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Comment: Re:I don't blame them for being mad. (Score 3, Informative) 122

by Sique (#47426799) Attached to: After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart
Actually, it's the German population which has a problem with being spied on. And they were pressuring the government again and again no longer to tolerate it. Being spied on is an issue that has grown in importance within one year that now the German government has to fear to lose the next elections if they don't do anything about it. And that's exactly how it is supposed to work.

Comment: Re:What if he refuses? (Score 2) 122

by Sique (#47426757) Attached to: After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart
First of all: Germany is no longer an occupied state, independently of what you think. Second: Of course Germany can do it. What will the U.S. do to retaitiate? Occupy Germany again? To what result? And is it worth it? Losing all the business in Germany? Losing all the taxes the U.S. earns from doing business with german companies?

Comment: I doubt the albatross. (Score 1) 54

by Sique (#47405595) Attached to: Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered
As far as I know the largest ever measured wingspan of an albatross was 3.2 meters, 3.5 meters so far are unconfirmed. But the Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) has a confirmed wingspan of up to 3.45 metres, making it the recent bird with the largest wingspan. (The heaviest flying bird seems to be the Great bustard (Otis tarda), with up to 21 kilograms.)

Comment: Re:the length of a 10-passenger limousine (Score 2) 54

by Sique (#47405481) Attached to: Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered
Right. Crocodiles, Birds, Pterosaurs and Dinosaurs all belong to the Archosauria, of which the crocodiles together with some extinct groups form the Crurotarsi, while the three others are grouped together into the Ornithodira. This group is then split into the Pterosaurs and Dinosaurs, the later include today's Aves (birds).

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