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George.
10-03-2009, 11:34 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/PLA_ballistic_missiles_range.jpg/800px-PLA_ballistic_missiles_range.jpg

Bet you thought this would be about the Olympics... :D

TimH
10-03-2009, 11:36 AM
Whats that, Chinas polution range?
Radioactive fallout from US nukes hitting China?

Lew Barrett
10-03-2009, 11:38 AM
Hey George, think they will need any sound systems for the games? I'll get my bags ready to go!

elf
10-03-2009, 11:40 AM
But then there's this:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/10/05/091005fa_fact_anderson

Phillip Allen
10-03-2009, 11:41 AM
miles and miles of featureless beaches...

BarnacleGrim
10-03-2009, 11:42 AM
I don't think they would drop one in the ocean. Unless it's a salted bomb South America should be pretty safe.

TimH
10-03-2009, 11:57 AM
miles and miles of featureless beaches...

Hardly :D

http://thechive.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/brazilian-bikini-shot.jpg

http://www.speaking-up.com/blog/wp-content/bikini_14.jpg

Lew Barrett
10-03-2009, 12:08 PM
miles and miles of featureless beaches...


You do mean beaches; Tim's thoughtful images prove your post isn't just a misspelling.


http://thechive.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/brazilian-bikini-shot.jpg

http://www.speaking-up.com/blog/wp-content/bikini_14.jpg

On reflection, I don't think my ego could survive a year in Brazil. The constant rejection would prove discouraging, I'm sure!

George.
10-03-2009, 12:08 PM
Russian ICBMs can't reach us either, I believe.

George.
10-03-2009, 12:10 PM
But then there's this:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/10/05/091005fa_fact_anderson

I said Brazil. I don't live in Rio. ;)

Lew Barrett
10-03-2009, 12:13 PM
Is cachaca a learned taste? I prefer rum to it as a rule, but I'm prepared to learn to like caipirinhas.

bobbys
10-03-2009, 12:20 PM
Hardly :D

http://thechive.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/brazilian-bikini-shot.jpg

http://www.speaking-up.com/blog/wp-content/bikini_14.jpg.

Hey i cant see the beach , Dem goils is inna way!!!

George.
10-03-2009, 12:22 PM
Is cachaca a learned taste? I prefer rum to it as a rule, but I'm prepared to learn to like caipirinhas.

Good cachaça is easy to like. The stuff you get is the cheapest rotgut - goes for just over a buck for a liter down here. It is a learned taste in the sense that your stomach lining eventually learns not to evert itself when you drink it.

BarnacleGrim
10-03-2009, 12:25 PM
I'd hate to spoil everyone's party, but I'm sure they could strap a warhead on a Soyuz or a Long March, respectively, if they really wanted to.

Paul Pless
10-03-2009, 12:27 PM
George, when will yall be developing your 'superiority complex' over the rest of South America?;) I kinda figure your Olympic award would be the last straw...

Paul Pless
10-03-2009, 12:28 PM
I'd hate to spoil everyone's party, but I'm sure they could strap a warhead on a Soyuz or a Long March, respectively, if they really wanted to.they do still have a few submarines:rolleyes:

LeeG
10-03-2009, 12:33 PM
I'm looking forward to it,,the Olympics.

George.
10-03-2009, 12:33 PM
George, when will yall be developing your 'superiority complex' over the rest of South America?;) I kinda figure your Olympic award would be the last straw...

Whaddaya mean "when?" We Brazilians have long thought ourselves better than the Cucarachas. The only competition we acknowledged was from Argentina, but that was back before Maradona got his ears pierced. :D

Dave Gray
10-03-2009, 12:39 PM
Whaddaya mean "when?" We Brazilians have long thought ourselves better than the Cucarachas. The only competition we acknowledged was from Argentina, but that was back before Maradona got his ears pierced. :D


:D:D

BarnacleGrim
10-03-2009, 12:44 PM
they do still have a few submarines:rolleyes:
I wonder what is easier to defend against. Submarines with short range missiles or ICBMs. You have to spot and take out the former before they launch, but ICBMs can be destroyed on the way. Though I don't know how effective any of those are in real life.

The most recent example of modern submarine warfare would be the Falklands war. I believe the British subs met little resistance.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
10-03-2009, 12:50 PM
The most recent example of modern submarine warfare would be the Falklands war. I believe the British subs met little resistance.

