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Marek Tucan

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  1. Ah, finally managed to recover my account (well, reset the password. Involved resetting it already earlier over phone but forgetting the new password :D) In any case sadly have to say I will not be able to come - maddeningly I AM heading to NL in May, but it would be at the beginning of the month, have already some construction works planned for the second half of the month, so I will miss y'all by some days. Guess I might try to leave you some hidden gift in Den Helder or something :D
  2. Three Czech soldiers (from the 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade) were killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber. One American and two Afghan soldiers were injured.
  3. Oh yeah, everyone who kick over your favourite troll is commie, I get it. Heck, if basically ALL the British posters here, who are otehrwise about as contrarian among themselves as possible in the best British traditions, are telling you the same, simple thing (He was not arrested for speech but for actions, fdor actions he already got slapped for before and got out of punishment by sob story, similar limits on reporting from cases are not unusual in British justice to make sure everone gets the fair trial guaranteed by laws of the land), I would stop and think whether, maybe, this may be the truth, far simpler than conspiracy webs spun by the twat himself and his friends. But hey... Everyone who does notr grant him martyrdom, sainthood and victimhood is a communist, bolivarista, corbynista etc., sure... Sigh.
  4. Hooah on a submarine? I tought it was Army thing and Navy kept some class. What's wrong with "Aye aye, Sir!"?
  5. Well, I had dense clouds. That, in a majestic "fuck you" from the weather troll, went away shortly after the eclipse ended.
  6. Oh yeah, Do-17, He-111, Ju-88, Do-177... Condor... The options are there. And for Pacific have the Catalina Also did not know what Emergency Dive really does until I lost the mechanic (who was just fixing engine). So went gull haem and had my bombardier and radio operator fixing outboard engines while landing Seems that landing was not harmful. And mission after that the tail got shot off and I lost almost the entire crew...
  7. Oh yeah, wonder if they'd be able to convert it... In any case, even just sticking with bombing you can have a lot of planes, potentially, with different sized crews forcing you to strategize mission by mission... I mean, for a Mosquito Pathfinder mission, do you take your Bombardier, your Navigator or your Radar guy as the second crew member? Heck, you can include even PR planes Though TBH the solo plane missions feel lik,e theyh'd be just right for Coastal Command as well. A lot of lonely patrols...
  8. Is there any way to change planes that I missed? Would love to have all the RAF classics, from Blenheim to the Lancaster (and some Lend Leases maybe? ) I mean expansion pack "Coastal Command" would also be fun. Liberators with rockets and all that... That being said, got it as well (still during the sales) and if US version comes out, I'm in as well
  9. TBH that would be hilarious to watch. We already have the US political system run as a reality show slash telenovella slash angsty teen twitter feed, why not up the ante?
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJrfklAAYfU Avesome renders, pushing our models to the extreme...
  11. Tbh I shudder to think what a deal offered by Trump would look like given his outlook on trading partners as enemies and weaker partners as someone to bail out on... And also TBH, it would seem that to get as hard Brexit as possible EU needs to do exactly nothing. I mean that is the "no effort" option... And UK did not do too good job at trying to make any EU country stand for it ( do not forget all have a vote in this).
  12. Roman, I take it you never went through Duty Free stores on the way from Russia? People bring all sorts of trophies, even just looking at colleagues travelling. To claim someone carrying perfume in luggage from Russia would be unusual is really just like saying nobody would carry wine to France (did do several times) or high grade alcohol to Russia etc. Please try to find less absurd lines of defense, right now it looks a bit like "not a step back"
  13. Dunno, carried a lot ofore fragile things on normal luggage without them getting broken. On the other hand... Having British counterintelligence spot your embassy driver giving something to a person unknown before the attack would be pretty risky. Nobody notices tourists.
  14. Or in a box as a gift. Diplomatic bag would probably bring more scrutiny and contact with the embassy staff who may be under surveillance... Private citizen bringing in gift-wrapped perfume? No problem at all.
  15. Throw trade barriers? UK wants out of the club, fine. UK wants access to shared market? Fine, let's do a deal. UK does not agree to the deal? Standard WTO rules. That's not "throwing barriers", that's "ending exclusive partnership". Then again maybe that is the same in a world where you consider trading partners foes.
