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  1. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

      BS. Moscow was reporting fine weahter, with a forecast of maybe some broken clouds at 3,500 showing up late in the day.    https://aviationweather.gov/adds/tafs/?station_ids=UUEE&std_trans=translated&submit_both=Get+TAFs+and+METARs
  2. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

    Nah.  Snake is very, very far away from that bridge and there can be no doubt Crimea itself is a hedge-hog of air defense for that bridge. The importance of Snake (if any) would be as AD in relation to the very active Kherson front right next door. I say "if any" because this could easily be...
  3. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

    I'm reasonably sure they do have masks, but most of the vids of the guys in the bunker show heavy beards so they aren't taking that seriously.   No, the idea of tear gas is they come out. However it does seem more likely they would use the same stuff they used in that Moscow theater some...
  4. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

    Doesn't seem true. The Russians never deployed regular troops to Syria, just advisers, some Wagner guys, and some air assets. Unlikely there are even 6,000 let alone 60,000. As this is common knowledge it raises big questions about this source.  
  5. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

    All women and children evaced from the Mariupol steel plant.   https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/diplomatic-efforts-seek-save-ukraine-fighters-mariupol-zelenskiy-2022-05-07/  It appears the fighters are convinced they will be tortured and killed if captured, so they are staying. I imagine...
  6. Mark K

    Ram The Van!!

    This gave me an ear-worm. Had to share it: 
  7. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

      That last assertion doesn't bear close examination. There are a vast number of negotiated settlements to wars which have lasted in history. Nearly all include aspects which can be labeled of appeasement in some way.   They generally happen when exhaustion sets in, which sooner or later always...
  8. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

  9. Mark K

    I'm not comfortable with this

    I rather suspect it wasn't intentional, as in ordered from the top. As in the admin has already contradicted the direct targeting stuff. More likely it was some PR officer responding to being constantly hounded with "Why aren't we doing more?!?!"  A reflection of the Ukes constant refrain. We...
  10. Mark K

    Dave Chappelle Attacked on Stage

    Was it Samuel Jackson?  
  11. Mark K

    Lakers 2021-22

    Chris Paul going Popeye for about 5 minutes was a thing of beauty. Alls he could takes and could takes no more! Got the whole team rolling at just the right time. He can only do it for short bursts but man o man does he pick his spots well.  
  12. Mark K

    Cawthorn Divorcing Wife After 8 Months Of Marriage

    Well, if they were after someone useful the joke's on them. 
  13. Mark K

    Lakers 2021-22

    Moreover they both played through contact and braced for it. Played the Nets for 4 games straight and a series makes for a lot of fine-tuning.  It's soooo different between guys trying to go around ya from guys trying to go through ya... The Celts got a real chance now, the Bucks lacking...
  14. Mark K

    potin and Egypt

    Yes, food should be somewhat exempt from the sanctions or there needs to be such work-arounds, but I doubt there will be many ships of grain after a few are so robbed.  Everybody is just a few missed meals away from violent revolution, and cutting off the grain to places like Egypt and Lebanon...
  15. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

    It's  common in the field for officers to have to hang next to their men, so I wouldn't put much into that. Moreover the Russians don't use the British/US model of establishing a backbone of older SNCOs, so the only leadership cadre they have is officers and thereby their officers have to...
  16. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

    IMO the Pope only stated a widely reported and undeniable fact. Facts are uncomfortable things sometimes, but denying them is seldom helpful. 
  17. Mark K

    Maybe Storming The Capitol Wasn't Such A Good Idea

    Tough guys...Right up until danger reared its ugly head, they bravely turned their tails and fled. 
  18. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

      Parsing statements and stripping the context in which they were made may be considered 'false witness'. Could be. ...
  19. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

    And the rest of his comment and full context was?   Parsing the Pope could get ya a cold reception at the Pearly Gates. Just sayin' 
  20. Mark K

    Putin and Ukraine

    He did not blame NATO. 
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