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  1. and what about Germany?   In any case they found the German guy responsible, he was spotted coming out of the Baltic   
  2. The War in Ukraine

        Humm, is  According to  Pravda - Wikipedia   Pravda is a Russian broadsheet newspaper, and was the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, when it was one of the most influential papers in the country with a circulation of 11 million. The newspaper began publication on 5 May 1912 in the Russian Empire, but was already extant abroad in January 1911. It emerged as a leading newspaper of the Soviet Unio ...     Do you not find it at least a bit strange, that a Russian backed site is pushing the kinda bollocks you are talking.   Your other link  B92 - Wikipedia   Seems its a Serbia based organization, with no particular reputation   Provide us with some links to something that has a reputation for safe and reliable news, not twitter feeds or pro Russian media   Do you really not know how to select good news sources, you are talking out of your spleen
  3. The War in Ukraine

    Got a source for that statement ?   From a recognized reputable source ?   Only I do not see it on the BBC
  4. The War in Ukraine

      I guess not agreed by the Ukraine    So we are supposed to agree that parts of Ukraine will be scarified to feed the hunger of Russia   Russia is the largest country in the world, why does it need more and more and more land, with a low population density. The Russians are just taking the piss     We can either try and stop them now, or they come back at us later in a stronger position, I am quite sure Jeba, will offer every other country to Russia, for its GAS, but when Russia comes to Germany and says just give us Bavaria, he will be calling loud for the world to defend Germany    
  5. The War in Ukraine

    Putin is a special kind of mad man, I find it hard to believe he would go to full scale war in which his daughter would probably die.   All the way through the 70, and 80, I never really got the feeling that we were going to full scale war.   I still do not have the feeling we are going there ... I hope to god I am right.   Germany is partly responsible for this situation and it should be part of the soloution
  6. As far as I understand it   Both pipelines are full of GAS, but they are not putting more GAS into the pipeline, once all the GAS has escaped the pipeline will be full of water.   I  do not know anything about how or if can be repaired    Or how they can get the water out of the pipeline
  7. don't think we will know it   Looks like it was done by submarine, so it has to be done by a developed country   People are pointing the finger at Russia, but I cannot think of  a good reason for them to do it, unless its just frustration    
  8. Transfer huge amount (> 50000 EUR)

    Seconded use wise   It would be better if you have your own bank account in the destination country, if you transfer it to your fathers account the powers that b may think its  a gift and want to charge TAX on it.   Whenever I transfer money with wise I normally enter the destination countires bank account details into wise, then send like 100 euros. I check that transaction occurred correctly. when I am happy that everything worked correctly then, the larger sum I wanted to transfer.   Sometimes, I get problems to send large sums, because the bank blocks large sums leaving my bank, you may need to remove those blocks, or the transaction will fail.  
  9. The War in Ukraine

      There is a kind of fairness in this, Germany became to dependent on Russian Gas . Germany believed Russia would never use it as a weapon. The German economy became huge, large by buying this GAS.   Well it turns out that Germany was wrong ...   I do not want a recession, but Germany gained a lot from cheap Russian GAS, is it not fair that Germany should take a hit - or you see it that its more fair, that Ukraine should lose its tertiary for a German ( and otherr countrides ) mistake.   Un believable, why should Ukraine suffer for the mistakes of Germany ??  and other country's.   Instead of using ( as the Germans call it ) transistion fuels like GAS, Germany should have been moving in a fast way to renewables, to break this dependance.   Your lack of support for Ukraine shows this selfish attitude, why should Germany not suffer for its mistakes and take responsibility for their part in this disaster  
  10. BREXIT positives and negatives

    yeah ok, but you have to remember a UK coffee at that time was Nescafe, while in Germany you are probably getting filter Caffee. I do not remember anything of the currency before desimisation
  11. BREXIT positives and negatives

      It could do that, while the UK had  access to cheap European labour, when the UK was in EU.   Farmers cannot get British people to do that kind of dirty work, the young want to be jet fighter pilots, doctors etc, but failed all their exams. But picking fruit is not the kind of work the British want to do.
  12. BREXIT positives and negatives

      Here is a list of UK prime ministers  List of prime ministers of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia   There was no 13 year rule for the Tories, before Callahan went to the IMF   Callahan was preceded by  Harold Wilson ( Labour ), they were in power from 74 to 79. Before that  Edward Heath (Tories ) 70 to 74 Before that  Harold Wilson  64 to 1970, by the way he had to de value, the pound, I guess because the Tory rule was 13 years before that.   I think you are a bit older than me, so I had to look this up !!!   I think you are talking about was from 1951 to 1964, fits the 13 years, but I was talking about  James Callaghan, 10 years later   James Callaghan  went cap in hand to the IMF in 1976, Labour had been in power since 1974, so just 2 years later, we went to go get the money in.
  13. BREXIT positives and negatives

    Interesting   I normally view the Tories as a party that wants low taxes, particularly for its wealthy members. They take the view that low taxes will allow greater personal choices for the public and that leads to a smaller state. But they also like to keep GDP to dept low as it reduces the interest you have to pay on that dept. However Lizz has blown that out of the water, and will increase the dept, just as world interest rates are rising, which I believe will lead to disaster. Normally the Tories will leave parliament because of sleaze.  Johnson/Major   While Labour, are about having higher taxes and spreading the money on a bigger state, however that has the down side that dept to GDP ratio increases and cost more money to service the dept. I have seen in my own life, that the UK had to go cap in hand to the IMF in about 1976/77, because it had spent too much. The IMF/EU lent money to the UK on  the assurance that the Labour party would reduce public spending. Again the Labour party was at least partly blamed for the finical crises of 2008. Labour normally leaves parliament because the country is broke.  Think Callaghan , 1979, country broke, lots of strikes, think Blare/Brown, who left the country broke. Sure the Tories could have raised taxes, rather than had austerity, but the public voted for the Tories ( and as already said Tories like a small state ) rather than carry on with Brown, who would have no doubt been at the IMF's door a couple of years later.   Of course Germany has one of the lowest GDP to dept ratio's among many countries, but it can afford high social systems because it sells a lot of stuff around the world, unlike the UK, were many industries have gone of business or become smaller.   I would not call any approach evil in this respect, and it is after all voted on by the UK voters, who can choose which ever Government they want every so often. During my life time, it seems the Tories mostly get elected. So I guess the public knowing what the 2 UK parties will likely do, its the  UK public who decide that the Tories ( and follow austerity ) should be in power, rather than Labour. Does that make the UK voters Evil ?    
  14. BREXIT positives and negatives

    We should of course remember the reason why the UK got  austerity, which was under Labour the banking crisis occurred, banks were in danger of going broke. So Labour borrowed a lot to bail them out, which is the reason the  austerity  came about as those loans had to be paid back so cut backs were made. The reason why the UK got hit so hard, is that London etc is a finical capitol, and is the biggest part of the UK economy. This changed was due to Margret Thatcher letting go of huge parts of industries in the 1980,s
  15. The War in Ukraine

    What a complete joke   First voting results show over 96% in occupied regions voted to join Russia   First partial vote results show over 96% in occupied Ukraine areas favour joining Russia -RIA | Reuters   Was there really any doubt of the result,  why did they not fix the result at 100 %, it about as believable