casinterest wrote:You have to give it to the GOP. They have come up with all sorts of theories to avoid facing the facts in this case. Isn't it amazing how the theories have evolved?
"News" is the channel name, same way those National Geography channels are hosting those reality shows that barely have anything to do with name of their channels. In what way else may they improve the labelling? They could change their name during the “entertainment” slots. Plenty of cha...Jump to post
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62524922 Author Salman Rushdie, who suffered years of Islamist death threats after writing The Satanic Verses, has been stabbed in the neck while on stage in New York state. The attacker is said to have been restrained by those on the scene. Salman has been a...Jump to post
Tugger wrote:Could the law office be held liable (in whole or in part) for the damages Jones has to pay, based on their botching up the case? Jump to postI would think the lawyers and potentially the law office that represented Mr. Jones could face disbarment for gross malfeasance.
Speaking of Ukrainian trolling, here’s a way to cut down on Russian bots:
https://mobile.twitter.com/TDF_UA/statu ... 1002319872
I think that feeds into the popular opinion that those who a trump supports just aren't that intelligent and are easily swayed. You only have to watch a few Jordan Klepper videos to know how dumb some of them are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzDhm808oU4 Jordan Klepper is great. Best one was whe...Jump to post
"After calling for Hillary Clinton to be jailed, in 2018 Trump signed a law that stiffened the penalty for the unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents from one year to five years, turning it into a felony offense" https://twitter.com/politico/status/1557196801303662592 ...Jump to post
It has been speculated that the Slovakian or Romanian MIgs have NATO standard provisions. It has been quite a soap to get the Slovak migs to Ukraine. With Slovakia announcing it, only to then decide not to after pressure from the larger NATO members. I wonder if that pressure was done to give time ...Jump to post
Looking at it from the outside, no, I do not believe there is a non-political body left in the USA. This statement is a bit disengenous, . I don’t think it’s disingenuous at all. And I would point out that, in your long reply, you have not been able to mention an example of someone/something that b...Jump to post
davidjohnson6 wrote:Is there no other non-political body that is held in a high degree of trust by the electorate to which this investigation can be assigned ?
If it is Russian propaganda using say sections recovered from 1999 by their Serb buddies for example. Why would Russia do that? By announcing Ukraine has HARM missiles it’s entirely likely that Russian air defence troops might decide to walk away, turn on the radar only intermittently or loose slee...Jump to post
Doubt it will happen. If it does - well, that's a lot of North Korean defectors... That's assuming they even make it to Ukraine. Chances are they'll be put on a train, going trains siberia, stopping several times along the way. They'll see Russia, see all kinds of luxuries they are not used to, and...Jump to post
Alfons wrote:You will have 100'000+ russian soldiers going back to their families, telling the truth,
Braybuddy wrote:This is interesting. Putin's right arm seems to be quite immobile:
https://twitter.com/Lyla_lilas/status/1 ... 5512870918
The guardian: Horrific video has emerged that appears to show a Russian soldier castrating a Ukrainian prisoner who other reports suggest was subsequently murdered. The footage, reviewed by the Guardian, was originally posted on pro-Russian Telegram channels. The link does not include the video, or ...Jump to post
I liked lord Flashheart explanation on the similarities between planes and relationships better.
In his words:
The first thing to remember is always treat your kite like you treat your woman.
Get inside her five times a day and take her to heaven and back!
dalmit wrote:This person isn't thinking clearly. I can imagine a religion that prohibits the use of birth control but I can't imagine a religion that prevents you from facilitating birth control for others.
The idea is to give a glimmer of hope to Ukraine that they can resume the grain shipments, and then destroy this hope. But this does not work. If anything, it makes the resolve stronger. Same as during the London Blitz. Bombing someone into submission can work, but only against countries that alrea...Jump to post
Furthering the comedy is Sen. Hawley’s insistence that he will never run…”from liberals.” Really, Joshua. You run from people who agreed with you, so precious. Still, he did not run from liberals, so he spoke the truth. He probably realised before anyone else (amongst republicans anyway) that team ...Jump to post
GDB wrote:MLRS (…) from UK, Germany and Netherlands.
Ukraine war: Deal signed to allow grain exports to resume by sea https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62268070 As if further proof were needed that treaties with Russia ain’t worth the paper and ink used, the port of Odessa was struck by missiles today. https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/1801962699...Jump to post
Nothing, what can not be solved with some "Mr. Smoke" shells. Shells, mortars and missiles are not stopped by smoke. Cover the area with smoke, and Ukraine knows there is / will be movement. They can shoot into the area at leisure. From dozens of kilometres away if need be. Unlike the Rus...Jump to post
art wrote:Turkey - supported by the United Nations - inspecting ships, to allay Russian fears of weapons smuggling.
