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by Jim the Moron
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1122

Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Status report:

"Clown king nears crisis point"
http://aseaneconomist.com/clown-king-ne ... sis-point/

". . . a throwback to the era of absolute monarchy."
by Jim the Moron
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Australian prehistory older than we thought.
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Australian prehistory older than we thought.

Human settlement and expansion through the Americas has never lacked for controversy. Maybe as the amount of DNA data accumulates, we will have definitive answers.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/07/ ... globe-away
by Jim the Moron
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sukhoi T50 - The Greatest Plane in the World
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Sukhoi T50 - The Greatest Plane in the World

Newly-developed Portuguese tank aces out Russia's T-90:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... e-1918.gif
by Jim the Moron
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Trump's incriminating collusion with Russia megathread.
Replies: 56
Views: 918

Re: The Trump's incriminating collusion with Russia megathread.

"The USA has a strange political system that will not jail certain politicians no matter how far they stray from the norms." (dagbay)
At first blush "Clinton" came to mind. But maybe I'm paranoid.
by Jim the Moron
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sukhoi T50 - The Greatest Plane in the World
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Sukhoi T50 - The Greatest Plane in the World

Not bad - didn't know Portugal produces such impressive aircraft . . . But it can't hold a candle to these:



Exactly how many Messerschmitts has the Sukhoi T50 shot down, anyway?
by Jim the Moron
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 204
Views: 5198

Re: Trump = triumphant in Warsaw; a flop at Hamburg.

Trump's speech is Warsaw was great - though I thought he was pushing the envelope a bit by comparing the inflicted horrors of the Third Reich and Stalinist with modern Islamic terrorism at end of speech. But then when a politician says something abroad often (as though over his shoulder) he is tryi...
by Jim the Moron
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 204
Views: 5198

Re: US Foreign Policy

"Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-syria-idUSKBN1A42KC Might as well. As the article points out, "rebels" there have a tendency to shift alliances, anyway. Ultimately, Assad is no better or worse than any other Muslim Arab ...
by Jim the Moron
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Astronomical Intentions
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Astronomical Intentions

"The mystery behind Greece's temples"
http://bbc.com/travel/story/20170705-th ... es-temples

". . . they all form perfect isosceles triangles."
by Jim the Moron
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Ugly Americans
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Ugly Americans

and other such rif-raf.

"Who are the world's worst tourists?"

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-maga ... -stand-out
by Jim the Moron
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Syria War
Replies: 64
Views: 1307

Re: The Syria War

"Israeli interests to be considered in Syria ceasefire plan, Russia says" http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israeli-interests-to-be-considered-in-Syria-ceasefire-plan-Russia-says-499940 "Diplomatic sources have said that Iran wants to establish air, land and sea bases in Lebanon, something Jerusalem ...