Russia might or might not prevent them in doing so, I don't know what Putin is telling them, you apparently do... Russia doesn’t prevent any contacts with Ukrainian politicians - and there are some who actually do go there. They even have successes - in prisoners exchanges for examples. So Donetsk ...Jump to post
Interesting, so you say it were regular Russian soldiers that shot down the MH17. It has been confirmed the BUK was from the 53rd brigade of the Russian military, what is not known whom actually manned it, but you say it were the Russians itself. Ok, very possible, but I wouldn't go so far, since t...Jump to post
I call upon your Putin regime to stop supporting them in order to have talks between the government and these citizens and normalize the situation instead of defacto Russian territory. There are politicians in Ukraine that are in contact with their leadership. And Kiev regime should establish this ...Jump to post
We are talking about guns, tanks, buk-missiles which shot down the MH17. Not about potatoes. I call upon your Putin regime to stop supporting them in order to have talks between the government and these citizens and normalize the situation instead of defacto Russian territory. Nobody never talked a...Jump to post
Wow, isn't your head done spinning, 180degrees of the truth, black is white, white is black? How about Russia stop giving them aid and support, it is not from anywhere, it is from Russia. But at least you agree to the fact that they are getting aid and support from Russia, just like the OSCE alread...Jump to post
Yeah, just pile up those lies, may be something will stick. Why anybody would talk to the separatists? Just because you consider them your own citizens, and it’s the obligation of any government to support talk with their own citizens. If you just call them separatists and don’t talk to them - well...Jump to post
Truth is that Putin will not want to let go and he is on record claiming Ukraine should be part of Russia. And Russia is occupying a piece of Ukraine, so how can you claim that the key is in Kyiv is beyond me. It’s not that hard really - Kiev needs to enter talks with those people and their leaders...Jump to post
I think you will find if your Putin's Russia stops supporting these separatists, all other pieces on the chessboard will move too. The way for the pieces to start moving is in Kiev’s hands - it needs to finally start talking to those people. Re-establish economic ties, enter negotiations with them ...Jump to post
Everybody is free to go back to Crimea, There are plenty of Ukrainians there now, they even work there on the bridge construction. Nobody prevents them from going there, or moving there even. Crimea control handed back to Ukraine and after a few years of stabilization and after that a free and open...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:Don't side a gunpoint referendum as fair and free referendum.
Putin has signed a decree to establish e-visas for visitors from EU countries. This should go into effect Jan 1st, 2021 (if everything goes as planned). Something along the lines of a simple online application, and if memory serves me right, a maximum stay of 18 days in Russia. For a cost of approx...Jump to post
Is there a large Russian community in the London area? W6 seem to target this VFR traffic. Yes, there is. Who bought up a good chunk of the luxury properties in London? They aren’t though exactly clients of any airline flying to Russia, especially a low cost. For too many of them, a trip to Russia ...Jump to post
Russia’s introducing visa free travel for most EU countries 2020/2021 ( not for Brits obviously ) but there’s enough EU/ Russians in London to make these flights a great success I do not see Russians just allowing visa free entry from EU unless it’s reciprocal. There aren’t any talks in progress be...Jump to post
sseim wrote:That's ridiculous. That would be like Amazon telling people to stop shopping online.
Yepp - this is what I usually do. Plan to show up at least 2 hrs in advance - you don’t know where will you lose the time. Traffic, security, etc.
Once past security - BOS has a few Priority Pass lounges to spend this time in, and maybe even do some emailing.
The real question is - where is the income earned? If you are working in CA on W2, then both federal and CA will want their “fair share”. But if you live in MX and your employer can pay you to your corporation (which you can register anywhere - doesn’t have to be Mexico) - you get away without taxes...Jump to post
But given this president, could the Netherlands reject the US ambassador to the Netherlands? Yes, they can. Furthermore - it’s a normal thing. Ambassador candidates are generally being agreed upon between the nations’ leadership before appointment, but then it’s a serious cause if the host nation r...Jump to post
What kind of environmental study costs hundreds of thousands of dollars? Are they drilling for oil too? Who else doubts what all these “environmental protection regulations”, “Paris agreements” and the likes are for? Effect on the actual environment is still questionable, but real money are now and...Jump to post
From the New York Times: “Painting [over the mural] would first require an environmental impact study that would cost about $500,000.”
