by GDB
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

From the very front line; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL7six9nIq8 Not sure if this should be on the hobby page! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3NhN4ooVUQ I haven't linked podcast on here, there are plenty some I cannot say how reliable they are (without listening to them all!) However, heard t...

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by GDB
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Aware of that, it’s to emphasize that not only the US are supplying. Given the huge amounts of tube artillery that are held by South Korea, whenever the ink is dry, the ammo should be on its way, one of the reasons Poland has ordered such huge quantities of equipment, aside from the technology tran...

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by GDB
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Resisting when Khershon was occupied; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/27/kherson-couple-russia-resistance-ukraine-russia-war A resistance better known going back a decade, we were warned about Putin; https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/nov/28/pussy-riot-beaten-jailed-exiled-taunting-pu...

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by GDB
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Signs of west running short of munitions to supply to Ukraine? According to this Indian station, Ukraine uses about 7,000 155mm shells a day but US production is about 15,000 155mm shells a month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4b_yJPxruQ I wonder if Ukraine will have to start cutting back on its...

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by GDB
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Update including the winter factor; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps8tQZr5hLE As mentioned before, for about the last month recruits leaving the UK and also presumably other NATO basic training courses, are also getting winter weather clothing, as well as the modern uniforms, webbing, body armour ...

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by GDB
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Does this strategy of human waves with no option but to press forward actually work? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_wave_attack suggests both the Imperial Japanese Army and the (Chinese) People's Liberation Army have used human wave attacks that in some cases would be called a success, if of c...

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by GDB
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Signs of west running short of munitions to supply to Ukraine? According to this Indian station, Ukraine uses about 7,000 155mm shells a day but US production is about 15,000 155mm shells a month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4b_yJPxruQ I wonder if Ukraine will have to start cutting back on its...

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by GDB
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!
Replies: 23
Views: 3574

Re: Poland's $15B Buy from S. Korea!

Away from Ukraine, this week's Perun deep dive goes into the huge Polish procurement, background, rationale, with guest The Chieftain to comment of the K2 MBT's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrbaAKZfjwg Small by comparison, though not the only defence/tech transfer deal; https://www.gov.uk/govern...

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by GDB
Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit
Replies: 31
Views: 1606

Re: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit

Unbelievable, I post something so obviously idiotic by an idiot from the Trump administration and it goes into a debate about a vital part of the functioning of a civilized and yes free, society! They are not too keen on such things in Xi’s China or Putin’s Russia, notwithstanding the quiet fandom o...

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by GDB
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

How much of this can Russia do without threatening the credibility of their nuclear deterrent? I guess that bomber part is the least important, same as the US. Russia really leans in on ICBM’s and SLBM’s, more of the former compared to the US. One area where they have been investing heavily is the ...

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by GDB
Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Britain says Russia likely removing nuclear warheads from missiles and firing at Ukraine https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/britain-says-russia-likely-removing-nuclear-warheads-missiles-firing-ukraine-2022-11-26/ If true, can Ukraine expect missile attacks to reduce in number soon? I presume that...

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by GDB
Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Gripen is the best bet next year for a nucleus of a Western based fast jet force, more useful if integrated with the Meteor AAM to close the range gap with Russia AAM’s, as well as needing much less maintenance and reliance on very good airfields. But availability is the question here, not that lar...

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by GDB
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Latest UK intel report points to evidence that Russian stocks of cruise missiles now low enough for them to take nuclear armed AS-15 cruise missiles, usually fitted to the bomber part of their nuclear triad, removing the warheads and fire them at Ukraine; https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1596389...

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by GDB
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Retired US Lt. General Ben Hodges believes there will be a powers struggle in Russia over the next six months, and says The Hague will soon be making announcements about investigations into genocide and the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

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by GDB
Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit
Replies: 31
Views: 1606

Re: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit

If anyone would like to read the original suit, or get a flavor for why they're being sanctioned, this article does a pretty good job and has the entire suit attached at the bottom: https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/trump-files-massive-lawsuit-against-hillary-clinton-putting-his-theories-of-an-unthin...

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by GDB
Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The logistics alone tells me Ukraine will mot get Western MBT before spring. Until then, any spare logistic capacity will be devoted to supplying heating fuel as opposed to petro for fuel hungry Western tanks. As far as I'm aware that only applies to the M1 as an extreme outlier which can only be r...

