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Comment Re:It was most likely in Syria (Score 1) 591

It's possible that when the missile was launched, the Russian jet was in Turkey but by the time of impact, missile and jet were over Syria.

Then Turkey is still wrong and they shot down a plane in Syria and they should say so. Currently they just look like amateurs by claiming they shot down a plane in their air space, but didn't recover the pilot who ejected.

Comment It was most likely in Syria (Score 2) 591

It's not as if we are ever going to learn the truth in these kinds of "incidents". Russia will say they were in Syria, Turkey will say they were in Turkey.
However this time since the pilot parachuted in Syria, and got captured by rebels, I tend to believe the Russian story. If the plane was shot down in Turkey, the Turkish army would have recovered the pilot, isn't it?

Comment Re:Great news for sceptics (Score 1) 369

But... it is an outlier. What is your point?

OK let say 2015 is an outlier. Then the hottest year ever recorded is 2014. And if 2014 is also an outlier, then 2010 and 2005 are both tied as the hottest years. Then 1998, 2013, 2003, 2002, 2006, 2009 and finally 2007. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Why are all the hottest years in the 2000s (save 1998, which is close enough)? Why are all the coldest years before 1920? Sounds like a trend.

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