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General discussion / Re: ukraine regime change
« on: January 26, 2022, 10:38:23 PM »
So what’s your thoughts on the Minsk Agreement? For or against?
Stop deflecting.

What right has Russia to tell any other country what to do?

What right has Russia to occupy another country?

Who is threatening war here?

I'll give you a hint. It isn't Ukraine. And it isn't NATO.
I’m not deflecting. Russia has no right to do any of those things, same way the west doesn’t (but it doesn’t stop them)
What Russia is and has been doing is no different to what NATO has done.
Indeed they have no right. No right at all.

Here's the thing, when you hear somebody waffling about NATO it's a dead giveaway that they're all they're here to do is to spout bullshit Russian whataboutery and propaganda.

NATO exists for a reason.

Russia is proving the reason for NATO's existence is a very good one indeed.

A non-NATO member on Russia's doorstep is already occupied and threatened with a coup and the installation of a Russian puppet regime and/or full occupation. For having the temerity to not be a vassal state.

Next door in Belarus, the people voted out their authoritarian leader in 2020, and his response was to reject the democratic wishes of the people, go full tyrant and invite the Russians in.

Russia interfered in Georgia and Moldova in order to hobble them on the international stage. Now it's done the same in Kazakhstan.

The lesson is - have the temerity to be a democracy or look like you might become a democracy, and Russia will crush you with its jackboots.



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General discussion / Re: ukraine regime change
« on: January 26, 2022, 10:28:25 PM »
Last time I looked, Cuba was not near Ukraine.

Thanks for the insult.

If you want to give a relevant reply, I'm all ears.

Your some boy to be yapping about insults. Everything you touch on this board rapidly descends into poison.


Its nice to see you can at least read a map.

Of course, you've nothing substantive on why its OK for some countries to put Cubans through the mill and not OK for others to put Ukraine through a similar mill.

You're some boy to talk about "substantive" posts when you decide that a thread about Ukraine should not be about Ukraine and instead be about Cuba.

Poison, eh? Is that a nod to the favourite execution technique of the Russians?

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General discussion / Re: ukraine regime change
« on: January 26, 2022, 09:41:48 PM »
Cuba is totally and utterly irrelevant to this discussion.

You don't set the boundaries of this discussion nor is Cuba irrelevant.


Have you got anything to contribute to the topic except an attempt at dumb whataboutery?

You don't even have the brains to come back with Cuba's lack of democratic elections.

But your obviously quite happy to see the general population punished by their neighbouring states.
Last time I looked, Cuba was not near Ukraine.

Thanks for the insult.

If you want to give a relevant reply, I'm all ears.


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General discussion / Re: ukraine regime change
« on: January 26, 2022, 08:59:02 PM »
The simple fact is anybody who is not in support of Ukraine's independence and its democracy and its right to align itself the way it wants - with the west - is de facto pro-war, pro-imperialism, pro-dictatorship, anti-the rights of smaller nations and anti-democracy.

So whats your take on Cuba then...?
Cuba is totally and utterly irrelevant to this discussion.

Have you got anything to contribute to the topic except an attempt at dumb whataboutery?





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General discussion / Re: ukraine regime change
« on: January 26, 2022, 06:21:39 PM »
So what’s your thoughts on the Minsk Agreement? For or against?
Stop deflecting.

What right has Russia to tell any other country what to do?

What right has Russia to occupy another country?

Who is threatening war here?

I'll give you a hint. It isn't Ukraine. And it isn't NATO.


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General discussion / Re: ukraine regime change
« on: January 26, 2022, 02:56:40 PM »
How many Russian missiles are pointed at European capitals?

The refrain of the USA having  "overthrown the elected government & replaced it (with a neo-Nazi regime)"  is straight from RT, even by Russian standards it's bog standard propaganda.
Since the overthrow of the pro Russian government in 2014, pro Russian and pro communist era type international media have labelled the then broadly popular pro EU movement and subsequent Ukrainian governments as being fascist led and pro nazi.The modern history of Ukraine is much more nuanced than those old refrains dating from WW2 and  which equated  being anti bolshevik with pro nazi.
While the Ukraine 'cause' is proving to be a rallying cry for UR militia types to get involved, the ultra right coalition have received scant political support,  in both of the most recent presidential and general elections they polled less than 2%.
Hmm more like Reuters… the Azov battalions have been absorbed into the Ukrainian military. They don’t need nor want political support, not when they’re on the same hymn sheet as the government - bit like the (then legal) UDA here in the north back in the 1980s.
The entire ideology guiding Russia and Putin is Nazi-like. They want empire.

Ukraine has a Jewish President and until recently a Jewish Prime Minister too.

Russia has no business interfering in Ukraine.

To say it has is to say that the Brits should malevolently interfere in the business of the Irish state.
Russia has as much business interfering in Ukraine as the west has interfering in any other country.
You're deflecting with irrelevant red herrings.

