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Forum: Off topic 07-22-2015, 09:43 PM
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Posted By system7
I did some research tonight on the Napoleonic War...

I did some research tonight on the Napoleonic War which dragged on from 1792 to 1815. 23 years! :eek:

Around the time, Britain had 150,000 sailors and marines in the Navy, paid 1 a month and...
Forum: Off topic 07-21-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
He was gutsy! :) There wasn't much...

He was gutsy! :)

There wasn't much difference between the Franco-Spanish and British fleets at Trafalgar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trafalgar#Franco-Spanish).

The Spanish (and we...
Forum: Off topic 07-21-2015, 09:20 PM
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Posted By system7
Blood is thicker than water, Jon. :) I must...

Blood is thicker than water, Jon. :)

I must reply to rich wargo's fascinating misunderstanding of really how well the tribes of Britain rub along. Stabbings are rarer at England-Scotland soccer...
Forum: Off topic 07-18-2015, 11:48 PM
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Posted By system7
AW, Brett Favre inducted into the Packers Hall of...

AW, Brett Favre inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame. :o

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000502466/article/brett-favre-inducted-into-packers-hall-of-fame

A nice moment for the ol'...
Forum: Off topic 07-18-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By system7
The idea of nations is really quite simple. There...

The idea of nations is really quite simple. There are a load of different ideologies around the World that really don't mix well.

Britain (which is really England) for instance is a happy little...
Forum: Off topic 07-15-2015, 08:37 PM
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Posted By system7
A Dilemma, which is a Greek word...

A Dilemma, which is a Greek word (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilemma) is exactly where the Greeks find themselves. :D

Except it isn't. The Greeks should get out of the Euro. As we did.

What...
Forum: Off topic 07-15-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By system7
That web page crashed my Firefox browser three...

That web page crashed my Firefox browser three times before I gave up on it! Something to do with Flash I think... :rolleyes:

Seaweed is interesting. I like it fried crispy. But I don't know much...
Forum: Off topic 07-14-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
I was underestimating Greek unemployment. It's...

I was underestimating Greek unemployment. It's actually 50% youth unemployment, and 26% overall as JeeBee says. :eek:

That's worse than Britain in the nineteen thirties at 23%, with the Jarrow...
Forum: Software 07-13-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,251
Posted By system7
Thank goodness for Firefox browser. It's...

Thank goodness for Firefox browser. It's currently blocking Adobe Flash for security reasons! :rolleyes:

Whatever is going wrong with Flash this time? :D
Forum: Finance, Legal, Policy 07-13-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,752
Posted By system7
juanrga, aren't the guys here being HORRID to...

juanrga, aren't the guys here being HORRID to you! :o

I'm a bit of a stirrer at my own regular forum too. I give them loads of advanced mathematical and engineering concepts to thing about, and...
Forum: Off topic 07-13-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By system7
PM Tsipras was waterboarded all night with the...

PM Tsipras was waterboarded all night with the threat from Schaeuble to collapse the Greek banks. In the morning all the EU technocrats were laughing.

And follow the money! The Germans have...
Forum: Off topic 07-11-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
The negotiations actually seem to be in tatters...

The negotiations actually seem to be in tatters in BAILOUT 3 (The successful ongoing movie franchise)! :eek:
...
Forum: Off topic 07-10-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
Ah well, Greece is about to surrender to the...

Ah well, Greece is about to surrender to the staying in the Euro plan and a vague promise of debt relief. Commie Syriza is going to abandon the spending idea and submit to strict fiscal control....
Forum: Off topic 07-09-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
I have to say that the US stepping into the...

I have to say that the US stepping into the Greece financial crisis is quite funny. They are more interested in the geopolitics, of course. Greece is frontline in the war on terror, fighting Islam,...
Forum: Off topic 07-08-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
I suppose the rest of the world doesn't actually...

I suppose the rest of the world doesn't actually appreciate Greece's position in Europe. If you are in Kos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kos) harbour, with it's permanent resident gunboat, you look...
Forum: Off topic 07-06-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
This is all not quite as decisive as I thought...

This is all not quite as decisive as I thought initially. :)

I won't bore you with links that you won't read, but apparently Greece staying in the Euro is costly to everyone else.

Greece...
Forum: Off topic 07-05-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
Quite definite result, Nerdmaster. 60-70% of...

Quite definite result, Nerdmaster.

60-70% of Greeks have had enough of the economic pain of being a poor country in the Eurozone. From Northern Macedonia and the ionic Islands to the Easterly...
Forum: Off topic 07-05-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
What would I do if I was a self-interested Greek?...

What would I do if I was a self-interested Greek? I'd vote YES for more Euro loans. Otherwise the cash dispensers dry up completely. :D

And keep salting the cash away to Switzerland, or buying...
Forum: Off topic 07-04-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
I think I've figured it out! :D A YES (Nai)...

I think I've figured it out! :D

A YES (Nai) vote keeps Greece in the Euro, and the Syriza free-spending commie government falls. Germany has lost patience....
Forum: Off topic 07-03-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
TBH, I was expecting a rich and lively debate...

TBH, I was expecting a rich and lively debate about the Greek referendum here. But NO! :o

Here's what I think might happen.

Firstly the Greeks vote "Nai" (which means yes) to the EU question....
Forum: Off topic 07-03-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
Well, good luck, Nerdmaster. :) Apparently...

Well, good luck, Nerdmaster. :)

Apparently the island of KOS, has 70 taxis (Silver German Mercedez Benz IIRC...) and ONE cash dispenser:...
Forum: Finance, Legal, Policy 06-29-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By system7
Really Ron, you cut a ridiculous figure at S/A...

Really Ron, you cut a ridiculous figure at S/A with your Anti-British feeling. This is why we station an unimaginably vast British country (Canada) on your Northern border and keep a sufficiently...
Forum: Off topic 06-29-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
Don't quote me, I'm no expert on things Greek. :o...

Don't quote me, I'm no expert on things Greek. :o

But if I understand it, Greece elected a radical socialist Syriza government, just when they were looking forward to balancing their budget and...
Forum: Off topic 06-28-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
We've had good discussions about Greece before. I...

We've had good discussions about Greece before. I do know the history of the Ottoman empire (centred in Turkey) as it goes.

The Muslim Ottoman's were quite easy going about the Christians and Jews...
Forum: Off topic 06-28-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By system7
The whole banking crisis ended up as a bit of a...

The whole banking crisis ended up as a bit of a con on the taxpayer. The state inherited rotten banks and their debt. Which means you and I, and more to the point, future generations must pay it all...
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