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by GDB
Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Serves them right, (shouldn't they be at home shooting schoolgirls with their colleagues?) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/24/iranian-military-advisers-killed-aiding-moscow-in-crimea-kyiv Stoic, brave, determined, in other words these civilians are the opposite of Putin's troops; https://...

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by GDB
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1uQfDqbHMo
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A former senior British Army officer, who has been warning about Putin and the potential for a conflict for years, considers Putin's position as well as the state of the war;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1uQfDqbHMo

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by GDB
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

... Have former Warpac now NATO nations got any Mi-14's to spare? .... Maybe they do, I don't know. But I'm not sure we need helos per se. We need to sink those submarines. Are there Mi-14 and torpedoes, that would be possible to integrate into a good package, that could kill Kilo-class subs effect...

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by GDB
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The only way out of this is; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/23/peace-talks-putin-helping-ukraine-win-war-kremlin I have been a bit concerned that an infusion of some Western MBT's could create more logistical and training issues than was worth it, given how 'generous' Russia has...

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by GDB
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The only way out of this is; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/23/peace-talks-putin-helping-ukraine-win-war-kremlin I have been a bit concerned that an infusion of some Western MBT's could create more logistical and training issues than was worth it, given how 'generous' Russia has ...

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by GDB
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

As the BBC article says: "In the last six weeks, Ukrainian crews were trained in the UK to fly and maintain the aircraft - to provide search and rescue capabilities." The article also mentions that these are for SAR and general purpose. I don't think these are armed or armoured. So they a...

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by GDB
Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7662

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Can we try to stop being quite so negative on this ? Yes, the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar was corrupt, but it is what it is. The absence of beer is not a disaster and few would claim a human right to drink alcohol.... when in Rome, do as the Romans do. There were far worse abuses of human ri...

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by GDB
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJa_zarWjBE

On the Bakhmut front;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_zhq4WAkDI
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A new system sighted in Ukraine;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJa_zarWjBE

On the Bakhmut front;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_zhq4WAkDI

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by GDB
Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Does Ukraine have pilots trained to fly them? If not, it will be interesting to see how many hours pilots need to convert. As the BBC article says: "In the last six weeks, Ukrainian crews were trained in the UK to fly and maintain the aircraft - to provide search and rescue capabilities."...

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by GDB
Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Does Ukraine have pilots trained to fly them? If not, it will be interesting to see how many hours pilots need to convert. As the BBC article says: "In the last six weeks, Ukrainian crews were trained in the UK to fly and maintain the aircraft - to provide search and rescue capabilities."...

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by GDB
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Norwegian soldiers are trained to cope with harsh winter conditions yet even with good equipment and training, a study recorded 2.5% of recruits suffering frostbite in the period 2010-2015. OK, temperatures in Arctic Norway fall well below the -20C conditions to be found in Ukraine but how well wil...

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by GDB
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

IMO people are underestimating nationalism as a factor in the Russian people's acceptance of this war. Nationalism can be a great cohesive force on a people... It can also be extremely divisive where a minority in a country has a different culture to the majority. I imagine that a pertinent example...

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Not to defend those parroting Putin’s BS, however if you don’t agree with the war there is the up to 15 years in prison as a disincentive. But there is a limit to that, as the body and MIA count goes up and with the latter, in most relatives minds becomes inevitably the former, as more are from the...

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Seems there will be more than one place to dig: An intercepted phone call from a Russian soldier in May said that his comrades had been buried in “a dump the height of a man” just outside occupied Donetsk. “There’s so much Cargo 200 [military code for dead soldiers] that the mountains of corpses ar...

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 28156

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Tech layoffs are running at full speed right now. I am sure some of those 10,000 that got cut from Meta would be glad to work at Twitter. It may be bumpy for a few month or two, but things will smooth out. Making Twitter a true free speech unmoderated platform. The question is whether Musk is foste...

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 3423

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

The members of team Argentina may have to look for new countries to live in after losing to Saudi Arabia. :oops: Once again in their recent history they are going to leave early and in shame. The USA did tie with Wales, the USA was rather listless in the 2nd half, let Wales get a chance. Somehow fo...

