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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 06:47 AM
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Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
Soz, that should have read SE Asia (for example,...

Soz, that should have read SE Asia (for example, Nepal) and India and Pakistan.

Having had six of his enemies sentenced to prison including one to a suspended death sentence, Xi now not being...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 05:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
From the article: :dl: So Xi has...

From the article:



:dl:

So Xi has been 'in quarantine' since 16 Sept, as if the heads of government follow the harsh quarantine rules imposed on the population. This does make me sceptical....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
The problem with China of course is that people...

The problem with China of course is that people are not free to report from there (NB you note a few senior CCP members have been sentenced to death for supposed bribery and corruption) so people do...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 03:47 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 1,767
Posted By Vixen
Sack the bastard! He/she is obviously some kind...

Sack the bastard! He/she is obviously some kind of (a) political activist determined to make a point (probably to discredit transgender-ID persons), (b) an insufferable exhibitionist, or (c) a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:25 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,622
Posted By Vixen
Kwarteng is obviously not stupid. However, Liz...

Kwarteng is obviously not stupid. However, Liz Truss was heavily backed by the ERG 'think tanks' who do have an agenda, as they did with Brexit (i.e., getting rich for themselves) and that is whose...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 03:19 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,622
Posted By Vixen
If the Bank of England pushes up its interest...

If the Bank of England pushes up its interest rates, as is very likely, to stablise the economy, ordinary Brits will discover that the cost of living just got harder. Fixed rate remortgages are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 1,767
Posted By Vixen
Although I have seen the lurid headlines, I don't...

Although I have seen the lurid headlines, I don't really know the full background to this but it strikes me as grotesque. I wonder whether this person has lightweight prosthetic boobs because trust...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 31,120
Posted By Vixen
Mainly trivia, I'm afraid, as Hungary has been...

Mainly trivia, I'm afraid, as Hungary has been occupied by so many invaders over the last 4,500 years in Central Europe and has had different rulers and masters. Whilst Finland did get some combware...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
Jenny Zeng (who has >205k followers) has now...

Jenny Zeng (who has >205k followers) has now updated that the CCP advertising the delegates to the 20th Congress in October, has included the name of Xi Jinping.

She has prepared a youtube video...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
So Russians coming over the border to Finland...

So Russians coming over the border to Finland since Putin announced mobilisation of 300,000 further conscripts, is now 27,000 coming in and about 10,000 returning. In addition, ATM cash machines are...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 31,120
Posted By Vixen
Yes, Hungarian is a Uralic language and does...

Yes, Hungarian is a Uralic language and does share similar features in its grammatical structure (i.e., it is heavily inflected). However, Hungarian broke off from a common language with Finnish...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
That is incorrect. Jennifer Zeng, a respected...

That is incorrect. Jennifer Zeng, a respected journalist, gave credence to reports, which as of now are unconfirmed, stating:




She has not removed her tweet.

I despair that people are...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 01:31 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,622
Posted By Vixen
The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB)...

The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the National Trust are furious at the 'Investment Zone' plans as it gives 'investors' carte blanche to lay down infrastructure that disrupts wild...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
From the Santa Monica Observer...

From the Santa Monica Observer (https://www.smobserved.com/story/2022/09/24/news/chinese-president-xijinping-under-house-arrest-as-80-km-long-line-of-military-vehicles-heads-to-beijing/7105.html):
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
The article doesn't it show it to be 'false' at...

The article doesn't it show it to be 'false' at all. As has been stated, all it says is that it has not been confirmed by China. The article confirms that 6,000 current flights have been cancelled...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
Rather like, 'Has the Queen died?' took a long...

Rather like, 'Has the Queen died?' took a long time to be officially confirmed.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
From Business Today...

From Business Today (https://www.businesstoday.in/latest/trends/story/chinacoup-trends-on-twitter-rumours-say-xi-jinping-under-house-arrest-military-in-charge-348112-2022-09-24):




There has...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
South East Asian press - especially India and...

South East Asian press - especially India and Pakistan.

There seems to be no internet activity or confirmation coming out of China itself.

60% of flights have been cancelled.

Something...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,354
Posted By Vixen
Military Coup in China..?

Unconfirmed reports of a PLA military coup in China and President XiJinping under house arrest. Reports say the skies are eerily empty over China, air traffic-wise (flights).





...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,622
Posted By Vixen
The budget regarding energy bills is quite...

The budget regarding energy bills is quite disgraceful. Whilst householders will be helped for now, the energy firms will still get all of their profits. That means somewhere down the line, the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
Russians trying to flee across the Finnish border...

Russians trying to flee across the Finnish border - traffic has doubled, border guards confirm.

GUARDIAN...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,210
Posted By Vixen
So the Queen's ledger stone has been revealed. ...

So the Queen's ledger stone has been revealed. There is no headstone, as the Queen lies in a vault, rather than being buried below soil. There is no 'Rest in Peace', her being a protestant and RIP...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,210
Posted By Vixen
Not just the Scots, the Welsh have also been up...

Not just the Scots, the Welsh have also been up in arms, so to speak. My Welsh friend was moaning:



But wait, Edward I was almost a thousand years ago.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd September 2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,622
Posted By Vixen
I was interested to note the huge increase in...

I was interested to note the huge increase in levels of government borrowing. So the yield in gilts and bonds has shot up. I have a sizeable investment in these (as being long-term low risk) so had...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,210
Posted By Vixen
Whilst on this topic, "Nominative...

