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  • Smokey
    Reply to Brexit Vote Today
    The fact that you judge British food by how a privileged elite of maybe 1-2% of people eat in UK instead of how most people eat, does tell me a lot actually...
    Today, 12:34 AM
  • Ivan le Fou
    Reply to Refugee Crisis in Europe - News and Discussion
    Ivan le Fou
    Oh boy! What a surprise! Nobody saw that coming! Who could have predicted such a thing! Wow.

    Basically, what we predicted realized...
    Today, 12:23 AM
  • Hildemel
    Reply to Screenshots of games you play
    Anyone else think the Stuka looks like a crazed or exceptionally happy Cyclops/Minion?

    Maybe I should go to bed.......
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
  • muck
    Reply to What's the last movie you watched
    Blood Father
    with Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, William H. Macy
    The life of ex-con Link (Gibson) is turnt upside-down when his long-lost wayward...
    Yesterday, 11:52 PM
  • Chomiq
    Reply to What's the last movie you watched
    Keyword, good. I laughed my ass off when that arrow hit the mark.


    The original Dawn of the Dead - it was good. Don't know...
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
  • syncro
    Reply to Italian Armed Forces News
    Officially the expenses of defense in Italy this year are the 0.84% of GDP ... around 17 billion euro.
    Probably the real figure is around 1.1 /...
    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
  • Anzu
    Reply to Forsvaret - Norwegian Armed Forces
    Not that likely. They are firstly much, much smaller than the USMC (8 battalions between them against 80+ in the USMC) and as such won't have any "spare"...
    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
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    Reply to Bundeswehr / German Armed Forces General Discussion Thread
    What Hildemel said. Military force is not a tool german politicians can use like politicians in other countries do, and in fact I think they don't want...
    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
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    Reply to Explosion at BASF in Ludwigshafen
    People are highly on edge about this because there was another explosion at another plant a couple of hours before this. Lyon proved that industrial facilities...
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