• RE: Ukraine

    @Tim It's an odd argument to make isn't it? We're all aware that the entire point of nuclear weapons is deterrence - having a leader threaten to use them in a conflict he started is a remarkable gambit.

    IMO a better article in the WSJ:

    Great and pertient quote of JFK: “Above all, while defending our own vital interests, nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war.”

    posted in Politics
  • RE: Ukraine

    @Tim 🤢

    posted in Politics
  • RE: NRL 2022

    @NTA said in NRL 2022:

    Post match they're reading out the junior clubs from which the players came.

    A lot of these guys are Western Sydney local. A couple of country boys and a couple from across town. I think the Panthers won the U18 and U20 comp this year as well?

    Has "dynasty" written all over it...

    There's an awful lot of talent out there, which makes the fate of the Emus even more disappointing.

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: TSF NPC Tipping 2022

    @KiwiPie Thanks for a great comp mate.

    posted in TSF Competitions
  • RE: NRL 2022

    Wohoo Back to Back going to be a long night.

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: Ukraine

    The Daily Telegraph channels Herman Kahn and makes the case for winning nuclear war.

    The US government has estimated that Russia may have from 1000 to 2000 tactical nuclear warheads. Considering other Russian military equipment, it's likely that a lot of these are unserviceable. So this would not be the sort of operation that could be kept up forever: especially given reported shortages of suitable delivery systems to carry the warheads.

    Look, they could probably only nuke Ukraine a few hundred times. Relax already!

    Thank goodness for British nukes

    What could Putin do then? Escalate again, as he and his spokesmen have threatened, and use strategic megaton-range nukes against Nato targets – London, for instance?

    London would be a particularly bad choice. The UK, thank goodness, is a nuclear-armed nation and all of Russia would shortly cease to exist without the need for the rest of Nato to do anything. Russia's cities would not survive like Hiroshima and Nagasaki: strategic megaton weapons are a different ball game.

    Check mate, Putin. Too bad about London, eh.

    posted in Politics
  • RE: NRL 2022

    Post match they're reading out the junior clubs from which the players came.

    A lot of these guys are Western Sydney local. A couple of country boys and a couple from across town. I think the Panthers won the U18 and U20 comp this year as well?

    Has "dynasty" written all over it...

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: Awesome stuff you see on the internet

    @Stargazer said in Awesome stuff you see on the internet:

    😂

    How can you not laugh!

    posted in Off Topic
  • RE: GOT - there will be spoilers

    @TeWaio said in GOT - there will be spoilers:

    The older Rhaeneyra though is a shocker

    Yeah. Looked her up. Identifies as they/them.
    I wish the King would die.
    Old, feeble, boring.
    The only character I like is his younger brother.

    posted in Off Topic
  • RE: NRL 2022

    @Mackerzzzz said in NRL 2022:

    "Edwards must be related to Forrest gump" 🤣🤣🤣🧐

    Did Forrest win the Clive Churchill medal too amongst his great achievements? 😉

    posted in Sports Talk