The General Belgrano was escorted by two anti-submarine escort destroyers when she was torpedoed by HMS Conqueror, which had sent her crew to lunch (roast lamb, with roast potatoes, peas and mint sauce) whilst sitting underneath the target awaiting the reply to her request for permission to sink her. One reason for the heavy loss of life was that the escort destroyers fled the scene instead of picking up survivors.

Lew Barrett
10-03-2009, 12:52 PM
http://thechive.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/brazilian-bikini-shot.jpg

http://www.speaking-up.com/blog/wp-content/bikini_14.jpg

Is it any wonder how Brazil got picked over Chicago?

And why is that we have strayed from the essential goodness of Brazil's people and the highly developed qualities of the fauna?
How can we not hold the games in a place where waxing for
bikinis is a high art? And why is George not providing us with more scenic shots of Brazil's famous attractions? And I don't mean pictures of iced drinks!

Keith Wilson
10-03-2009, 04:25 PM
The most recent example of modern submarine warfare would be the Falklands war. The submarine may have been modern, but not the target. The General Belgrano was originally the USS Phoenix, a WWII-era light cruiser launched in 1938 and sold to the Argentines in 1951.

Now back to the natural wonders of Brazil.

bobbys
10-03-2009, 05:24 PM
Brazil aiant nutting till Obama apologies to it.

Thats when you know it counts for something:)

carioca1232001
10-03-2009, 06:14 PM
Good cachaça is easy to like.

Popular hearsay has it that the best cachaças hailed from the Northeastern states, a region where sugar production was initiated in colonial times and held sway in the regional and national economy ever since.

However, the impetus given for production of alcohol fuel in the late 70´s shifted the c of g of sugar production to the South East, namely São Paulo State.

Since the last 15 years or so, the State of Minas Gerais - South East and inland - has taken first place in matter of production of fine cachaças.

Any level headed Northeasterner will admit that Minas Gerais´fine brews are unmatched anywhere in the country.


....It is a learned taste in the sense that your stomach lining eventually learns not to evert itself when you drink it.

Just as whisky is, although horrid whisky is a couple of pegs lower on the toxicity scale than lowly cachaças.:)

ahp
10-03-2009, 07:45 PM
ICBMs can be destroyed on the way? Ronald Reagan thought so, but no one else thought so. Yes we do have a missile defence system but I will let you in on a little secret. It is a waste of money. I was working on "Star Wars" long before it got its name.

BrianW
10-03-2009, 09:15 PM
Until compared to Massachusetts... we'll never really know how Brazil ranks.

Syed
10-04-2009, 05:21 AM
Bet you thought this would be about the Olympics... :D

;)
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/pinstco/untitled.jpg

George.
10-04-2009, 07:07 AM
:confused:


Operational range:
2,150 kilometres (1,340 mi) (DF-21)[2]
2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) (DF-21A)
3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) (DF-21 ASBM)

It can hit you, but not us, Syed.

Syed
10-04-2009, 07:52 AM
Good for you.;) Stay safe.

George Jung
10-04-2009, 08:40 AM
Hehe George..

You got room for the Forum when they show up for the Olympics?

TimH
10-04-2009, 11:33 AM
Why would anyone want to nuke Brazil? Seems like a non-issue

Mrleft8
10-04-2009, 11:46 AM
Why would anyone want to nuke Brazil? Seems like a non-issue It would certainly cause a glut in the suntan oil market..... (I wonder if bio-diesel cars can run on suntan oil....)

TimH
10-04-2009, 12:00 PM
I wonder if that map could be applied to the impending pandemic which will probably have China as its epicenter.

George.
10-05-2009, 06:50 AM
Why would anyone want to nuke Brazil? Seems like a non-issue

That's precisely the point. :)




Hehe George..

You got room for the Forum when they show up for the Olympics?

As long as most don't mind camping on deck - not that much room down below in a wineglass section...

One or two of y'all might have be confined to the dinghy tied alongside, though.

Phillip Allen
10-05-2009, 08:17 AM
One or two of y'all might have be confined to the dinghy tied alongside, though.

what if I wash my feet?

TimH
10-05-2009, 10:04 AM
I find it interesting that Costa Rica has no military.