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#11
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by mongers - Today at 06:02:23 AM
Quote from: mongers on September 24, 2022, 08:34:44 PM'Liz Trusts Crazy Kwarteng.'

A Sterling crisis already?

That's quite impressive, most experts are expecting one in around 6 months time.
#12
Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-1...
Last post by Crazy_Ivan80 - Today at 05:58:24 AM
Quote from: Tamas on Today at 05:20:34 AMKazakhstan declared they'll refuse recognising the annexation of the "separatist" territories by Russia.

I guess none of the former Soviet -stans are going to be enthusiastic about this whole thing, after all the only difference between their status and Ukraine's is that the attacking Russian soldiers wouldn't be asked to massacre  close relatives.
Given that the Kazak border regions are at risk, despite the country going from just 40% Kazak to 70% Kazak since 1991, I'm not surprised by their stance. Especially since Russia has demonstrated its current lack of military capability.
#13
Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-1...
Last post by Tamas - Today at 05:20:34 AM
Kazakhstan declared they'll refuse recognising the annexation of the "separatist" territories by Russia.

I guess none of the former Soviet -stans are going to be enthusiastic about this whole thing, after all the only difference between their status and Ukraine's is that the attacking Russian soldiers wouldn't be asked to massacre  close relatives.
#14
Off the Record / Re: Iranian Protests
Last post by Tamas - Today at 05:16:32 AM
Not to ruin the "Europe is a pro-theocracy bastion" narrative, but:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-63029612

QuoteProtesters have clashed with police officers during demonstrations outside the Iranian embassy in London.

The Met Police said members of the crowd threw missiles at officers and breached police lines in Princes Gate, Knightsbridge, on Sunday afternoon.

It comes as protests in Iran spread across the world, sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in custody after being detained by Iranian morality police.

At least five officers were seriously injured.

Twelve people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder offences.

Dozens of protesters in London chanted "death to the Islamic Republic" and were seen waving Iran's former national flag from before 1979.

London mayor Sadiq Khan described the scenes as "completely unacceptable".

"The selfish minority who attempted to hijack a peaceful protest must be brought to justice," he said.

Footage posted online from Sunday's protest showed altercations breaking out among those in the crowd.

One clip showed two officers wrestling a campaigner - who appeared to have broken through the police line - to the ground.
#15
Off the Record / Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
Last post by Valmy - September 25, 2022, 10:08:13 PM
Quote from: FunkMonk on September 24, 2022, 03:45:01 PMThe US and England both not getting out of the group stage would be maximum hilarity.

Your sense of humor sucks  :mad:
#16
Off the Record / Re: Italian Politics
Last post by Tonitrus - September 25, 2022, 08:52:27 PM
I guess we should be fortunate that Germany isn't due for another election for a while.
#17
Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-1...
Last post by Legbiter - September 25, 2022, 07:58:55 PM
An interesting experiment. The Russians are just going to use mass and nothing else to try and hold on in Ukraine.  All they'll do is give Ukrainians neat, tightly-packed targets as well as strain the already bad logistics. :hmm:
#18
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Sheilbh - September 25, 2022, 06:50:12 PM
:lol:
#19
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Habbaku - September 25, 2022, 06:18:14 PM
Quote from: Sheilbh on September 25, 2022, 04:51:41 PMYeah there's over 400,000 Lithuanians who've apples for a National Insurance number

What a quaint practice. England truly is a strange country!
#20
Off the Record / Re: Italian Politics
Last post by Tamas - September 25, 2022, 05:15:31 PM
Exit poll shows 41-45% for these people: