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by neverfail
Fri Jul 01, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Turkey backs Finland, Sweden NATO membershhip
Replies: 14
Views: 128

Re: Turkey backs Finland, Sweden NATO membershhip

Russia started the war, no one else. The blood of those murdered Ukrainians is on Putin's hands. I thought it would be in the hands of the death merchants... Very well, munitions being Russia's second biggest export after fossil fuels, I'll concede the point. Except that in the US the merchants are...
by neverfail
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australians want way more defense spending.
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Australians want way more defense spending.

It seems that we are willing to put our (taxpayers') money where our mouths are too. https://asiatimes.com/2022/06/australians-want-way-more-defense-spending-poll/ I find it interesting that in the set of bar graphs re. Trust in global powers Australian respondents nominated among foreign countries ...
by neverfail
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Global Leader Approval Ratings
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Global Leader Approval Ratings

I notice that in your GLOBAL LEADER APPROVAL RATINGS bar graph that Australia's Anthony Albanese is given a high approval rating? Well, he only led his party to electoral victory less than 5 weeks ago and with memories of the disgraceful performance of his predecessor in office still fresh in people...
by neverfail
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Kaliningrad: the EU Climbs Down
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: Kaliningrad: the EU Climbs Down

Kaliningrad? The northern half (before 1945) of the former German province of East Prussia. Forcibly taken by the Soviet Red Army and at Stalin's behest all of the ethnic German population was driven out to become stateless refugees. These were replaced by ethnic Russian settlers: I believe many of ...
by neverfail
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: BRICS and Russia's Isolation
Replies: 24
Views: 236

Re: BRICS and Russia's Isolation

India is an entire country built on racism and it will never be a great country until it overcomes that. But Milo, don't you mean caste discrimination rather than racism as we normally define it? e.g. (A Brahmin = a high caste Hindu, a pariah = a low caste Hindu, a Bollywood bad actor = a miscast H...
by neverfail
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin Admits He Gave NATO the Opportunity to Expand
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Putin Admits He Gave NATO the Opportunity to Expand

Doc wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:03 pm
After the fall of the Soviet Union Russia asked to join NATO.
So it seems NATO was then "the flavour of the month" throughout the region. Do you know why its request was rejected?
by neverfail
Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Is Texas on its Way Out?
Replies: 18
Views: 169

Re: Is Texas on its Way Out?

If Texas were to succeed in succession :lol: what do you imagine it's future would be like?
by neverfail
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin Admits He Gave NATO the Opportunity to Expand
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Putin Admits He Gave NATO the Opportunity to Expand

When asked about NATO Secretary-General Jen Stoltenberg's remark that Putin's getting the opposite of what he wanted, Putin criticized the nature of the alliance but acknowledged Russia may have motivated NATO. "Our position has always been... that NATO is a relic of the Cold War and is only being ...
by neverfail
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: BRICS and Russia's Isolation
Replies: 24
Views: 236

Re: BRICS and Russia's Isolation

While I concede that the Peoples Republic of China has become something of a power in the world at large I challenge you to define for me how India is anything better that a pretentious, supercilious paper tiger? It has the fifth largest economy in the world, the second largest active duty military...
by neverfail
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: BRICS and Russia's Isolation
Replies: 24
Views: 236

Re: BRICS and Russia's Isolation

Do they? Love them or hate them, they're both great powers in a multipolar world. I neither love nor hate either of them. I view each according to merit. While I concede that the Peoples Republic of China has become something of a power in the world at large I challenge you to define for me how Ind...