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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: thesmokingman
That's neither been confirmed or denied. The mere fact that Putin is now in public doesn't automatically mean a coup didn't happen. The gaggle of real analysts (Stratfor today) seeing strong signs of turmoil "at the palace" seems to grow every week. And Stratfor specifically laid out how Putin would remain a figurehead for six-months if the Oligarchs neutralized his power.
The sudden escalation of Russian military is actually a strong indication that more hawkish hands may now involved. It was precisely the scenario laid out by coverage of a Stratfor study a few months back where Putin still appeared to be in charge.
The jury is far from out.
His appearance before the press, looking healthy and relaxed, should help put some of the rumors at least to rest.
And he made light of his absence, saying: "It would be boring without gossip."
In another sign Putin has a firm hand on the tiller, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said the President had ordered Russia's Northern Fleet to be placed on full combat alert from Monday morning for snap checks, Russia's state-run Tass news agency reported.
originally posted by: flammadraco
a reply to: TiM3LoRd
Just Google "what is my IP address" to see how easy it is for websites to track your IP address.
You do realise your PC/device has it's own IP address which is unique? You may not know this but sites also know what operating system you are using and browser.
Unless you are using "Tor" then your device is leaving tracks all over the web.
I have my own site and know this to accurate as I have this facility when I have users registering.