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by anrec80
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 17564

Re: CX to leave OW for Star

Not that I would admire something like this - I use BA miles transferred from credit cards for CX flights and upgrades. BA requires fewer miles for same available upgrade than CX Asia miles.

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by anrec80
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The beginning of basic income in Canada?
Replies: 19
Views: 1056

Re: The beginning of basic income in Canada?

Yeah Quebecois are known socialists. Where are they gonna take the money from? From the remainders of the middle class - already overtaxed, significantly lacking basic access to healthcare (3 months to family doctor or 6 months wait to a specialist anyone?)? Not much of that middle class left. It's ...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off
Replies: 14
Views: 1029

Re: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off

Flighty wrote:
I think it would be terrible to cancel the games. South Korea is a hardworking country that will take great pride in hosting these games. Surely North Korea can avoid killing everyone for a little while.


There is no need to cancel them; just nobody will show up.

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off
Replies: 14
Views: 1029

Re: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off

I REALLY don't think North Korea will risk open war at an open gathering of nations. Imagine shelling Seoul at a time the Chinese delegation is arriving. I would think China will send Pyongyang a message of its own in the form of tightened sanction and a bit of shelling as well. To paraphrase the B...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off
Replies: 14
Views: 1029

Re: The decision to cancel Olympic Games in PyeongChang is not far off

"IOC decides if Russia may compete, Kim John Un decides if anyone may compete at all".

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3433

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

Russia isn't a superpower, so that would not work. I guess you say Russia should just stay away from organizations altogether. Likely to work. To prosper, this IOC needs TV exposure, audience, fan base and participants of course. Russia is a huge market and source of all that. Hence the IOC leaders...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3433

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

Has Russia the country recognized there was a doping program ? No, they assassinated the whistle blowers. And you're surprised they get banned ? Wake up to reality. Why should they admit something that didn't happen and exists only in someone's fantasies? I am awake, don't worry. Was there a single...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3433

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

Russia isn't a superpower, so that would not work. I guess you say Russia should just stay away from organizations altogether. Ok - so now you are saying the participation in Olympic movement has to do whether one is a super power or not. While Olympic movement was intended to be away from politics...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

My prediction, he will not show up and it is no use to go to Russian courts to have him extradited. Political process and we have seen that in Russia lady Justice isn't blind. Then he will be tried in absentia. And all Russian groupies will say if convicted, not fair! Everybody else will say: he ha...

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by anrec80
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3433

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

And one more thing - what do you think about the suspension of Russian athletes for the presence of Meldonium in those samples, which were taken when Meldonium was not yet a banned substance? You do not bother? There is nothing to think here - when one sees such treatment towards themselves, it's p...

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by anrec80
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3433

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

There is not no law, no justice. There is law, the Russians broke it. There is justice, the Russians are banned. :wave: I, like many of my friends seem to think that the Olympic movement should be boycotted by Russia in the future - we have no confidence in the IOC or any other Olympic officials. F...

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by anrec80
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Yes, there is a presumption of innocence and it has to be proven in an independent court of law. The conclusions of the investigation board were crystal clear and also of the JIT. So we will see what can be proven in court, personal accountability. Let Russia just have these Russians appear in cour...

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by anrec80
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

And there is the denial: http://www.pravdareport.com/news/hotspots/disasters/08-12-2017/139345-mh17_disaster-0/ We will see if colonel-general Nikolai Tkachev will be brought before a Dutch court and see if it is proven that he was involved in the MH17 mass murder. That's, of course, if he even bot...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Ah, the traditional Russian gruppy's response. We will see what the JIT comes up with and what will be proven in a court of law. On the radio today: they are searching for an active Russian general. https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2017/12/08/russian-colonel-general-delfin/ But I am su...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

True, will never happen that the current Russian regime admits that they are ultimately responsible for the murder of 298 innocent people. BUK was a Russian model from the Russian armed forces, so the Russian state is responsible, or do you claim that just everyone could walk in and take a BUK? Rus...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Was the last election, "free and fair" in the sense that the rest of the world understands it? Did all candidates get a fair opportunity to campaign? Were any candidates harassed by instruments of the state like the Tax/Justice Departments or intimidated in any other way? Russia, just any...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3433

