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    To the moon

    Good to see you on a roll keep it up. Remember to make the most of the money and do not give it all back
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    Cringe TV Moments

    When she heard 17,5 inches I am not sue it was a collar she was hoping for
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    Cringe TV Moments

    Pretty sure this would be one of @Chrissy_M favourites ! Let me see a Scotsman pretending to be a cat for a pretty lady I wonder who we could get to play the part of George in the TGC remake
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    Book of charms

    Nice win @crazyrightmeow Good to get a decent win occasionally
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    Congrats on the wins @Dave and @stressfree Thanks fir doing the hard work @1pstaker and @Jok3st3r
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    American mentality

    In the UK you can use reasonable force in these situations his US version of "reasonable" is just much higher ! I also think it is a reflection of the frustartion the police in all countries feel when dealing with persistent offenders like these. I know in some areas of UK when certain criminals are locked up crime rates fall dramatically
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    What is the best way to bet on horse racing ?

    With his luck he is probably hung like a monkey !
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    The Ukraine situation

    I do not think either side wants to see that sort of escalation and are going out of their way to avoid it. Look at the panic there was when that missile landed in Poland.
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    The Ukraine situation

    I also believe that the original support Ukraine received from the USA etc helped Ukraine retake land from the Russian invaders and to stop them advancing. I know Russian forces look like that they will take Bakhmut but if they have to fight as hard for the rest of the 4 donbass they are trying to take over it will mean a hell of a lot more dead (both Ukrainian and Russian). If the Ukrainians get lots of new equipment it could mean even more fierce fighting as the Russians get squeezed into smaller zones. I know there is a lot of talk of Russian air supremacy but the Ukrainians have been provided with some good ground to air defences and I think even the other day 3 planes were shot down
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    The Ukraine situation

    Here in Ireland we have so many refugees that it has been announced that there is no more facilities for them and for the foreseeable future any adult refugees without children arriving will not get accomadation. It is expected that the numbers sleeping rough on Dublin's streets could increase by four or five times
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    The Ukraine situation

    There is no way that Ukraine will be welcomed in to NATO or the EU as they still do not have the levels of government etc that are required like I said earlier in the thread . I know Russia is more prepared for sanctions than the NATO nations expected but I am sure that the longer it goes on the more it will be effected. It will cost western nations ( well us poor peasants) a lot more to buy our food and heat etc but it look 's like a price our governments are prepared to let us pay. Also the NATO nations have no idea who will take over if Putin does go. We had a lot of softer Russian leaders since Gorbachev with regards to attitudes to the West but it looks like more hard liners are now getting into power there. This may be wy the Western Nations are trying to weaken Russia by dragging out the war so they have to use up resources. No one has the patience that China has as a nation and they will not care if it takes a few centuries for then to reap the full benefits of the conflict.
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    The Ukraine situation

    The UK and US though signed that treaty when the Ukraine gave up nuclear weapons so I am sure they feel some obligation even if Russia also signed the treaty !
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    The Ukraine situation

    He just had a birthday all he wants is more presents! He is like Oliver in that he will always want more, There is no way he can stay armed without support Remember as well that this has been going on for around a year and that means a lot of the original equipment is worn out. All weapons can only fire so many rounds before they need refurbishing especially the barrels on tanks and artillery. This is probably why he wants lots of new tanks and toys. I know that they have repair shops set up around the border with Poland but equipment must need replacing. Zelensky will also know that if he can get new equipment to his men for an offensive they will have a major advantage over the Russians they are facing as I am sure that much of the latest supplies that the Russians are getting will not be up to scratch for front line fighting. To try and avoid allegations of Germany directly supplying the Ukrainians I understand that the manufacturer has a stock of Leopard tanks which they will supply to UKraine and other nations will pay for I think the Netherlands has offered to buy 18 for instance. Also the Ukrainian military will need to be trained up so it will not happen overnight. Could be May/June before large numbers of the new tanks are seen in battle.