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Walter_Sobchak

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  1. Since we don't have a thread for British and Commonwealth tanks of WWII, I thought I would start one. Check out this manufacturers instructional video on the Crusader.
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    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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    Movie tanks and terrible Vismods

    Probably works better than a real Pz IV suspension.
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    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.
  5. I thought it was odd that one of the brothers in the ad is labeled as a private investigator. Is that really a job in real life?
  6. Apparently, this guy has nine siblings, and six of them decided to publicly endorse his opponent. One thing the ad does not say is that one of his siblings is a former chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party.
  7. One second through, probably not as awkward as this candidate's next family event. Minnesota state lawmaker ends reelection bid amid daughter's allegations of inappropriate touching
  8. Well, this might make the next Gosar family reunion a bit awkward.
  9. At least you got a nice boat out of the deal.
  10. Anyhow, I am about one-fifth of the way through the Woodward book. It reads pretty quickly. So far, it seems to ring pretty true. Not all of it is negative and I wouldn't call it a diatribe. It's certainly critical, but there are bits that I thing some of you might find interesting. Consider this excerpt:
  11. Actually, I was using the numbers from Gallup, who tend to post numbers more in favor of Trump than most of the other polls. ABC is reporting a 60% dissapproval rating.
  12. Ah, ok. Sorry I missed the tone on that one.
  13. The book is one of the best selling in years. https://ijr.com/2018/09/1123259-book-sales-bob-woodward-fear/. Like it or not, people are reading it.
  14. I pointed out an obvious fact. I did not assign a value judgement to it. Don't put words in my mouth.
  15. Considering that the book is in its ninth printing and has been out for less than a week, I am guessing quite a few people find him credible. Anyhow, public trust in journalism is failing, but mostly with conservatives. https://news.gallup.com/poll/195542/americans-trust-mass-media-sinks-new-low.aspx
  16. I'm guessing quite a few people believe the "fan fiction" of Bob Woodward. Unlike Trump, he has something called credibility.
  17. Apples and Oranges. The Trillion Dollar coin idea you mention was a gimmick response to the debt ceiling crisis and it was not taken seriously. Watch the video you linked, Obama is very dismissive of the idea. As to the references to the Woodward book, you can read it for yourself here. Trump was not discussing the debt ceiling. He was talking about the US government printing money to reduce debt, a concept everyone knows is a recipe for inflation. As to the idea that Trump was just joking, I don't believe the man jokes. If there is one thing I have learned, it's that Trump means everything he says. It's just that much of what he says is so outlandish or off the wall that reasonable people assume he must be joking. He is not. As far as I can tell, the only time he exhibits a sense of humor is when he is mocking or belittling other people.
  18. Assuming Woodward's book is correct, and given his record I suspect it is, this is not surprising and also very scary. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/406085-trumps-plan-to-help-eliminate-federal-debt-was-to-print-money
  19. People complaining that Willie Nelson has endorsed the Democrat in the Texas Senate race must have ignored Willie's entire career.
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    StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)

    Is that a Panzer III with 37mm gun at Kursk?
  21. Since Xlucine suggested it in the general AFV thread, here is a new version of the old Tank ID thread that used to exist at the WoT forums, back before the great exodus to SH. The rules are simple. Post a picture of some sort of AFV and everyone has to try to name what it is. Try to avoid posting a new picture until the previous picture is identified. Generally, the person who was first to correctly ID the picture in question gets to post the next picture, unless they want to pass. If a picture is not ID'd in a day or two, the person that posted it should say what it is and bask in their own sense of superiority. They should then post a new picture for the sake of keeping the thread moving. Please, no fictional tanks, paper napkin drawings that never made it to prototype or pictures where the vehicle in question is obscured or particularly hard to see. Also, if posting a picture of an unusual variant of a relatively common vehicle, be sure to note that you are looking for the specific variant name, not just the general family of vehicles it belongs to (for example, if I post a picture of a Panzer IV with the hydrostat drive, I would say in the post something like "What makes this Panzer IV unusual?" since everyone can ID a Panzer IV) It is perfectly ok to shame those that make spectacularly wrong guesses. That's just how we roll around here. I'll start
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    Aerospace Pictures and Art Thread

  23. I can't think of any prior American President that has had serious financial connections to Russia. That's the stuff that causes people to be concerned.
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