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

If you say ordinary Russians want to live their lives under an authoritarian regime with fewer rights, not under the rule of law, corruption, a high difference between the upper classes and ordinary citizens, no free press etc. etc. fine. But accept these things here and say Russians want to live l...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

There is not a single bit of truth in this statement. The International Investigators have categorically, and unequivocally concluded that: - it was a BUK missile that brought the plane down; - it was fired from Russian backed rebel controlled territory not from Ukranian Government territory; - mis...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Support to leaders should never be unconditional - that is inherently undemocratic. Our support for political leaders should be based on their pledged manifesto and their ability/desire to see that through. THAT is the democratic way. We cannot tell you to stop "loving" Putin. We can howe...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3433

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

The Netherlands: dimismale 12th (Full democracy) America: 21th (Flawed democracies) Russia: 134th (Authoritarian regimes) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index So you live in an authoritarian regime according to this list. Don't attack the messenger, attack the methods used and come with an...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3433

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

Oh boo hoo. I feel for the Russian people but not for the made up reasons you give. In their recent history they had the opportunity to move away from thousands of years of czars and dictators. Unfortunately that didn't happen and what they have now is another president for for life and all his oli...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

So if with a bank robbery no shots are fired, everything is fine? So you are claiming you can have a free and fair life altering referendum organized in 10 days? That is just stupid. The UK needs 6 weeks to have a snap election and that is within a democratic framework where everything is well esta...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Fine if all the facts are known and Russians don't care, but if people are naive and don't care, why shouldn't I speak out? You see the title of this thread right there......... First and foremost - you are Dutch and not a citizen of Russian federation. Please respect Russian citizens' choice of th...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Scorpius wrote:
One of my friends about it, even joke came up: "All the world’s a Kremlin,
And all the men and women merely agents"


"Putin is an agent of Kremlin!" (C) Kiev mayor V. Klitchko.

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

The west doesn't hate Russia, even though that sometimes is the image that russian media tries to portray. But, we are not so fond of the current russian leaders, Putin is generally seen as an authoritarian leader doing his best to dismantle the last remains of democracy and turn himself into a dic...

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by anrec80
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Scorpius wrote:

Please give specific evidence that you are not an agent of the Kremlin.


Haha. Now we know what’s going on in Ukraine. There - everyone is an agent of Kremlin, until proven otherwise. And criteria for “proof” always change of course.

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by anrec80
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

You claim the referendum was fair and free and is a good basis for what has happened and there Russia didn't annex another country. You claim that there can be a free and fair referendum in an area which was in turmoil, Russian troops present and all within two weeks. It is a ridiculous assessment....

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by anrec80
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Because it shows he is the Oligarch in chief stealing money from Russians and using the Russian state to consolidate his own wealth. Why don't Russians care more about it? How come you react like you were stung by a bee? Is he entitled to bn's of Dollars, just because he is President? Well, if Russ...

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by anrec80
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Lol. The independence was never on the baled, hence even in the Pinocchio referendum, it was never decided as such on independence. And you are perfectly fine with this timeline? And you are perfectly fine that Putin's Russia got the ok to invade another country and to annex part of it. That tells ...

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by anrec80
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Are you one of the people whom actually believe that Putin is clean but only his entourage is durty as hell? We believe that there is nothing wrong neither with Putin nor with "entourage". His "entourage" is at least not worse than that in some other countries calling themselves...

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by anrec80
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3433

Re: Russia banned from Winter Olympics 2018

I guess Putin and his oligarch friends didn't give large enough bribes to IOC officials :twisted: I suspect Russia will appeal this, likely going nowhere. I do feel sorry for those athletes who are clean, worked hard for the Olympics and can't participate for themselves and nation that supported th...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 162
Views: 6970

Re: Tax reform win.

Not to mention this bill takes away affordable health care for millions. But, not to worry: The Senate bill still has to be reconciled with the House bill, so tRump's first win (over a year in office) could still not happen. Healthcare is already made unaffordable for millions. Obamacare was based ...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Dutchy wrote:
Could you two please agree on a strategy for defending Putin? Thanks.


Why do we need a strategy? We aren't defending anyone, we are just expressing our opinion. And you, in Europe, perhaps should think how to get that Islamic terrorism under control, or else you may need such a strategy.

