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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:39 AM
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Posted By jimbob
Putin's willing to tolerate a lot, because he now...

Putin's willing to tolerate a lot, because he now has no other option.

The actual soldiers might be less willing to die for someone who treats them badly. It all puts pressure on the regime.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
There has been unrest and what would have been...

There has been unrest and what would have been called fragging of some officers already.

Remember that this isn't the 1980s, Russia isn't the USSR, and Ukraine isn't Afghanistan - yet even the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Him actually going jogging and not just for photo...

Him actually going jogging and not just for photo opportunities.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
I suspect that the attraction of spending other...

I suspect that the attraction of spending other people's money is sufficient in itself
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Question It should at least show any remaining Tory MPs...

It should at least show any remaining Tory MPs with vestigial senses of self preservation that eventually Johnson will outstay his welcome within the party, let alone the country.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
I am increasingly of the opinion that the fate of...

I am increasingly of the opinion that the fate of the Russian invasion and that of Putin are now intertwined.

If one falls, the other would do soon afterwards as a consequence.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
A long thread in Russian, but the translate tweet...

A long thread in Russian, but the translate tweet option is good

https://twitter.com/ian_matveev/status/1540963832096608256?s=20&t=0Eo0Cf9wtP_fUREc23h2Pw
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th June 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Johnson probably thinks that's good as it reduces...

Johnson probably thinks that's good as it reduces the number able to vote for the 1922 Committee changing its rules on leadership elections.


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Don't the remaining Tory MPs...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
I still liked this ...

I still liked this

https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1524521481773924352
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
In 1941, US sanctions on Japan forced it to...

In 1941, US sanctions on Japan forced it to attack as otherwise its war machine would have failed, I think within 6 months according to internal Japanese reports
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 76,223
Posted By jimbob
thread closed as requested and other thread is ...

thread closed as requested and other thread is


Roe v. Wade: Recanting of the reversal (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344248)
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th June 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By jimbob
Likewise. I did have a brief email...

Likewise.

I did have a brief email correspondence with Drexler when I was doing my Masters,
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
An interesting take on this from the Telegraph...

An interesting take on this from the Telegraph (via MSN)
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,404
Posted By jimbob
I have moved the discussion of the SCOTUS to the...

I have moved the discussion of the SCOTUS to the merged thread on that subject

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359814
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Part of this conversation ...

Part of this conversation

https://twitter.com/ShaunHoughton7/status/1540196630665826305?s=20&t=KIhyEfUsUV9dH6mjfOILwA
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
My comment on Twitter was that those are all...

My comment on Twitter was that those are all reserved for big dogs
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Under the current rules of the 1922 Committee, ...

Under the current rules of the 1922 Committee,
Which can apparently be changed by a simple majority of Tory MPs.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Meanwhile this was interesting about Lord Frost...

Meanwhile this was interesting about Lord Frost distancing himself from Johnson

https://twitter.com/lisaocarroll/status/1539898423071195136



Obviously he's still being disingenuous but can...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Like the Purser of the Titanic resigning for it...

Like the Purser of the Titanic resigning for it hitting the iceberg.

You missed out on the bit where the losing Tory in Tiverton locking herself in the dance studio at Crediton Sports Centre.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 22,363
Posted By jimbob
Another Nordic country (18th June date) ...

Another Nordic country (18th June date)
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
sorry-notsorry

sorry-notsorry
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By jimbob
Ooof

Ooof
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Indeed, and it's hardly notable for someone to...

Indeed, and it's hardly notable for someone to choose a famous individual with whom they share a passing resemblance as their avatar on social media... Just look at mine here... :boxedin:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd June 2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
I almost suggested someone look for...

I almost suggested someone look for #AlanPartridge for that.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 01:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 765
Posted By jimbob
Indeed. Something like eighteen thousand...

Indeed. Something like eighteen thousand organisations with police powers in 2008 - it's not actually clear if anyone knows the actual figure.

12,000 police forces

6000 ten or fewer officers
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd June 2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
That Twitter account is very iffy - seems to be a...

That Twitter account is very iffy - seems to be a Walter Mitty character in Ontario.

A thread detailing some of his claims for starters

https://twitter.com/con_punk/status/1537040124378243072
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd June 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Worth looking at some of the interviews that Mick...

Worth looking at some of the interviews that Mick Lynch has done over the last few days.

this with Piers Morgan
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 765
Posted By jimbob
I'm starting to think it should come out of that...

