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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th June 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 215,694
Posted By erwinl
It’s a nice document, where the UK clearly...

It’s a nice document, where the UK clearly describes, that it cannot be counted upon, to uphold its international treaties.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 16,630
Posted By erwinl
Half a million Tutsis dead in three months time,...

Half a million Tutsis dead in three months time, does not sound difficult to me.

Admit. You didn’t read the link, did you?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 16,630
Posted By erwinl
Machetes...

Machetes (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwandan_genocide) for instance.
An example you’ve ignored before and most likely will again.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 215,694
Posted By erwinl
This is exactly the Brexit they were voting for,...

This is exactly the Brexit they were voting for, even if the Leavers didn't know, or care about, it.

'This is a victory for democracy!' and 'you will be next!', I got shouted at me, during...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,928
Posted By erwinl
What has Putin got to do, with being Polish?...

What has Putin got to do, with being Polish? :confused:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,928
Posted By erwinl
The problem the Poles had in the UK, was that you...

The problem the Poles had in the UK, was that you couldn’t see at a glance that they were foreigners. There was that nice hardworking man, but when you tried to talk to him, suddenly you found out he...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th May 2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,928
Posted By erwinl
This is not how it was played before and during...

This is not how it was played before and during the Brexit vote.
It was all about those pesky Poles, that were driving around hauling stuff in their truck, of repairing British houses. Working on...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 20th May 2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,181
Posted By erwinl
It's worth a visit, just because of the fanboying...

It's worth a visit, just because of the fanboying you can see in action there. Although I can imagine it would be quite the trip for you.

On the other hand, Lions Mound excepted (thanks William of...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 19th May 2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 8,181
Posted By erwinl
Have you ever visited the museums present at the...

Have you ever visited the museums present at the battlefield of Waterloo?

Now, that particular battle just has to be the most imposing victory that Napoleon ever visited on his enemies.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th May 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,390
Posted By erwinl
That’s true. My last post was written as seen...

That’s true.
My last post was written as seen towards the Russians and for the ‘you’ it should be read as ‘Russians’.

Apologies if I wasn’t clear. I was writing a bit too much as if we were...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th May 2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,390
Posted By erwinl
But then the bridge would be between both armies...

But then the bridge would be between both armies and thus by definition not in land you control.
And I had understood that this last part, the one about controlling the land where the bridges were,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th May 2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,390
Posted By erwinl
It would explain their problems in that field,...

It would explain their problems in that field, wouldn’t it?

Just a minor translation error where JIT (Just In Time) turned into NIT (Not In Time).
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th May 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,390
Posted By erwinl
Doesn’t this also depend on where your troops...

Doesn’t this also depend on where your troops are?
This way you still have the land across the river (and funnel the enemy towards that one bridge), but you also have limited your ability to...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 5th May 2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,701
Posted By erwinl
Somewhat true. But if you look at modern art...

Somewhat true.

But if you look at modern art museums, there's no denying that what is presented there is trying to get as far as possible away from 'ordinary people's' taste in art.
On the other...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th May 2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 579
Posted By erwinl
1984 in our case by legislation. There had...

1984 in our case by legislation.

There had been an abortion house in Amsterdam since 1971 (because some doctors thought to be nonsens that women had to go to England in order for an abortion)....
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 5th May 2022, 12:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,701
Posted By erwinl
Anecdote, The mrs, when she was younger, had...

Anecdote,

The mrs, when she was younger, had wanted to go to art school, because she liked making drawings so much and wanted to do something with her talent.
She got the following answer (I...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th May 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By erwinl
One of the two types of metro in Paris is also of...

One of the two types of metro in Paris is also of the rubber tire type.
Nice and quiet, as well as a smooth drive (a bit floaty).
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th May 2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,200
Posted By erwinl
A monorail is a very expensive, if extremely cool...

A monorail is a very expensive, if extremely cool looking, solution to the question of 'how do we make a mass transit system, without it suffering from traffic jams?'

A monorail as answer to that...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 4th May 2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,701
Posted By erwinl
Lost its meaning as in 'if everything is art,...

Lost its meaning as in 'if everything is art, then nothing is art'.

I had to look up this 'Piles of bricks'. I suspect you mean the one from Carl Andre? This falls smack in the middle of the...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 4th May 2022, 02:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,701
Posted By erwinl
That would mean anything between Bernini's...

That would mean anything between Bernini's 'Apollo and Daphne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_and_Daphne_(Bernini))' and a large splut of peanut butter...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 4th May 2022, 01:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,701
Posted By erwinl
But it has to be art, in order for the artist to...

But it has to be art, in order for the artist to be able to say that art was created.

And then you get right back to the beginning.
What is art?
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 3rd May 2022, 11:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,701
Posted By erwinl
Wouldn't that mean that an art piece can't be art...

Wouldn't that mean that an art piece can't be art when seen totally by itself?
That it has to have the story of the artist (whatever that story or feeling might have been) added, in order to turn it...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 2nd May 2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By erwinl
First. You can't really hold them to a...

First.
You can't really hold them to a convention drawn up long after that war and long after they were dead.

Having said that. Did they break the rules as stipulated in that convention? Oh yes...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd May 2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,390
Posted By erwinl
Yes and no. If I understand it correctly,...

Yes and no.

If I understand it correctly, the tritium gas is used to boost the primary fission explosion. The mechanism does use fusion, but is seperate from the fusion as used in a 'hydrogen...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th April 2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,753
Posted By erwinl
Why not use ‘Enemy Coast Ahead’? It does have...

Why not use ‘Enemy Coast Ahead’?
It does have its drawbacks (even more things were still secret during the writing of this book) and some other issues.
But it has one thing very much going for it...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th April 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,390
Posted By erwinl
Why not go to Ukraine to help them oust the...

