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13th Sep 2013, 20:11
Replies: 41
Views: 7,089
Posted By Broadsword***

Don't get me started. From the stock yokel...

Don't get me started. From the stock yokel accents on Doc Martin to the Lancastrianized 'West Yorkshire' drawls of Last Tango in Halifax, so many otherwise excellent TV shows are spoiled by the...
11th Sep 2013, 20:41
Replies: 226
Views: 30,401
Posted By Broadsword***

'Conduct prejudicial to good order and service...

'Conduct prejudicial to good order and service discipline' is still a service offence, but it would not be appropriate to charge and prosecute the soldiers under that (or any other) service offence,...
11th Sep 2013, 16:20
Replies: 226
Views: 30,401
Posted By Broadsword***

Didn't some Gp Capt get his legs whacked by the...

Didn't some Gp Capt get his legs whacked by the religious police for venturing out in shorts?
11th Sep 2013, 15:51
Replies: 88
Views: 44,643
Posted By Broadsword***

I'm not 'going' anywhere with it. It must be 20...

I'm not 'going' anywhere with it. It must be 20 years ago now. I was just trying to refresh my memory.
11th Sep 2013, 11:47
Replies: 88
Views: 44,643
Posted By Broadsword***

Wasn't that the one where aircrew were...

Wasn't that the one where aircrew were (allegedly) presenting fake restaurant receipts to support fraudulent expenses claims?
11th Sep 2013, 11:38
Replies: 63
Views: 10,602
Posted By Broadsword***

What the butler saw?

What the butler saw?
11th Sep 2013, 11:28
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

And I'm pretty sure 'Ronald Reagan' is nearer to...

And I'm pretty sure 'Ronald Reagan' is nearer to Moscow than Truro.
10th Sep 2013, 18:04
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

UN resolution on Syria to test if Russian...

UN resolution on Syria to test if Russian chemical weapons plan is 'ruse' | World news | theguardian.com (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/10/un-resolution-syria-russia-chemical-weapons)
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10th Sep 2013, 17:42
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

BBC News - Syria conflict: US issues warning on...

BBC News - Syria conflict: US issues warning on chemicals plan (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24038120)

So it appears Assad will continue to get Russia's unconditional support, no...
9th Sep 2013, 21:47
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

As in 'enlightening'? Oh, you mean 'lightning'. ...

As in 'enlightening'? Oh, you mean 'lightning'.

(Pedantic smiley goes here.)
9th Sep 2013, 21:40
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

Since when did thunder sound like a dull fart?

Since when did thunder sound like a dull fart?
9th Sep 2013, 21:18
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

Not exactly a difficult trick to pull off when...

Not exactly a difficult trick to pull off when you don't have a functioning political opposition to worry about, because you've rigged your elections, rigged the press and had your opponents banged...
9th Sep 2013, 20:46
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

Or perhaps, all along, Obama has been playing a...

Or perhaps, all along, Obama has been playing a very clever bluff to get Assad to give up his CW. Even if Assad were to hand over most of them and keep a secret stash, he would never be able to use...
8th Sep 2013, 18:17
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

The key words here are 'conservative talk radio...

The key words here are 'conservative talk radio hosts'. If Obama said today was Sunday, those clowns would find an excuse to argue that it was not.
8th Sep 2013, 11:52
Replies: 31
Views: 6,715
Posted By Broadsword***

Very well said.

Very well said.
8th Sep 2013, 09:59
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

Argentina Freedom in the World 2013 ...

Argentina
Freedom in the World 2013

OVERVIEW:

The government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in 2012 continued indirect government censorship through the discriminatory...
8th Sep 2013, 09:27
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

10Watt I think the Mods binned the original...

10Watt

I think the Mods binned the original post, as the map turned the page panoramic.

http://cfile208.uf.daum.net/image/213F1850518260FC2134B8

Linky to mahusive map:...
7th Sep 2013, 20:22
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

If by that you mean Russia and China, they do...

If by that you mean Russia and China, they do have the luxury of being able to do pretty much whatever they want internationally, without having to pay heed to what the folks back at home think.
7th Sep 2013, 19:15
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

They can push all they like. Assad is winning...

They can push all they like. Assad is winning and he has the (apparently unconditional) backing of China and Russia. It is simply not in his interest to agree to a ceasefire, until such time as he...
7th Sep 2013, 16:54
Replies: 65
Views: 11,553
Posted By Broadsword***

Assuming you are right, then the worst that can...

Assuming you are right, then the worst that can happen is that any European government that provides forces for UN peacekeeping operations may be held liable in law for the wrongful conduct of their...
7th Sep 2013, 15:05
Replies: 65
Views: 11,553
Posted By Broadsword***

"It confirms the precedent that countries that...

"It confirms the precedent that countries that provide troops to UN missions can be held responsible for their conduct."

Hardly a radical concept.
7th Sep 2013, 12:34
Replies: 226
Views: 30,401
Posted By Broadsword***

We do not know what type of knife it was and, in...

We do not know what type of knife it was and, in NYC, carrying a concealed knife (provided it meets certain criteria) is not necessarily unlawful.

In NYC, as in the UK, carrying a knife, of any...
7th Sep 2013, 09:43
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

International law is by no means clear that the...

International law is by no means clear that the use of military force must always be authorised by the UN Security Council. There is a developing legal framework for military intervention on...
7th Sep 2013, 01:20
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

See, he and Putin do have something in common.

See, he and Putin do have something in common.
6th Sep 2013, 20:43
Replies: 2,457
Views: 431,165
Posted By Broadsword***

None of those countries are exactly down on their...

None of those countries are exactly down on their uppers, in terms of wealth or influence, Ron.
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