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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 21,323
Posted By Oystein
To be fair, the Act has had its critics from the...

To be fair, the Act has had its critics from the very beginning.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 21,323
Posted By Oystein
A former President is not the owner of the...

A former President is not the owner of the documents created by his administration - the state is, with ownership being administered by the respective agencies where they were created or worked with....
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 13th August 2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 189,179
Posted By Oystein
2nded. Thanks to the respective posters, incident...

2nded. Thanks to the respective posters, incident now makes much mire sense to me.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
If you want to be pedantic, you should have...

If you want to be pedantic, you should have noticed that my example was actually about a choice - about where to sit in a Southern dining place while black.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
A straight reading of my words should reveal that...

A straight reading of my words should reveal that the active noun phrase that I discuss is "Traditional mores resenting [X / Y / Z]", each time resulting in "abuse" and "discrimination". Where X, Y...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
Why? Please explain :)

Why?
Please explain :)
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
Sure :) But why exactly would you warn...

Sure :)


But why exactly would you warn them? -> Because, you say, of the hostile disposition of people with traditional mores. Is that a fair rendering ? That is the argument I am arguing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
No, I don't. I equate the hostile disposition...

No, I don't.
I equate the hostile disposition of traditional mores towards prostitution, that results in abuse and discrimination, with the hostile dispositions of traditional mores towards racism...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 04:15 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
No, you did not fix it. You broke it. Why? You...

No, you did not fix it. You broke it. Why?
You probably failed to understand. My bad.



The point is that the other poster advises against some life choice that traditional mores resent because...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 03:54 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
Disagree. Not every prostitute is in such dire...

Disagree.
Not every prostitute is in such dire straits that they would have no other means to make basic ends meet.
Some of them are in dire need of the latest top-notch iPhones, haute couture...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th August 2022, 03:26 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
This is entirely equivalent to telling a...

This is entirely equivalent to telling a homosexual (or bisexual) person that openly and officially engaging in a homosexual relationship will be harshly judged by people and that they are very...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
I saw this already, but couldn't quite make up my...

I saw this already, but couldn't quite make up my mind if two (almost?) simultaneous explosions speak more for or against a targeted attack.
How would you do that with 300-km-range missiles? You'd...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
I think some of the proponents of full...

I think some of the proponents of full legalization and abolition of all stigma are a bit too coy in this thread about the fact that stigma continues to haunt prostitution even in New Zealand and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th August 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,809
Posted By Oystein
Holy ******?! You advise your child to take up...

Holy ******?!
You advise your child to take up a profession that may afford the opportunity to one day kill other people legally??

That is the whole tragedy of America: Lethal violence is far...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
So far, the Ruscist Führer of Crimea had claimed...

So far, the Ruscist Führer of Crimea had claimed 5 casualties, 1 of whom dead. The latter figure has now apparently been upgraded to seven injured, including 2 children - while he alleges that no...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
My perception is that this paperwork is done, and...

My perception is that this paperwork is done, and mentioned and talked about in the media. E.g. Ukrainians sometimes complain that it takes a little long. But I reported not long ago on a deal where...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Oh they do have missile launchers in their...

Oh they do have missile launchers in their inventory with ranges greater than what the West gave them so for. Problem is not range, problem is accuracy. I think tuning a system to give it a bit more...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Some outlets report that, earlier today, another...

Some outlets report that, earlier today, another ammo depot has been hit in Northern Crimea - more than 150 km from the nearest land frontline, and this time also at a distance from seas and airspace...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Sure, could be. But as airfields don't...

Sure, could be.

But as airfields don't spontaneously blow up so very often, not even in incompetent Russia, it seems more likely in my judgement that some hostile intervention triggered this:...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
This here shows a large explosion, coming while...

This here shows a large explosion, coming while there already is lots of smoke rising, the cause of this tweeter to run a camera. Camera location appears to be something like 1.5 miles, 2.5 km from...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th August 2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Wasn't a puppet. At least that's what Masha...

Wasn't a puppet. At least that's what Masha Gessen has said. And I trust her judgement quite highly.

(That being said, the tenor of your post is not wrong: Yanukovich embarked on a policy of...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 6th August 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 18,053
Posted By Oystein
No.

No.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 6th August 2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 18,053
Posted By Oystein
The Fools (AE911Lies) are reporting in their...

The Fools (AE911Lies) are reporting in their latest news clip that "US District Court Rules Against Exposing Truth About Building 7...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 28,551
Posted By Oystein
Here is a page that tracks which member countries...

Here is a page that tracks which member countries have ratified the ascension of Finland and Sweden to NATO, and which are yet upcoming:

https://www.nato-pa.int/content/finland-sweden-accession
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
I don't know how to google-translate the words...

