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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46
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Posted By Captain_Swoop
It's disputed for the same reason as the...

It's disputed for the same reason as the Falklands. Fish, gas and oil.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Captain_Swoop
I would have thought that royalty giving an...

I would have thought that royalty giving an honour to someone that helped them out of a hole is exactly what the honours system was invented for?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
If I wanted to sink a ship quickly I would...

If I wanted to sink a ship quickly I would disconnect all the coolant loop exhaust pipes, that way the engines and generators would be pumping thousands of gallons a minute in to the ship and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
What is your evidence for these 'scuttling...

What is your evidence for these 'scuttling charges'?

I have never been on a ship with 'scuttling charges'

It was blown open by a missile, that is the only flooding that occured.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Smash the pipes that bring cooling water in to...

Smash the pipes that bring cooling water in to and out from the engines and generators. It would still take a long time to sink unless the cooling pumps were running, then it would be pumping...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Russia says it has salvaged a large landing ship...

Russia says it has salvaged a large landing ship scuttled by its crew after a Ukrainian missile strike damaged it in the port of Berdyansk on 24 March.

Apparently the crew sank the ship "to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Captain_Swoop
There should be similar centralisation in...

There should be similar centralisation in England. Some of the ambulance and police forces are too small to be effective.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 569
Posted By Captain_Swoop
So Scilly Isles count as part of England then.

So Scilly Isles count as part of England then.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
This supposes that Russia can hang on to it's...

This supposes that Russia can hang on to it's gains.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 569
Posted By Captain_Swoop
How do you get to Lerwick by car? If you are...

How do you get to Lerwick by car?

If you are counting the water lets add the Scilly Isles to England
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
It seems the Russians are still using the WW2...

It seems the Russians are still using the WW2 Playbook.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Captain_Swoop
I think the idea is a culture change so all the...

I think the idea is a culture change so all the generations stay in the same house?

It is good though, not only will graduates be entering the world of work with a big debt from their education...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
It also provided a fighting front where the...

It also provided a fighting front where the British and Commonwealth developed tactics ad gained experience.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Afrika Corps went in to Africa to save the...

Afrika Corps went in to Africa to save the Italians after they were routed and destroyed at Beda Fomm.

It is forgotten that the Italians advanced in to Egypt and Egypt and dug in, constructing...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:16 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
They are fighting back, that'swhy Russia are...

They are fighting back, that'swhy Russia are going nowhere apart from 'marginal gains'

Ukraine will contain and make small attacks where they see a local advantage or can make gains without taking...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
I never lost any but I know someone who lost the...

I never lost any but I know someone who lost the tip of an index finger.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Boris is considering 50-year mortgages that can...

Boris is considering 50-year mortgages that can be passed down from parents to their children in a bid to help people onto the housing ladder. ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Difficult when there's only one ship involved but...

Difficult when there's only one ship involved but easy enough if there are multiple. What complicates it is that ships are usually moving when they fire at shore targets.
We went in at speed after...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,766
Posted By Captain_Swoop
He won didn't he? Or are you claiming the act...

He won didn't he?
Or are you claiming the act should have prevented him from being bullied at work?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Wasn't in the army, bombardments I have been...

Wasn't in the army, bombardments I have been involved with only involved 2 guns, both in the same turret.
Forum: USA Politics 1st July 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 35,729
Posted By Captain_Swoop
This wasn't SNL on a Thursday night. This was...

This wasn't SNL on a Thursday night.
This was Wyoming's Republican primary debate.

Video in link

https://twitter.com/AccountableGOP/status/1542866096537145345
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,766
Posted By Captain_Swoop
How about 10 cases just from one year. ...

How about 10 cases just from one year.

https://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2015/12/23/10-human-rights-cases-that-defined-2015/
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Haven't got a clue.

Haven't got a clue.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,766
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Here are 10 recent cases right off the top of a...

Here are 10 recent cases right off the top of a search for successful HRA cases

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/legal-casework/human-rights-legal-cases
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
The British AS-90 SP gun and the 105mm towed gun...

The British AS-90 SP gun and the 105mm towed gun and have a radar above the barrel, it records the trajectory and muzzle velocity of each shot and the gun automatically 're lays' before the next...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Captain_Swoop
He was having his pipe serviced by his mistress...

He was having his pipe serviced by his mistress while his wife was having chemo in his office while Foreign Secretary.

Nobody in the press is saying anything about it except for Private Eye and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Captain_Swoop
@Parody_PM “..and because the office was so...

