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    Post  rrob on Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:20 pm

    My pardon for not following the rules correctly, I did a post, but it did not appear so reposted an intro. As far as your opinion goes I agree with you about hillary and her ilk no one likes a crook, but let's not put 320 milliion other American people in that same barrel it just is not fair. Most folks I know do not hate the Russian people, and we do not wish any ill fortune on them. But let's talk tech. If all the Russian design were so good why is it not totally dominating the skies and selling like hotcakes around the world I can't post sales figures but they do tell a different story don't they?? Why pray tell is the much higher priced American equipment still being sold in record numbers? And no it's not because Russia does not want to sell the stuff. No one is sticking a bayonet in the customers back, so there must be a good reason even if you don't like the truth of the answer. America is the dominant superpower in the world despite it's many faults and many mistakes and that is the Truth of it. Russia is not and no offense is meant by this harsh statement, it is just is the fact of the matter. Much of the Russian tech is very innovative and worthy of praise, but a lot is not practical or reliable because of spotty quality control... And like everyone else your country is no different despite the hype it sufferers from internal corruption which comes through in production models of the very same equipment that functioned so well under strict test conditions, not unlike America's flying cash register, the F35. We should concentrate on fixing our relations instead of wasting so many resources against each other which in the end if used will destroy us both if it comes down to war make no mistake of it. The Chinese are just waiting for such an opportunistic event to supplant everyone and be the dominant power despite the many friendly overtures to both our countries you better believe it.
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    Re: PAK-DA: News

    Post  GarryB on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:49 am

    As far as your opinion goes I agree with you about hillary and her ilk no one likes a crook, but let's not put 320 milliion other American people in that same barrel it just is not fair.

    Perhaps you might want to reread what I have written here in this forum.

    The US does not have 350 million politicians.

    If all the Russian design were so good why is it not totally dominating the skies and selling like hotcakes around the world I can't post sales figures but they do tell a different story don't they??

    Because American politicians are bastards if you cross them?

    Sanctions.... and threats. Ask Turkey about buying S-400 instead of Patriot or THAAD.

    Why pray tell is the much higher priced American equipment still being sold in record numbers?

    There is no simple answer.. US weapons sales is corruption personified.... look at sales to Saudi Arabia... it keeps them out of the courts regarding crimes against humanity. Half of US weapons sales are paid for with soft loans the recipient country is not allowed to spend on anything but US weapons.

    How can the military weapons prostitute possibly compete with the trailer park slut who gives it away?

    We should concentrate on fixing our relations instead of wasting so many resources against each other which in the end if used will destroy us both if it comes down to war make no mistake of it. The Chinese are just waiting for such an opportunistic event to supplant everyone and be the dominant power despite the many friendly overtures to both our countries you better believe it.

    The US has bent over backwards to create enemies for Russia so it could sit back and watch two of its rivals tear each other apart, and you suggest Russia should be friends with the US... why does the dominant superpower want friends for at this late stage of the game?

    The US has had plenty of time to be friendly and understanding... it has blown plenty of opportunities to offer good faith.

    The Russians gave up all of eastern europe and the US just moved in to take their place.

    Russia was told if it gave up communism it would be welcomed into the international community... hasn't really happened either.

    I really don't think there is anything to be gained by "fixing" relations because there is no way Russia could trust the US anyway.

    Russia does not need to be a super power. It needs good relations with other countries and the opportunity to pursue its own goals and directions itself.

    Ties with the US or the west will only give western politicians strings to pull when things don't go the way they want them to and we all know how the Russians respond to someone pulling their strings trying to guide their actions.

    Personally I think Russia has a better future looking elsewhere from the west... China, India, Africa ...plenty of other places that are currently growing and developing and could use a hand up rather than a fist pushing them down.

    America had its chance and showed its true colours... read my signature...

    And like everyone else your country is no different despite the hype it sufferers from internal corruption which comes through in production models of the very same equipment that functioned so well under strict test conditions,

    My country?

    What has New Zealand got to do with this?


