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by petertenthije
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42301

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

They started out with saying that Judge Cannon abused her discretion to interject herself into the case which would have been enough to provide the stay that DoJ was seeking: (…) Not only did they tell her she was wrong, but that she was completely wrong from the get go, Can judges be disbarred whe...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

3. They do not have the men/units left to train them or the equipment/logistic for in best case more than 1 million, Sure they do, just hand out a million copies of call of duty. Just don’t tell them they are playing CoD World War Two edition, and that Ukraine is playing CoD modern warfare with hac...

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by petertenthije
Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 20725

Re: FMTC - Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo - EU project

A shrink of an A400 leaves it being still too big of a replace for the CASA and not as capable as the C-130J or Embraer. Why would it be less capable then a C-130J or an Embraer? The new design has not even been drafted yet. Not sure if even the requirements have been drafted. It will be more expen...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Interview with Igor Girkin (Strelkov). Also this giuy deserves to end up in jail for the rest of his live and as he is additional a big fashist asshole, the first to call it a war and to start mobilisation; he is the best analyst on Russian site. This piece of sh!t is also one of the four main susp...

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by petertenthije
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WizzAir rescued 1 of its 4 Airbus planes stranded in Ukraine in a daring stealth mission at low altitude
Replies: 37
Views: 10868

Re: WizzAir rescued 1 of its 4 Airbus planes stranded in Ukraine in a daring stealth mission at low altitude

I bet it was a very quick walk-around. It's not like they took off from a war zone. The flight took off from Lviv. The distance to the Polish border is 50ish KM. Wizz Air has offered free flights to refugees when the war started, so i would not be surprised iof the Ukrainians were amenable to Wizz ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 425
Views: 35996

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Nyck de Vries is in negotiations with Alpha Tauri for next season. He is their main candidate. Alpha Tauri is no longer in negotiations with Colton Herta because of the difficulties in getting a super license for Herta. Pierre Gasly is expected to go to Alpine. Dutch source: https://www.gpfans.com/n...

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1139
Views: 161312

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

All other modes require some integration with the aircraft's ESM suite and other sensors; even then, many Western fighters may not be able to use HARM because they lack the hardware to effectively use the missile. They may be able to carry the missile and launch it, but cueing it would require data...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 112
Views: 20990

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

bla bla bs There were two versions of the Tu-144, total production run is 16. I’ve seen four of them! Tu-154, more then one are in use. Mostly by various militaries / governments though. Il-96 did enter commercial service. Most are currently in use by the Russian air force / government. Current civ...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died
Replies: 207
Views: 12160

Re: UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth has died

Queen Elizabeth has achieved lots during her 70 year reign. Look at president macron in France as another head of state for example, he hardly has the support of the whole nation and can’t even get basic pension reforms through his country. To be fair to Macron, and politicians in general, they hav...

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by petertenthije
Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impact on European economy if Ukraine nuclear power plant explodes
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Impact on European economy if Ukraine nuclear power plant explodes

It wouldn't have any real affect on the European economy. The plant provides one-fifth of the power Ukraine uses though so it would have a real impact on them. And right now Europe has nothing "extra" to give if they lost it. I think you are forgetting that economics is not an exact scien...

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by petertenthije
Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

T4thH wrote:
Next film in cinema: "Kesselschlacht of Izyum"

Blyatzkrieg

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

More humiliation for Putin: the Lieutenant General captured yesterday has been identified. He is Andrei Sychevoi who was in command of the West group, and is the highest-ranking Russian officer captured since WWII: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/x9kq5t/yesterday_videos_featured_a_ru_offi...

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 08, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worlds largest newest cruise ship to be scrapped before maiden voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Re: Worlds largest newest cruise ship to be scrapped before maiden voyage

It’s an iconic ship that should be preserved!
I am sure cities are fighting for the opportunity to make this a museum. LOL

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by petertenthije
Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

BMPs are fully amphibious after short preparation. I really do not understand, how they have managed to drown them. Looking at the footage, it seems their rear doors are open. Surely that can’t help their buoyancy. :D To be fair though, they might have opened the doors to escape the sinking BMP. Wh...

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42301

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

victrola wrote:
Well, our usual cast of Trump defenders silence on this question has been stunning

They are too busy being offended by Bidden’s speech to write anything (except in the Biden speech thread). Who knows, maybe they are all in counselling or something.

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by petertenthije
Wed Sep 07, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's speech on MAGA
Replies: 68
Views: 4253

Re: Biden's speech on MAGA

Was it too over the top? Not at all. The Dems needed to take the bull by the horns just like Trump did when he denigrated them, but also adding that Biden diplomatic touch. How will the Democrats know how to identify a bull? It could be a cow, a mooooor, or even non cownairy. These are tricky times...

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by petertenthije
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 1105
Views: 380007

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation Related *Discussion* Thread

Pretty sure the poster refers to Chkalovsky Air Base, in the Moscow Oblast. There's a spotter that's been uploading all sorts of vids. In this one of the VIP fleet, in the newer videos, there is quite a sight of many parked Boeing and Airbus aircraft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPEAfQslRC4 The...

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by petertenthije
Mon Sep 05, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What would've been even more insulting (but not doable in the real world) would be if they were just ignored, as if they didn't matter or weren't important or a threat. Well, the royal Netherlands navy used the Zr.Ms. Rotterdam, an amphibious assault ship armed with nothing more then a CIWS system....

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 04, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Americans were warning the EU about depending on Russian gas for years. All we heard was that we were paranoid, Putin was harmless and the economies were so intertwined that conflict could never happen. Get off your high horse already. Everyone was trading with them, including the USA. Besides, how...

