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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Ukraine has the advantage, they can choose their...

Ukraine has the advantage, they can choose their line of attack and switch their forces.
Russia are pretty much on the defensive.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Truss wants to "shake up" Civil Service and...

Truss wants to "shake up" Civil Service and public sector pay.

She wants an end to national pay deals.
Pay should be linked to living standards where you work, so jobs could have different...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Truss says of Sturgeon "I think the best thing...

Truss says of Sturgeon
"I think the best thing to do with Nicola Sturgeon is ignore her."
"She's an attention seeker, that's what she is."

So much for devolved power.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Three British men accused of being mercenaries...

Three British men accused of being mercenaries are to stand trial in a Russian proxy court in eastern Ukraine.

John Harding, Dylan Healy, and Andrew Hill will be tried in the so-called Donetsk...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Truss says she'll get 2,400 pieces of EU-derived...

Truss says she'll get 2,400 pieces of EU-derived regulation off statute books and replaced by domestic regulation by the end of 2023.

Get ready for chaos
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 90,208
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Behave.

Behave.
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 90,208
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Where did I say I excuse anyone?

Where did I say I excuse anyone?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
No position update from Razoni or the tug sailing...

No position update from Razoni or the tug sailing with it for over 3 hours.

Looks like they turned their AIS off or there are surprisingly few AIS stations in that part of the Black Sea
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,905
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Why did Trump dig a large grave for Ivana’s...

Why did Trump dig a large grave for Ivana’s cremated ashes?

What has he buried in there? Phone logs from 1/6? FBI recordings of meetings with Russians? His tax returns?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
I think ships will get through ok for a week or...

I think ships will get through ok for a week or two then one will be hit by a missile and Russia will blame Ukraine
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,934
Posted By Captain_Swoop
If you don't support Russia you go to jail and...

If you don't support Russia you go to jail and get 're-educated' or just disappear and turn up dead in a hole in the ground along with the other people that didn't support Russia.

It's an old...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Mortgage borrowing rules have been eased after...

Mortgage borrowing rules have been eased after the Bank of England scrapped an affordability test.

The "stress test" forced lenders to calculate whether potential borrowers would be able to cope...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Turned south west now, still accompanied by a...

Turned south west now, still accompanied by a Tug.

It's not a little ship, 38,000 tons
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
How would they do that? Tarsus is in Turkey...

How would they do that?

Tarsus is in Turkey and not even a port.

The ship is 30 miles out of port and currently making 10.7 knots heading south east accompanied by a Tug
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
The first ship carrying grain has left Odessa ...

The first ship carrying grain has left Odessa

Turkish and Ukrainian officials say the ship left the port early today bound for Lebanon.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62375580
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
They don't have much of a navy left in the Black...

They don't have much of a navy left in the Black Sea to celebrate.
Forum: USA Politics 31st July 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,905
Posted By Captain_Swoop
If your balls have dropped you get a free stroke.

If your balls have dropped you get a free stroke.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
In a Channel 4 interview Sunak said to Andrew...

In a Channel 4 interview Sunak said to Andrew Neil "We have a problem with human rights laws in this country which makes it difficult for us to achieve our objectives".


What objectives could be...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
A good thread on the Russian massacre of POWs at...

A good thread on the Russian massacre of POWs at Olenivka

https://twitter.com/noclador/status/1553346547739410432
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Truss says students who get top grades should...

Truss says students who get top grades should automatically be invited to apply to Oxford or Cambridge.

She also wants to expand existing academy schools that are high performing, and replace...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Which cities?

Which cities?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
So what is their strategy? What tactics are...

So what is their strategy?
What tactics are they using?

here has my assessment been wrong so far?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Rishi is building a private swimming pool at one...

Rishi is building a private swimming pool at one of his homes in Richmond, Yorkshire, his constituency.
The council plan to close the public swimming baths as they can't afford to heat them....
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 31st July 2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 179,170
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Bitcoin does have some utility. Remember the...

Bitcoin does have some utility.

Remember the Silk Road era?