I don't know how to google-translate the words spoken in the video.
The video obviously shows footage from several locations, of several different kinds of attacks - the strike on a concrete...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Thanks, I was thinking the same. This smacked of...

Thanks, I was thinking the same. This smacked of jimbob believing a poster on social media with 100% credulity, zero skepticism.
It's a favorite tactic of Russian propaganda, towards their home...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Says you. I see less and less reason to take...

Says you.
I see less and less reason to take your assessment as worth anything
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Here is a short clip on PBS. They report on a...

Here is a short clip on PBS. They report on a strike with several missiles on a toy factory.
Sounds bad, eh?
But the UA military actually DID use that factory to house and store some troops and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Not a big point, but: Masha Gessen, who comes...

Not a big point, but: Masha Gessen, who comes across to me as one of the keenest observers and sharpest commentaors of sytem Putin, has called the notion that Yanukovich was a Russian puppet "silly"....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
On German news...

On German news (https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/panzerhaubitzen-ukraine-103.html): Berlin allows the sale of 100 new Panzerhaubitze 2000 to Ukraine.

According to this article, the timeline was...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
You linked articles about the Donbass oblasts....

You linked articles about the Donbass oblasts. Did you read about the polls there done before Russia forced a brutal, military campaign and repression in 2014? This current invasion is not about...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 27th July 2022, 12:48 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 18,053
Posted By Oystein
And which of these photos shows the main bulkhead...

And which of these photos shows the main bulkhead of the plane, the fuselage?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Did you read those articles? Did you not find...

Did you read those articles?
Did you not find HUGE problems reported in them?!?

Please describe the territory wherein those polls were held; describe who held those polls. Describe the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
There is a good (read: bad) chance that the war...

There is a good (read: bad) chance that the war will continue deep into 2023 and beyond.
Even if it doesn't, and if Ukraine survives, it will continue to be the neighbor of a Russia that is not to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
I think it is best, most educational for you to...

I think it is best, most educational for you to try to figure this out yourself, with some guidance.

Ok, please take out a blank paper with the pre-2014 borders of Ukraine drawn on it, and then...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Can't you see the totally obvious problems with...

Can't you see the totally obvious problems with this "concept"?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
No - "we" are not. :)

No - "we" are not. :)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Wikipedia on this: ...

Wikipedia on this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_chronology_(Fomenko)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
This is actually possible: Brazil happens to...

This is actually possible:
Brazil happens to be one of the last three current operators of Gepards in the world (the others are Romania and Jordan). ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
The Germans found a manufacturer in Norway to...

The Germans found a manufacturer in Norway to produce new ammunition for the Gepards' caliber. This may be in addition to the 3rd country you mention.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 25th July 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 18,053
Posted By Oystein
If you remember his statement correctly (not a...

If you remember his statement correctly (not a low probability that YOU misremember), then very certainly HIS recollection is faulty. Such is the nature of witness statements.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
I sure would not mind if it is, but I am not...

I sure would not mind if it is, but I am not simply taking the word of one party just yet. When they actually do manage to encircle and take prisoner (or wipe out) a substantial number of Russians,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
And what exactly is the point of mentioning that...

And what exactly is the point of mentioning that the Ruscist murderers want to murder Zelenskyy at this point - a fact that we have known since at least Day 1 of this murderous war? Nothing has...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
You didn't watch the video, but you know what's...

You didn't watch the video, but you know what's in it?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
That's an opinion that surely can be had. ...

That's an opinion that surely can be had.
Indeed, Putlerists could very well opine that the Ukrainian offensive began in 2014, or with the Orange putsh attempt, or the breakup of the USSR, or with...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
AND you make silly prediction all the time that...

AND you make silly prediction all the time that keep getting contradicted by reality.
Some see a connection between those two habits of yourn.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Oh - you changed topic! Sorry, I didn't catch...

Oh - you changed topic! Sorry, I didn't catch that. I was arguing a whole nuther point with eerok: whether that counter-offensive is already underway. Glad you agree with me it isn't :)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
It's crawl on both sides, isn't it?

It's crawl on both sides, isn't it?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
Right. It's a crawl. It's a matter of opinion...

Right. It's a crawl. It's a matter of opinion whether you want to elevate such a crawl to the rank of "counter-offensive".
At the pace of this crawl, this is not going to return all the lost areas...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 101,341
Posted By Oystein
This depends very much on what you consider...

This depends very much on what you consider properly a "counter-offensive". There is some small forward movement of Ukrainian units (on the scale of individual villages) in limited parts of the very...
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