I'm starting to think it should come out of that *after* their pension fund.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd June 2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 157,287
Posted By jimbob
He started answering questions after that, so...

He started answering questions after that, so tacitly acknowledged it.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd June 2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 4,217
Posted By jimbob
Nah, no deity as worshipped according to the...

Nah, no deity as worshipped according to the doctrine of any of the major* religions can exist as the doctrines each self-contradictory.


*TBD
Forum: USA Politics 22nd June 2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 157,287
Posted By jimbob
https://twitter.com/maddowblog/status/153942777334...

https://twitter.com/maddowblog/status/1539427773349040128?s=21&t=SnDvtMKzA3rvNWEEUBDYDQ



Video in link
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd June 2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
Yes. Really not good

Yes. Really not good
Forum: USA Politics 21st June 2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 157,287
Posted By jimbob
The highlighted. I would take that to mean that...

The highlighted. I would take that to mean that if the POTUS decided to authorise the building of a road or a pipeline, say, those adversely affected couldn't sue the person who was the POTUS for...
Forum: USA Politics 21st June 2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 157,287
Posted By jimbob
Ron Johnson Um that's not a good look. Or...

Ron Johnson

Um that's not a good look. Or particularly clever - he must have known that attempting to pass fake slates of Wisconsin and Michigan electors to Pence was probably going to fail and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,404
Posted By jimbob
I've taken the liberty of copying a few of the...

I've taken the liberty of copying a few of the recent posts on the Uvalde shooting to the following thread.

The Uvalde Shooting and responses to it...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,404
Posted By jimbob
Likewise but ...

Likewise but

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/06/21/us/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-footage-police-response/index.html
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 765
Posted By jimbob
Likewise but ...

Likewise but

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/06/21/us/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-footage-police-response/index.html
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 21st June 2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 4,217
Posted By jimbob
What acbytesla says

What acbytesla says
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 21st June 2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 4,217
Posted By jimbob
Interesting points but irrelevant to the idea...

Interesting points but irrelevant to the idea that any moral system which is happy with the ownership of people is based on a set of values that I find abhorrent. The existence or otherwise of the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st June 2022, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 62,945
Posted By jimbob
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-06-21/government-und...

https://www.itv.com/news/2022-06-21/government-under-fire-for-plans-to-cut-controls-on-city-bosses-pay
Because this is such a good look at this time
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 21st June 2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 4,217
Posted By jimbob
And JoeMorgue, correctly, pointed out that this...

And JoeMorgue, correctly, pointed out that this argument is still being used. At least I have come across it when at university.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,404
Posted By jimbob
Yes, when it doesn't even seem clear how many...

Yes, when it doesn't even seem clear how many organisations with police powers there are in the US, except that it was somewhere around eighteen thousand in 2008, with 12000 being police forces of...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 21st June 2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 4,217
Posted By jimbob
The question in the OP was, which (fictional)...

The question in the OP was, which (fictional) character was most evil? Which I think only makes sense if you define the moral framework and underlying values from which you define good and evil.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th June 2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 640
Views: 11,741
Posted By jimbob
Putting this thread on moderated status after...

Putting this thread on moderated status after (yet) another clear out


Remember that this is discussing Trans people and not how awful the other side is
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
Yes, but the suggestion is that Russia is.

Yes, but the suggestion is that Russia is.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 20th June 2022, 04:26 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 4,217
Posted By jimbob
Indeed. It shows a mindset of people who believe...

Indeed. It shows a mindset of people who believe deeply in slavery and ownership of people.

It's possible to conceive of technology creating sentient beings - but those beings would not be the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russ...

https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russian-offensive-campaign-assessment-june-19



The highlighted is not surprising
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
Upthread, I quoted someone on Scrutable comparing...

Upthread, I quoted someone on Scrutable comparing the Russian gains after its breakout to those of the British Army during the Somme Offensive in 1916.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th June 2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 10,099
Posted By jimbob
Moved a load of posts to AH, and I probably have...

Moved a load of posts to AH, and I probably have missed some.

The topic is this case, not other posters
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th June 2022, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 38,173
Posted By jimbob
Avoid avoidable costy in terms of money/material...

Avoid avoidable costy in terms of money/material and, more importantly, homeside public and political support. They sort of try to have UA eat some cake and to have it, too.

I am not claiming that...
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