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Starne #27661 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 00:13

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View PostApple_Jack, on Apr 13 2018 - 17:46, said:

 

See, the problem is that even with Hillary, the Congress wouldn't have changed composition. We'd have at least another 2 years of the "status quo" since 2016, which would be McConnell and Ryan refusing to nominate appointees (unlike Trump who prefers to leave positions empty), holding another 20 hearings on Benghazi, and general obstructionism.

 

Trump's presidency is leading to the Blue November. I have mixed feelings about a Democratic majority Congress, but I think it would be better then the current composition.
 

 

After how the Republican majority has comported itself since 2010, I think I'd be willing to give a majority comprised solely of chimpanzees a shot. The overall conduct wouldn't be any worse, and at least they wouldn't be actively behaving maliciously.


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KilljoyCutter #27662 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 00:21

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View PostApple_Jack, on Apr 13 2018 - 17:46, said:

 

See, the problem is that even with Hillary, the Congress wouldn't have changed composition. We'd have at least another 2 years of the "status quo" since 2016, which would be McConnell and Ryan refusing to nominate appointees (unlike Trump who prefers to leave positions empty), holding another 20 hearings on Benghazi, and general obstructionism.

 

Trump's presidency is leading to the Blue November. I have mixed feelings about a Democratic majority Congress, but I think it would be better then the current composition.
 

 

Given the details of each side's platform, I'll take gridlock over either one getting what they want.

 

Look at what we've been subjected to even with a dysfunctional GOP 3-of-3. 

 



Mermaid_Witch #27663 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 00:27

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View PostStarne, on Apr 13 2018 - 18:13, said:

 

After how the Republican majority has comported itself since 2008, I think I'd be willing to give a majority comprised solely of chimpanzees a shot. The overall conduct wouldn't be any worse, and at least they wouldn't be actively behaving maliciously.

 

How about heads of cabbage?  We can get a bunch of fortune tellers to dictate policy based upon how they decompose.

KilljoyCutter #27664 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 00:49

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How to tell you're going to lose a Co-op battle in WOWS -- 5 of 8 humans are in high-tier premium ships on a weekend, and 2 of those run strait ahead at 20:00 into islands and do nothing. 

 

And I still could have pulled it out if the Scharnhorst hadn't been killed by the carrier he was carrier-chasing like an idiot.

 


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PrimarchRogalDorn #27665 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 00:51

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Suspension of Object 277. Note the #4 roadwheels using a leading arm in place of the trailing arms for the rest. This was done to make room for the turret



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View PostPrimarchRogalDorn, on Apr 14 2018 - 07:51, said:

Suspension of Object 277. Note the #4 roadwheels using a leading arm in place of the trailing arms for the rest. This was done to make room for the turret

 

How historical is the armour values given compared to real life?

FrozenKemp #27667 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 01:54

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View PostEmpressNero, on Apr 13 2018 - 18:27, said:

 

How about heads of cabbage?  We can get a bunch of fortune tellers to dictate policy based upon how they decompose.

 

It would be an improvement on Trump because it would be random instead of malicious, and rotten heads of cabbage don't tweet!

 

Just got 5k base XP and completed level 1 ... had some bad games so it took an hour and 20 minutes.  I would have stopped at an hour but I still had a 50% xp booster going.  Good thing the only things I really want are at levels 2 and 3.  

 

Had a white-knuckle moment in the last game when I was hunting down arty in my Firefly and I was spotted by one of them in an open field.  EVASIVE MANEUVERS MR SULU!!!



PrimarchRogalDorn #27668 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 02:00

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View PostSpectreHD, on Apr 13 2018 - 19:37, said:

 

How historical is the armour values given compared to real life?

 

Close, but thicker in parts compared to IRL. Turret front was 268mm (not 290), hull sides are 86mm (not 112), turret sides are 229mm (not 224). Turret rear is accurate (80mm), not sure if hull rear is accurate or not since I can't really find much of it online

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Air Strikes in Syria right now

https://twitter.com/...65180265295872 



KilljoyCutter #27670 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 02:38

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RNC leadership member (also a big donor and close to Trump) resigns over revelation that Michael Cohen arranged a $1.6 million payment to a Playboy model he impregnated.  It almost comes across that the payment may have been inducement for her to abort the pregnancy. 

 

https://www.usatoday...ohen/516080002/

 

Also something to remember -- Cohen is also the deputy finance chairman of the national GOP.

 



KilljoyCutter #27671 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 02:45

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View PostVollketten, on Apr 13 2018 - 20:31, said:

Air Strikes in Syria right now

https://twitter.com/...65180265295872 

 

At least Britain and France both independently reaching the same conclusion about the chemical attack taking place and who was to blame, and both taking part in the strikes, makes it harder (for those outside of Russia and Syria, at least) to interpret this as anything other than what it is. 

