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Longinius

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    Mystery plane siezed in zimbabwe

    I read an article about it in the Swedish issue of Metro today (newspaper). It said the mercs were on a mission to kidnapp the leader of a country which name illudes me right now... Anyway, they had recieved warning and the mercs were intercepted. The leader of the mercs, under questioning, had claimed that MI6, CIA and some Spanish intelligence agency were behind the operation and the goal had been to bring the leader to Spain in order for a new government to take his place. Dont know how credible this is though.
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    Freemasons rule the world?

    I dont think it has to do with betraying the trust of a lover or telling sexual stories for the heck of it. Most likely, it has to do with control. If the network know lots of dirt that could be damaging for you, you are far less likely to betray the organisation or its members. And it goes the other way to, you can maintain a grip over other members who will have a harder time to refuse you. As for a the free masons, I am quite sure they wield a lot of power, but most likely not in a sinister way. It is however probably useful for getting favorable bank loans, getting nice apartments, getting a job for your son etc.
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    > screw nanotechonology, exoskeletons are here

    Ever heard of "Captain Power and the Soldiers of the future"? 80's TV series with power armor. Was used plenty in cartoons and anime before that, not to mention role-playing games. Its not a new concept, far from it. And the Halo armor isnt even near the coolest looking ones IMHO.
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    > screw nanotechonology, exoskeletons are here

    Just saw a documentary on Discovery about military robots and hi-tech inventions. One of the things they discussed was exoskeletons and how useful it could be in for example riot situations...
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    > screw nanotechonology, exoskeletons are here

    Actually, I think the quote is... "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." But the sentiment is the same I guess.
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    > screw nanotechonology, exoskeletons are here

    I can think of several military applications actually. A friend of mine used to serve as a member of a mobile AT unit. They had to carry loads of heavy stuff, ammo for example, over long stretches. This would probably be quite useful for them. Other people that could benefit would possibly medics or repair crews, having to carry heavy loads but not wanting to be slowed down. At any rate, that isnt a finished product. Its just a taste of what to come. Imagine a full exo suit like that.
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    Ride through chernobyl

    A couple of guys I know were recently on a STALKER press tour and they got to visit the Chernobyl area. They were quite moved of what they had seen. Seemed very surreal to them, and from watching these pictures I can understand why. Very interesting stuff.
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    The Iraq thread 3

    The reason for this is simple. America went in and destroyed the existing government and lawenforcement. Naturally, this was not appretiated by the people living there. However, by doing this, the US also comitted itself to the protection of civilians until a new government and efficient lawenforcement is in place. And right now, they are apparently failing their task. So it is not at all strange that citizens both dislike American soldiers and want them to protect them. They have no one else to do so.
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    Should landmines be banned?

    Of course the should be banned. A ban wont rid the world of AP mines, but it might help to limit the problem some what. Not issuing a ban on the basis of it not ridding the world of AP mines would be like not outlawing murder because people can still do it.
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    Should landmines be banned?

    Because most other weaponsystems dont do this to people 5 years after the war is over when they are tending their fields?
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    For nordic residents

    For all you Nordic people who can watch Swedish Channel 4 (TV 4) there is a documentary on the violence in video games on wednesday at 2100 hours. They aparantly has some new "revolutionary results" and "never before seen footage from the wealthy game industry" that proves once and for all that if your kid plays a video game they will become lunatics. Case in point, Columbine. Its not like we havent seen these things before with roleplaying games, hard rock and Marilyn Manson, but... Any way, it should be an entertaining watch.
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    For nordic residents

    Schools have always been violent, but people didnt use to care much about it. But yeah, violence has become worse, but I doubt it has to do with just video games. Its the entire media exposure combined with games, movies and so on. And add to this the fact that far to many kids these days have far to much free time on their hands. In the past, kids were busy helping their families. Today, they roam the street with nothing constructive to do. Another thing that might be an issue in all of this is the fact that many kids believe they have rights and power to do what they will. To some extent they do, but I have seen examples where this has gotten way out of hand.
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    For nordic residents

    I am pretty sure its going to be quite amusing
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    Doghunters from norway

    Major news in dailys in Norway and Sweden. no pictures of real killing, link removed -Shadow Soldiers from Norway on peacekeeping mission killing dogs. While I can fully understand shooting stray dogs and the likes, these guys are shooting what appears to be domestic animals and they are not really proffesional in their attitude. Going to be interesting to see the publics reaction, now that more local peacekeepers get a tarnished reputation.
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    Sad day for swedes

    We beat them once. We can do it again
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    Sad day for swedes

    It used to be Russia, always Russia. But with that threat very distant, there really is no invasion threat no more.
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    Sad day for swedes

    We dont need conscripts for that, we got the police beta squad. I dont know the english term for them, possibly police reservists, but we got them. A couple of units / major town. But we've never used them.
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    Sad day for swedes

    Not totally unexpected. This is what you get when a nation like Sweden has been at peace for to long :/ (Added an un)
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    Sad day for swedes

    The way immigration is handled is just one thing that needs changing. Changing it alone, and not doing anything else, wont help much at all. It is part of the problem, but not the only part of it. Not even the main part. The problem is that we are losing many companies to foreign nations because of our own high taxes and high salaries. Then we are bleeding money from open wounds, and these wounds include immigration, foreign aid, the military and several half-arsed projects all over Sweden. The best example I can give is deciding to place JAS planes at F 10, starting construction to house and support the new planes, closing F 10 but still finishing the construction for the new planes. Thats insane, and stupid. Another fine example of excellent planning that cost us loads of cash is the tunnel through the Halland ridge. A fine debacle that surely could have been avoided.
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    Sad day for swedes

    And they are right. While I dont agree with their reasons for such a statement, I think its the only right way to go. Either we go all the way and establish a strong defense suitable for its task, or we dismantle it all together. A half arsed version does no good. Either we decide that we want to be prepared for a future invasion of our land, and take the cost of that. Or we say "Screw the defense, lets use the resources elsewhere so its more efficient". I am sure we could train and maintain an international force on its own basis. Its simply a matter of reorganising the current military design and tailor make it to fit a new mission, which would be focused on international missions.
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    Sad day for swedes

    Just close it all down and move some of the resource over to the rescue services, police and hospitals. Keep enough to maintain a small military unit for international duty. Our defense right now is a joke, and its becoming sader.
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    Un bugging

    They are probably not saying anything because they dont want to jump the gun. Wait and see. In the news today, Hans Blix also suspected to have been bugged by the US. I say we rid ourself of all nations, throw up a couple of more stars on the US banner and nominate Bush our führer!
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    Doghunters from norway

    And if what you have requires, what, 7 shots close range to kill a dog, maybe you should look around for an actual hunting rifle. And preferably a hunter.
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    Doghunters from norway

    "According to Aftenposten, killing those dogs was actually their mission." It might have been their mission but they were piss-poor at what they did. You dont hunt animals with assaultrifles, SMG's and pistols. You use a rifle. I have an extremely hard time believing that among all these UN troops and local civilians there were no trained and experienced hunters. And they even hit a civilian while "hunting" and shot animals in plain sight of children. Yeah, good job!
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    Who runs the wars?

    Think its like that in some states. However, my point was that a system isnt unfair just because people chose not to vote. And it isnt unfair about felons not voting either, really. They have a choice to comitt a crime or not, after all
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