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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    I hear these estimates and I believe that they are based on Ukrainian sources. The Ukrainians have a vested interest in over-estimating Russian losses and underestimating their own. I hope the Ukrainian estimated are spot on, but I would not be surprised to hear they are substantial overestimates.
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    Gosh darn it. You just hate to see it.
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    Far-right sends shockwaves in France after electoral breakthrough

    For folks who like PR (proportional representation), she would have a bigger say in l'Assemblée Nationale with PR. I think the €1 million "loan" from the Kremlin was not just because Vladimir Vladimirovich is a generous guy.
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    Far-right sends shockwaves in France after electoral breakthrough

    Having spent a while in France (but not as much as Earl's daughter), I think there is a lot to this. Traditionally, there has been tension between cosmopolitan Paris and the more traditional countryside of France. Traditionally, Paris wins that fight (at least since 1789). See the revolt in the...
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    99, 98, 97 Days Til Kick Off Player Count Down

    As they unpiled on the previous play, Krause said to the PSU QB, "It's about a foot to go. Y'all had better throw for it."
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    I think every decent person hopes Ukraine can liberate itself. Absent some kind of collapse of the Russian army or government, that just looks unlikely. Russia not having motivated soldiers to conduct offensive ops is one thing, but prying dug-in Russian infantry out of a piece of terrain is not...
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    It is a relic of the early break-up of the USSR. When Moldova (which is basically a province of Romania, and most of the people in "Cisnistria" speak Romanian). As the USSR ws coming apart, the unnatural (forced) marriage between the USSR and Moldova ended in divorce. But, before that divorce...
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    The one exception will be Transnistria, which the Russians have no access to at the moment.They will probably le that sleeping dog lie.
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    Russia has been handing out Russian passports (and thus Russian nationality) in Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and the Donbas since 2014. The Russian constitution not only authorizes, but demands that the Russian government intervene to protect the rights of Russians* wherever they exist. By handing...
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    In DPR, Wednesday Denis Bushilin reshuffling the cabinet to include ex-Russian officials brought in as DNR cabinet ministers. former Russian Industry and Trade Ministry department head Vitaly Khotsenko as the head of the breakaway region's so-called Council of Ministers. Yevgeny Solntsev had...
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    Back onto topic, I believe that the front lines will stabilize where they are now, and the pressure will build in Europe to broker a deal that will provide an excuse for the relaxing of the sanctions. The Belgian government just announced that they will be paying every resident €100 to offset...
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    It varied. It depends on how far gone the solution was in the self-catalyzing process. Once it got to a certain point, the solution could no longer be moved and it had to be left to in place to blow it. Ironically, when I was teaching at Va Tech myself, we used to take cadets to the same...
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    Russia Invades Ukraine IX

    My father (God rest his soul) was a chemical engineer. Fresh out of Virginia Tech, he got a job at Radford Arsenal, where they make nitroglycerin to this day. They used large sums of some chemical to make their explosives. This chemical self-catalyzes. When it breaks down, the resulting chemical...
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    Florida hires Louisiana's Billy Napier as new Head Football Coach

    Smart. If I had Coach in my hip pocket, I'd use him to help me recruit. Napier could do quite well. As a Bama fan, I was a lot happier when Mullins was coaching in Gainesville.
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    Minkah signs new contract, now highest-paid S in NFL history

    I forget, where'd he play his college ball?

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