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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Can you stop making up your own headcanon please? Your fanfictions are really bad.
    Dude. Read that shit in the voice of Tweak from South Park. It goes from stupidly annoying to hilarious.
    Quote Originally Posted by Crissi View Post
    Quit using other posters as levels of crazy. That is not ok


    If you look, you can see the straw man walking a red herring up a slippery slope coming to join this conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul View Post
    This sub-variant has been blown WAY out of proportion. It's essentially just a slightly different version of Omicron, and it's not even a new one at that.
    Because of the zero covid policy, China's population has built minimal natural immunity. In the US, when Omicron hit, a big chunk of the population had combined immunity from both vaccines and prior exposure, or vaccines and prior exposure alone. In China, they only have the vaccines. Which were designed for the original variant, not Omicron. Very little exposure to prior variants. We are also dealing with very dense and large population centers. We are talking about cities with population in the tens of millions. Shanghai population alone is second only to California and Texas.

    Anyway, Chinese tech stocks on the Hong Kong market is down 11%. Chinese tech companies are in condition to buck US economic sanction right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterhorus8 View Post
    TBF, that's exactly what I was told about the omicron strain itself. The biggest problem with faster spreading strains isn't the lethality of that strain itself, but the speed at which it'll then mutate because it's jumping from person to person so rapidly.
    BA.2 isn't a whole new variant, though, like with Omicron vs. Delta. It's basically just a slightly different version of Omicron (officially, it's a subvariant), and one we've been aware of pretty much since Omicron became a thing (the most common Omicron subvariant is BA.1, and BA.3 is also known to exist). It's not something to be ignored, to be sure, especially as it appears to be more transmissible, but saying "if it gets loose the death toll will be staggering" is ridiculous.

  4. #10184
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Russia’s primary “reason” for invading Ukraine is their “view” of ethnic Russians needing rescue. Ethnic arguments are kinda bullshit.
    Just gonna say it right here - let's not start discussion about ethnostates.
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    Take that haters.
    IF IM STUPID, so is Donald Trump.

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    Germany to replace bombers with US-made F-35s

    With the acquisition of the F-35 jets, manufactured by Maryland-based Lockheed Martin, Germany's mission to NATO said the country will still be able to participate in nuclear sharing.

    Germany does not have nuclear weapons, but under NATO's nuclear sharing agreement, it hosts U.S.-owned nuclear weapons that it is supposed to carry in the event of a conflict. According to Reuters, it is believed that the U.S. has stored around 20 nuclear bombs at the German air base Beuchel.

    In addition to the fighter jets, Germany will also update its Eurofighter jets so that they have the capability of electronic warfare.

  6. #10186
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    So you wanna say Germany is gonna finally reduce the stupid? Their dance around Tornado replacements has been ongoing for quite some time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Weird. I thought Flare was the mod.
    Well, I was mostly talking about the part where such discussion led to everyone getting infracted during the last Israel vs Palestine thread. It also adds little to this one...
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadoowpunk View Post
    Take that haters.
    IF IM STUPID, so is Donald Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihalik View Post
    I'm pretty sure back in the early 1980's people would have been equally skeptical about breaking up the Soviet Union.
    But why do you think that is? And to be clear, no outside force broke up the USSR and they still have nuclear weapons.
    Last edited by Daymanmb; 2022-03-14 at 07:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easo View Post
    Just gonna say it right here - let's not start discussion about ethnostates.
    why will it make you reflect on your shitty views about Israel?

  9. #10189
    Quote Originally Posted by Mihalik View Post
    I don't know whether I'm the only one on this, but as more and more images are coming out of Ukraine, as more the Russian are shelling, the more people like Carlson are defending them, the angrier and angrier I get.

    I've never been a fan of Russia and I squarely fall into the category of people who has always seen Russia as an existential threat to Europe and even the US....but I'm inching towards the attitude where I'm starting to see Russia as irredeemable and an existential threat to global security as long as it remains a nuclear power, I never agreed with Skroe on needing to break up Russia and remove it's nuclear weapons. But I truly believe this is the only way forward.

    Literally this should be a guiding principle of both US and European foreign policy towards Russia. The dismemberment and de-nuclearization of Russia.
    Yep.

    It's a special kind of infuriating to see people like Tucker and others here at home trying to give legitimacy to Russia. These are the modern equivalent of Nazi sympathizers. There are not enough words for how much they can get fucked. It's even more maddening that now they've found a way to drag the good old Trump-era dishonesty into all of this, where they pretend to be stupid and do the Tulsi Gabbard thing, "I'm not repeating Russian propaganda I'M JUST ASKING QUESTIONS and RAISING CONCERNS that just so happen to be very closely tied to Russian talking points used to justify murder, and which do nothing to dismiss them."