Whilst on this topic,

"Nominative Determinism Of The Week: The crowd science expert who designed and mapped out The Queue is called... Professor Keith Still!" ~ Pop Bitch
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
He must have toppled over the banister if (a) he...

He must have toppled over the banister if (a) he fell from a great height, and (b) fell down several flights. (How do you do that unless you hit the wall at the bottom of the first flight and then...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,210
Posted By Vixen
The Great British Queue Glancing at the...

The Great British Queue

Glancing at the tabloids, it would appear that the No.1 takeaway and most memorable event of the entire Queen's funeral was...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,210
Posted By Vixen
Not wishing to spoil anything but there does...

Not wishing to spoil anything but there does feature a big Monty Pythonesque foot.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,210
Posted By Vixen
The entire funeral is showing here - you could...

The entire funeral is showing here - you could forward to the end?


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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
Cock and bull.

Cock and bull.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 03:32 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,622
Posted By Vixen
I realised how bad the NHS was when I came here. ...

I realised how bad the NHS was when I came here. For years I was just picking up repeat prescriptions for the same old inhalers (for asthma). Here, the doctors took a lot of trouble to diagnose my...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 03:26 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,622
Posted By Vixen
I read that over a hundred licences have already...

I read that over a hundred licences have already been issued. It is sheer greed. When I did my accountancy exams there was actually a case study about fracking and it was all about sheer greed. We...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,622
Posted By Vixen
'Apparently' being the operative word. It is...

'Apparently' being the operative word. It is well known that PPE is one of those degrees that only skims the surface of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. (Rather like 'History of Art', popular...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,210
Posted By Vixen
<sfx thump, thump, thump> 'Can someone turn down...

<sfx thump, thump, thump> 'Can someone turn down those bleeding bagpipes?! Some of us are trying to sleep!!! Thanks awfully. Frightfully kind of you.'
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/15726377568613...

https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/1572637756861341696?s=20&t=ImwATQUOQutNKqR7QBtgjQ


NEXTA
@nexta_tv

1h
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
The Finnish border control says traffic into...

The Finnish border control says traffic into Finland from Russia is no different from normal and warns there is a lot of incorrect information about (old pictures of traffic lines).

The Finnish...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
Oh my goodness, it is all kicking off in Moscow...

Oh my goodness, it is all kicking off in Moscow and St Petersburg - protestors getting arrested by the military police left, right and centre.

Time to overthrow the government, Russian people!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
Probably just an error, a duplicate of an earlier...

Probably just an error, a duplicate of an earlier one.

ETA Watch out for false information:

https://twitter.com/HRydenfelt/status/1572614699577135105?s=20&t=ImwATQUOQutNKqR7QBtgjQ
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
Mass exodus from Russia. Flightradar just...

Mass exodus from Russia. Flightradar just published this tweet but deleted it within minutes. Luckily, I was there to capture it for you.

Twitter
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 12,622
Posted By Vixen
Cost of Living Crisis Continued I am...

Cost of Living Crisis Continued

I am laughing at this announcement today, to be officially revealed tomorrow by the Chancellor in his 'mini-budget':

"Announcing today's three new measures,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st September 2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,210
Posted By Vixen
MP3 version here by a US band: ...

MP3 version here by a US band:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Mist_Covered_Mountains_-_Pipe_Band_-_United_States_Air_Force_Reserve_Band.mp3
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st September 2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,046
Posted By Vixen
One occasion that hit this issue home with me is...

One occasion that hit this issue home with me is when my ex-sister-in-law, who was a trans man lesbian in a relationship with an 'ordinary' lesbian invited my then husband and I to a k.d.lang concert...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st September 2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,210
Posted By Vixen
For me the best procession music of the day was...

For me the best procession music of the day was the Scottish and Irish bagpipes and drums. The bearskins brass band didn't compare.

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Mist Covered Mountains - Queen Elizabeth Funeral...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
Whoa, hold your horses! Stalingrad has to happen...

Whoa, hold your horses! Stalingrad has to happen first (or the Ukrainian equivalent of it.)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
Russia claims it was so that its eastern regions...

Russia claims it was so that its eastern regions got to see the broadcast, being a few hours ahead and would have been sleeping at the original scheduled time. Others point out that the more 'grave...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
Finland joined the EU in 1995.

Finland joined the EU in 1995.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
The Russians have turned Karelia into a ********....

The Russians have turned Karelia into a ********. Finns don't want it back. All the Finnish homes that were there have been razed to the ground and the area totally neglected. Vyborg, once a fine...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st September 2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 52,193
Posted By Vixen
When the chattering classes of Moscow and St...

When the chattering classes of Moscow and St Petersburg start getting conscripted that is when Putin will need to avoid standing anywhere near a upper-floor window.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st September 2022, 04:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,046
Posted By Vixen
Rugby, like football, is largely a game of...

Rugby, like football, is largely a game of agility. I doubt very much an 18st man would ever condescend to join a team of ladies. There is a taboo against men appearing to be 'cissy'.

Few men...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st September 2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,046
Posted By Vixen
Chess is traditionally male dominated because of...

Chess is traditionally male dominated because of its predominance in the Eastern bloc (USSR Russia). As for the bell curve, yes, it has been observed that boys/males tend to cluster at the tail ends...
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