The EU has agreed with Azerbaijan that they will deliver 12 billion Cu-M of gas next year, steadily increasing over the next few years to 20 billion. At the moment Azerbaijan delivers 8 billion Cu-M. Deliveries will be made by existing pipelines going through Southern Europe. https://www.telegraaf.n...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:I'm not sure I would consider being sent to the frontline a promotion...
The same old tired "we can't stand you but we need you" line. It gets old really fast... You re overstating it when you say “we can’t stand” the USA. A lot of Europeans can’t stand Trump. That’s a given. But most Europeans still can look beyond politics. Looking in from the outside, in no...Jump to post
Biden needs to quit his games and announce that he's not running for another term so the party can start the shakeout of possible candidates. He'll be too old and everyone knows it but him. At least he doesn’t want to steal an election. That has nothing to do with what I said. We're not talking abo...Jump to post
The "deal" to allow grain shipments will be interesting when the details "if ever" are released, just as we still do not know what Turkey got for agreeing to NATO expansion, it may be a long time before we know "if ever" what Russia is getting from this deal. What I do...Jump to post
With that said, the pregnant question can be a valid immigration question. There is a pretty big birth tourist industry where people will visit a country, like the US, as a visitor or other non-immigrant visa classification for the purpose of giving birth. Via the concept of Jus Soli (law of soil),...Jump to post
KLM chief operations officer René de Groot announced last week that he would resign to take up the same function at British Airways. He seems to be in a hurry, his last day at KLM is already this Friday! For the time being Vincent van Hooff (EVP Flight Operations) will cover his position. https://ww...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:Aesma wrote:Often the waste is put on fields as fertilizer.
That's the smell of Norway in summer, cow poop sprayed on the fields to improve the grass.
Bingo. Dems (of the democratic socialist variety) fundamentally ignore federalism. The US is not and never has been a centralized country. Lessons and policies from small, highly centralized European countries do not apply apples to apples here. You can’t underplay the importance and role of state ...Jump to post
I think that there is a misunderstanding. If Belgium is the largest potato importer, it is because it is a large (the largest?) frozen French fries exporter Same applies to the Netherlands as well. The Aviko company alone holds 24% of the European potato market. https://www.potatopro.com/nl/compani...Jump to post
[threeid][/threeid] Well, if an unborn fetus has the right to live then they have the right to ride shotgun :thumbsup: Now you want to arm the unborn with shotguns? Texas has officially gone crazy! Oh, wait... :wink2: Well, it’s texas. The unborn surely have the right to defend themselves from abort...Jump to post
A technological marvel it might well be, but damn that thing’s ugly. Richard Mille are not quite in my price range yet (*cough*), so that’s probably why I did not know them. I’ve just spend 20 or so minutes going through photos of their watches. I have yet to find a watch of theirs that’s aesthetica...Jump to post
bhill wrote:Huh....I wonder how they will explain away the causes of the Civil War?
Silverstone has been red flagged at the start, firstly because of a massive crash, but also because apparently protesters managed to make their way onto the track! Zhou had a bad crash, going inverted OVER the tyre barrier, ending behind the tyres leaning against a fence. That fence might well have ...Jump to post
They would not risk bringing ships close to try to overun it again. Do they still have ships capable of doing so? The Russian navy Telegram channel has reported that the Ondatra class landing craft D-106 hit a Russian sea mine and sank. Yes, they are now sailing into their own mines and publically ...Jump to post
Just heard on the radio this morning that a 10 year old girl has been denied abortion in Ohio. You know what, all things considered, henceforth I’m just going to use the name Gilead when referring to the US. The girl is now going to Indiana to get the abortion. She was 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant, ...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:I am surprised that they have internal flight in the Netherlands.
There are so many variables that there is no simple definitive answer to that. Especially if economics play a part. So I’ll just say the best fighter is Chuck Norris. That's fine. But real air forces did have to make this decision, even though they could not know the future such as who they would b...Jump to post
Russia could have build a brand new gold plated port in any of the Russian cities on the black sea. Where? I can only find one town that has a sheltered harbor and is not choked by the Crimea land mass. It’s 2022, you do not need a naturally sheltered harbour anymore. You can make one yourself. Jus...Jump to post
No need to invade Crimea. Long range rockets and Harpoons can make Sevastopol useless. Then they can abandon Crimea just like they abandon Snake Island. You are assuming Russia took over Crimea for the ports. They did not. They took it for the economic exclusion zone. Or more to the point: the blac...Jump to post