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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2,061
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Posted By The Don
Well I suppose that's one way of viewing a...

Well I suppose that's one way of viewing a government requesting that civilians leave an active war zone for their own protection. :rolleyes:

If you look at the response of those people who have...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:19 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
I'm not sure that he realises how perilous the...

I'm not sure that he realises how perilous the situation is - and as far as those who back the ERG are concerned, maybe it isn't.

For those with plenty of foreign currency, UK assets are suddenly...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:01 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
But of course we have to give them the benefit of...

But of course we have to give them the benefit of the doubt because this Prime Minister and her government have only been in place for a couple of weeks. :mad:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 01:50 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
It's all perfectly fine, Kwasi Kwarteng will not...

It's all perfectly fine, Kwasi Kwarteng will not be swung by anything as trivial as an economic policy-induced currency collapse - because he doesn't look at the markets. :mad:

What with this,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
How low can the Russians stoop ? Now they're...

How low can the Russians stoop ? Now they're having innocent insects shot. :p

I'm not sure how important any of this is. The draft will go ahead and hundreds of thousands of Russians (the majority...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:40 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
The international currency markets once again...

The international currency markets once again express their view w.r.t. the UK Government's newly announced tax policy:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63030208

A significant factor in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
It's frankly laughable that the US would rely on...

It's frankly laughable that the US would rely on published Russian sources and/or couldn't work its way around the Russian block.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
Yes, that was me asking for evidence that...

Yes, that was me asking for evidence that hundreds of thousands had been evacuated from Kharkiv Oblast and were in refugee camps waiting to come back once Moscow's cunning trap had been sprung.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
Not only that, but we will repay those profits...

Not only that, but we will repay those profits with interest. :mad:

It's a scandal, public money used to underpin energy company super-profits but the right wing press will tell us to be grateful.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
Yes, that's what was reported. Maybe he...

Yes, that's what was reported.

Maybe he slunk back in, maybe he's still in Russia.

In the absence of a free press over there, it's difficult to tell.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
The ones that managed to get across to the...

The ones that managed to get across to the Ukraine Army are. ,;)
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,360
Posted By The Don
A jury does though...

A jury does though...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,360
Posted By The Don
True, but if you're a prominent Republican, it...

True, but if you're a prominent Republican, it is the case.

Matt Gaetz seems to have evaded trial, much less conviction.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,965
Views: 85,360
Posted By The Don
The trouble is that there is no evidence, no...

The trouble is that there is no evidence, no matter how compelling, which would convince around 40% of the US population. They would find him not guilty regardless of the evidence presented.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
I was going to say that a higher yield warhead...

I was going to say that a higher yield warhead would create more fallout and kill more Russians downwind but then I realised that kind of thing wouldn't figure in Putin's thinking.

So yes an...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,900
Posted By The Don
I'm not sure lives should be taken to protect...

I'm not sure lives should be taken to protect designer handbags. YMMV
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 757
Posted By The Don
Well as any fule kno, asylum seekers are simply...

Well as any fule kno, asylum seekers are simply illegal immigrants trying to game the system. :rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
No, he's been reading RT.com where hundreds of...

No, he's been reading RT.com where hundreds of thousands of eager recruits are lining up to volunteer to fight for the Motherland and the only problem the recruiters have is dealing with the...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,900
Posted By The Don
Sounds like a nutjob and/or someone seeking to...

Sounds like a nutjob and/or someone seeking to justify their own criminal actions.

I think if the people doing the looting are claiming reparations then they can be safely ignored.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
Doubtless singing the praises of a government...

Doubtless singing the praises of a government lowering taxes for the wealthy again.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
Yes, everyone is in deep trouble to different...

Yes, everyone is in deep trouble to different degrees depending on where it is used

If a series are used to decapitate the Ukrainian leadership then I honestly don't know what the response...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 757
Posted By The Don
Where do the illegal migrants wish to be ? ...

Where do the illegal migrants wish to be ?

Where are the services and facilities to deal with them ?

Bussing immigrants against their will to Nowheresville Montana where there are no facilities...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
It's also the narrative supported by the actual...

It's also the narrative supported by the actual evidence on the ground, the destroyed blocks of flats, the damaged malls, the hospitals hit by Russian artillery.

Either Russia are deliberately...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
Another vote of confidence on the UK Government...

Another vote of confidence on the UK Government from the currency markets. :rolleyes:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63009173

Heaping disaster on disaster. :mad:


edited to add.....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
Why does the filming location make such a...

Why does the filming location make such a difference for you ?



Only if you restrict your media consumption to Russian propaganda outlets like RT. Ukraine appears to successfully target...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
All the UK Government cares about is enriching...

All the UK Government cares about is enriching themselves and their mates - and generating positive headlines to distract the masses.

