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  1. Walter_Sobchak

    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    This thread is dedicated to all the times that movies tried to get away with tanks painted up from the wrong country or really bad vismods. I'll start it off with this youtube clip from the film The Battle Of Neretva." It's not in English, but from what I can tell, it's about German forces equipped with T-34s and M4 Shermans fighting Soviet forces equipped with Pak 38 and Pak 40 anti-tank guns.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    Is it just me, or does this suspension look a bit like some sort of evil Aztec god?
  3. James Comey is a weird dude. Somehow the guy managed to piss off everyone, both right and left, by doing what in his own mind he felt was best for the FBI. Notice I said "what he thought was best", not that his decisions were actually good. That said, my impression is that he is a relatively honest public servant, with perhaps more than a touch of self-rightieousness to him. His description of the President seems quite believable to me though.
  4. Um, when did he say that? I know he said that he favored a situation where Trump is voted out of office rather than impeached. I think his thought was that the US voter made this choice (well, 46.1% did), and it's up to the voter to change it if they don't like it. "Because I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe they're duty bound to do directly." "People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting booth and vote their values," Comey said. "And so impeachment, in a way, would short circuit that."
  5. Walter_Sobchak

    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    Probably Spanish Army M24s. Same ones as seen in Battle of the Bulge would be my guess.
  6. Walter_Sobchak

    North Korea, you so crazy!

    I know we have had a few threads about specific topics regarding North Korea, but I figured we could use a more catch-all thread on the topic. I'll start with this NK video promising nuclear devastation on Washington D.C.
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    North Korea, you so crazy!

    I can' t imagine any international situation helped out by John Bolton. I for one would prefer that the US get involved in fewer wars, not more. Trump campaigned as being opposed to the 2003 Iraq war, yet chose Bolton for his cabinet, one of the strongest advocates for the Iraq war. Makes little sense to me.
  8. It's hard to say. The republican's had the same thing happen when they Tea Party came along in 2010. Certainly, some of the more ideologically extreme tea party supported candidates lost races they should have won (christie odonnell) , but overall, the Tea Party movement energized a lot of conservative voters. Will the #Resistance be the Democtratic version of this? Guess we'll find out in November.
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    North Korea, you so crazy!

    And here is the most predictible event in the entire sequence, North Korea threatens to cancel talks. This is not the first time the North has indicated that it want's to talk, then pulled the rug out from underneath everyone. My suspicion is that Rocket-man Kim and his buddies just wanted to test the waters and see how high they could get Trump to jump. Considering that they got Trump to say “We want to thank [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un, who really was excellent to these three incredible people,” regarding American citizens imprisoned and sentenced to hard labor, I would think the North Korean's got what they wanted. North Korea warns US as it suspends South Korea talks over military drills
  10. If there is one issue that the Repubs and Dems have walked together in lock step over the years, it's genuflecting to Isreal and AIPAC.
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    What is this thing?

    I'm pretty sure this is a late war bit of German wunderwaffe. It's got the 90 degree Krummlauf barrel accessory for shooting around corners.
  12. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanwhitwam/2017/02/17/congress-pushing-for-investigation-of-trumps-android-phone/#649d1695510a
  13. The Brazenness of Trump's White House Staff Using Private Email
  14. That jokes about a year and a half stale.
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    I Learned Something Today

    What the fuck did I just watch? I admit, I know nothing about flight or airplanes. But I am pretty sure that the ideal shape for an airplane is not the flying wing from Raiders of the Lost Ark. oh, my bad, the plane in the above video has rudders. Apparently, rudders are terrible and wrong or something.
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    The M4 Sherman Tank Epic Information Thread.. (work in progress)

    I have no idea. I searched around the webs. Oddly enough, there is a modern company that makes bulbs named Redbird LED, but they were founded in 2006. Probably not what they are talking about on the Grizzly.
  17. Damn, that's pretty gross. I'll admit, I don't watch Samantha Bee very often. If I had to pick between liberal cable political comedy, I'd rather watch John Oliver because at least he goes after a variety of targets, not just Trump. It's just sad that instead of actual investigative reporting on issues, we get these sorts of infotainment news/comedy hybrids.
  18. Does the President of the NRA actually do anything? Seems LaPierre is the one really in charge.
  19. I'm not sure Trump pulling the US out of the Iran nuke deal (against the advise of all of our allies and his own Secretary of Defense) puts him in a very good position heading into negotiations with North Korea. If I'm Lil' Rocketman Kim, I might be suspicious of any deal made with USA under Trump considering his willingness to arbitrarily pull the US out of the Iraq deal for reasons that seem to be based solely on his own domestic political goals and not on anything that Iran had done to violate the agreement.
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    Did somebody say German box tank?
  21. If you can find a credible source for an Obama administration official using the term "funemployment", I'd very much like to see it.
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    The terrible movies and reviews thread

    This looks like it's going to be a steaming pile of crap.
  23. Walter_Sobchak

    Books About Tanks

    I got my copy at the beginning of last week. Been working on my video review.