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by northcape
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 6461

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

I've a science background, and I myself worked in the oil industry. Checking facts, judging scientific reasoning, separating unfounded opinions and superficial pseudo-"knowledge" from the essential and firm foundations was and is my daily bread, because in the real and serious world (outside the ii...
by northcape
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 6461

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAy871w9t8 A Youtube-Video of a screaming guy calling himself an "independent scientist" is now considered as a proof for a broken peer-review process. Do I need to say more? You have no idea who Willie Soon is, do you? I'm afraid I do. I already referred to him as ...
by northcape
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 6461

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

A Youtube-Video of a screaming guy calling himself an "independent scientist" is now considered as a proof for a broken peer-review process. Do I need to say more?
by northcape
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 6461

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

RF: You are the one who is trolling and reverting facts by 180 degrees, and by doing so, give a perfect example of Orwellian truth-twisting. The critics in this thread are solely on your (and similar) statements that certain topics (like climate change, or AGW) are a dogma and "somebody" (the evil m...
by northcape
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 6461

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Gentlemen, Being of a different (older!) generation I am at a loss to understand the politically correct ideas that are now bandied about these days. But the techniques shown by Orwell are put in practice in most countries in varying degrees. One current example is AGW or ''climate change'' - here ...
by northcape
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 6461

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Gentlemen, Being of a different (older!) generation I am at a loss to understand the politically correct ideas that are now bandied about these days. here in the UK we have a policeman telling a chemist to stop using male or female hygiene signs, students objecting to and wanting to take down a sta...
by northcape
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: West vs East
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: West vs East

Indeed, many hold to the same view of socialism as Winston Churchill: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. I still don't get it. You like the article, so I understand that you - like the author -fin...
by northcape
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: West vs East
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: West vs East

If one likes black and white thinking, and prefers phrases and headlines over some insight, than he or she might like this article. But to anyone else it is just the expression of the opinion that "socialism" is evil. Actually, the DDR was considered as a communist regime, and all non-soviet ruled c...
by northcape
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 20
Views: 2505

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

Fantastic human resources among the Brexiters. Farage and Johnson already quit, realizing the responsibilities they would have had faced. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36702468 ("I want my life back" - what a whimp) http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36677623 The cream of the "E...
by northcape
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 20
Views: 2505

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

Wow, fantastic. Now UK can be "independent" again, whatever that means in a globalized world. But the important thing is that narcissists like Nigel Farage can have a laugh, right? It will be interesting to see how the extremely diverse and robust UK economy will now rapidly grow. Maybe it will help...
by northcape
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Richelieu in the Suez crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Re: Richelieu in the Suez crisis

Thanks for detailed info! It's surprising that so little is documented of the post-ww history of these ships.
I wonder why the Brits did not send Vanguard? Possibly the surprise would have been lost, transferring her through Gibraltar strait?
by northcape
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Richelieu in the Suez crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Richelieu in the Suez crisis

I only read that the french battleship Richelieu was in action during the Suez crisis. Does anybody know more precisely what she did, or in general, up to which point the French and british Navies were involved?
by northcape
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: KM 15.9 CM guns
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Re: KM 15.9 CM guns

Maybe it is just a mix-up between 15 cm and its imperial expression of 5.9 inch.
by northcape
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: First hit on Bismarck May 27th
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

Re: First hit on Bismarck May 27th

Thanks Alberto!! 20,500 yard is a large distance in my view, or at least in the upper range of battleship engagements. So to me, the KGV class was a rather good combination of a stable gun platform, a good fire control, and ordnance accuracy. PoW scored hits quickly at Denmark Street despite poor co...
by northcape
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: First hit on Bismarck May 27th
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

First hit on Bismarck May 27th

I only have secondary literature on the Bismarck chase and sinking, and in almost all of them the first hit scored on Bismarck during her final battle was described from Rodney, ca. 15 mins after the start of the battle (> 9 am). (The hit which disabled Anton and Bruno). However, in Tarrant's "KGV5 ...