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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-briton-who-travelled-to-warzone-to-join-military-fight-against-russia-leaves-over-suicide-mission-fears-12566254 Probably played Call of Duty a few times and didn't realised there is no "Respawn option" in real life. :) TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Brave lady.. TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Glad the penny dropped. ;) If you listen to the lyrics on the ELP version (No idea if they are original), they are quite relevant TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Time to chill guys.... Turn it up.... I was introduced to this by Emerson Lake and Palmer but you just can't beat it played by an orchestra. Yes I know Mussorgsky was Russian. TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Thanks for the link Flecc. Quickly blew through it to pick up the basics, but going back for a more in depth read later. TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Well, if this and other urban legends such as Berwick on Tweed is also still at war with Russia (Since the Crimean war, due to it being named in the declaration of war but not in the peace treaty), Putin must be Sh*****g in his boots, He's a dead man for sure. :D TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Not quite what the title suggests but I wasn't aware of this or the history behind it. Is Japan still theoretically at war with Russia? TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I'm not sure I go along with that reasoning. If you had changed 1 word in that statement - Russians -> Russia, I would generally agree but many Russians have no experience of the old regime. The company I work for has plants in Russia (Now closed) and many of the teams I have dealt with there...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I didn't know if I should give this a Big Grin, Like, Informative or Agree, so you got a Big Grin. :D
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Best to leave it where it is IMO. It's done quite well on its own without our misguided attempts to preserve it for history. TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    And in other news... https://news.sky.com/story/shackletons-lost-ship-endurance-found-in-antarctica-in-milestone-of-polar-history-12561406 Looks to be in an amazing state of preservation due to the lack of specific wood eating micro organisms eing active in Antarctica TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    I've not verified this but if it's true word fail me....
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    It's easy to forget the dangers faced by the teams trying to report this terrible conflict so this one is for them. https://www.thewrap.com/daily-beast-reporters-shot-ukraine/ https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/world-news/sky-news-reporters-shot-during-26391728 TTFN John.
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60626777 While obviously a big hit to letting the average Russian know what is really happening in the world I thought Nick Clegg's reply was classic. "Soon millions of ordinary Russians will find themselves cut off from reliable information". In all my...
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    Brexit, for once some facts.

    Another interesting development.. A toe into Nato? https://ccdcoe.org/news/2022/ukraine-to-be-accepted-as-a-contributing-participant-to-nato-ccdcoe/ TTFN John.