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    Post  Tingsay on Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:42 pm

    rrob wrote:My pardon for not following the rules correctly, I did a post, but it did not appear so reposted an intro.  As far as your opinion goes I agree with you about hillary and her ilk no one likes a crook, but let's not put 320 milliion other American people in that same barrel it just is not fair.  Most folks I know do not hate the Russian people, and we do not wish any ill fortune on them. But let's talk tech.   If all the Russian design were so good why is it not totally dominating the skies and selling like hotcakes around the world I can't post sales figures but they do tell a different story don't they?? Why pray tell is the much higher priced American equipment still being sold in record numbers? And no it's not because Russia does not want to sell the stuff. No one is sticking a bayonet in the customers back, so there must be a good reason even if you don't like the truth of the answer.  America is the dominant superpower in the world despite it's many faults and many mistakes and that is the Truth of it. Russia is not and no offense is meant by this harsh statement, it is just is the fact of the matter.  Much of the Russian tech is very innovative and worthy of praise, but a lot is not practical or reliable because of spotty quality control... And like everyone else your country is no different despite the hype it sufferers from internal corruption which comes through in production models of the very same equipment that functioned so well under strict test conditions, not unlike America's flying cash register, the F35.  We should concentrate on fixing our relations instead of wasting so many resources against each other which in the end if used will destroy us both if it comes down to war make no mistake of it. The Chinese are just waiting for such an opportunistic event to supplant everyone and be the dominant power despite the many friendly overtures to both our countries you better believe it.

    Lol at "we need to fix our relationship".



    That's just the surface.

    I agree the West and the Russia needs to have a better relationship and that both sides are doing things to piss each other off. But it's not on the same level.
    West is doing far, far more to antagonize Russia than vice versa.
    I am talking 90 to 10 here.

    So how about you say "we, the West, should do everything we can to acknowledge and remedy all the faults in the past so we can move forward"?

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    Post  rrob on Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:01 am

    Yes the west is to blame for much of the problem, But stealing the Crimea from the Ukraine when they signed a non-aggression treaty does not help matters either. Let's be fair here in issuing blame.  No one is stopping Russia from making alliances and treaties just like America has been doing.  It is Not the USA fault Poland, Romania and other former eastern block countries don't like Russia. Can't keep blaming baseless propaganda that is making this stuff happen all over Europe, you got to at last own up to the hatred and suspicion that you yourselves have sown is part of the problem. Nato is not courting them they are petitioning nato to join.   Also, you do have ample reasons if you want to blame the equally guilty USA, no argument about that from me, but  Please don't give us that 90 to 10 crap, come on, take the thumb off the scales please so that you give an accurate account and clearer picture as there is lots of crap done by both parties be honest in your assessment, in that there are no blameless parties here. Things can get better as we try to mend fences and work to improve things  or I don't know if you realize there are many selfish people in Congress and now the White House that would like nothing better than to start  a whole new arms race again with a maverick President of the United States that is only too glad to go along with these nuts to spend another trillion dollars on defense a year like drunken sailors hitting a port.   As a lot of those same congressmen that own defense companies and defense stocks will profit greatly by it and with the deck stacked against an increasingly poorer and isolated economically Russia compared to the top GDP in the world America, and the European Union that will be right alongside what do you think the outcome will be? They are now giving speeches on the tube that they are willing to spend 100 to Russia's 1 !! Remember what the arms race did to the Soviet Union with a vastly bigger economy?   Not a good outcome to have and not something I personally want to see happen for Russia and it's people's sake as well as the rest of the world. I think if we start to know each other better, we can start breaking down the barriers that are there now, at least worth the try and certainly willing on my part to give it a chance. Sarcasm for my suggestion
    of trying to make things better between us benefits Russia and it's people's life how? Sounds like you want a sour relationship to continue
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    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:04 am

    sorry dipshit, but your knowledge in history is shit. Crimea wasn't Ukraines, and it was illegal given to them in 1954 by Khrushchev. And since the Soviet Union doesn't exist anymore, well, it was fair game. Plus on top of that, technically, blame the UN since it was legal for a vote, something that is being blatantly ignored, even the UN itself.

