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Re: Official News topic

Postby Zarm » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:54 am

Interesting. This is probably why we try to consolidate so many things into every bill in the U.S.- because voting to do a thing, being locked into, and then being stuck with further votes to figure out how is kind of a mess.

As opposed to the U.S., where we focus on making every bill a complete package including all lose ends that also touches on three other unrelated items and makes them into law, too; hence our all-or-nothing bills frequently get shot down where a simpler version might have passed, and our government ends up shut down for more of the year than it's open... which is kind of a mess. :)
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Postby G2000 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:05 pm

Spirit Ghidorah 2010 wrote:British PM Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes

Who didn't see this coming? Even the people who were pushing for Brexit had no idea how it was supposed to work.


May's government survives vote of no confidence by a margin of only 19 votes
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Re: Official News topic

Postby Rhedosaurus » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm

Researchers have come face-to-face with Deep Blue, a 20 ft long Great White Shark that's one of the largest ever recorded.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/researchers-face-face-huge-great-white-shark-60470906

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Rhedosaurus wrote:Researchers have come face-to-face with Deep Blue, a 20 ft long Great White Shark that's one of the largest ever recorded.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/researchers-face-face-huge-great-white-shark-60470906

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Postby kingkevzilla88 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:30 pm

Rhedosaurus wrote:Researchers have come face-to-face with Deep Blue, a 20 ft long Great White Shark that's one of the largest ever recorded.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/researchers-face-face-huge-great-white-shark-60470906


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Re: Official News topic

Postby Rhedosaurus » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:34 pm

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Rhedosaurus wrote:Researchers have come face-to-face with Deep Blue, a 20 ft long Great White Shark that's one of the largest ever recorded.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/researchers-face-face-huge-great-white-shark-60470906


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An Orca would actually make short work of that Great White. They've been known to utterly crush great whites. They basically tear out their livers and let the sharks bleed to death. Come to think of it, Orcas are actually larger as well.

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Re: Official News topic

Postby G2000 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:57 am

As protests sweep Venezuela, the US, Canada, Brazil and a number of American nations declare the regime of Nicolas Maduro illegitimate and back Juan Guaido as president

Big, but potentially dangerous. The Venezuelan military and security services have traditionally sided with Maduro, and we could see a crackdown soon
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Postby Rhedosaurus » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:28 pm

G2000 wrote:As protests sweep Venezuela, the US, Canada, Brazil and a number of American nations declare the regime of Nicolas Maduro illegitimate and back Juan Guaido as president

Big, but potentially dangerous. The Venezuelan military and security services have traditionally sided with Maduro, and we could see a crackdown soon


I can't help but wonder when the military turns on Maduro. He doesn't have the luxury of giving Venezuela the good ol' days when his old boss, Hugo Chavez, did. I think this has the potential to be the South American version of Romania back in '89 when EVERYBODY turned against Ceacesceu.

Oh, and new sexual misconduct accusations have been leveled against Bryan Singer.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bryan-singer-hit-fresh-allegations-sex-underage-boys-atlantic-expose-1178261

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Postby Zarm » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:37 pm

...Well, that came out of nowhere! Here's hoping...
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Re: Official News topic

Postby Rhedosaurus » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:02 pm

Japan has finally recognized the Ainu as indigenous people for the first time in history.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/japan-to-recognise-indigenous-ainu-people-for-first-time/ar-BBTCgPC?OCID=ansmsnnews11

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Re: Official News topic

Postby Rhedosaurus » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:41 pm

India launched airstrikes in Pakistan, killing a large number of militants in retribution for a suicide bombing that killed over 40 soldiers.

http://time.com/5537891/pakistan-india-aircraft-bomb-territory/

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Re: Official News topic

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These two countries have had a blood feud for 72 years. If things don't get sorted out, this WILL turn really ugly really fast. And considering how India has been a new ally of the U.S. in the past few years and how Pakistan has always tried to make the U.S.A. and China its main ally-think of how North Korea always manipulated China and Russia into getting what it wanted depending on who was strong and in many ways, that's Pakistan's relationship with China and America-and how they've leaned toward China since the U.S. considered them less reliable in the years since 9/11, and this could have MAJOR repercussions.

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Re: Official News topic

Postby G2000 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:46 pm

Rhedosaurus wrote:These two countries have had a blood feud for 72 years. If things don't get sorted out, this WILL turn really ugly really fast. And considering how India has been a new ally of the U.S. in the past few years and how Pakistan has always tried to make the U.S.A. and China its main ally-think of how North Korea always manipulated China and Russia into getting what it wanted depending on who was strong and in many ways, that's Pakistan's relationship with China and America-and how they've leaned toward China since the U.S. considered them less reliable in the years since 9/11, and this could have MAJOR repercussions.


I doubt that either the US or China are willing to get into a shooting war over India and Pakistan, if that's what you're implying. Even so, the fact that two nuclear powers are in a very real way on the brink of war is extremely concerning to say the least.
There's some rumors going on that India might retaliate against Pakistan soon for the downing of two Indian MiGs last night, either via more airstrikes or a ground incursion. Both sides have moved sizable amounts of troops and hardware to their borders, including tanks and AD systems.
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Re: Official News topic

Postby Rhedosaurus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:50 pm

G2000 wrote:
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These two countries have had a blood feud for 72 years. If things don't get sorted out, this WILL turn really ugly really fast. And considering how India has been a new ally of the U.S. in the past few years and how Pakistan has always tried to make the U.S.A. and China its main ally-think of how North Korea always manipulated China and Russia into getting what it wanted depending on who was strong and in many ways, that's Pakistan's relationship with China and America-and how they've leaned toward China since the U.S. considered them less reliable in the years since 9/11, and this could have MAJOR repercussions.


I doubt that either the US or China are willing to get into a shooting war over India and Pakistan, if that's what you're implying. Even so, the fact that two nuclear powers are in a very real way on the brink of war is extremely concerning to say the least.
There's some rumors going on that India might retaliate against Pakistan soon for the downing of two Indian MiGs last night, either via more airstrikes or a ground incursion. Both sides have moved sizable amounts of troops and hardware to their borders, including tanks and AD systems.


No, not that far. But I do wonder what China and the U.S. will do because of all this via how far they will support their allies.

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Postby kingkevzilla88 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:09 pm

How worried should I be if two lunch nukes at each other? Because I know nothing about this, just that two countries hates each guts.

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Postby Gawdziller1954 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:06 pm

kingkevzilla88 wrote:How worried should I be if two lunch nukes at each other? Because I know nothing about this, just that two countries hates each guts.

We could face nuclear escalation by proxy or collateral damage. Of course, even if that doesn't happen, we still have to face heightened falout and radiation levels being spread into the atmosphere
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Postby LSD Jellyfish » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 pm

Without coming off as an alarmist, I think a lot of this speaks to the core values of some of the early Godzilla films.
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Re: Official News topic

Postby Rhedosaurus » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:51 am

I highly doubt both sides will use nukes, but even so, the thought of conventional warfare alone is enough to make the world nervous.


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