Ukraine has democratically chosen to align itself with the west.

Russia denies it should it should have that right. Putin openly denies the right to Ukrainian statehood.

Russia is entirely in the wrong.

It is a warmongering, imperialist, criminal state.

The west has a duty to uphold Ukrainian independence (it is already partly occupied by the Russian mafia state) and Ukrainina  interests. If it does not do so it will have failed in its moral duty.

The simple fact is anybody who is not in support of Ukraine's independence and its democracy and its right to align itself the way it wants - with the west - is de facto pro-war, pro-imperialism, pro-dictatorship, anti-the rights of smaller nations and anti-democracy.




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General discussion / Re: ukraine regime change
« on: January 26, 2022, 10:37:00 AM »
How many Russian missiles are pointed at European capitals?

The refrain of the USA having  "overthrown the elected government & replaced it (with a neo-Nazi regime)"  is straight from RT, even by Russian standards it's bog standard propaganda.
Since the overthrow of the pro Russian government in 2014, pro Russian and pro communist era type international media have labelled the then broadly popular pro EU movement and subsequent Ukrainian governments as being fascist led and pro nazi.The modern history of Ukraine is much more nuanced than those old refrains dating from WW2 and  which equated  being anti bolshevik with pro nazi.
While the Ukraine 'cause' is proving to be a rallying cry for UR militia types to get involved, the ultra right coalition have received scant political support,  in both of the most recent presidential and general elections they polled less than 2%.
Hmm more like Reuters… the Azov battalions have been absorbed into the Ukrainian military. They don’t need nor want political support, not when they’re on the same hymn sheet as the government - bit like the (then legal) UDA here in the north back in the 1980s.
The entire ideology guiding Russia and Putin is Nazi-like. They want empire.

Ukraine has a Jewish President and until recently a Jewish Prime Minister too.

Russia has no business interfering in Ukraine.

To say it has is to say that the Brits should malevolently interfere in the business of the Irish state.

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General discussion / Re: ukraine regime change
« on: January 25, 2022, 05:52:59 PM »
The bottom line is Russia is 100% to blame for this crisis. It's time the west stood up to them properly.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 09, 2022, 09:45:03 PM »
Yeah I’ve been thinking how to we get to the other end of this ? Particularly in the workplace when people have to self isolate either as contacts or positive themselves. Reduce isolation period ? Is that a risk as you may still be infectious. But it’s apparent now that thousands in the workforce, especially NHS are being taken out of action and are not sick, or unable to work in the normal sense. I don’t have the answers, just curious what people think is the way out ?

We’re a long way from the other end yet. What isn’t known yet is what are the long term effects of getting covid. It is a vascular disease ie it gets into the blood stream and travels around the body. People who get long covid seem to get lots of micro clots all around the body. There are some scientists who say that these micro clots or stickiness of the blood is a risk for everyone who gets covid. That leads to a heightened risk of heart disease or stokes in the months after covid, even from mild or asymptomatic covid. Those long tem effects have yet to play out.
You'd wonder if all the shouting and bullshit about the supposed "long term" effects of vaccines wasn't a concerted ploy to distract attention from the real long term effects - of Covid itself, and of the healthcare denied to people because healthcare systems were snowed under with Covid.

In the US, a CEO of a big life insurance company has said the death rate of people aged 18-64 is 40% above normal. In South Africa and in the UK, the death figures are rising. Not in the same way they did last year, but rising all the same. There are pretty reasonable grounds to expect an epidemic of chronic illness for years to come and elevated death rates for the foreseeable future.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/07/true-number-covid-deaths-us-likely-undercounted-experts

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 09, 2022, 12:44:13 PM »
Sid I don't expect accentuate of the positives however I'd much prefer balanced analysis of the situation than agenda driven ultra negative fear mongering analysis that you'll find for those chaps and their devoted followers are as weird as they come.
That's a deliberate and mendacious mischaracterisation and doesn't address the reality that their analysis has been as accurate as you will find.

The main reason European countries, especially the UK, have done so poorly during his pandemic is because they have dismissed realistic, hard headed analysis in favour of so called "positivity".

"Positivity" was corner cutting fantasy.

I find it more  than bizarre that those who rejected corner cutting fantasy are now vilified. There's a mass psychosis at work out there.


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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 09, 2022, 08:29:04 AM »
Anything from Tomas Ryan and the rest of ISAG members comes with a health warning.  They tend to talk up any negatives and talk down any positives about the current situation.
It's called reality.

In a global pandemic that is the correct way to look at things.

If a bridge is showing signs that it might collapse, such as, say, the bridge in Genoa, you don't accentuate the positives. "Ah shure go on there, you'll be grand." In aircraft safety, you don't say, "ah, it probably won't crash".