    The hypocrisy is just astounding, and well, so is your knowledge on the matter.
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    Post  kvs on Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:16 am

    Also, the City of Sebastopol in Crimea was never transferred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1954 or later. This city
    was part of Russia in 1991 but somehow ended up under Ukrainian control. A clear case of annexation. The majority of Crimeans
    voted in 1990 to restore their autonomous republic status. So the 1954 illegal transfer was not valid when the USSR fell apart.
    Ukraine should not have gained any control over Crimea in 1991 based on any law. It was just a land grab.

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    Post  rrob on Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:05 am

    You can skip the childish namecalling sir If your point of view is different so be it . Just saying the perception the west has is generally what I stated like it or not. And while you believe I might need a little history of Russian territorial issues I am open to it and I actually, welcome it as one of the reasons I joined this forum. I came here to express what I am exposed to and wanted to hear others point of view as we all sit in different chairs. But there is no need for childish name calling and belittling a person as I certainly did not try to offend anyone on purpose nor did I imply any disrespect to anyone here and only wish to be treated just as you would.
    And for the person from New Zealand, My statement was meant to say do not lump all of America in with a corrupt politician as it is hardly fair My apologies for not knowing you are from New Zealand I erroneously assumed I was speaking to someone from Russia. I am not intentionally trying to step on anyone's toes here, if you believe something I wrote is in error, by all means, I would like to hear your point of view about it. Just enough with the namecalling and heavy sarcasm as it is counterproductive and a waste of time. It is not why I joined this forum, as I am sure that is not why you joined either.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:08 am

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    1) I would like to ask you all yet again to not scare away new members

    2) @rrob: Russia does not need to match USA military spending, they just need to keep it at current levels which guarantees extermination of US population in case of conflict going hot (actually it can even go down quite a bit by that standard)

    USA can outspend Russia 10000 to 1 if they want to it doesn't matter as long as nukes can reach their targets.

    Conventional war between nuclear nations is obsolete disproven theory. But idea of it is good for business I give it that much definitely.
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    Post  Project Canada on Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:12 am

    Rrob, i will tell you what needs to happen. Nato should pull out of Russia's traditional sphere of influence, Baltics, Balkans, and other former Soviet Union territories. Allow Russia to expand into these areas and incorporate them into a larger Russian federation. Once these conditions are met then perhaps a new age of friendship between the United States and Russia can blossom.

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    Post  Tingsay on Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:41 am

    rrob wrote:Yes the west is to blame for much of the problem, But stealing the Crimea from the Ukraine when they signed a non-aggression treaty does not help matters either. Let's be fair here in issuing blame.  No one is stopping Russia from making alliances and treaties just like America has been doing.  It is Not the USA fault Poland, Romania and other former eastern block countries don't like Russia. Can't keep blaming baseless propaganda that is making this stuff happen all over Europe, you got to at last own up to the hatred and suspicion that you yourselves have sown is part of the problem. Nato is not courting them they are petitioning nato to join.   Also, you do have ample reasons if you want to blame the equally guilty USA, no argument about that from me, but  Please don't give us that 90 to 10 crap, come on, take the thumb off the scales please so that you give an accurate account and clearer picture as there is lots of crap done by both parties be honest in your assessment, in that there are no blameless parties here. Things can get better as we try to mend fences and work to improve things  or I don't know if you realize there are many selfish people in Congress and now the White House that would like nothing better than to start  a whole new arms race again with a maverick President of the United States that is only too glad to go along with these nuts to spend another trillion dollars on defense a year like drunken sailors hitting a port.   As a lot of those same congressmen that own defense companies and defense stocks will profit greatly by it and with the deck stacked against an increasingly poorer and isolated economically Russia compared to the top GDP in the world America, and the European Union that will be right alongside what do you think the outcome will be? They are now giving speeches on the tube that they are willing to spend 100 to Russia's 1 !! Remember what the arms race did to the Soviet Union with a vastly bigger economy?   Not a good outcome to have and not something I personally want to see happen for Russia and it's people's sake as well as the rest of the world. I think if we start to know each other better, we can start breaking down the barriers that are there now, at least worth the try and certainly willing on my part to give it a chance. Sarcasm for my suggestion
    of trying to make things better between us benefits Russia and it's people's life how? Sounds like you want a sour relationship to continue
    Aloha No

    Like Project Canada said,  Nato/West should pull out of Russia's traditional sphere of influence, and let Russia reestablish herself. It doesn't have to be a remake of USSR, just let Russia have a relationship with it's neighbors the same relationships the US has with Western Europe.
    Then we start chipping away at that 90 to 10.