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by petertenthije
Sun Sep 04, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

However, if your choice is expensive fuel or stop, you still have a choice. If your choice is natgas at whatever price, or no natgas because your country snookered itself into russian trap -- that's not really a choice, is it? Americans were warning the EU about depending on Russian gas for years. ...

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by petertenthije
Sat Sep 03, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4445

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

I am all for decriminalizing prostitution but the underground market will never go away simply because it is decriminalized. It might not remove the criminal element entirely, but going from experience from countries that decriminalised hookers, drugs or alcohol, it is safe to say the criminals eit...

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by petertenthije
Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 205
Views: 20278

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

At the risk of encouraging someone’s obsession with preserving / repurposing old ships: The MS Galaxy (Tallink) will become a refugee center near Amsterdam. She’s expected to house up to 1.000 refugees for half a year. This might later be expanded to up to 1.500 people. https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieu...

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon
Replies: 87
Views: 4445

Re: Guy (34) arrested for prostitution while on Honeymoon

Why is his name released yo the public at all? It was concentual and both where adults. He’ll likely loose his marriage which should have been punishment enough.

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Poland and the Czech Republic have agreed to defend Slovakian airspace for the time being. This clears the way for Slovakia to transfer their 11 MiG-29s to Ukraine. There is no agreement yet with Ukraine on exactly how and when the fighters will be handed over. Slovakia is awaiting delivery of 14 ne...

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential End to Iranian Sanctions and Irans Aircraft Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 6785

Re: Potential End to Iranian Sanctions and Irans Aircraft Orders

Considering the possibility of republicans taking the White House come 2024, Iran would be mad to look at anything made in the USA. It’s gonna be airbus, and even that has plenty of US components to ruin their day.

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party
Replies: 108
Views: 5929

Re: Finnish Prime-minister suspected of drug use after dancing like a normal person at a party

Jalap wrote:
It is the opposition pushing this?

I think it’s more likely that russia is pushing this.

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

art wrote:
It is a shame that the US stymied the transfer of MiG-29 to Ukraine many weeks ago.

Maybe the transfer was blocked in order to upgrade them first to handle western missiles, communications and other equipment.

For instance the HARM missiles introduced recently.

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by petertenthije
Wed Aug 24, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: An upgraded F-35 in 10 years
Replies: 49
Views: 3680

Re: An upgraded F-35 in 10 years

Find the differences!




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by petertenthije
Wed Aug 24, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: An upgraded F-35 in 10 years
Replies: 49
Views: 3680

Re: An upgraded F-35 in 10 years

The J-10 is a rough copy of the Saab Viggen. The J-20 is more original but copies many elements of the F-22, adapting them to the J-10 canard design. In what way is the J-10 a copy of the Viggen. They look nothing alike. Nor does it look like the Gripen, for that matter, except for having a deltawi...

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 20, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

VolvoBus wrote:
Doubt it's mishandled explosives. How about somebody smoking in the officer's mess vodka store ?

Must be a celebratory cigar, could not possibly be a Ukrainian attack. LOL

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42301

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

PhilBy wrote:
I though that Donald wrote an executive order that anything on his personal property was automaticaly declassified.

Would that include his tax records? :D

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 60
Views: 3691

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

casinterest wrote:
The fact that folks that think Trump is in the clear are the reason we have so many mental institutions.

The fact there are not enough mental institutions is why so many folks think Trump is in the clear.

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by petertenthije
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42301

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

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?

Always knew intelligent design was overrated.
Darwin’s theory of evolution for the win!

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 13, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion
Replies: 60
Views: 3691

Re: When will Fox news get sued into oblivion

"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...

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in New York

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...

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court
Replies: 29
Views: 2586

Re: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court

Tugger wrote:
I would think the lawyers and potentially the law office that represented Mr. Jones could face disbarment for gross malfeasance.
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?

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by petertenthije
Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42301

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

sierrakilo44 wrote:
Found guilty of Espionage and put into the electric chair.

With all the support Trump’s had over the years, it might be time to build electric bleachers.

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by petertenthije
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42301

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

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...

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by petertenthije
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.
Replies: 618
Views: 42301

Re: Mar-A-Lago raided by FBI.

"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 ...

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

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 ...

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan AG candidate is running for the office investigating him
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Michigan AG candidate is running for the office investigating him

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...

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan AG candidate is running for the office investigating him
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Michigan AG candidate is running for the office investigating him

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 ?

Looking at it from the outside, no, I do not believe there is a non-political body left in the USA.

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by petertenthije
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

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...

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by petertenthije
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

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...

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by petertenthije
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Alfons wrote:
You will have 100'000+ russian soldiers going back to their families, telling the truth,

Not to mention the 10s of thousands that come back in a bag, or not coming back at all.

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 425
Views: 35996

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Verstappen, spinning and winning.
Mercedes doing very well.
Ferrari shooting themselves in the foot, again!

What the hell is going on at Ferrari?

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by petertenthije
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://twitter.com/Lyla_lilas/status/1 ... 5512870918

Could that be one of his KGB tics? He is known to always keep his shooting hand close to where his gun would be. Has been doing so forever.
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Braybuddy wrote:
This is interesting. Putin's right arm seems to be quite immobile:
https://twitter.com/Lyla_lilas/status/1 ... 5512870918

Could that be one of his KGB tics? He is known to always keep his shooting hand close to where his gun would be. Has been doing so forever.

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by petertenthije
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8470
Views: 599090

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

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 ...

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