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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
The Finnish press is saying it may take up to a...

The Finnish press is saying it may take up to a year to fix.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
Posted By Vixen
That is the problem with Truss' and Kwarteng's...

That is the problem with Truss' and Kwarteng's naked 'small state' ideology and Ayn Rand style capitalism. What is needed for the position of Chancellor of the Exchequer is someone who is not afraid...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:35 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
Posted By Vixen
Also known as, Russian roulette or casino...

Also known as, Russian roulette or casino gambling. Just chuck everything onto the red square and hope for the best.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
Posted By Vixen
I am really worried about this. The whole thing...

I am really worried about this. The whole thing could collapse overnight. People can't really take it all out without big tax penalties either. Sure, there is a government scheme to protect your...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
Posted By Vixen
His big problems are: being single ...

His big problems are:


being single
being on minimum wage / low paid
expecting to be a first-time buyer in London.



Back in the day, whilst interest rates did indeed go up to 15% (but...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 04:02 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
Posted By Vixen
So the Bank of England has had to step in by...

So the Bank of England has had to step in by buying up government bonds and gilts (these are to fund government borrowing, with a 'coupon' price representing the yield when the bond matures after a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
The cost of the pipes and their construction and...

The cost of the pipes and their construction and maintenance would have been written off as of the time they were built. It's a sunk cost. Their loss hasn't affected anybody's balance sheet other...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
Why the SEALS anyway, Sweden has a perfectly good...

Why the SEALS anyway, Sweden has a perfectly good team of expert commando frogmen, called the Trident Division IIRC.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
It is not the pipes that are the valuable asset,...

It is not the pipes that are the valuable asset, it is what they conveyed. In the interim, they are conveying nothing and are now rendered obsolete.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
One is fairly new the other was switched off by...

One is fairly new the other was switched off by Russia claiming it needed repairs when it appeared obvious to EU observers that its timing was really to cause as much discomfort and disruption to the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
Er, Sikorski was trying to be witty. Sarcasm,...

Er, Sikorski was trying to be witty. Sarcasm, old chum.

Incidentally there are eight other countries also surrounding the pipes.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 02:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
Posted By Vixen
It was representative of dozens of other tweets...

It was representative of dozens of other tweets saying the same thing. I always hesitate to click on an official 'China Media' site as who knows, you might end up on a list of 'persons of interest'...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
Posted By Vixen
Incredibly crass thing for Huq to say. I think...

Incredibly crass thing for Huq to say. I think people who hang out with the political left do start to talk about Tories in scornful tones and I am guessing it was a political context in which Huq...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
Posted By Vixen
Xi has been wheeled out today for photo...

Xi has been wheeled out today for photo opportunities showing him wildly popular. All window dressing.

Remains to be seen if he gets President for Life after all that back stabbing.


...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
Apparently it has caused an extremely large hole...

Apparently it has caused an extremely large hole in the said pipes, which may mean up to a week of gas leaks. I am guessing the culprit would need access to that type of stuff. So I am guessing...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
The timing is key - Putin expected to declare new...

The timing is key - Putin expected to declare new republics tomorrow. The new Baltic Pipe opening.

However, it might be pure random chance and a disgruntled employee with the relevant insider...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
Correction re the pipes: ...

Correction re the pipes:

https://twitter.com/JavierBlas/status/1574780608785653763?s=20&t=2RlF0zvzJE62qiXTeY9a5Q
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
Thing is, the pipes are 11cm thick steel with a...

Thing is, the pipes are 11cm thick steel with a further 24cm thick steel reinforced concrete around that and each pipe weighing literally tonnes. You would need a more than a bit of dynamite. You...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
Posted By Vixen
The initial setting up of the OBR was a...

The initial setting up of the OBR was a Conservative Party initiative in the first place, so it seems a bit suspicious it hasn't even looked at the costings yet. Note Kwarteng has deferred this...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
It seems to coincide with various recent events,...

It seems to coincide with various recent events, such as Denmark and Poland having a ceremony opening the 'Baltic Pipe'.

I.E. (https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40970495.html)

A...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
This guy here, H I Sutton is a marine expert and...

This guy here, H I Sutton is a marine expert and his analysis of marine situations, especially the war time stuff re Ukraine is well worth following. In this thread here, her analyses possible means...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 573
Posted By Vixen
So, how did the Hurricane Fiona go? Did you...

So, how did the Hurricane Fiona go? Did you manage to escape it?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 07:51 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
We don't know whether it is 'political' yet. A...

We don't know whether it is 'political' yet. A blast could still have a natural cause, especially where methane is involved. AIUI the pipes belong to Russia.

A couple of visuals: Reuters picture...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,696
Posted By Vixen
'Strong Baltic Sea underwater blasts' - Nord Stream gas pipes leaking / Sabotage?

Two underwater gas leaks have been spotted bubbling up to the surface of the Baltic Sea by the Danish Military, near Bornholm island (which has a military base). Danish Prime Minister, Mette...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
Posted By Vixen
You can't say Truss didn't warn you. She did...

You can't say Truss didn't warn you. She did promise to hit the ground from day one!

Quite what is being 'delivered', I don't know.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 56,943
Posted By Vixen
AIUI, they are not allowed to accept persons...

AIUI, they are not allowed to accept persons liable for conscription (some kind of international decree) for that reason, hence it could be 'escaping the police for demonstrating against the war'...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 56,943
Posted By Vixen
A story appeared in my daily newspaper about a...

A story appeared in my daily newspaper about a youth they have named as 'Ivan' who crossed from Russia into Finland with his parents in recent days by car. The parents had visas but the boy didn't. ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 56,943
Posted By Vixen
Almost 100K Russians have crossed into...

Almost 100K Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan; (68K) returnees, since the new Putin conscription order.

HS (https://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000009096775.html)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
Posted By Vixen
Oops, I mistook Nepal for SE Asia, soz. It is no...

Oops, I mistook Nepal for SE Asia, soz. It is no surprise that Indian/Pakistani intelligence is the first to know of anything coming out of China since India, in particular, keeps a very close eye...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th September 2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
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 26th September 2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
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 26th September 2022, 03:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
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 26th September 2022, 03:47 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 3,593
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 26th September 2022, 03:25 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
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 26th September 2022, 03:19 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
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 25th September 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 3,593
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 25th September 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 31,652
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 25th September 2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
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 25th September 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,234
Views: 56,943
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 25th September 2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 31,652
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 25th September 2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,823
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 25th September 2022, 01:31 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 13,596
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: 59
Views: 1,823
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: 59
Views: 1,823
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: 59
Views: 1,823
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: 59
Views: 1,823
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: 59
Views: 1,823
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: 59
Views: 1,823
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: 524
Views: 13,596
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: 2,234
Views: 56,943
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...
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