    It's really that simple rrob, really that simple!

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    Post  rrob on Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:38 am

    Interesting take on America's interference of Russia's traditional sphere of influence thank you. Not a point of view I have heard in very often nor in many years since the days of the Soviet Union  As I am only one co=opted American who lives in the most remote land mass on Earth, 2600 miles from the continental US and 4700 miles from Washington D.C. have a very limited input on what my distant uncaring government does or listens to what I have to say not much difference I can invoke. Papa Dragon, your partially erroneous theory of yours presupposes the ruling aristocracy gives a flying Wallenda what happens to the general population of America. Those a=sholes will be waving bye bye as they jump in their helicopters and wing their way to hidden bunkers if they screw up while the great unwashed masses of America sit there unprotected and eat exploding hydrogen bombs while they sit down safe in their feathered nest and drink coffee. I have little chance of changing the situation coming from a very minor state in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with little political clout.  There seems to be no likelihood that the powers that be will give up what they have gained in relationships and inroads with European countries. It all sucks as I see it.  Tough times for everyone just in surviving day to day life. it seems to be getting tougher for everyone because of all the international craparama. Don't know what it is like where you live but I feel sorry for the new generation here in Hawaii trying to buy a 1000 square ft crappy tract home for $750,000.00. not many new families can swing that load for a small pile of sticks a little cement and some paint. with 2000 square feet of land, it is absolutely pathetic.   Not to mention the highest prices in the whole United States for food, electricity fuel, and transportation and just about anything you care to mention. You can't believe how little a million dollars buys you here compared to other places They call it the price to live in paradise. I have lived here 60 plus years and say that is a stinking crock as it was not always like this.

    Warmest regards from Hawaii
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    Post  Azi on Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:00 am

    @rrob

    Ignore eehnie! He trolls simply around.
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:42 am

    But stealing the Crimea from the Ukraine when they signed a non-aggression treaty does not help matters either.

    Stealing?

    You mean like the US Stole Guam to use as a military base or the Marshall Islands to destroy with nuclear weapons?

    Actually the people of the Crimea had a vote and chose to return to Russia... really don't know where you got the term stolen from.

    But don't take my word for it... ask a fellow American who posts here... his name is Auslander and he is much better able to describe the situation in the Ukraine and the Crimea. Check out the Ukrainian threads and you will find him.

    It is Not the USA fault Poland, Romania and other former eastern block countries don't like Russia. Can't keep blaming baseless propaganda that is making this stuff happen all over Europe, you got to at last own up to the hatred and suspicion that you yourselves have sown is part of the problem.

    The US building military bases in said countries is Americas fault, moving US armed soldiers into those countries is Americas fault... and amusing because you blame Russian aggression as the reason those forces are there...

    Nato is not courting them they are petitioning nato to join.

    Of course it is... just like it is trying to get Finland to join too...

    , take the thumb off the scales please so that you give an accurate account and clearer picture as there is lots of crap done by both parties be honest in your assessment, in that there are no blameless parties here.

    Of course.... if the rape victim struggles then they are fighting too so they are not innocent right? If they don't fight then they obviously want to be raped...

    The west illegally overthrows a democratically elected government in the Ukraine which is accepted in the west because that elected government was not pro EU and was about to sign an economic agreement with Russia. The illegal new government of Kiev is not accepted by large parts of the Ukraine including the Crimea and a lot of areas in the east of the ukraine but apparently all ukrainian citizens must accept the illegal coup and accept their new masters and when they resist kiev it must be Russia that is the aggressor. The crimeans decided to not accept the illegal government in kiev and chose to join Russia but undemocratic things like referendums don't count when the result does not suit the west.It seems albanians in serbia deserve their freedoms without a referendum, but even with a referendum the people of Crimea must accept the unelected leadership of kiev as their rulers.