You don't need any understanding of economics to do that.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
Another right-winger supporting Putin. ...

Another right-winger supporting Putin.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63005402

The concern is that he represents the views of the right wing coalition which may form Italy's next...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
Unsurprisingly, the mini-budget will make the...

Unsurprisingly, the mini-budget will make the very rich even richer and increase the national debt even further. :mad:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63007219

Voodoo economic madness....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
RT is not a good news website, it is simply...

RT is not a good news website, it is simply Russian propaganda. Anyone who describes it as a good website is simply spreading that propaganda.

edited to add....

What is illuminating (and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,586
Posted By The Don
Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced support for people...

Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced support for people like Mrs Don and I who rely on oil for our heating and hot water.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62989499

I've been looking back at...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,546
Views: 111,884
Posted By The Don
Perhaps, but then the question arises about how...

Perhaps, but then the question arises about how to fund such schemes. If the expenditure is in addition to spending on the police then it's just the usual Democratic Party "tax and spend" to expand...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By The Don
I disagree, or more specifically, the regime in...

I disagree, or more specifically, the regime in Iran have determined that religion is the way they can retain and wield power so they have twisted that religion to suit their needs.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
The NHS is incredibly variable, especially...

The NHS is incredibly variable, especially because the entry point for most people is their GP which is a standalone business with all that entails in terms of levels of service.

What you describe...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
....and none of this works. 111 never pick up and...

....and none of this works. 111 never pick up and nurse practitioners simple refer you to the local A&E for a 12+ hour wait.

Same with Pharmacists, they may be able to head off some of the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
The Conservatives are going to fix the broken GP...

The Conservatives are going to fix the broken GP system in England:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-62987823

Except it won't
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
Fracking ban lifted, the race to the bottom...

Fracking ban lifted, the race to the bottom continues. :mad:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-62982332

As pointed out upthread, the justification is to address the energy...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 01:12 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,035
Posted By The Don
The conspiracy section is thataway ----> ...

The conspiracy section is thataway ---->



And yet a genocide is already under way in the occupied territories with those not in favour of the junta spirited away to "re-education camps" in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
Clearly in a rush to get to those recruitment...

Clearly in a rush to get to those recruitment offices...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
An expert in Russia (at least it is reported that...

An expert in Russia (at least it is reported that he has a PhD in Russian warfare) MP Dr Robert Seely says we should take Putin's nuclear threats seriously:


...
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,900
Posted By The Don
Low-T: Low testosterone, the latest in a series...

Low-T: Low testosterone, the latest in a series of insults against the left designed by the right. We leftists used to be "cucks", now we're low testosterone.

Strung out on pure soy: mental...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 12,395
Posted By The Don
It goes a lot further back than that. Wealth and...

It goes a lot further back than that. Wealth and income inequality started to grow again as soon as the coalition government started their Austerity Programme back in 2010/11.

A large underclass...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
No, you don't understand. Over the last 7 months...

No, you don't understand. Over the last 7 months they've masterfully lured Ukraine into a series of traps which will doubtless be sprung when the time is right. :rolleyes:

The fact that these...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
They did it to lure Ukraine into yet another trap...

They did it to lure Ukraine into yet another trap that they're going to spring any day now. ;)



It's to give as many people as possible the opportunity to fight for the Motherland before they...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
I thought that Putin was calling up reservists....

I thought that Putin was calling up reservists. If that's the case then they won't be entirely untrained - merely unmotivated and unequipped.


edited to add......


...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
I agree, the mobilisation will go so...

I agree, the mobilisation will go so fantastically well that riots will break out when disappointed candidates are told that those regional quotas are full and that they will not be able to serve the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 19,035
Posted By The Don
Russia seems to be doing an excellent job of...

Russia seems to be doing an excellent job of changing hearts and minds in Crimea if the steady flow of Russians out of that area is anything to go by. ;)



...and it also has a history of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
They were also repeatedly postponed. The...

They were also repeatedly postponed.

The referendums themselves are hardly surprising but the speed at which they are apparently being implemented is quite a shock and the fact that there is no...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 02:06 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
Does the "partial mobilisation" allow Putin to...

Does the "partial mobilisation" allow Putin to immediately do anything that he was previously unable to do ?

For example, I suppose this allows conscripts to serve in Ukraine - but then again the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By The Don
It's a very difficult and dangerous dynamic...

It's a very difficult and dangerous dynamic between a small urban, comparatively liberal "elite" and a much larger, far more conservative, poorly educated and poor rural population - especially when...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 50,704
Posted By The Don
It's very likely that the Autumn and Spring wet...

It's very likely that the Autumn and Spring wet seasons will mean that both sides will have to dig in. If next winter is like the last one then there won't be much movement there either.

Ukraine...
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