@Parody_PM
“..and because the office was so hot, I undid the zip on my trousers. It was at this point that Carrie tripped and fell on my lap, her mouth open wide in astonishment…”
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Tory deputy chief whip resigns after ‘drunkenly...

Tory deputy chief whip resigns after ‘drunkenly groping two men’



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/30/tory-deputy-chief-whip-resigns-after-embarrassing-myself-and-others
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
According to the British Army they have trained...

According to the British Army they have trained thousands of Ukraine troops since 2015
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Ukraine aren't going to try anything offensive...

Ukraine aren't going to try anything offensive until they are properly re-equipped and trained.
Pushing stuff in piecemeal is the best way to lose it.
On fronts where they find a weakness they may...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
They are wasting what forces they have with their...

They are wasting what forces they have with their pointless attacks that are achieving nothing compared to the cost
Throwing forces in piecemeal just wastes them.

As for Snake Island, another...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Exclusive: Boris Johnson faces ‘kangaroo court’...

Exclusive: Boris Johnson faces ‘kangaroo court’ over inquiry into partygate ‘lies’, No 10 fears
...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 02:48 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,197
Posted By Captain_Swoop
It's not a trial so it doesn't matter anyway.

It's not a trial so it doesn't matter anyway.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
You think Snake Island is blocking sea traffic? ...

You think Snake Island is blocking sea traffic?
Russia have withdrawn, they haven't been able to resupply.

If they had steam they would be making some real gains and not battering away to make...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
They have no steam left.

They have no steam left.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Ukrainian troops being trained in the UK, video...

Ukrainian troops being trained in the UK, video in link
Thousands have been trained by the British Army since 2015. One of the reasons they are doing so well, they have had training in depth...
Forum: USA Politics 29th June 2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,197
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Can the SS be trusted though? They knew...

Can the SS be trusted though?

They knew people were armed and just let them march to the Capitol, they didn't inform the Capitol Police, FBI, Homeland Security or the DC Police.
They didn’t take...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
British Army only has a one type of towed...

British Army only has a one type of towed artillery now. The M118 105mm light gun used by the Parachute Regiment and Royal Marine Commando field artillery regiments.
It's the same British designed...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Standardisation in ammunition and that's about...

Standardisation in ammunition and that's about it.

For example Self propelling artillery, the US M109 was in widespread use across NATO and still is with Canada, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Spain...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Also conventional artillery is pretty much all...

Also conventional artillery is pretty much all the same in operation.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
It's no good sending them until they can use...

It's no good sending them until they can use them. As crews and support are trained they will feed in.
Plus it takes time to prepare equipment that has been in storage
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Nigel Farage tweeted "Electric cars and smart...

Nigel Farage tweeted
"Electric cars and smart meters at home will give the government power and control over our lives. It is the Big Brother state and it’s all under the Conservatives."
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 02:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Taking out Russian air is exactly what NATO...

Taking out Russian air is exactly what NATO trains for. A 'bit of time' would be a day or so.
There is an entire Russian airbase in the forest at Spadeadam in Northumberland. It simulates the...
Forum: USA Politics 29th June 2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 161,160
Posted By Captain_Swoop
House Judiciary GOP Retweeted

House Judiciary GOP Retweeted
Forum: USA Politics 29th June 2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 161,160
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Peter Alexander Chief White House Correspondent...

Peter Alexander Chief White House Correspondent for NBC tweeted
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
I wouldn't be too sure about that.

I wouldn't be too sure about that.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,766
Posted By Captain_Swoop
The Bill for the new 'Bill of Rights' going...

The Bill for the new 'Bill of Rights' going through Parliament seems to have enabling legislation for a return of the Death Penalty.

In Article 2 'Right to life' is a clause 1 says: "Everyone's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 66,552
Posted By Captain_Swoop
On the day that “noisy” protest becomes unlawful...

On the day that “noisy” protest becomes unlawful under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, at least 20 police officers have just surrounded anti-Brexit protestor Steve Bray outside the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
Not if the defenders are useless. Look at the...

Not if the defenders are useless. Look at the ground force force ratio in the Falklands or even Operation Compass in WW2 when the British defeated the defending Italians on the Egyptian border and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,006
Posted By Captain_Swoop
If you keep using a worn out gun it will become...

If you keep using a worn out gun it will become dangerous to the user, the obturation will wear out on guns using bagged charges and the chamber throat will also erode giving a high risk of a barrel...
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