    I love your understanding of what happened... it is part of the reason Russia is better off without friends like the US.

    Things can get better as we try to mend fences and work to improve things or I don't know if you realize there are many selfish people in Congress and now the White House that would like nothing better than to start a whole new arms race again with a maverick President of the United States that is only too glad to go along with these nuts to spend another trillion dollars on defense a year like drunken sailors hitting a port. As a lot of those same congressmen that own defense companies and defense stocks will profit greatly by it and with the deck stacked against an increasingly poorer and isolated economically Russia compared to the top GDP in the world America, and the European Union that will be right alongside what do you think the outcome will be?

    And the irony is that it would have been even worse under Clinton.

    There is no point in trying to be allies. The US cannot comprehend such a relationship. It would not last and the only partner to suffer such a relationship would be Russia.

    Why tie their own hands with agreements when the benefits will only go one way like they have always done?

    They are now giving speeches on the tube that they are willing to spend 100 to Russia's 1 !! Remember what the arms race did to the Soviet Union with a vastly bigger economy?

    The Russians don't need to outspend the US... such talk brings a smile to my face because it will end the US faster than anything Russia could or would do on its own.

    I think if we start to know each other better, we can start breaking down the barriers that are there now, at least worth the try and certainly willing on my part to give it a chance. Sarcasm for my suggestion

    Few Americans have any idea about the British or French let alone the Russians and I don't think that will change.

    The Americans that seem to know the Russians best are ridiculed as Putins pawns. Noam Chomski is one example... but he gets little time on US media...

    Sounds like you want a sour relationship to continue

    What I want is irrelevant.

    Russia has jumped through hoops and still they are ridiculed by the western media and western politicians, and sanctions are imposed without evidence.

    Ironically the sanctions have made Russia rather more self sufficient and a bit more resistant... and I hope less idealistic regarding the west.

    They have realised there are plenty of other countries around the world that want to play by the rules and don't want to screw you every chance they get.

    I don't hate the US but being best friends with Russia is not going to happen any time soon and in the current self destructive mood the US is in at the moment I don't think a close good relationship would be of benefit anyway even if it was possible.

    Just saying the perception the west has is generally what I stated like it or not.

    Wrong. The western propaganda is what you stated but those who don't rely on western media for all their information know full well it was a non violent bloodless referendum, which allowed the people of the Crimea to make their own decision.

    You know like the people on the Falklands Islands did.

    And while you believe I might need a little history of Russian territorial issues I am open to it and I actually, welcome it as one of the reasons I joined this forum. I came here to express what I am exposed to and wanted to hear others point of view as we all sit in different chairs. But there is no need for childish name calling and belittling a person as I certainly did not try to offend anyone on purpose nor did I imply any disrespect to anyone here and only wish to be treated just as you would.

    Well in that case I would suggest you look at the threads on the Ukraine on this forum and have a bit of a read.

    Perhaps after reading those threads you might understand how someone claiming Russia stole the Crimea from anyone would lead to name calling.

    If you geniunely want to understand talk to Auslander... an American that lives in the Crimea right now, but I would suggest you don't start talking to him telling him the Russians are the bad guys and the regime in Kiev is the innocent and slighted party.... listen... he will set you straight

    My statement was meant to say do not lump all of America in with a corrupt politician as it is hardly fair

    Blaming me for not being fair is hardly fair when I never said all Americans are as corrupt as their politicians.

    It does not matter if half the population of the US love Russians and the other half don't give a fuck either way.... what matters is what congress do and what the US government does and what the US media says and that is all hate all the time.

    A good example is this Russian Hackers bullshit.

    There was a lot of crap released from the DNC regarding the Hillary campaign and we are told it was Russian hackers trying to get Trump elected.

    There has never been an ounce of evidence, just that Russian hackers are suspected because Trump getting into power in the US was in Russias interests.

