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Shrike58 #40021 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 11:35

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View PostTjtod, on Jul 31 2019 - 12:25, said:

 

Saw the Chief in game the other day...he got 4k in an AMX 13 90 or 105 but it was still not enough to carry the day.



Shrike58 #40022 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 11:43

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Last week in books was about hard-knuckled cultural analysis:

 

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805242465/ref=nosim/librarythin06-20

 

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0822344238/ref=nosim/librarythin06-20

 

The first is basically a meditation on the fate of Russian Jewry, particularly the non-Orthodox, non-Zionist, Yiddish-speaking variety who were more interested in building a better Russia rather than washing their hands of the whole mess and just running.

 

The second is a rather pedantic book but the man has a great insight in showing how State Shinto turned mean in the 1920s and became a mechanism for fascistic mobilization.



FrozenKemp #40023 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 12:51

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View PostShrike58, on Aug 02 2019 - 05:25, said:

 

Have felt very vincible for most of the week! Some kind of low-level bug...not bad enough to justify not going into work (as if I could skip out this week) but not very lively otherwise.

 

Ugh, vibes! 



SpectreHD #40024 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 14:05

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View PostShrike58, on Aug 02 2019 - 18:35, said:

 

Saw the Chief in game the other day...he got 4k in an AMX 13 90 or 105 but it was still not enough to carry the day.

 

Well, that's the state of the game. When even doing what would be exceptionally well for even above average players, it is still not enough because it'd be only 1-3 players out of 15 in a team. For those players, it is just too much to carry.

 



KilljoyCutter #40025 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 14:45

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View PostPrimarchRogalDorn, on Aug 01 2019 - 23:02, said:

First prototype of the XP-54 Swoose Goose, 41-1210, shortly after its rollout in 1943

 


 

I love twin-boomed aircraft and unusual propeller layouts.


 



FrozenKemp #40026 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 16:07

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That got me looking up the XP-54 on wikipedia and looking at the -55 and -56.  Neat stuff :)

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KilljoyCutter #40027 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 18:46

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On the subject of "not getting it", mural criticizing George Washington for treatment of minorities set to be destroyed for being "offensive to minorities".

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/allegedly-racist-george-washington-mural-set-be-destroyed-draws-crowd-n1038641

This isn't supposed to be a country where we erase or change depictions of history to political ends.  It would be one thing if this mural glorified mistreatment, but it clearly doesn't.   Or it if was glorifying a traitor, the way some statues of Confederate figures do. 
 


 

Domestic surveillance keeps getting creepier.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/02/pentagon-balloons-surveillance-Midwest

 


Edited by KilljoyCutter, Aug 02 2019 - 18:48.


godofdun #40028 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 18:58

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I'm sure everything is fine....

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/02/747539220/japan-drops-south-korea-from-favored-trade-list-as-long-simmering-tensions-flare

"They know that the Cold War is over," Miyake says. "They know that China is on the rise. They know that the Americans are not dependable anymore."

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/02/747504332/north-korea-conducts-third-missile-test-since-last-week-amid-stalled-talks-with-

 



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One-off B-17 modification nicknamed "Dreamboat", that was such an improvement it nearly entered production but the delay in changing over the assembly lines would have been unacceptable. Major changes include: powered turrets from the B-24 on both the nose and tail, bombardier moved to a gondola under the nose and removal of the navigator (role was combined with bombardier), radio operator and equipment moved forward to an area next to the gondola (a change that fixed the center of gravity, as the original B-17 was tail-heavy), waist gun positions were removed and a powered twin .50cal mount on the top of the fuselage close to where the waist guns were, better armored and lighter dorsal and ball turrets, new bomb bay doors which protruded only 8 inches into the airstream (which made it almost impossible to see if they were open at a distance), and a reduction in crew from 10 to 8

KilljoyCutter #40030 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 21:09

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Even the Washington Examiner can't stomach Trump's abandonment of Hong Kong:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-abandons-human-rights-hong-kong-and-common-sense

 



cipher12 #40031 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 21:22

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I wish when games went to Epic Store exclusive they would just be honest about it and say they were offered alot money and their sorry to anyone whos disappointed by the move. Like none of this oh the epic store is so amazing and people are over reacting nonsense.