 



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Just about done with playing mediums, there is no point with the OP Russian garbage 268 v4 running around beating you to spotting points

MajorOffensive #27673 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 03:23

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View Postgodofdun, on Apr 13 2018 - 14:03, said:

 

I can't give this more than a single +1, unfortunately.

 

Also:

Why does the new rear turreted russian medium only have 60mm of side armor? That's 20 less than the T9, which is a great little side scraper.  So much for keeping the playstyle the same.

https://thedailybounce.net/2018/04/13/world-of-tanks-new-soviet-tier-x-tanks-revelaed/

 

The gun might be nice, if it survives closed testing and has decent soft stats, but I'm disappointed that it probably won't have a similar playstyle to the 430 II.  It's also ugly as sin, and its sides aren't almost completely covered by the suspension for extra spaced armor like almost all Russian tanks.

 

View PostPrimarchRogalDorn, on Apr 13 2018 - 17:55, said:

 

That's an interesting diagram of the turret.



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View PostPrimarchRogalDorn, on Apr 14 2018 - 09:00, said:

 

Close, but thicker in parts compared to IRL. Turret front was 268mm (not 290), hull sides are 86mm (not 112), turret sides are 229mm (not 224). Turret rear is accurate (80mm), not sure if hull rear is accurate or not since I can't really find much of it online

 

The thicker than historical thickness could be for only certain sections and not the whole turret front.

PrimarchRogalDorn #27675 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 04:10

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View PostSpectreHD, on Apr 13 2018 - 22:03, said:

 

The thicker than historical thickness could be for only certain sections and not the whole turret front.

 

Max thickness for the turret front was 268mm, not 290.

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View PostPrimarchRogalDorn, on Apr 14 2018 - 11:10, said:

 

Max thickness for the turret front was 268mm, not 290.

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Roger. Guess it is WG balancing crap because they allowed premium ammo to fester for so long.

Tupinambis #27677 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 04:29

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Aloha everyone! Quick question, has there ever been a case before in this game's history since CBT that we've gone two consecutive patches without *any* vehicle balance changes? 

I get that there were none in 1.0 since the focus of that patch was overhauling the entire graphics engine, and I get that the public test for 1.0.1 just started... but yo, what? WG just dumped shyte like the Object 268 V4 into the game and now it looks like they're not going to do ANY vehicle balance changes for at least six months afterwards? [assuming 1.0.2 actually has said balance changes and comes out around August]. 

godofdun #27678 Posted Apr 14 2018 - 05:19

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View PostMajorOffensive, on Apr 13 2018 - 19:23, said:

 

The gun might be nice, if it survives closed testing and has decent soft stats, but I'm disappointed that it probably won't have a similar playstyle to the 430 II.  It's also ugly as sin, and its sides aren't almost completely covered by the suspension for extra spaced armor like almost all Russian tanks.

 

 

Exactly, it seems so opposite in so many ways from the 430 II, it IS more similar to the 416 in play style though so I could see them making some changes to the 430 II in the same patch.  That wouldn't necessarily be the wrong move, as right now the 430 II has the same gun selection basically as a T-54 but has just slightly better armor (though harder to use due to the rear turret and limited traverse) so more differentiation there wouldn't be a bad thing if done well ( big if obviously).

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View PostVollketten, on Apr 14 2018 - 11:31, said:

Air Strikes in Syria right now

https://twitter.com/...65180265295872 

 

 

 

 

EDIT: looking into news articles on the strikes, digging up more info

 

RT says Russian air defenses didn't engage the cruise missiles:

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Russia did not deploy its air defense systems located in Syria to intercept the American, British, and French missiles.

 

So shooting down the incoming cruise missiles would have had a minimal chance of military escalation; for Russia to not do so, indicates they are absolutely terrified of any possibility of military escalation or conflict with the USA.

All the Russian talk of shooting down the missiles and attacking their launch platforms (planes/ships/subs)? They were totally bluffing, and Russia has proven it cannot be depended on to defend its allies/puppets against the US military and its allies.

 

 

Also, the claims of 'significant numbers of missiles shot down'? Likely false, given the age of Syrian air defences. Syria claims there were only 30 missiles fired at them, and that they shot down 1/3rd of those, when it was actually over 100 missiles.

 


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"There are no Russian troops in Crimea."

 

"We had nothing to do with MH17 coming down, it must have been one of these other causes."  (Proceeds to present a bunch of cartoonishly-bad "alternate theories".) 

 

"We aren't engaged in chemical attacks, we gave up all those weapons." 

 

At this point anything the Kremlin or the Assad regime says or claims or asserts, should be greeted with the response "Prove it".  

 

Even when they deny something they've been accused of, the burden of proof should be on them to disprove the accusation -- especially when their denials fit the pattern of cartoonish nonsense, such as the "False flag!  We're being set up!  This is a deliberate provocation by the British and Americans!" garbage about the attempted assassination or the chemical attacks in Syria.

 

 


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