    No mention of the fact that the DNC is made up of about half Clinton supporters and half Sanders supporters and the Sanders supporters within the DNC probably got pretty pissed off with the serious Clinton bias... I mean there is no way those Sanders supporters could have possibly leaked some dirt on Hilary cause that is just too fucking obvious.

    Too fucking obvious for any western media to come up with either... they all just chant Russian hackers Russian Hackers... fucking amazing Russian hackers that leave no evidence at all... amazing. Super Putin probably hacked them himself... he is a bond super villan don't you know.

    My apologies for not knowing you are from New Zealand I erroneously assumed I was speaking to someone from Russia.

    Well having a name like Garry and a location that says New Zealand, I did give every clue...

    Does it actually make any difference?

    Just enough with the namecalling and heavy sarcasm as it is counterproductive and a waste of time. It is not why I joined this forum, as I am sure that is not why you joined either.

    I don't normally name call, but I make no apologies for sarcasm. Smile

    Rrob, i will tell you what needs to happen. Nato should pull out of Russia's traditional sphere of influence, Baltics, Balkans, and other former Soviet Union territories. Allow Russia to expand into these areas and incorporate them into a larger Russian federation. Once these conditions are met then perhaps a new age of friendship between the United States and Russia can blossom.

    Nah... Russia is finally free of those dropkicks... just look at how long it took for them to turn on Russia and blame Russia for all their problems.... Russia is better off without them... and who needs to pick up their tab? Let the democracy loving EU do that for a bit... Smile

    Then when things go tits up it will still be Russias fault.... probably them hackers again... Smile

    Interesting take on America's interference of Russia's traditional sphere of influence thank you.

    I doubt Russia actually wants to reoccupy the warsaw pact, but I am sure what it actually wants is the US and NATO to remove its forces from those areas.

    It was seriously pissed off that when it withdrew from eastern europe that the US did not withdraw from western europe... worse it actually moved right up to Russias border...

    If the US withdrew from Europe completely Russia would not move in to replace it. They don't need that sort of baggage.

    I have little chance of changing the situation coming from a very minor state in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with little political clout.

    As the gap between rich and poor gets bigger and bigger western "democracies" will become more like South Africa with the rich few (whites in this case) living in gated communities with the space between home and work a war zone where you carry a gun and had better know how to use it.

    The great philosopher George Romero who created the best zombie movies... it was not an accident that the survivors end up in a mall... the centre of US comsumerism... where the zombie poor hunt the few and the getting fewer 'rich'...

    The rich can either make the necessary changes or there will be blood.

    BTW lots of very big houses in central otago owned by rich foreigners... so if everything goes tits up I will tell you how they taste... Smile


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    Post  rrob on Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:32 am

    Stole Guam, LOL! Gee, wonder what the hell that is like??  What about the Kingdom of Hawaii?   My wife is a direct decedent of the chiefs (Ali'i) Of Kona and her family(Royal) once owned EVERYTHING (Ahupua'a) including the people from the mountain to the sea for the entire district of Kona here where the land alone today is worth in the tens of billions of dollars so spare me the they lost it all story it's truly falling on deaf ears.  Way of the world, Sh=t happens! very little the small can do about it and they have more blood to spill than the little guys always. Tell you what you, get the US to give back my wife's land, and I'll shoot you a cool Billion!!...  By the way as a matter of historical record I'd l like to share a little amusing story with you all. Her Great Great Great  Grandfather Lili'li'i Mua was the High Chief in the very first group of Royals to meet Kapena Kuke, (Captain Cook) in representing the King when he landed at Kealakekua Bay in the district of Kona.  The story passed on from generation to generation(very important to be accurate as this was the way they preserved their history as they had no written word) goes that they thought the English to be sickly and deformed because of the white pale complexions the had only one toe ( never saw shoes).  Wow, Gary too many points to address in one post. LOL, never even looked at your info on the side of your post, my bad, not the most computer experienced guy I guess!  Did not NATO turn down the Ukraine's request for membership? Don't see the need for nato to incorporate Finland as there are plenty of bases we don't need already. What you hear about this stupid Russian collusion crap is being perpetrated by the George Soros democrat controlled media outfits and has damn little interest or credibility for most Americans. And believe it there are plenty of Americans who don't buy into the crap they spew and sick of hearing only one side of the story so much so that it is estimated that over 1 million American cable tv subscribers have cut their services off in the last 4 months.  Don't know where you get your sources from, but I assure you not many here buy that media line of bunk.  Hey, if you're perfectly happy with the status quo of the two respective countries so be it. Your choice to live as you wish, I'm not trying to force anyone to do otherwise.  But you should at least consider that all the hardliners in this country's leadership simply love that kind of stuff as it fuels and reinforces their ability to continue funding and even increase their current expansionist policies.  Who knows they are asking to expand the military by another 20 percent if it keeps up maybe Europe will become home to another 1oo or 200 new NATO bases.  Don't think that will be much of help in a real war, nor improve things for our peoples' lives but that is where things seem to be going without any effort to try and change things.  Also as far as the Crimea /Ukraine thing goes, you are right I am not up on it and truthfully I have never delved into it very deeply and some of you have given me cause now to do so, as I know of no one here who has ever mentioned it.  This is the prime reason I joined a Russian forum to hear different people and to learn and maybe understand a little better I'm not from that part of the world and it seems as far away and different from Hawaii as the moon.   Last thought, once upon a time the two countries had a relationship and even joined forces to defeat fascism around the world it might not have been perfect, but a lot of older Americans still respect and like the Russian people current bad relations aside. To me it seems a shame to just not try and just give up
    Good post, thanks for the opinions.
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    Re: PAK-DA: News