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

So how much do you think Putin is worth? 100bn, 50bn, 25bn, 10bn, 5bn, 1bn, 0,5bn, 0,1bn? Nothing can be explained for the salary of a civil servant, which Putin has been all his "official" life. Why don't you focus on counting your own money? What's your business how much is Putin worth?...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

March 1, 2014: President Putin got the green light (by Russian Federation council), to deploy Russian troops in Ukraine (an act of war!). March 6, 2014: Crimean Parliament decided by decree that the Crimea will be part of Russia March 11, 2014: Independence is declared March 16, 2014: Referendum is...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

The flaw in that argumentation is the following: neither does Russia. It is not up to Putin's Russia to decide what the Crimeans want. What a free and legitimate referendum is, is well established by now. And what "Crimean parliament" did, wasn't it. You only have to look at the timeline:...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

So yes, Russia stole. Why would the Russian state invest in Russian companies? No free market there, looks like a perfect way to funnel some more money to Putin and his oligarchs. Thanks for underpinning my point. Well - Russian state invests into Russian companies as well, and quite heavily. Space...

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by anrec80
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

So indeed, Russians will continue to pay for the annexation of Crimea. They aren't "paying" for it; they are investing into it. The region will become self-sufficient over time. Speaking of paying - your farmers are paying for it, with loss of market share. EU has to pay them subsidies. W...

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Rent for the Sewastopol navy base was not cheap. That alone should turn the bill.[/quote yup, stealing something will indeed lower the total bill. The budget for Crimean bridge alone is about 40 annual rents of that base, to be fair. Plus pipelines and powerline connections, rebuilding the whole en...

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

So your horizon is 1 year, 5 years? Things are moving fast and unpredictably. For Ukrainian statehood - one year is quite a while, 5 - nobody is convinced that country has that much life left in it. Unless Ukrainian Putin shows up and starts fixing things, but clearly it will not be a pro-European ...

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

So all I am asking for is one legitimate referendum, if everyone is so sure of the outcome, why not doing that and the west is forced to recognize it and some of the sanctions might be lifted. All good news for Putin and his gang, what are they afraid of? You don't understand - it's not up to you o...

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Dutchy wrote:
And again, I agree with you, on both accounts. Do you agree that Putin's Russia is as bad as Ukraine?


"Bad" in what sense? There is no war, established and functional economy, state's institutions aren't used by business clans to figure out market shares. That's to say the least.

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

So again you are saying Russia stole from my pension fund, ok check. Aaaaaahhhhahahahahahahaaaaa!!! Russia stole! Do you even know what went on? See, sanctions can work sometimes at the stage of threats, producing uncertainty. Once they are imposed and reality around them is clear, much of their im...

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 162
Views: 6970

Re: Tax reform win.

This tax reform package allows people to keep more of what they earn. Everything else is just details. I personally wish the revenue impact was deficit neutral or deficit reducing, but there are major wins in this reform benefiting all Americans that are worth it. - Cap on SALT deductions - Elimina...

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

They don't have to listen to me, but why do they have to listen to you? But you still don't get it. Until there is a legitimate annexation, the Crimea will be Russia's Tibet or Russia's Western Sahara or Russia's Golan Heights. The world doesn't recognize it. You might not care, but that severely l...

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

We will see in 25 years. 25 years in 21st century is a VERY long time. Too much can happen. Your EU and/or NATO can fall apart; it's enough time for a few wars between European nations, and even for 3rd world war. Let alone for stop of Ukrainian support. The whole Europe (or at least as we know it ...

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

As for Crimea, I have a hard time seeing it, you will continue to pay for it in the foreseeable future. Don't worry - early Spring 2014, Russian not only took the Crimea, but also returned control over many of their strategic resource mining enterprises, and MADE(!) a few tens of billions of dollar...

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by anrec80
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

Kosovo is small, so less change. But Ukraine? No change for being economically self-sufficient? 45m people. Whom are you trying to kid? Literally, everyone could see that they could and should do it, when Russia withdraws its support from the separatist in the east and stops meddling in their local...

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by anrec80
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 486
Views: 13088

Re: From Russia with truth

My relatives in Ukraine, now the curse of independence, Western countries that have supported it and the current Ukrainian government. To oppose this power now in Ukraine people are afraid because it's dangerous. You can be arrested or even kidnapped, without reason. Or you may one day "accide...

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