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The head of Ukraine’s national power grid operator, Ukrenergo, has described the damage dealt to Ukrainian power-generating facilities by Russian missile attacks as “colossal”. https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/nov/22/russia-ukraine-war-live-blackouts-likely-across-ukraine-until-march-ene...

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs
Replies: 90
Views: 3754

Re: Shooting at a Nightclub in Colorado Springs

There are plenty over there doing the stoking; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/22/the-us-right-is-stoking-anti-lgbt-hate-this-shooting-was-no-surprise What next? Dylan Roof with his 'Keep Rhodesia White' and other racist badges was not racially motivated in his murderous spree? So...

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 499
Views: 56651

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

Speaks volumes about those outlets that the most powerful rocket ever built, on its first flight, performed on or above expectations, the IUS completed its longest ever burn and on so many other ways it, the spacecraft itself has worked like a charm and they bang on about a couple of lift doors? Gi...

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments
Replies: 499
Views: 56651

Re: SLS / Orion - Tests, Launches, & Developments

2. EGS performance: mostly nominal. 2 pad cameras damaged, nitrogen and helium lines minor damage. Minor scorching. Elevator doors blast damage. No impact on future launches. I've read on less reputable media outlets that the damage to the pad infrastructure was more severe than thought or expected...

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPwpufH17DM

As stated in the video, it would be useful if they could also be integrated with Mi-24's or even SU-25's.

The retreat from Khershon;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ8y3hw6Bqo
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Confirmed the improved Brimstone 2 has been sent to Ukraine;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPwpufH17DM

As stated in the video, it would be useful if they could also be integrated with Mi-24's or even SU-25's.

The retreat from Khershon;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ8y3hw6Bqo

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by GDB
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA Capstone Mission
Replies: 37
Views: 5191

Re: NASA Capstone Mission

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/capst ... n-missions


Glad it made it after all the tribulations.
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Avatar2go wrote:
CAPSTONE is now in NRHO, having successfully completed the final burn sequence.

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/capst ... n-missions


Glad it made it after all the tribulations.

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by GDB
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How to defend against slow unmanned strike vehicles?
Replies: 156
Views: 8931

Re: How to defend against slow unmanned strike vehicles?

https://www.forces.net/ukraine/prime-minister-announces-new-ps50m-defence-package-ukraine-first-visit-kyiv Not found what type these pledged 125 AA guns are, (the L40/70 Bofors left UK service in the late 70's), the more modern twin 35mm radar guided ones, 13 of them, were captured intact from the A...

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by GDB
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

At the other end of the air defence scale, MAPADDING on the front line; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvCWN80D35w Looks like a grisly attempt to hide casualties, as if eventually 'MIA' never actually is heard of again, not as a POW or anything, will make the families stop thinking the obvious; htt...

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by GDB
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 3423

Re: Fifa World Cup 2022

noviorbis77 wrote:
Good performance from England.

Maybe football is coming home?


You mean that most fickle group, the fans, will stop hating Southgate, for now?
I don't think we can judge until a match with a major footballing nation.

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by GDB
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 28156

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

You all should go to twitter and take a quick look at Musk's rather R rated tweet today. That is not going to help the Advertising dollars. It is also going to make quite a few religious pastors upset. This is the kind of stuff that will bankrupt twitter. Enough of your religious pastors gave Trump...

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by GDB
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

A plant in Canada with Ukrainian links produces armoured vehicles for the war effort; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Colcp_UuVVc Very tough times in Khershon, however; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAPG84KIqOE The real nuclear blackmail; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQbyxjp7fwY Guess what syst...

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by GDB
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7662

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

In a spectacular collapse of principles, England and Wales (among other nations) will not wear the "One Love" armbands in support of LBGTQ+ after FIFA threaten sanctions against teams or individual players. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/60975930 'We have asked the captains not...

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by GDB
Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 7662

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Qatar won't like this, FIFA even less but they hate us anyway; https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/20/bbc-ignores-world-cup-opening-ceremony-in-favour-of-qatar-criticism As did others, however one did not; https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/20/fox-sports-world-cup-2022-tv-soccer...

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by GDB
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10264
Views: 762771

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

We should not forget just how much they have captured from their attackers, here is a supercut of Ukrainian farmers doing 'Lend Lease'; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sCV9FAc_fw When you go to say the Oryx site, which works by visual identification to get the figures, they are stark. https://www.o...

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