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  1. 3G in Restaurants?

      Are you still going on about masks?   I've not got a problem with it, especially over winter. Bit of added facial warmth! Maybe next winter, rates will be low enough to not bother any more, but for now it's not really a hardship is it?
  2. Price query about Samsung mobile phones

    That's just how much they cost, sometimes a lot less.   The A series is mid-range and generally has no weather sealing, might not have wireless charging, plastic back instead of glass etc. I've got an A53 that's fine for basically anything. You can spend way more if you want those additional features.
  3.   Who said that? RT is propaganda for sure and Fox has it's own twisted agenda, regardless of whatever the truth is. BBC used to be the first place I checked for news but not any more.
  4.   They are the US, UK, German & IE versions of RT, ie state sponsored media. Do you honestly believe that one side only broadcasts propaganda and the other side only broadcasts "the truth"? Come on man, stop being so naive.
  5.   Is that Murphaph? He seems to have a similar intellect to Joey.
  6. The War in Ukraine

      Yeah, fuck doing what Ukraine actually wanted to do. The thousands of lives lost since then don't really matter.
  7. The War in Ukraine

      Sigh.   https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/ is very much a pro Ukrainian website (propaganda even) and has absolutely nothing to do with the Russian/Soviet newspaper of the same name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainska_Pravda   At least make the effort to go to the website before typing out all this crap.   In case you are unaware - "Pravda" means "truth" in both Ukrainian and Russian.
  8. The War in Ukraine

      Reputable source is subjective - the BBC is anything but reputable imo.   It was widely reported at the time, originating from an article in Ukrainska Pravda: https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/articles/2022/05/5/7344096/   "As soon as the Ukrainian negotiators and Abramovich/Medinsky, following the outcome of Istanbul, had agreed on the structure of a future possible agreement in general terms, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared in Kyiv almost without warning. "Johnson brought two simple messages to Kyiv. The first is that Putin is a war criminal; he should be pressured, not negotiated with. And the second is that even if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements on guarantees with Putin, they are not. We can sign [an agreement] with you [Ukraine], but not with him. Anyway, he will screw everyone over", is how one of Zelenskyy's close associates summed up the essence of Johnson's visit. Behind this visit and Johnson's words, there is much more than a simple reluctance to get involved in agreements with Russia. Johnson’s position was that the collective West, which back in February had suggested Zelenskyy should surrender and flee, now felt that Putin was not really as powerful as they had previously imagined. Moreover, there is a chance to "press" him. And the West wants to use it." A quick search throws up lots of other articles like this one: High-ranking U.S. official: Russians were ready, but everything was ruined by one man
  9. The War in Ukraine

      It was agreed by Ukraine during the negotiations. They backed away from the deal after Johnson's visit.
  10. The War in Ukraine

      Who is suggesting this? I've seen suggestions of diplomacy and negotiation but not this.
  11. The War in Ukraine

      Is it hard for you to grasp that negotiation doesn't mean surrender? The negotiations in Istanbul apparently resulted in an outline agreement where Ukraine would remain neutral, Russia would keep Crimea but withdraw from Ukraine and the Donbas would have certain guarantees and a greater level of autonomy but remain part of Ukraine. This was basically all agreed and was only scuppered by outsiders demanding further escalation. How is what we have now a better situation?
  12. The War in Ukraine

      I've realised there's no argument I could form which would sway you from your views. You've already decided that Russia is going to lose the war and escalation is the correct way to go. Unfortunately, continued escalation isn't going to end well for anyone.
  13. The War in Ukraine

      Why is this surprising? Exactly the same thing happened in Ukraine when conscription started there. Military aged men were fleeing in any way they could because most sane people don't actually want to fight in a war. In other news, water is wet.
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  15. The War in Ukraine

      There's so much wrong with that I really don't know where to start.