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What makes a great leader, and why Putin is so good at it 87% Posted Mar 2018

What makes a great leader, and why Putin is so good at it

Comment: 120 days ago

"first post here"? Blimey, it must be the result of infinite monkeys writing in the same style.

Anyway, here's the link you asked for https://richardlangworth.com/churchill-bengal-famine

Can you give us a link to your claim that "Churchill refused to allow Canada and the USA to feed people in India"?

 

Enjoy Vladimir Putin's extraordinary alpha male walk 94% Posted Mar 2018

Enjoy Vladimir Putin's extraordinary alpha male walk

Comment: 120 days ago

I doubt the people of Crimea, Georgia, Ukraine, Syria would agree with you.

Putin seems to be an old imperialist, pushing to take back Russia's traditional sphere of influence - and he's playing his hand very well. The West is fragmented and doesn't know how to deal with him.

I also don't think the socialist/capitalist descriptors are valid. Notionally, Russia is socialist, but the reality is not about ownership of the means of production so much as having access to and control of the means of production. The Russian state may notionally own the gas which is sold, but it's only an elite who have access to most of the benefits the sale generates.

While I admire Putin's game and his grasp of realpolitik, I think he's a dangerous and destabilising influence on the world.

Luxury two-pool house 86% Posted Mar 2018

Luxury two-pool house

Comment: 125 days ago

Lovely place but... large panes of glass next to a golf course. What could possibly go wrong?

Water wheel pumps water over a mile without electricity 93% Posted Mar 2018

Water wheel pumps water over a mile without electricity

Comment: 126 days ago

Wow! "There are no mechanical parts" Is it made of magic?

Monster cougar stalks unarmed man 87% Posted Mar 2018

Monster cougar stalks unarmed man

Comment: 128 days ago

Interesting. Here's a link to what happened when Bobby Kennedy was annoyed by a .22 https://www.historyonthenet.com/robert-f-kennedy-assassinated/

Russian election video warns people of not voting 86% Posted Mar 2018

Russian election video warns people of not voting

Comment: 140 days ago

That's almost as credible as voting to spend £350 million a week on the NHS

Monkeys steal human valuables to trade for food 86% Posted Mar 2018

Monkeys steal human valuables to trade for food

Comment: 140 days ago

"Of course monkeys don't eat flip flops or sunglasses". Cue 2:08 monkey eating a flip flop

Trump: I would have run into Florida school even if I didn't have a weapon 86% Posted Feb 2018

Trump: I would have run into Florida school even if I didn't have a weapon

Comment: 141 days ago

In 2 months time, he'll think he actually did run in there.

President Trump touches down in Davos 86% Posted Feb 2018

President Trump touches down in Davos

Comment: 143 days ago

I was expecting Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Richard Branson, a little bit jealous of Elon Musk 86% Posted Feb 2018

Richard Branson, a little bit jealous of Elon Musk

Comment: 150 days ago

Here we have the difference between talking the talk and walking the walk.

How is life different for billionaires? 86% Posted Feb 2018

How is life different for billionaires?

Comment: 156 days ago

The wisdom of cabbies: I was in a cab going down Bishops Avenue (= "Millionaires Row") and the dirver said, "It's all zeroes, innit? You worry about losing £100, they worry about losing £10,000."

Waterfall swing 86% Posted Feb 2018

Waterfall swing

Comment: 162 days ago

When I was a kid they had an even cleverer design that kept you dry

Piers Morgan on his interview with Donald Trump 86% Posted Feb 2018

Piers Morgan on his interview with Donald Trump

Comment: 163 days ago

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.

2018 State of the Union, in 4 minutes 86% Posted Jan 2018

2018 State of the Union, in 4 minutes

Comment: 168 days ago

As well as revitalising the economy and being the least racist person ever, Kim Jong Trump learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.

At junior high school, he corrected and chastised his teachers for incorrectly interpreting history, according to his official biography. Moving on to higher education, he found time to write 1,500 books during his three years at University, from where he graduated in 1964, and penned six full operas in two years - "all of which are better than any in the history of music", his biography gushes.

Turning his hand to the film industry, Mr Trump insisted on overseeing many aspects of the nation's domestic movie output and, according to his press secretary, "improved the scripts and guided the production of the movie "Diary of a Girl Student."

Trump was also a star of the sporting arena. His biography claims that he first picked up a golf club in 1994, and shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one.

Satisfied with his performance, he immediately declared his retirement from the sport.

He also has a great haircut.

Super powerful US Navy vs Spanish authorities 57% Posted Jan 2018

Super powerful US Navy vs Spanish authorities

Comment: 170 days ago

Try reading history not watching Hollywood.

Google "Fall of Saigon" and explain to us how this was a victory for the USA in Vietnam.

Check out https://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/05/opinion/opinion-d-day-myth-reality/index.html to correct some myths about D Day (Only 50% the troops were American, 15% of the ships, 20% of the landing craft).

Compare German casualties on the eastern and western fronts before realising it was actually the Russians who won the war.

But congratulations on committing genocide against the native Americans. I'll concede that you really beat them

Moscow's cold war on snow 84% Posted Jan 2018

Moscow's cold war on snow

Comment: 175 days ago

This seems to make sense. They have sewage which needs treating. They have dirty snow/soon to be dirty water (presumably full of salt or other detritus that comes off the roads) which needs treating.

They'd need to mix sewage with water to whack it through the processing plant so why not kill two birds with one stone? The sewage is probably warmer and helps melt/dispose of the snow and bingo! They've got a lot of dirty water and sewage to put through the plant.

We really need a Russian water engineer to give us the low-down.

Moscow's cold war on snow 84% Posted Jan 2018

Moscow's cold war on snow

Comment: 177 days ago

Where do you think your drinking water comes from? I don't know where you live but for most of the UK our clean drinking water comes via the sewage treatment plant.

Masha Gessen: Russians didn't elect Donald Trump, Americans did 86% Posted Jan 2018

Masha Gessen: Russians didn't elect Donald Trump, Americans did

Comment: 181 days ago

Enough about Trump.
What do you think of the points she was making?

The President is a genius 88% Posted Jan 2018

The President is a genius

Comment: 182 days ago

Expelliarmus!

Steven Pinker: 4 reasons for defending free speech 86% Posted Jan 2018

Steven Pinker: 4 reasons for defending free speech

Comment: 184 days ago

Here here.

Though I'm still waiting for the full and detailed explanation of this "eminent" danger. We just don't have it over here and Google tells me nothing. If it's not to do with Eminem, is it maybe something to do with M&M's? Is it a special sweet and chocolatey kind of danger you have in the US?

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