    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:12 am

    Did not NATO turn down the Ukraine's request for membership?

    The Ukraine does not qualify for NATO membership despite being fast tracked by the US, as she has disputed territory issues.

    The US did everything they could to push it.

    Don't see the need for nato to incorporate Finland as there are plenty of bases we don't need already.

    Don't see the need for the Baltic states or eastern europe or former Soviet republics being in NATO... except extra bodies to send to Iraq and Afghanistan... you know hard core protecting Europe from their enemies...

    What you hear about this stupid Russian collusion crap is being perpetrated by the George Soros democrat controlled media outfits and has damn little interest or credibility for most Americans. And believe it there are plenty of Americans who don't buy into the crap they spew and sick of hearing only one side of the story so much so that it is estimated that over 1 million American cable tv subscribers have cut their services off in the last 4 months.  Don't know where you get your sources from, but I assure you not many here buy that media line of bunk.

    Doesn't matter if all Americans believe it or none believe it.

    What matter is that the Russia US relationship is being shaped by US sanctions and the bullshit it is based around meaning there can be no practical relationship built on anything between the two countries until that shit is washed away.

    Hey, if you're perfectly happy with the status quo of the two respective countries so be it. Your choice to live as you wish, I'm not trying to force anyone to do otherwise.  

    What are the alternatives?

    The US embracing Russia.... and using it as a mine of resources to feed their own appetite.. Russia does not benefit from such a relationship.

    But you should at least consider that all the hardliners in this country's leadership simply love that kind of stuff as it fuels and reinforces their ability to continue funding and even increase their current expansionist policies.  Who knows they are asking to expand the military by another 20 percent if it keeps up maybe Europe will become home to another 1oo or 200 new NATO bases.  Don't think that will be much of help in a real war, nor improve things for our peoples' lives but that is where things seem to be going without any effort to try and change things.

    Such actions will either lead to Americans waking up and demanding change or all the abundant resources of the US wasted in such things even you admit wont mean a thing if a real war starts.

    Either way such actions will bring an end to now with the potential for change in the future.

    Last thought, once upon a time the two countries had a relationship and even joined forces to defeat fascism around the world it might not have been perfect, but a lot of older Americans still respect and like the Russian people current bad relations aside. To me it seems a shame to just not try and just give up
    Good post, thanks for the opinions.

    Americans I have chatted to all seem fixated on being the last super power... they want to wield the big stick... they want to be able to use force to get their way in all things. They don't care about being right or the truth or even being respected and sadly that has been reflected in your governments.

    The old line... truth, justice, the American way... seems to have changed... TRUTH And JUSTICE were the American way... these days it seems lies and revenge are quicker and easier... the new American way. If you can't get your way bomb them... and look all indignant and innocent when they do the same to you.

