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Re: World news thread

Posted: Wed 13 Sep 2017 07:49
by Vulcan 607
Xeno426 wrote:Meanwhile, in Florida.
http://www.newsweek.com/dont-fire-guns- ... arn-662494


Already put that on the Make America great again thread.

So here is something... well let's say different


http://nypost.com/2017/09/11/hackers-co ... -kill/amp/

Re: World news thread

Posted: Thu 14 Sep 2017 09:08
by Grabbed_by_the_Spets
So it turns out we might have literal Chinese spies in our government...

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/09/13/46657/national-mp-trained-by-chinese-spies

Re: World news thread

Posted: Thu 14 Sep 2017 15:27
by Doinize
It seems like the spanish government is getting kinda nervous regarding the catalan independence vote...

Ordering the Guardia Civil to search editorial rooms in Barcelona...Because the smart to do now is remind the catalonians as much of Franco as you can...
Telling people not to vote in the "illegal referendum"...

Re: World news thread

Posted: Thu 14 Sep 2017 18:04
by Fade2Gray
Doinize wrote:It seems like the spanish government is getting kinda nervous regarding the catalan independence vote...

Telling people not to vote in the "illegal referendum"...

Considering secession is illegal, I'm not even remotely surprised or worried about what the Spanish feds are doing.

Also, does anyone know how much of a military force Russia keeps in Kaliningrad?

Re: World news thread

Posted: Thu 14 Sep 2017 18:36
by Doinize
Fade2Gray wrote:
Doinize wrote:It seems like the spanish government is getting kinda nervous regarding the catalan independence vote...

Telling people not to vote in the "illegal referendum"...

Considering secession is illegal, I'm not even remotely surprised or worried about what the Spanish feds are doing.

Well the catalonian Parliament voted for the referendum, the government in Madirid just said no matter the outcome they arent going to accept it...

Edit:
Wew lads...
https://twitter.com/Graciaviva/status/9 ... 3079959552

Re: World news thread

Posted: Fri 15 Sep 2017 07:42
by Fade2Gray
Doinize wrote:Well the catalonian Parliament voted for the referendum, the government in Madirid just said no matter the outcome they arent going to accept it...

Well yeah, why should the government accept something not allowed in the constitution? It's like if Texas wants to break away from the USA, why should DC accept it? We literally had a war over just such a thing. They allowed the referendum, and now that it looks like its going to go beyond it they are cracking down and enforcing the law.

Shocking really. :roll:

Re: World news thread

Posted: Sun 17 Sep 2017 20:58
by Admiral Piett

Re: World news thread

Posted: Sun 17 Sep 2017 21:15
by Vulcan 607
Admiral Piett wrote:http://globalnews.ca/news/3740286/commentary-liberals-need-to-stop-putting-politics-before-our-military-pilots-right-now/


Let's face it Canada is only going to get new jets when a cf18 has a catastrophic failure and kills the pilot and or a load of people on the ground

Re: World news thread

Posted: Sun 17 Sep 2017 21:27
by Admiral Piett
Vulcan 607 wrote:Let's face it Canada is only going to get new jets when a cf18 has a catastrophic failure and kills the pilot and or a load of people on the ground


Probably, if even that. Canada is incapable of making intelligent procurement positions. This is a non-partisan issue, because the Conservatives were just as shit. No political party wants to spend lots of money on new equipment because the Canadian population is too stupid to comprehend the need for it. The Liberals backed themselves into a corner by openly campaigning against the F-35. Then they tried to save face with a totally pointless and wasteful "interim" procurement, which they are now waffling on because Bombardier needed more help from the government apparently. Probably the main failing is that military procurement gets sucked into general politics, where the intelligence level of the discourse is so poor that is makes it impossible for the Canadian government, regardless of who is the ruling party, to make an intelligent decision.

Re: World news thread

Posted: Sun 17 Sep 2017 22:02
by Vulcan 607
Admiral Piett wrote:
Vulcan 607 wrote:Let's face it Canada is only going to get new jets when a cf18 has a catastrophic failure and kills the pilot and or a load of people on the ground


Probably, if even that. Canada is incapable of making intelligent procurement positions. This is a non-partisan issue, because the Conservatives were just as shit. No political party wants to spend lots of money on new equipment because the Canadian population is too stupid to comprehend the need for it. The Liberals backed themselves into a corner by openly campaigning against the F-35. Then they tried to save face with a totally pointless and wasteful "interim" procurement, which they are now waffling on because Bombardier needed more help from the government apparently. Probably the main failing is that military procurement gets sucked into general politics, where the intelligence level of the discourse is so poor that is makes it impossible for the Canadian government, regardless of who is the ruling party, to make an intelligent decision.


Could always do what the UK did admittedly with smaller systems like small arms and ground vehicles, and do an Urgent Operational Requirement. Just get the military to pick the jet it wants/needs and run with it. I can only think of one cock up with the UOR and that was springer an all terrain vehicle totally flummoxed by some hills in Yorkshire