In truth, it was Russia who gave Crimea to Ukraine - then wrenched it back with a military invasion and rigged a pseudo-plebiscite.. Of course, that isn't in the scripts at the Russian troll farms... :roll: 95% in favor - isn’t a “pseudo-plebiscite”. Crimean people expressed their will clearly. And...Jump to post
I see that tu204 conveniently omitted the Russian invasion of denuclearized Ukraine from his examples. Where do you see Russian invasion? Nobody has ever shown anyone any “invader” in Donbass. And Crimea - now there is an investigation in Ukraine as to why post-coup leadership hasn’t done anything ...Jump to post
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CES9925 Just found that China eastern airlines has started flying DAILY between Ordos Inner Mongolia and Irkutsk, What’s the point of this route? Why ordos? Seems like China eastern has discovered cities in Russia worth flying to beyond St. Petersburg and Moscow ...Jump to post
Let's not rewrite history here: the invasion of Iraq was predicated precisely on the belief that they had WMD's; the current administrations sabre-rattling towards Iran is based on the proposition that they are developing the same. The claim that "the west will not attack anyone that can at le...Jump to post
I mean it is also possible to have a scenario where South Korea willingly adopt elements of North Korean system and allowed members of North Korean government to rule the country, despite slightly less than what the North Korean government might have been doing in their territory now. In such situa...Jump to post
Anyone who thinks a highly successful nation like South Korea would adopt policies from a total failure like North Korea is living in a fantasy world - or in St. Petersburg... :roll: The most prominent examples of total failures - Eastern European “new democracies” (good half of those), with comple...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:The point is it is not impossible for an unified Korea with South Korea included to adopt a similar system.
What about Kim's family becoming some sort of royal family and the parliament can continue to be elected by people, under supervision by the state? That seems more likely They are having elections in North Korea even now. Vast majority is held by Workers’ Party of Korea of course, but then there is...Jump to post
My view on Korea reunification - "be fearful of your wishes, they sometimes come true". The million dollar question here is - whose elites are stronger and more "predatory" - Pyongyang or Seoul ones? Seoul ones are totally under American umbrella and are capable for little on the...Jump to post
The NYT is reporting that Trump is mulling over recognizing NK as a nuclear power. That seems like he is capitulating to a dictator to me. Even if Trump doesn’t recognize NK as a nuclear power - what will change? What’s taken into account is the reality, not whether someone recognizes that or not. ...Jump to post
As for Libya, that issue was not a part of Nuclear disarmament, it seems so fitting how you forget about the Arab Spring. Then what else? Had Qaddafi had nuclear weapons, nobody would have had any thought of using military force against them. And that “Arab Spring” will be echoing for decades all o...Jump to post
SCQ83 wrote:I can't wait to see the day North Korea becomes free and the Golden Arches rise in Pyongyang.
Marc, it is naive. Sure he entered North Korea, sure he has had talks with Kim, what did it actually achieve? Nothing. Perfectly logical: North Korean regime needs to survive and the atom bomb just makes sure of that. The atom bomb is needed not to preserve the “regime”, but to preserve the very st...Jump to post
Oh I have a nice paying job, just don't have anything left after taxes, 401K, insurance, rent, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Paying the government back is last on my list of things to do. 100% agree with you. Money earned by an individual should belong to that individual, and not taken aw...Jump to post
The American ambassador to Germany has according the the Washington Post has told Germany it can either trade with the US or trade with Iran. This of course says that only America has sovereignty. It is also an unacceptable degree of bullying. It probably is time for the rest of the world to agree ...Jump to post
Your defending Putin in every way you can, so perhaps for you a reason to seek help, I mean, he is a foreign leader for you, isn't he
So will Hungary have accomplished what they wanted to do by the time the EU completes its investigations and implement the force of Article 7? If the issue is / was to rid the nation of immigrants, they may accomplish the feat, so where is the protection? So what’s the priority in EU? Our biggest E...Jump to post
frmrCapCadet wrote:I am reading that two or three of the former SSRs have effectively destroyed independent judiciaries, press, and human rights. I am not reading that the EU is effectively addressing this. Have I missed some reporting, if so, provide links?
Hard earned? You need to educate me why it is that in the 1970's the average CEO made around 20 times what the average earner in his company made, nowadays it is more than 250times. It’s up to the CEO and company’s shareholders how much money does the CEO make. Not somebody else’s. You still love t...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:You do know how a percentage works right? Laughable explanation.
Sure, you are a top 1% -er :rotfl: Well - jokes aside. New York City has municipal income tax of 3.5-3.7%. If your income is rather moderate (below 100K/year, which isn’t that much for this area), it’s not that big of a deal. But as it goes up, you look at your paystubs and start asking yourself - ...Jump to post
How come America being one of the most developed nation on the world, cannot support its own people in a way similar to what dozens other countries have done? See - this is what I call mismanaged expectations. America, government, state, taxpayers - aren’t anyone’s daddy. Individuals should not rel...Jump to post