Why not go to Ukraine to help them oust the Russians?

I beleive you have to sign a contract for a year and you will even get paid during that time. Not a lot, but that should not be a problem if...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th April 2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,076
Posted By erwinl
It's not only a case of weight, but also of...

It's not only a case of weight, but also of height.
And in this case I think the problems with the ride and the security of it started there.
For sure, he was not skinny, but his body type in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th March 2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 16,630
Posted By erwinl
Do you have any idea how many people in Rwanda...

Do you have any idea how many people in Rwanda were murdered by non ‘weapons’ in 1994?
The amount is easily in the several hundred thousands. In only 100 days time!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th March 2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
Slat armor works, because these were designed to...

Slat armor works, because these were designed to make use of the particular type of fuze the RPF-7, and variants thereof, uses. This being the most likely AT rocket to be fired against the US forces...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th March 2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 9,330
Posted By erwinl
I'd rather not have Russia as a direct neighbor,...

I'd rather not have Russia as a direct neighbor, thank you very much.

Besides. Do you have any idea what that would do to the price, or even the availability, of the Brussels Waffles?
No! Better...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th March 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 9,330
Posted By erwinl
I propose, we do what the Netherlands and Prussia...

I propose, we do what the Netherlands and Prussia did in regards to Moresnet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_Moresnet), back in the 1816's.
Strip away their Belgian citizenship and make them...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th March 2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 9,330
Posted By erwinl
Actually. If Belgium had not decided to fight...

Actually.
If Belgium had not decided to fight the Germans in 1914, they most likely would have gained about two weeks on their actual timeline.
I think that with the Germans arriving two weeks...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th March 2022, 01:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,033
Posted By erwinl
Uhm. Yes you did. Your statement below can...

Uhm. Yes you did.
Your statement below can only be understood as you saying there are only two NATO countries having a border with Russia.
Not one, not three or more.
Exactly two are the NATO...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th March 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,033
Posted By erwinl
Yes and so do Germany and Denmark. A very...

Yes and so do Germany and Denmark. A very important one (or two in this case) given that it is part of the Baltic Sea. :rolleyes:
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 24th March 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 944
Posted By erwinl
Well. I'm not in the UK, but have never heard...

Well.
I'm not in the UK, but have never heard of a motti either (it is 'omsingeling' here).

I do know the word motte. But that is with the meaning of an old type of castle, starting to appear in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th March 2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,033
Posted By erwinl
Is there nothing you can't be wrong about? ...

Is there nothing you can't be wrong about?

NATO countries bordering Russian territory.

Poland.
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 24th March 2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 944
Posted By erwinl
It's good that we have the Finnish then. Or...

It's good that we have the Finnish then.
Or else People back then would never have been able to describe the happenings at Lago Trasimeno or at Cannae.
One wonders how Julius C. would have been...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th March 2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
Indeed, This is not Hearts of Iron, where...

Indeed,

This is not Hearts of Iron, where you can concentrate all your forces on a single front and can leave the rest of your borders completely open, safe in the knowledge that the neighbors...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd March 2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
Partial division to be precise. Only the first...

Partial division to be precise. Only the first half landed on the first day and that not even at Arnhem itself but rather a long distance away.

In fact.
Aside from the German landings at Eben...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd March 2022, 04:21 AM
Replies: 449
Split Thread: The Challenger Disaster
Views: 18,436
Posted By erwinl
And our socks. You have no idea how many...

And our socks.
You have no idea how many 'orphan socks' we have here.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd March 2022, 03:26 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
not this container, of that I'm sure. ...

not this container, of that I'm sure.


True. That is the brute force option.
If, I understand it correctly, this thing would cause the awacs not being able to be of use in the area the container...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd March 2022, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
Even if it doesn't work as intended (whether...

Even if it doesn't work as intended (whether because it got damaged, or maybe it never ever would have worked anyway), it gives an insight in how the Russian scientists think in cases like this....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd March 2022, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
I f that is indeed what it is and it can be...

I f that is indeed what it is and it can be salvaged for study, this is almost on par with capturing an Enigma code machine in WWII.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 22nd March 2022, 02:03 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 27,826
Posted By erwinl
I've just checked the news concerning Akçay. ...

I've just checked the news concerning Akçay.

There's nothing recent.
This can only mean that this town has been washed away by the tsunami.

Luckily I'm more than 40 km away from the sea. It is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th March 2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
Yeah. It was the same action as they did in...

Yeah.
It was the same action as they did in Serbia in ‘99.
But it seems they did not think too much about why it worked there and why the same tactics might not work in Ukraine.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th March 2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
I see we’re back at you just cannot wait for...

I see we’re back at you just cannot wait for WWIII to start and to see as many people as possible die.

Look if you’re really this committed to Ukraines cause, or alternatively just can’t wait to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th March 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
Indeed. It's only for that particular fight,...

Indeed.
It's only for that particular fight, and maybe a certain time period after it, that it is applicable. But that is often enough for the battles when seen in the bigger picture.
Some...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th March 2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
Why is that odd? Edit. Let me help you. Of...

Why is that odd?
Edit.
Let me help you.
Of all the soldiers in, say, a brigade. Approximately, how many are frontline soldiers and how many are support?
In which of these groups would you, under...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th March 2022, 04:39 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,747
Posted By erwinl
If I understand your position correctly, it is...

If I understand your position correctly, it is that any genocide, chopping of hands and more are of no consequence, just as long as the moment of ‘well. Your independent now! Off you go!’ itself is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th March 2022, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,597
Posted By erwinl
Left or right, Putin and Russia is going to end...

Left or right, Putin and Russia is going to end up with less than he had at the start of it all.
Maybe not his personal wealth in Russia itself, but for the rest he will certainly be worse off. And...
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