The analysis of Ryan and ISAG has been hard headed and realistic all through and because of that they have given as good an analysis of the situation all through as you'll find in this country.


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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: December 30, 2021, 10:32:18 AM »

Robert F. Kennedy Jr is the person talking.

Where's Sirhan Sirhan when you need him?

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: December 15, 2021, 09:21:45 PM »
there is a flu thread already.. just search for it...

lenny what is also surprising that a lot of people against the vaccine, happily promote other drugs for covid that haven't gone through the same trials and peer reviews that vaccines have.. one of the contradictions I was referring to in an earlier post.

Totally agree. There are some shady characters promoting ivermectin, hydroxochloriquine along with other medicines and supplements.
Every single one of them promoting Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine, Alex Jones's patented nanosilver and whatever you're having yourself (don't) is a shameless grifter on the gravy train of publicity whoredom and right wing cash.

Pierre Kory - grifter
Tess Lawrie - grifter
Brett Weinstein - grifter
Peter McCullough - grifter
Joe Rogan - total grifter
John Campbell - has taken the Kool Aid
America's Frontline Doctors - shrieking banshee, democracy hating extreme far right grifters

Everyone else in on the Ivermectin cult is dodgy as fook.

It. Does. Not. Work.






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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: December 15, 2021, 06:30:23 PM »
Listen to these two self proclaimed knowers of everything. i have met some As' in my time and you two are in that company. Your more than welcome not to reply to my posts. Your so precious with yourselves.
Nobody here with their head screwed on claims to know everything, or anywhere remotely in the same galaxy as everything. That's why they listen to the experts. And the experts are telling us this is deadly serious. And to be vaccinated, and boosted if you're already vaccinated.

It is you who thinks you know everything.

You know less than the square root of SFA.

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General discussion / Re: The fall of Barcelona
« on: December 09, 2021, 10:52:38 AM »
I do hate saying "I told you so" but I told you so (apart from the bit about La Liga being a duopoly, it's not even that now).

La Liga and all the other major continental European leagues are fucked.

The Premier League is the only game in town.

If Real go through then you’d wonder have they enough hunger to win another?
It looks like Real are in Fergie/Cody time.
Which would mean we don't see them again for a good while after this year or next year
Which wouldn't be unbearable

You’re off your rocker if you think Real fûcking Madrid won’t be there or thereabouts every year.

Empires can quickly come to an end.

Where are AC Milan now? What happened to Serie A's empire?

England has already hoovered up Europe's best coaches.

When Messi and Ronaldo go, and that's not far away, it mightn't be long until the world's best players all decide to make England their destination of choice rather than Spain.

England already has six clubs who are world brands and mostly 50k plus stadiums filled every week. In a few years' time that will be seven or eight clubs with 60k plus stadiums filled every week.

La Liga will continue to be a duopoly.

Real Madrid didn't win a European Cup between 1966 and 1998 and reached one final in those 32 years.

It took them another 12 years to get back to a final after 2002. They tend to make hay when they're good but more often than not they haven't been that great at European level and Spain's production line of players could easily dry up. It's not even a decade since Liverpool completely demolished them over two legs in the last 16 of the Champions League. Dortmund were demolishing them more recently than that again.

Serie A hoovered up the world's best players for over 20 years and AC Milan hoovered up the world's best players for over a decade. Not anymore.

Things don't stay still forever and the dominance they and Barcelona have enjoyed at European level is likely to end sooner rather than later - Barcelona's period at the top of European football already looks over.


If Real go through then you’d wonder have they enough hunger to win another?
It looks like Real are in Fergie/Cody time.
Which would mean we don't see them again for a good while after this year or next year
Which wouldn't be unbearable

You’re off your rocker if you think Real fûcking Madrid won’t be there or thereabouts every year.

Empires can quickly come to an end.

Where are AC Milan now? What happened to Serie A's empire?


Serie A went bankrupt FFS. That's hardly going to happen to Real.
The decline of Serie A should be a warning to La Liga as to what can happen. The Premier League in general is a much more attractive product than La Liga, which is almost totally about the Madrid-Barcelona rivalry, and since 2009 about the Messi-Ronaldo rivalry. It also happened to coincide with Spain having their greatest ever team at international level, with Xavi, Iniesta, Pique and Busquets being on the opposite side to Ramos, Casillas, Alonso etc in derbies.

Serie A had the Maradona v Gullit/Van Basten/Rijkaard v Matthaus/Klinsmann/Brehme narrative in the late 80s and early 90s which made it compelling. The other backdrop was Italy having a brilliant national team at the time with players like Baresi, Maldini, Baggio and Vialli, and hosting the World Cup. Once that narrative went, it wasn't as attractive.

The Messi v Ronaldo rivalry will soon be gone and the 2010 Spain players are either gone or near the end. The compelling nature of the Barcelona v Madrid rivalry is likely to decline with it, at least as far as the rest of the world is concerned.

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