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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th June 2022, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
And of course this was what dominated the front...

And of course this was what dominated the front page of the Daily Mail this morning, not the byelection disaster, or the dissatisfaction in Tory ranks, or even the SCOTUS decision in the USA. Nope...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,086
Posted By Garrison
And another decision that seems to bear no...

And another decision that seems to bear no relation to what the 2nd amendment actually said about the right to bear arms. I would compare it to the wild west, but they probably had stronger gun...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,377
Posted By Garrison
BBC article on the police response at Uvalde that...

BBC article on the police response at Uvalde that just gets worse the more information comes out:

Uvalde shooting: Gunman could have been stopped within three minutes - safety official...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 761
Posted By Garrison
BBC article on the police response at Uvalde that...

BBC article on the police response at Uvalde that just gets worse the more information comes out:

Uvalde shooting: Gunman could have been stopped within three minutes - safety official...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th June 2022, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1,199
Views: 37,480
Posted By Garrison
Rather depends on the condition of those reserves...

Rather depends on the condition of those reserves and how well maintained the guns are. Based on other examples from the Russian military I would go with 'not very good' for both.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,293
Posted By Garrison
Only to Daily Mail readers and US Republicans....

Only to Daily Mail readers and US Republicans. The truth is that the current situation can entirely be traced back to deliberate government decisions, it mysteriously functioned better under...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,293
Posted By Garrison
148 voting against BoJo is at the top end of...

148 voting against BoJo is at the top end of expectations, practically a guarantee of ongoing trouble in the Tory party.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd June 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
And this article from the BBC lays out the...

And this article from the BBC lays out the falsehoods and stupidity of the imperial measurements nonsense:

Imperial measures drive will add costs for businesses, Asda boss says...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,627
Posted By Garrison
Yeah the movies were big but he wasn't really the...

Yeah the movies were big but he wasn't really the draw in any of them and honestly why would any studio want to deal with the baggage now? And I don't mean the trial so much as all the other stories...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st June 2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,627
Posted By Garrison
Can they both just go away now? They both appear...

Can they both just go away now? They both appear to be disaster areas and neither has done turned in any performances in the last few years that would make their absence from cinemas a loss.
Forum: USA Politics 29th May 2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,530
Posted By Garrison
For the love of god would people please stop...

For the love of god would people please stop pretending there's anything is remotely left of centre in US politics? There's slightly to the right and extremely to the right, that's it. And please...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,377
Posted By Garrison
So once you turn all the schools into fortified...

So once you turn all the schools into fortified bunkers what will be the Republicans plan when this dismally fails to save children in the next mass shooting? Replace all the school buses with APCs...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th May 2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
And how people will it actually make sense to...

And how people will it actually make sense to since at least two generation have grown up with metric measurements?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th May 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
So basically BoJo accepted full responsibility,...

So basically BoJo accepted full responsibility, in the sure and certain knowledge that the cabinet, the tory backbenchers and the right wing press would never make him face any consequences.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd May 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
Almost certainly with so much of the press on his...

Almost certainly with so much of the press on his side they would have been full of admiration for his honesty and done their best to muddy the waters with accusations about Starmer. It would all...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st May 2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 69,579
Posted By Garrison
They are trying to imprint the American idea of...

They are trying to imprint the American idea of what constitutes being left wing, which is to say mildly right wing to the rest of the world.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st May 2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
And of course Netflix has hit problems owing to...

And of course Netflix has hit problems owing to people cancelling subscriptions as the cost of living goes up. They are now introducing an advertising supported 'free' tier and of course cracking...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th May 2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 22,341
Posted By Garrison
And Sweden has now joined Finland in applying for...

And Sweden has now joined Finland in applying for NATO membership:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61456726
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th May 2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 215,197
Posted By Garrison
Well according to this BBC article we did better...

Well according to this BBC article we did better because the people in charge stopped whining about all those mean countries rigging the voting and decided to commit proper resources to the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th May 2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Easier said than done when it seems the command...

Easier said than done when it seems the command structure has been completely politicized. Basically there is no guarantee that there are any competent leaders able to take command of operations, or...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th May 2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
That problem could be resolved if the Ukrainians...

That problem could be resolved if the Ukrainians just keep sinking Russian warships.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th May 2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
Its reaching new levels of the surreal when the...

Its reaching new levels of the surreal when the papers that insisted Starmer should quit if he was found guilty are outraged he agrees with them.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th May 2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
Yeah if this was a group of people who had...

Yeah if this was a group of people who had already been together for work reasons I cannot see what the issue is if they have a curry at the end of the day. This wasn't a series of parties that one...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th May 2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
Mainly because it was the last thing they...

Mainly because it was the last thing they expected him to do, I mean just because the Daily Mail and co. have been acting like Starmer was guilty and calling him a hypocrite for not saying he would...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th May 2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
Starmer has done the one thing that the Daily...

Starmer has done the one thing that the Daily Mail and the other Tory sycophants didn't expect, accept that if he were fined he would have to step down, in a sane world that would put all the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th April 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
And the Poles reserves are 80% full and they have...

And the Poles reserves are 80% full and they have a new pipeline to Norway due to come online in the Autumn. It will mean some pain for the Poles in the short term but they had committed to stop...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th April 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
So the Germans have decided they can supply heavy...

So the Germans have decided they can supply heavy weapons after all. From the BBC's rolling coverage:



They have also agreed to provide training for Ukrainian troops.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th April 2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
And when whoever he delivered the message to...

And when whoever he delivered the message to stopped laughing what was the reply?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st April 2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
Parliament decides to go ahead with the inquiry,...

Parliament decides to go ahead with the inquiry, Johnson immediately hops on a plane out of the country...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st April 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Not to mention how much of their available...

Not to mention how much of their available supplies have already been used up or destroyed during the first offensive.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th April 2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Good point and I think the Germans are going to...

Good point and I think the Germans are going to have to follow through especially as I suspect more news of Russian atrocities during their new offensive. I wouldn't want to be the German politician...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th April 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Quite possible, but at this point its in...

Quite possible, but at this point its in Germany's interest to move away from Russian oil and in a post-Merkel Germany probably a lot easier to do.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th April 2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Its a very complicated topic, but if anyone wants...

Its a very complicated topic, but if anyone wants to get into the details of the late Weimar and Nazi economic policies and how they got entangled with the drive towards war I've got to recommend...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th April 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Well this could be disastrous for Russia if...

Well this could be disastrous for Russia if Germany delivers:

Germany to stop Russian oil imports by end of this year (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61164894)

Sure they can sell it to the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th April 2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Basically by the summer of 1939 it was obvious to...

Basically by the summer of 1939 it was obvious to Hitler that Germany had maxed out on rearmament spending at 20% of GDP while the British and French efforts would soon overtake them, even with...
Forum: USA Politics 18th April 2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 20,327
Posted By Garrison
Eternals had a gay character, Thor Love and...

Eternals had a gay character, Thor Love and Thunder will likewise and the animated series The Owl House has a character with two dads and the main character, a teenage girl is dating another girl.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th April 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
you are assuming it isn't just pure hatred of the...

you are assuming it isn't just pure hatred of the west that drives CE or a nice paycheck from somewhere in Moscow.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th April 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
The thing is that this comes across as more...

The thing is that this comes across as more petulant than threatening.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 15th April 2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 27,859
Posted By Garrison
Yeah there's wrong, wilfully wrong, and then...

Yeah there's wrong, wilfully wrong, and then there's CEs posts...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th April 2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Long fine tradition of that, probably combined...

Long fine tradition of that, probably combined with poor discipline at securing the magazines.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th April 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
I know the Ukrainians also want more planes and...

I know the Ukrainians also want more planes and tanks but I have to wonder are there any large reserves of effective ones that could actually be shipped to Ukraine?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th April 2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,807
Posted By Garrison
And it still makes no sense because nothing in...

And it still makes no sense because nothing in evolutionary theory says they have to be extinct. I mean it turned out the coelacanth wasn't extinct after all and it made not one bit of difference to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Problem is much serious analysis assumed the...

Problem is much serious analysis assumed the Russians would be in Kiyv in a week.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,268
Posted By Garrison
Well the Slovaks are shipping an entire air...

Well the Slovaks are shipping an entire air defence system to the Ukraine. From the BBC rolling coverage:



So they get Patriot and the Ukrainians get a system that should be perfectly effective...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st March 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,415
Posted By Garrison
But I suspect both will drive a hard bargain and...

But I suspect both will drive a hard bargain and in the long term reducing dependence on oil and gas will be beneficial for Europe.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th March 2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 62,614
Posted By Garrison
Surprised this hasn't already been mentioned: ...

Surprised this hasn't already been mentioned:

Ukraine war: Boris Johnson sparks fury after comparison to Brexit (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-60809454)

So after days of mere...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th March 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 9,314
Posted By Garrison
And it seems you are as ignorant of 20th century...

And it seems you are as ignorant of 20th century history as you are of current events. Disarmament was pursued in the 1930s and failed in the face of a lunatic who thought war was a good thing....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th March 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,415
Posted By Garrison
In the social media age they could probably find...

In the social media age they could probably find pictures of senior officers likely to be deployed online.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th March 2022, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,415
Posted By Garrison
Even if the war ended tomorrow I wouldn't expect...

Even if the war ended tomorrow I wouldn't expect the EU to reverse their plans to reduce dependence on Russian gas and oil as that is a matter of self interest. Sure the Russians might be able to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th March 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 116,415
Posted By Garrison
Seems that on air protest wasn't the end of the...

Seems that on air protest wasn't the end of the problems for Putin in the state run media:

Russia's state TV hit by stream of resignations (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60763494)
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