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Forum: Politics Today, 17:49
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By alaninmcr
Perhaps being ex-military, knowing that people...

Perhaps being ex-military, knowing that people would be killed and maimed, was part of IDS's problem. He simply could not imagine that even Blair would stoop so low.
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 23:05
Replies: 18
Views: 316
Posted By alaninmcr
I just can't help hoping the heroine gets her act...

I just can't help hoping the heroine gets her act together and dumps Maxim; I have similar feelings about Jane Eyre :)
Forum: TV Shows: UK Yesterday, 23:03
Replies: 18
Views: 316
Posted By alaninmcr
The Parasites - I think it still has a lot of...

The Parasites - I think it still has a lot of resonance with the modern world of "celebrity".
Forum: Politics 20-04-2014, 10:58
Replies: 47
Views: 1,379
Posted By alaninmcr
The first French Republic. Though that doesn't...

The first French Republic. Though that doesn't set too great an example :)
Forum: Politics 18-04-2014, 18:03
Replies: 2,147
Views: 72,948
Posted By alaninmcr
Another Liberal Democrat scandal!

Another Liberal Democrat scandal!
Forum: Politics 16-04-2014, 14:27
Replies: 120
Views: 3,578
Posted By alaninmcr
Do you really mean that?

Do you really mean that?
Forum: Politics 11-04-2014, 23:48
Replies: 2,147
Views: 72,948
Posted By alaninmcr
and it was founded by someone who headed two...

and it was founded by someone who headed two major SDI projects.
Forum: Politics 08-04-2014, 10:12
Replies: 6,821
Views: 126,011
Posted By alaninmcr
That was a ridiculous intervention. So, the Scots...

That was a ridiculous intervention. So, the Scots should remain in the UK because the USA government want them to?
Forum: Politics 07-04-2014, 13:27
Replies: 2,147
Views: 72,948
Posted By alaninmcr
If Donetsk manages to leave, then other...

If Donetsk manages to leave, then other Russian-speaking regions could be forced to leave for self-preservation. Otherwise, they would be left as a distrusted minority ruled by a vengeful majority.
Forum: Politics 28-03-2014, 12:28
Replies: 111
Views: 3,690
Posted By alaninmcr
It is not really his mess either. The Ukrainian...

It is not really his mess either. The Ukrainian economy is totally f'd up and has been since the USSR broke up. Ukraine had to be nice to Russia to get cheap gas and cheap loans, and still had...
Forum: Politics 28-03-2014, 11:24
Replies: 334
Views: 8,947
Posted By alaninmcr
To make any sense of those figures you need to...

To make any sense of those figures you need to give the percentages for those not affected. So, what percentage of all tenants fell into arrears for the first time and what percentage have had legal...
Forum: Politics 24-03-2014, 21:28
Replies: 2,147
Views: 72,948
Posted By alaninmcr
Ukraine imports gas from Russia -sometimes more...

Ukraine imports gas from Russia -sometimes more than it pays for. It has a huge debt to Russia despite getting the gas at reduced prices. I wonder how happy EU citizens will be when they realize...
Forum: Politics 22-03-2014, 18:23
Replies: 120
Views: 3,816
Posted By alaninmcr
I thought that it had been used as the official...

I thought that it had been used as the official tax reason for him not being with his wife and so dodging paying Danish taxes.
Forum: General Discussion 15-03-2014, 13:16
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By alaninmcr
Living by the last quote really messed things up....

Living by the last quote really messed things up. He should have sidelined, or better still quietly disposed of, his beloved son Commodus rather than letting him bring catastrophe to the Empire.
Forum: Politics 13-03-2014, 17:46
Replies: 2,147
Views: 72,948
Posted By alaninmcr
Interesting play by the US - arranging the arrest...

Interesting play by the US - arranging the arrest of the one of the Ukrainians who put together the Ukraine/Russia gas deals.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-26565826 (No idea why the BBC...
Forum: Politics 12-03-2014, 13:34
Replies: 81
Views: 2,982
Posted By alaninmcr
I thought Jol was Pauli reborn from the ashes of...

I thought Jol was Pauli reborn from the ashes of Brown's pyre.
Forum: Politics 10-03-2014, 21:45
Replies: 52
Views: 2,319
Posted By alaninmcr
All of what is now Turkey used to be part of the...

All of what is now Turkey used to be part of the Greek-speaking and Greek Orthodox Byzantine Empire until the 11th Century. The Turks only conquered Istanbul in the 15th Century,
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-03-2014, 23:25
Replies: 59
Views: 13,503
Posted By alaninmcr
I think that's an unfair choice as some of the...

I think that's an unfair choice as some of the standard magic tricks e.g. the levitating assistant appear to violate the laws of physics. The audience just do not know everything about the physics of...
Forum: Politics 02-03-2014, 13:22
Replies: 2,147
Views: 72,948
Posted By alaninmcr
Do you realize that Ukraine has a very long...

Do you realize that Ukraine has a very long border with Russia? Having anti-Russian troops concentrating on Crimea would leave eastern Ukraine even more exposed than it is.
Forum: Politics 02-03-2014, 13:18
Replies: 2,147
Views: 72,948
Posted By alaninmcr
They are the only "government" in Kiev. Crimea...

They are the only "government" in Kiev.

Crimea also has its own parliament and prime minister. Why doesn't the West ask the elected government of Crimea what they want? Perhaps because they'd get...
Forum: Politics 01-03-2014, 22:05
Replies: 102
Views: 4,488
Posted By alaninmcr
Maybe if the (ex-)president invites you it is OK.

Maybe if the (ex-)president invites you it is OK.
Forum: Politics 01-03-2014, 18:59
Replies: 102
Views: 4,488
Posted By alaninmcr
The pro-Russian Ukrainians' votes do not matter...

The pro-Russian Ukrainians' votes do not matter now anyway. When they win their choice is overthrown. I don't think the West realizes what it has done - it has probably made the division of Ukraine...
Forum: Politics 01-03-2014, 16:12
Replies: 102
Views: 4,488
Posted By alaninmcr
Do you have any evidence that it is the vast...

Do you have any evidence that it is the vast majority or even a majority at all? The ousted president was elected democratically and his party (Party of the Regions) was the largest in the...
Forum: Politics 28-02-2014, 14:22
Replies: 2,147
Views: 72,948
Posted By alaninmcr
Whereas a country where the democratically...

Whereas a country where the democratically elected president is forced out ...
Forum: Politics 28-02-2014, 13:13
Replies: 2,147
Views: 72,948
Posted By alaninmcr
That is the West's version of history. The truth...

That is the West's version of history. The truth is a lot more nuanced. The NATO-backed president of Georgia ordered the bombing of the breakaway region of South Ossetia and Russia intervened on...
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