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  1. I don't know about 5 languages but most Europeans speak at least 2 or 3 languages these days. However, how on earth did she not understand the Pope when he asked her if she fed her husband Potica, (a Slovenian cake) and she said "yes pizza".
  2. You are clearly more boned up on this matter than I am so I'll defer to you. I used the word kitty because in his speech Trump said that if all the NATO countries met their commitments there would be X billion more dollars available to NATO.
  3. An excellent and well considered post! Without question Europe does gain much from the US bases on their soil but let's not kid ourselves, the real reason for the US attendance is not as altruistic as it first appears. If stripped down to its 'nuts and bolts' what the US actually gets for its NATO commitment is a 4,000 mile buffer zone, or a cushion - hell, you could even call it 'a wall ' that keeps the problem firmly "over there". That said, I believe that the NATO countries should be quicker to 'pony up' a reasonable amount to the NATO kitty, though I suggest not squeezing them too hard on the matter, or they might think of charging some rent for the land that all those US bases are currently on.
  4. Too much Pasta Fasule is my guess.
  5. Bejeebus! Who's died?
  6. "Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media, the BBC understands. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in the New York Times. It came after the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked to US media just hours after the attack."
  7. I have none planned but I won't be avoiding any either, en passant - if you can procure me a FA Cup Final ticket, at face value, I promise you that will be there. .
  8. Not me, and not most Brits I imagine. On Saturday the F.A. Cup Final will be played at Wembley Stadium, it will still be a sell out and more than 80,000 will be there. I guess if people knew what the terrorists targets were they would avoid them but Brits won't be cowered by these terrorist tactics. No one, no country, no terrorists have managed that yet, this rabble of terrorist scum certainly won't be able to.
  9. As a result of this latest act of cowardly terrorism, Manchester and its people will be stronger - the terrorist scum will still be losers. Do they really believe that they'll achieve anything from these acts, is anybody really that stupid?
  10. "Dancing on his grave" - hardly. The guy played the game and lost, I'm pleased with that result. One less elephant killer, some safer elephants.