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  1. Somehow they also have household debt to GDP of 105%. There's big potential for social strife there.
  2. Steak pie, a good buffet and a free bar should cover it.
  3. America was reintegrating Germans who planned and executed the Final Solution into West Germany a handful of years after WW2. I don't think you can rule out Germany buying Russia forever. American LNG sales maybe guaranteed but the price is variable. America as a competitor also benefits from European industry shutting down.
  4. USA doing is a conspiracy. Russia doing it is not a conspiracy. Fantastic.
  5. Germans are going to have their access to heating limited this winter. Protests demanding more gas via NS2 would have been huge but obviously not now.
  6. Local radio was a terrible idea. Every presenter was going for their career defining moment of glory.
  7. The kind of diplomacy I can get behind.
  8. The point is that Aki shouldn't have made the clear out attempt at all. Encouraging the ball carrier to actually release the ball when the jackaler has his hands on would solve a lot of this. Some kind of team penalty where multiple infringements lead to a card. And at the same time enforce that the tackle is released and no jackal attempts until the tackle is fully complete ie if the tackler is still touching the ball carriers arms then no contest allowed.
  9. Russia is going to integrate all four regions into a Crimean Federal District.
  10. There's a fire at the Zaporohyze Nuclear Power Plant. It's been a strangely eventful week.
  11. They have been vilifying workers asking for 10% so I think we know the answer to that.
  12. I agree with the sentiment. f**k them. However they are the dominant electoral bloc and it's unlikely they are going to suddenly think it's time to give social democracy a go. Starmer isn't going to fix anything so the long term outlook is even more of a shift to the right.
  13. If you look in an estate agent window in London you see that £1m doesn't get you very much. It seems guaranteed that houses prices will fall to a level that corrects for the Covid surge but I don't see them falling much further.
  14. We are definitely starting to see some anger from people who never imagined that they personally would be the ones feeling the pinch due to UK economic policy. The type of questions in that Kent interview are only being put forward because the wrong people are losing out now. This crisis has years to run and millions of people are in for a big shock.
  15. Again it's a shame to have to stick up for Truss but the increase in mortgage payments this winter will only be a tiny fraction of the £60 billion Energy relief/bailout. It's her own fault for going on idiotic radio shows but again the combination of economic illiteracy combined with extreme self confidence is why the individuals who compromise the British public have been played like a fiddle by the Tories for 45 years.
  16. Obviously she can't guarantee that private pensions are safe! People like Tom are the primary reason we are in the shit.
  17. The Ukrainian state made it illegal for Russian speakers to speak Russian in school.
  18. House prices dropping might not be a bad thing but it won't allow any more people to get on the property ladder. Demand for housing will remain higher than supply in the UK for the foreseeable future.
  19. The USA jacking up interest rate means that all countries and corporations with dollar denominated debt need more dollars to pay the interest. So in real terms the USA prints dollars out of thin air, third party nations exchange increasing amounts of real resources for magic bean dollars and then hand the dollars back to the US in the form of interest payments. This effectively means the US is exporting all their inflation which is obviously hurting us. The vast majority of countries (the ones that haven't sanctioned Russia) no longer want to be a part of this system hence all the recent chaos. The big losers of the 21st century will be the countries that remain part of the system because their political leadership is completely owned by the USA.
  20. She has been quiet recently. She must be working on Indyref2 as it's only 12 months away now.
  21. We have went from There's No Such Thing As Neoliberalism to hedge funds insulting a Tory Chancellor by calling him neoliberal.
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