Mermaid_Witch #40032 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 23:12

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View PostKilljoyCutter, on Aug 02 2019 - 15:09, said:

Even the Washington Examiner can't stomach Trump's abandonment of Hong Kong:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-abandons-human-rights-hong-kong-and-common-sense

 

 

I feel like I should be impressed by this, but I don't know enough about where the Washington Examiner stands on the Political and Personality Cult spectrum. 

 

So, how Conservative is the Washington Examiner?  Rate them on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being "Tax cuts for the Rich jump-start the economy" and 10 being "herd the poor and the immigrants into death camps."

 

Secondly how much does the Washington Examiner buy into Trump's cult of personality?  Rate them on scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being "I once poo-pooed the President in private where no one but a select group of friends could hear", and 10 being "Blessed be the holy orange sphincter, for being so magnanimous as to allow the sunlight contained within to light our way."

 

Negative numbers are allowed.  like, -10 on the cult spectrum would be "I left the so-called "Republican" party because it's turned into nothing but a freakish cult dedicated to a dotard with a bad spray-on tan"



cipher12 #40033 Posted Aug 02 2019 - 23:59

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How far in the negative do you need to go before you start hearing the Peoples Song :teethhappy:

Mermaid_Witch #40034 Posted Aug 03 2019 - 00:08

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View Postcipher12, on Aug 02 2019 - 17:59, said:

How far in the negative do you need to go before you start hearing the Peoples Song :teethhappy:

 

Well, if 10 is "herd the poor and immigrants into death camps", then -10 should be "Guillotine the Rich and the Bourgeoisie."



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https://www.facebook...408141176717507

 

Hopefully it works.  Starting a Panther manually



KilljoyCutter #40036 Posted Aug 03 2019 - 01:22

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View PostMermaid_Witch, on Aug 02 2019 - 17:12, said:

 

I feel like I should be impressed by this, but I don't know enough about where the Washington Examiner stands on the Political and Personality Cult spectrum.

 

So, how Conservative is the Washington Examiner?  Rate them on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being "Tax cuts for the Rich jump-start the economy" and 10 being "herd the poor and the immigrants into death camps."

 

Secondly how much does the Washington Examiner buy into Trump's cult of personality?  Rate them on scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being "I once poo-pooed the President in private where no one but a select group of friends could hear", and 10 being "Blessed be the holy orange sphincter, for being so magnanimous as to allow the sunlight contained within to light our way."

 

Negative numbers are allowed.  like, -10 on the cult spectrum would be "I left the so-called "Republican" party because it's turned into nothing but a freakish cult dedicated to a dotard with a bad spray-on tan"

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Examiner

https://www.resourcesforlife.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/20180626tu1823-Media-Bias-Chart_Version-20171108-1024x759.jpg

 

 



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View Postcipher12, on Aug 01 2019 - 21:52, said:


I like most of the sculpts for the new Primaris stuff even if they do look a little less warrior monk and more tacticool, I just find the repulsor kind of funny lookin. Its design is so busy every inch of the thing has something going on (as for its performance will lets just say I've never seen one at my local store survive 1 turn of fire or deal its own pts in damage)

 

I love the new tacticool look. The warrior-monk aesthetic doesn't really appeal to me, especially because I also play Sisters of Battle who have the whole church-at-war order-of-knights aesthetic down much better.



godofdun #40038 Posted Aug 03 2019 - 02:31

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There's a newer one from late 2018, which I think fixes the placement of a few news sources, although I'd still make some changes to it personally.

https://www.adfontesmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Media-Bias-Chart_4.0_8_28_2018-min.jpg



Mermaid_Witch #40039 Posted Aug 03 2019 - 15:19

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Those don't show where the Washington  Examiner lies on the "God King Trump Cult" scale. 

 

That being said, I'm moderately impressed by the writer of that article being willing to lay his head on the chopping block like that. 



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View PostMermaid_Witch, on Aug 03 2019 - 22:19, said:

Those don't show where the Washington  Examiner lies on the "God King Trump Cult" scale. 

 

That being said, I'm moderately impressed by the writer of that article being willing to lay his head on the chopping block like that. 

 

Well, I don't expect media that lean on the left to even try to post anything that go against their position. I also don't believe that WE writer will get much of any backlash.


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