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Forum: Politics 16-08-2014, 20:28
Replies: 2,741
Views: 80,753
Posted By alaninmcr
Australia has prospered as a union of six...

Australia has prospered as a union of six previously-separate states. I wonder how many would want to see that reversed?
Forum: Politics 16-08-2014, 14:16
Replies: 2,741
Views: 80,753
Posted By alaninmcr
Scotland cannot immediately join the Euro. It...

Scotland cannot immediately join the Euro. It would need a central bank managing a Scottish currency that was part of the ERM for at least two years. Only then, and if it satisfied the other...
Forum: Politics 15-08-2014, 17:27
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
Hungary and Slovakia appear...

Hungary and Slovakia appear (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28801353) to have broken ranks with the EU line on sanctions. I wonder how long Merkel will continue with it given the bad news on...
Forum: Politics 15-08-2014, 17:19
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By alaninmcr
I doubt Putin will react. He already ignored the...

I doubt Putin will react. He already ignored the provocation of Ukrainian troops entering Russian territory. He plays the game as he wants, not as others want him to.
Forum: General Discussion 14-08-2014, 12:46
Replies: 143
Views: 5,082
Posted By alaninmcr
But if it is NO, there will be endless whining...

But if it is NO, there will be endless whining from the YES campaign and demands for another referendum.
Forum: Politics 13-08-2014, 23:50
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
The EU banned export of oil exploration equipment...

The EU banned export of oil exploration equipment to Russia. Meanwhile Exxon-Mobil (a US company) and their Russian partners are starting exploration of the Kara Sea using a Norwegian rig.
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 10:28
Replies: 87
Views: 5,046
Posted By alaninmcr
Depression is an illness - it is not the same as...

Depression is an illness - it is not the same as being sad/depressed about something. Depression makes people feel totally empty and that life means nothing. Feeling sad would be an improvement for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2014, 12:03
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By alaninmcr
I've had couriers throw parcels over the high...

I've had couriers throw parcels over the high metal gate across my drive to the back garden. I expect the courier tried (and failed) to do something similar in this case.
Forum: Politics 09-08-2014, 20:47
Replies: 1,227
Views: 34,682
Posted By alaninmcr
They would get back what the pension was when...

They would get back what the pension was when Scotland became independent. They would not get any yearly increase.
Forum: Politics 08-08-2014, 15:18
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
Stop some EU countries from getting their gas...

Stop some EU countries from getting their gas supplies from Russia?
Forum: Politics 08-08-2014, 12:42
Replies: 66
Views: 2,025
Posted By alaninmcr
blue eyed guy did not claim that Russia has no...

blue eyed guy did not claim that Russia has no troops on the Ukrainian border. He said:
Forum: Politics 07-08-2014, 23:14
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
Finland will be asking...

Finland will be asking (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/russia-s-retaliation-inflicts-worst-euro-area-scars-on-finland.html) for help from the rest of the EU to offset the impact of the...
Forum: Politics 07-08-2014, 11:56
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
Also "considering banning transit flights for EU...

Also "considering banning transit flights for EU and US airlines, in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine".

That could be a big boost for Chinese airlines at great cost for Western ones.
Forum: Politics 07-08-2014, 10:45
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
According to the BBC, Russia is banning the...

According to the BBC, Russia is banning the import of food from the EU/US and also stopping Ukrainian airlines flying over Russia. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28687172.
Forum: Politics 05-08-2014, 00:34
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
It will be interesting to see how the West react...

It will be interesting to see how the West react to the 300+ Ukrainian soldiers entering Russian territory. Ukrainian forces seeking refuge (or defecting) and not being harmed does not fit well with...
Forum: Politics 31-07-2014, 15:52
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By alaninmcr
Ukraine owes over $4 bn to Russia for its unpaid...

Ukraine owes over $4 bn to Russia for its unpaid gas bill. Russia would probably just be writing off $1 bn that it was unlikely to see anyway.
Forum: Politics 31-07-2014, 13:43
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By alaninmcr
According to the Independent...

According to the Independent (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/land-for-gas-secret-german-deal-could-end-ukraine-crisis-9638764.html), Merkel wants to sell the Crimea (and "devolution"...
Forum: Politics 31-07-2014, 11:52
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By alaninmcr
Another poke in the hope Russia will respond?

Another poke in the hope Russia will respond?
Forum: Showbiz 30-07-2014, 23:15
Replies: 50
Views: 8,353
Posted By alaninmcr
Bieber doesn't throw his weight around; he throws...

Bieber doesn't throw his weight around; he throws his paid bodyguards' weight around.
Forum: Politics 30-07-2014, 21:09
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
Are nearby planes able to overhear the...

Are nearby planes able to overhear the communication? Would the crew of those planes be able to report on what was said?
Forum: Politics 28-07-2014, 16:39
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
Digital Globe was founded by someone who headed...

Digital Globe was founded by someone who headed two SDI ("Star Wars") projects for the DoD and the company is heavily involved with the US military; it delivers data to the DoD's NGA.
Forum: Politics 28-07-2014, 15:26
Replies: 3,305
Views: 124,508
Posted By alaninmcr
Meanwhile it is considered extremely provocative...

Meanwhile it is considered extremely provocative if Russia moves its troops around within its own borders.
Forum: Politics 28-07-2014, 14:42
Replies: 44
Views: 1,153
Posted By alaninmcr
Yep - Labour already thought of that...

Yep - Labour already thought of that http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/4291388.stm
Forum: Politics 28-07-2014, 13:04
Replies: 705
Views: 32,545
Posted By alaninmcr
"Some results may have been removed under data...

"Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe." Searching on google.com will tell you that a former MP associated with the story also has "Some results ...".
Forum: General Discussion 27-07-2014, 15:34
Replies: 164
Views: 4,245
Posted By alaninmcr
OP - what did you mean by "I went to find out...

OP - what did you mean by "I went to find out more about the baby I'm carrying"?

If you're not a WUM then it is far more worrying that you would ask and believe anything a "psychic" told you about...
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