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The tabloid media is going crazy with suggestions that the world is on the brink of another global conflict and this time it's going to be a nuclear one.
My response is "yeah, right!"
The suggestions are that Putin is spoiling for a fight and has amassed a significant arsenal of new nuclear weapons, just ready to drop on Western nations.
We saw coverage of a new Russian ICBM in the media earlier this week and it was claimed that a single one of these missiles could wipe out most of the UK, thanks to its multiple warheads with a yield more than 1000 times that of the bombs dropped on Japan at the end of WW2.
This new missile also allegedly has some super-cool stealth and guidance technology that would make it immune to the anti-missile systems currently deployed by the West.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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