    When you want to be a team player come and tell us... we will just be getting on without you until you are ready...


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    Re: PAK-DA: News

    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:13 am

    BTW I am going to move a lot of this chatter tomorrow.... it does not really belong in a thread about the PAK DA....


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    Re: PAK-DA: News

    Post  rrob on Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:17 am

    Gary, does the red letters in your name mean you are an administrator? Jus would like to know.
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    Re: PAK-DA: News

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:19 am

    Ah the old Evil Russia vs the Good USA chat, I am doing US work atm and even I find this topic utterly annoying in how repetitive it gets and how much every repeats themselves.

    Want the truth we are worse than the russians currently not to say Russia is a shining angel because it isn't but this is a classic problem for both sides here, they each refuse to see the fault of the side they are with.

    This is why this type of chat just turns into the same stuff.

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    Re: PAK-DA: News

    Post  rrob on Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:55 pm

    Again my pardon to all for hijacking the true subject of this post. Tend to go off on a tangent I blame it on advanced age, but who am I kidding.

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    Re: PAK-DA: News

    Post  Austin on Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:23 pm

    PAK YES will be cheaper than Tu-160, but will be able to replace all long-range aircraft

    Подробнее на ТАСС:
    http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/4730201


    "One of the main tasks assigned by the military department to the creators of the long-range aviation complex of the long-range aviation (PAK DA) is to ensure that the new aircraft functions as all three current missile carriers (Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3) much cheaper than the Tu-160, "- said the agency's interlocutor. According to him, "the tactical and technical assignment for the PAK DA is approved by the military, in the near future, with the conclusion of the contract, the production of design documentation will begin, with the subsequent manufacture of prototypes."

    Reducing the cost of development, production and operation of PAK DA will be partly facilitated by the fact that this aircraft will be subsonic. This, according to the source, will not affect its combat effectiveness in any way: the presence of high-precision long-range cruise missiles will allow striking without entering the enemy's air defense zone and not using supersonic regimes. Also, a subsonic aircraft is easier and cheaper to prepare for a flight, it uses less fuel.

    "Today, no country in the world, including such powerful military powers as Russia and the US, simply does not pull the design and construction of a supersonic bomber that meets all the criteria of the fifth generation," the TASS source said.

    The specialist did not specify the estimated value of the PAK YES, which appears in the customer's terms of reference.

    The cost of Tu-160

    Expert estimates of the cost of the Tu-160 aircraft range from $ 250 to $ 600 million (in 1993, the media called the sum of 6 billion rubles, which at the time corresponded to approximately $ 600 million). One hour of the missile carrier's flight (without combat use) costs, according to official figures for 2008, 580 thousand rubles (about $ 23.3 thousand). The cost of the American B-1B bomber, close to the Tu-160 for performance, is $ 317 million, the flight hour costs $ 57.8 thousand.
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    Re: PAK-DA: News

    Post  eehnie on Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:01 pm

    To be chearper is right, to be able to replace all the current strategic bombers (including those in maritime work) is necessary for Russia, because Russia can avoid to make this effort more than once per warfare generation, but to underperform is not right.

    If the Tu-PAK-DA underperforms the current models, will be very likely a failure. If this is the case, the Tu-160 will overrun the Tu-PAK-DA in the long term. It means shorter life for the Tu-PAK-DA, and lower number of orders.
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    Post  Singular_Transform on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 pm

    Austin wrote:

    Expert estimates of the cost of the Tu-160 aircraft range from $ 250 to $ 600 million (in 1993, the media called the sum of 6 billion rubles, which at the time corresponded to approximately $ 600 million). One hour of the missile carrier's flight (without combat use) costs, according to official figures for 2008, 580 thousand rubles (about $ 23.3 thousand). The cost of the American B-1B bomber, close to the Tu-160 for performance, is $ 317 million, the flight hour costs $ 57.8 thousand.
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    The B-1A is the only US military aircraft the is close to the parameters of the Tu-160.

    B-1A cost is above 400 million 2017 dollars.

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