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by RF
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 497
Views: 13760

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

... after having carefully evaluated the plus and minus of requesting an inquiry and an obvious subsequent court martial for the 2 involved officers, ... it was decided that there was no more interest on doing it as initially thought, ... and consequently it was decided to give Adm Tovey the respon...
by RF
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 497
Views: 13760

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

The massive pressure on individuals in Govt and Admiralty at that specific time with the loss of Crete and therefore potentially the closing of the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean and thus potentially loss of the War before the USA or Russia entered the conflict can hardly be imagined. interesting po...
by RF
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 128
Views: 965

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

You are wrong. Prove them wrong and I'll listen to your claims. Until then the burden of proof is on you. Again you make a statement without any evidence or justification for it. I am wrong. Full stop. What sort of debate is that? The essence of scientific progress is to take a proposition - such a...
by RF
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 497
Views: 13760

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

The last post does not record a happy state of affairs. The RN is and was supposed to be a professional service, with the cohesion enforced through military discipline.
by RF
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 128
Views: 965

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

[ What I do notice is that every time I challenge you to back up your assertions and clichés you avoid answering, as if you have no arguments or evidence to justify your claims. 97% of scientists in the field agree with the model. You are wrong. Prove them wrong and I'll listen to your claims. Unti...
by RF
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 128
Views: 965

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

...., it does leave open the question of what we should call our off topic discussions. I am proposing anti-social media. Your proposed phrase is ambiguous - think about it. I don't see anything anti-social about this website off topic area. Like all forums it has members who are articulate and can...
by RF
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 128
Views: 965

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Or it's just accurate and you don't like it. Well, if its accurate then lets see your proof. Wouldn't do any good. The mountains of evidence so far has been ignored by the anti-AGW conspiracy theorists. What mountains of evidence? And who or what is an anti-AGW conspiracy theorist? What about the s...
by RF
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 128
Views: 965

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

OpanaPointer wrote:Or it's just accurate and you don't like it.


Well, if its accurate then lets see your proof.
by RF
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 128
Views: 965

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

You are what is known as a luke warmer. This is not at all derogatory I don't find the use of such labels very helpful - it turns discussion and reasoning into clichés - and labels and clichés are used to avoid argument and critical examination. ..... Nonetheless, a word of warning as you could get...
by RF
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: North Korea attacks the South!
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: North Korea attacks the South!

Nearly seven years on and nothing has changed.

Except I think that the capability of the North Koreans to invade the South is gradually declining.
by RF
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: North Korea

The danger of this is brinkmanship. As in 1914 any accident could trigger a war involving North Korea. What we don't know is what is being said via the diplomatic channels between the USA and China. I would expect the Chinese to be told bluntly by the Trump administration exactly in what circumstanc...
by RF
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: USS INDIANAPOLIS FOUND
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: USS INDIANAPOLIS FOUND

I hope that this wreck will be fully respected.
by RF
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 128
Views: 965

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

You presumably believe that Earth's atmosphere causes Earth to have a higher average temperature than a planet at the same position without an atmosphere. You presumably believe that gases that can absorb infrared radiation, including water vapour, carbon dioxide and methane, play an important role...
by RF
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 128
Views: 965

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Gentlemen, Please! This topic was originally intended to be a light hearted change from the normal discussions that we have on this Forum and certainly not intended to upset or in any way or cause rudeness to be used between those who contribute to it. Perhaps enough has been said. Please Mr Admini...
by RF
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 128
Views: 965

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

History is history and cannot be changed....... . The thing about political correctness is the interpretation of history, as any Marxist will tell you that history reflects values and the telling of history cannot be value free. Further I am reminded of the view that history is what the winners wan...

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