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by orathaic
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Did the Russian media provide an opinion on Irish Road Bowls, out of interest?
If they did, i haven't come across it.
by orathaic
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Apparently Russia TV is reporting a possible 100,000 North Korean 'volunteers' may be going to Ukraine.

(Though this src claims it is a joke: https://youtu.be/o5hzTaX7chk )
by orathaic
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Yeah, i still think they should be offering amnesty for surrendering troops, and paying those who bring Russian equipment with them/defect... But cutting them off and eroding their ability to fight will likely have some playoff in the long term. Again, it remains a question what the long term looks ...
by orathaic
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Very negative, one thing is worth noting, why does the Ukrainian government keep announcing the imment retaking of Kherson (whether the whole region of just the city) - one simple explanation i have made is that they are trying to deter collaborators from making it easier to run the region. If the R...
by orathaic
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

https://youtu.be/hyldM3pKZAU

Very pro-Ukraine video. As with all war news, i don't know how accurate the picture presented is
by orathaic
Sun Jul 31, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

I think the chances are slim. Russia is happy to use troops raised from indigenous groups within their borders, so I'm sure they would be happy to throw Korean troops into the fray. North Korea on the other hand probably doesn't care what is happening in Ukraine, and I'm not sure any amount of Russi...
by orathaic
Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Much more detailed analysis: https://youtu.be/VQ9jX7pGEjA
by orathaic
Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Yes, i think Hungary is not unified with the rest of the EU, but Poland (which was blocking any actions being taken against the increasingly authoritatian Hungarian government) is leading the EU in calls for sanctions against Russia and aid to Ukraine, so i suspect Hungary is feeling more isolated f...
by orathaic
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Further, if they have faced a series of failures, they may attempt to fix them. And b'é in better shape than NATO forces some of whom have never seen combat, least of all against a near-peer force. But importantly, Russia can field impressive hardware - without being able to rely on their troops to ...
by orathaic
Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

It is pretty easy to square a circle when you realise that what people precieve and reality can be different. Russia can think they are a peer to NATO and thus be a threat, while blaming the fact of Ukraine's western assistance for any failures... What they thought they could do and what they have d...
by orathaic
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Not wanting to be their next target makes it out fault? Interesting logic.
by orathaic
Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Russia has a manpower issue, and can't mobilise massively because they don't have the training infrastructure to do so. Ukraine has a training issue but can send volunteers to Poland and other NATO countries to do crash course in specific aetillary systems and other weapons. Russia is paying for eve...
by orathaic
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Further a far less pessimist view of the war: https://www.ft.com/content/84d79a0a-98b ... 7e76ca0391
by orathaic
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

Feckin' typos. Why can't i edit my post?
by orathaic
Fri Jul 22, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

The Ukraine could he offered terms. And they will make a decision on whether to accept those terms. And the US is going to decide whether they should support Ukraine in whatever decision they make, or to screen them over and prove the Russia was right or invade, encouraging them to get ready for the...
by orathaic
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: War, what is it good for?
Replies: 238
Views: 6124

Re: War, what is it good for?

If we accept them it will be a humiliating admission of defeat. If we don't, God help us.
Why would we be able to accept terms? We are not at war.
by orathaic
Sun Jul 17, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

Just in case you honestly can't math. 30% of abortions is not 30% of people using contraception. No attempt at an answer? Fine. If you can't be arsed to explain your position then I guess the discussion is over. I honestly have no idea what you wanted to get out of this. If you don't want the conve...
by orathaic
Sat Jul 16, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

Just in case you honestly can't math.

30% of abortions is not 30% of people using contraception.
by orathaic
Thu Jul 14, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

It is a pity you can't have an genuine discussion. I will repeat myself, nobody chooses abortion as an alternative to contraception. It is expensive, painful and time consuming. Even ignoring the shame laid on by religious groups seeking to force their morality on all. It is a talking point created ...
by orathaic
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

But that is exactly what you just did :? What did i say? That 30% of abortions are for women who already have children and who have decided that an additional child is not right for their family. These are people who have both thought about the issue in advance and have a good working knowledge of ...