  16. Caught that too... Wonder what his idea was. Sue where? And about what?
  17. Pardon me if that is a trait of American english, but I have seen "foe" used generally to describe a hostile, not a competitor and not a trading partner. I also did not see anyone call the US for for the balance in services being skewed to their side. But well... Thanks for making the point. Good to know US is a foe. Probably also a fair warning to the UK: If it is hard Brexit, remmber how you will be seen by the US when trying to get a trade deal.
  18. Well apparently EU is the foe. It really seems that to be respected by Trump and his fans, you have to be openly hostile and have nukes aimed at the US. I mean you are for him in the same group anyway... https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-interview-cbs-news-european-union-is-a-foe-ahead-of-putin-meeting-in-helsinki-jeff-glor/ Oh sorry, I forgot. 20D chess.
  19. For that it would be more like he still wants to sell his hot dogs, without paying and allowing the club members a shortcut through his access road.
  20. There is "Die, feline, die!" With Her Majesty's signature.
  21. Well let's see how the latest proposal fares. Seems to be more realistic than what was coming out of Britain, though still looks a bit like afterthought to domestic politics. Stuart, nobody wants to ruin the UK. Well maybe apart from Farage and other top Brexit faces riding off to live out their pensions in EU country . Frankly: If you think that hard Brexit is ruinous, blame those who painted you in the corner. If you think EU deal is worse than that... Blame your pols for preferring petty power struggles to actually trying to work out a deal. EU had fairly consistent position from the beginning, "These are the basic conditions for this kind of deal". Now yes, you may wish to get special treatment on that, but then you have to offer something worthwhile enough - or the EU countries (who have to ratify the deal even if you manage to make EU commission to give up) would say "why are they getting so much in exchange for so little, if we don't? Screw them!". I am not really sure what you as from the EU. Should they do the British side of negotiations for you as well?Should they screw the remaining member states to spare the UK feelings? Again what extra did the UK offer to make up for the pre-announced basic pillars? Even the last proposal is basically ignoring that - it is tit for that in the Goods, but what extra does it offer to make up for that? Dunno, seems that :Good Deal: in brexit parlance is deal that is good for the UK only... In such case there is likelihood you won't get it, as for EU no deal is also better than bad deal. And yeah, it is tricky - go with EU, have no say in deals with US (but have access to them). Don't go, and maybe have a good deal from Trump (though likely get a deal that banks on your disadvantage). Either way it will not be smooth sailing domestically or international trade wise, but you presumably knew that when your PM called for the referendum (again primarily because of the internal reasons;)) And yes, I know, May had to make a lot of compromises in her party and it ended with two resignations... But that is the thing, it shows at the very least that there is not much concern with the results of hard Brexit up there. Especially since the free movement of people is actually concerning the most the countries that should be your allies against the EU commission. The security concerns, honestly, are a pretty much separate issue and are NATO issue. EU is primarily economic block and in any case, with the best of deals, UK would still be outside EU so the cooperation would have to be lead in a more complicated fashion. And since the intel cooperation is covering you as well - it is in your interest to continue with it regardless on the Brexit form, esp. as it has very little to do with Brexit.
  22. lets hope the stuff in the container is the same as in Skripal case, as that would then mean that with a bit of luck there is no more lying around.
  23. What was EU offered? Heck so far even the UK does not know what they want, except they would one again like special snowflake cherry picking deal of getting similar things like Norway or Switzerland without giving things they are (such as free movement). The EU was pretty consistent - "deal like any other non EU country". Why exactly is the UK entitled to anything more? Esp. as UK right now does not know what it wants. And I more and more doubt it is any negotiation 4D chess. In the end the situation shows that Brexit was continuation of domestic politics by other means and continues to be so. It also shows none of its architects thought they will succeed and there was no plan. So again... Why should EU offer anything more than standard conditions? Heck, even the anti EU populists of eastern part of EU are not too keen on helping you as the immigration thing in Brexit was not about evul Muslims, but about evul Eastern Europeans. They may cheer you on, but they won't lift a finger to help. Look, I would love for the UK to get a good deal, but then you have to offer a reason why. And it would have to be super good to make up for the free movement - so what was it?
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