal ends

    Clinton blundered into a stupid procedural errors because she seems be bad at Government. Her idiot mishandling of Syria is a more serious blunder, and her punishment was the democrat candidacy.
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    Re: What if 9/11 never happened?

    Fascinating stuff.



    That's tantalising. The climate change stuff has been sad, albeit not world breaking yet. Its interesting to imagine policies just dialed a few points the other way. Would...
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    Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Its possible for this (or any film) to be "good' in a number of ways. It was expensive, it had excellent 1970's production values, the bit where they played a Garry Glitter song for Joker's "arrival"...
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    Re: Seriously... What's wrong with film critics?!

    Critics are subject to different influences when judging a film. To get the job they usually have to be journalists (and in my experience journalists are dishonest scum). They probably have a degree...
  35. Re: One in three Bavarians want independence from Germany

    Poor OP, out of date information and a wrong conclusion. Less than one in three in the most pro-independence section of Bavaria want independence, this is a non issue.
  36. Re: Social inequality already in Bronze Age Households in Central Europe (Bavaria, Lechfeld)

    Bizarre. A few scenarios occur to me. 1. lesbian queens of the bronze age. 2. Non local females as sacrificial proxies. Gallic "wicker man" sacrifices did use proxies, often criminals and foreign...
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    Re: Regarding Archimedes

    He could talk about triangles while the legionnaires were scalene the walls?
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    Wait what? They're vestals or something? I had an unexamined noituon female staus would be linked directly to reproduction, but maybe they are women playing a "male" role (right down to the important...
  39. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    Quite right, in the US system the impeachment is the indictment, the formal statement of a charge against a person to be adjudged.

    Trump could be impeached and found not to have committed high...
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    Re: Should morale be a principle of war?

    While I take your point its worth having look at the relative performance of conscript and voluntary forces in the same military tradition. In the case of 20th century Australia we had a mix of...
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