Here is the story of how the creator of Silk Road thought he was using his bitcoin to hire an assassin but instead instead got taken...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
and yet they are conducting the war as though...

and yet they are conducting the war as though they have no real strategy or even tactics.
Forum: USA Politics 31st July 2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,905
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Apparently he buried her on one of his golf...

Apparently he buried her on one of his golf courses.

It's being claimed that by burying her there the golf course is a cemetery and he gets a lot of tax exemptions.

Some people, to be fair, are...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
In other news, celebration of Navy Day in Crimea...

In other news, celebration of Navy Day in Crimea has been cancelled.
The reason given by Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev was an alleged Ukrainian drone strike on the Black Sea Fleet...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 02:10 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
A good indication that Russia are desperate and...

A good indication that Russia are desperate and know that they can't win is the use of their missiles on random civilian targets in cities away from the fighting.

If they could identify useful...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
In late WW2 operators on radar fire control sets...

In late WW2 operators on radar fire control sets on British AA batteries noticed they could see mortar rounds coming in, the fins acted as reflectors. Some sets were procured by the field artillery...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
It is standard to fire then move. Once you fire...

It is standard to fire then move. Once you fire you give away your position to the enemy and they will fire back 'counter batter' it is called. That's why most modern artillery is self propelling so...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 228,595
Posted By Captain_Swoop
NI Protocol: Grace periods should be permanent,...

NI Protocol: Grace periods should be permanent, says Lords committee



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62311532
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Gazprom stops Latvia's gas in latest Russian cut...

Gazprom stops Latvia's gas in latest Russian cut to EU

Russian energy giant Gazprom says it has suspended gas supplies to Latvia - the latest EU country to experience such action amid tensions...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 30th July 2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 186,330
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for...

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Truss says she's planning a "Thatcherite shake-up...

Truss says she's planning a "Thatcherite shake-up of the Treasury" to give No 10 more control over the economy and give her more power to challenge Treasury "group think".

Also an overhaul...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
As are the Russian AA missiles

As are the Russian AA missiles
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
The Russians claim they can be shot down.

The Russians claim they can be shot down.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By Captain_Swoop
and yet the Russian equivalent is conspicuous by...

and yet the Russian equivalent is conspicuous by it's absence.

Scott Ritter said "Yes, you may kill more Russians. But that’s it. They will keep all the territory they have captured,”

He's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 228,595
Posted By Captain_Swoop
If you think 'The Donkeys' is bad try reading his...

If you think 'The Donkeys' is bad try reading his 'Barbarossa'
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Samuel Alito: Top US judge mocks world leaders...

Samuel Alito: Top US judge mocks world leaders over abortion ruling

[/quote]"I had the honour this term of writing I think the only supreme court decision in the history of that institution that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Apart from she went to a very good school She's...

Apart from she went to a very good school
She's a liar
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Of course they are

Of course they are
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th July 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,177
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Remembering a lunar day is not the same as an...

Remembering a lunar day is not the same as an earth Day.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
What does their clothing have to do with it? ...

What does their clothing have to do with it?

You do know what the phrase 'old school tie' means? It isn't wearing a literal tie
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 03:48 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,871
Posted By Captain_Swoop
German economy wasn't crushed under restitution...

German economy wasn't crushed under restitution payments.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
MPS have given themselves a £2200 pay rise. ...

MPS have given themselves a £2200 pay rise.
Apparently they have to take it as it was recommended by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
There are six Academies in the north east run by...

There are six Academies in the north east run by the Emmanuel Schools Foundation set up by Sir Reg Vardy an ex car salesman.
When the first one opened in 2003 at Coulby Newham in Middlesbrough it...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Bollocks

Bollocks
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Irony is he finished as a Fleet Chief Petty...

Irony is he finished as a Fleet Chief Petty Officer aboard Vanguard, the last and largest RN Battleship on her last commission.
He was the 'god of gunnery' any officer with less than 4 rings would...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 90,933
Posted By Captain_Swoop
My cousin got asked what his father did for a...

My cousin got asked what his father did for a living and was he in a golf club. My Uncle Martin was in the Navy for 30 years but even though he was at the Battle Of The River Plate it apparently...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 90,208
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Are you drunk? Was WW2 in the 15th century?

Are you drunk? Was WW2 in the 15th century?
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