Join 3,564 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

3 posts tagged with uk by MartinWisse.
Displaying 1 through 3 of 3.

Related tags:
+ (182)
+ (149)
+ (114)
+ (104)
+ (101)
+ (99)
+ (93)
+ (91)
+ (87)
+ (83)
+ (62)
+ (62)
+ (49)
+ (45)
+ (43)
+ (43)
+ (40)
+ (40)
+ (38)
+ (38)
+ (34)
+ (34)
+ (33)
+ (33)
+ (33)
+ (31)
+ (31)
+ (30)
+ (27)
+ (27)
+ (25)
+ (23)
+ (23)
+ (22)
+ (22)
+ (21)
+ (21)
+ (21)
+ (20)
+ (20)
+ (19)
+ (19)
+ (18)
+ (18)
+ (18)
+ (18)
+ (17)
+ (17)
+ (16)
+ (16)
+ (16)
+ (15)
+ (15)
+ (15)
+ (15)
+ (14)
+ (14)
+ (14)
+ (14)
+ (13)


Users that often use this tag:
fearfulsymmetry (172)
Artw (88)
The Whelk (33)
nthdegx (31)
feelinglistless (21)
chuckdarwin (20)
marienbad (19)
goodnewsfortheinsane (17)
plep (16)
acb (15)
dash_slot- (14)
Pretty_Generic (14)
MuffinMan (14)
zarq (12)
holgate (10)
infini (10)
Wordshore (9)
MiguelCardoso (8)
mippy (8)
Abiezer (7)
East Manitoba Regi... (7)
Mocata (6)
Steven Den Beste (6)
wackybrit (6)
Blue Stone (6)
jaduncan (6)
Jakey (6)
filthy light thief (6)
Tlogmer (5)
TheophileEscargot (5)
athenian (5)
ClanvidHorse (5)
gman (5)
rongorongo (5)
Pirate-Bartender-Z... (5)
Gilgongo (5)
Mezentian (5)
wibbler (4)
rolo (4)
jonpollard (4)
davehat (4)
ArmyOfKittens (4)
monkeyJuice (4)
Postroad (4)
seanyboy (4)
iffley (4)
MrMustard (4)
unSane (4)
greycap (4)
Happy Dave (4)
Rhaomi (4)
rollick (4)
Markb (3)
nico (3)
harmful (3)
zeoslap (3)
methylsalicylate (3)
quarsan (3)
twistedonion (3)
grahamwell (3)

Why the UK went to war when France and Germany didn't: satellites

"We’ve suspected for some time that the French and German governments’ refusal to take part in the Iraq war had something to do with their access to independent overhead imagery satellites. Briefly, France and Germany did (with the HELIOS and SAR Lupe programs respectively), and didn’t take part at all. Spain and Italy had some access to French imagery and had advanced plans to get their own. They made a limited commitment. The UK, Australia, Denmark, and the ROK relied on the United States and were, in a phrase that should be better known outside Australia, all the way with LBJ." -- Alex Harrowell explains how the absence of independent satellite intelligence may have helped the UK into the War on Iraq [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Aug 19, 2013 - 13 comments

The Streets Aren't Paved With Gold, Even Under All the Vomit

One point needs to be made clear. It's not that the British government dislikes Bulgarians or Romanians; somebody needs to pick up the slack now the Polish builders have become too expensive. They're just worried that people in Budapest or Sofia don't know that Britain is, well, a bit shit, that you can't find a decent goulash for love nor money and that you may just not like it there. So they're proposing an ad campaign to warn of the dangers of living in Britain. Knowning that in this, its darkest hour, their country needs them, Guardian readers have responded in their literal dozens to contribute ad ideas. It's not as if they're short on material, after all.
posted by MartinWisse on Jan 30, 2013 - 102 comments

an enigmatic people dedicated to the life of the mind

'Bookish' Australians indifferent to Olympics success.
posted by MartinWisse on Aug 8, 2012 - 68 comments

Page: 1