    Like can we just not be shit people, please. And after we've stopped pretending to be stupid in order to be shit people, let's go ahead and get rid of all of the shit people instead of letting them float around shitting all over our soup. Sick of this shit.

  10. #10190
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul View Post
    BA.2 isn't a whole new variant, though, like with Omicron vs. Delta. It's basically just a slightly different version of Omicron (officially, it's a subvariant), and one we've been aware of pretty much since Omicron became a thing (the most common Omicron subvariant is BA.1, and BA.3 is also known to exist). It's not something to be ignored, to be sure, especially as it appears to be more transmissible, but saying "if it gets loose the death toll will be staggering" is ridiculous.
    It is loose in Hong Kong now. 32,400 symptomatic cases on Sunday. So far 2,500ish death in the last 3 months, currently over 100 a day. Hong Kong population is 7 million. China is 1.4 billion. Adjusted for population size, China could be seeing 6 million symptomatic cases per day and 20,000 deaths per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Russia’s primary “reason” for invading Ukraine is their “view” of ethnic Russians needing rescue. Ethnic arguments are kinda bullshit.
    Doesn't mean there is any merit to the idea that Kaliningrad ought to be separated from Russia.

    Most of the German populace didn't stick around after the soviets took over the place, By now Kaliningrad is nearly as ethnically Russian as Moscow is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasulis View Post
    It is loose in Hong Kong now. 32,400 symptomatic cases on Sunday. So far 2,500ish death in the last 3 months, currently over 100 a day. Hong Kong population is 7 million. China is 1.4 billion. Adjusted for population size, China could be seeing 6 million symptomatic cases per day and 20,000 deaths per day.
    That would make no sense, Hong Kong is extremely densely populated and China a lot less so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zealo View Post
    Doesn't mean there is any merit to the idea that Kaliningrad ought to be separated from Russia.

    Most of the German populace didn't stick around after the soviets took over the place, By now Kaliningrad is nearly as ethnically Russian as Moscow is.
    Strategically, not wanting to leave Russia with a forward base in the Baltic is perfectly understandable. But they would probably rejoin given a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopymonster View Post
    Dude. Read that shit in the voice of Tweak from South Park. It goes from stupidly annoying to hilarious.
    LOL that really helps, but but but *twitch* they are going to through nukes, NUKES some guy on internet said so

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrown1917 View Post
    That would make no sense, Hong Kong is extremely densely populated and China a lot less so.
    China as a whole isn't but al major cities are like Hong Kong

  15. #10195
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrown1917 View Post
    That would make no sense, Hong Kong is extremely densely populated and China a lot less so.
    I lived in Shanghai 2005 - 2007. Not Hong Kong, but it was packed. It seemed to get more crowded with each subsequent visits.

  16. #10196
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-ne...a-use-ukraine/

    I KNEW it. China is possibly supplying Russia. In response to the person last page who said how China would support Russia.
    "Truth...justice, honor, freedom! Vain indulgences, every one(...) I know what I want, and I take it. I take advantage of whatever I can, and discard that which I cannot. There is no room for sentiment or guilt."

  17. #10197
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBrown1917 View Post
    That would make no sense, Hong Kong is extremely densely populated and China a lot less so.
    ????? 12 cities with the highest global population in the top 50. Place is rammed.

    Back on topic.

    US reckons the Russians dont have enough troops to encircle kyiv let alone take it.

    The Russia media is going full on batshit. Especially the figures who've had their holidays homes in lake como seized. Cunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YUPPIE View Post
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-ne...a-use-ukraine/

    I KNEW it. China is possibly supplying Russia. In response to the person last page who said how China would support Russia.
    chinas stock exchange ate shit at the mere suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YUPPIE View Post
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-ne...a-use-ukraine/

    I KNEW it. China is possibly supplying Russia. In response to the person last page who said how China would support Russia.
    USA: "Don't do the thing."
    YUPPIE: "I knew it! China's doing the thing!"

    The latter does not follow the former.

  19. #10199
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul View Post
    USA: "Don't do the thing."
    YUPPIE: "I knew it! China's doing the thing!"

    The latter does not follow the former.
    I said "possibly" which means it is at the table enough for it to be a concern and not a fantasy.
    "Truth...justice, honor, freedom! Vain indulgences, every one(...) I know what I want, and I take it. I take advantage of whatever I can, and discard that which I cannot. There is no room for sentiment or guilt."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul View Post
    USA: "Don't do the thing."
    YUPPIE: "I knew it! China's doing the thing!"

    The latter does not follow the former.
    need to add a few degrees of insanity.

    THIS MEANS CHINA IS FOR SURE GOING TO INVADE TAIWAN AT ANY MINUTE!

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