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Everything posted by Walter_Sobchak

  1. I bet it pays better than either of the jobs we have right now. And with better perks.
  2. Or that no one other than his freakin family is willing to take the job.
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    The Saudi Arabia is a Backwards, Laughable Shithole Thread

    Defying Trump, US Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/defying-trump-senate-approves-yemen-resolution-181213201629972.html
  4. Are you fucking kidding me? Trump Considering Son-In-Law Jared Kushner For Next Chief Of Staff
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    General AFV Thread

    Something for @Toxn
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    AFV Engines

    I realized that we have a thread for transmissions and final drives, but not for engines. I'll start with this post about the Japanese 10 ZF engine from the Type 74 tank. As far as I know, not much has been published in English about this engine. It's a rather interesting one in that it's an air-cooled 2 stroke diesel.
  7. Personally, I don't know why everyone is making fun of Mike Pence for looking asleep in the recent meeting with Trump and the Democratic leadership. If I were stuck in a room with Donald Trump, Nanci Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, I would probably be doing the exact same thing as Pence.
  8. In regards to the White House Chief of Staff situation, I would think good personnel policy would be to make sure you have a replacement lined up before firing someone. Now they are scrambling. Chief of Staff is a tough position in a normal administration, even more so in Trump world.
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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.
  10. Good lord, even Fucker Carlson has abandoned Trump. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/fox-news-host-tucker-carlson-says-trump-not-capable-legislating-n945316?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR0yNLnfvUw2QVgoJxnUfAPBc7lNvkA9ejbupRCvmW7HpDzfAl2OJiahfxQ Oh, I'm sorry, I meant "Tucker". Unfortunate typo.
  11. All media has bias. That's a given. That said, some sources have more egregious levels of bias than others. As to juvenile insults aimed at the President, that's a long standing American tradition from both sides of the aisle. That said, I would not call Tillerson's comments "juvenile insults." They were his honest impressions of the President. That they happen to be rather critical does not make them insults.
  12. I suspect that as an experienced politician and lawyer, Clinton had a much better understanding of what was legal and what wasn't. By no means am I saying that Clinton was ethical, just that he understood how the system worked from a legal standpoint.
  13. The actual quote is: “When the president would say, ‘Here's what I want to do, and here's how I want to do it,’ and I'd have to say to him, ‘Well, Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can't do it that way. It violates the law, it violates the treaty, you know. He got really frustrated,” Tillerson said. “I think he grew tired of me being the guy every day who told him he can’t do that and let’s talk about what he can do.” I don't see how that conflicts with the headline. Anyhow, you can't use the "biased media" argument, it's a FOX news headline. Also, what you call punching back seems to me more like juvinille insults unworthy of the office of the President. While I would not characterize myself as a Tillerson fan by any stretch, I seriously doubt that a man who rose to become a CEO of Exxon Mobil could be lazy or stupid.
  14. Rex Tillerson claims he had to constantly remind Trump not to violate the law
  15. I'm glad he referenced my favorite new character "Scott Free."
  16. You will forgive me if I don't put much credence in the words of a man who authored the book Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Nazi Germany.
  17. ..Unless it rains. Ba dum dum.
  18. Looks like Mike Pence is going to have to attend another funeral. RIP Bush Sr.
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    General AFV Thread

    Somewhat surprisingly, I think this is one of the best of the Tank Museum Top five videos and one of the best videos that Richard "The Challenger" Cutland has done. Probably because he is speaking about his personal experiences with these vehicles in the video.
  20. Oddly enough, I googled "Michael Moore avenatti", didn't get a single result of Moore endorsing Avenatti. Democrats have been keeping a good long distance from Avenatti since the sexual assault charges were lodged against him several weeks ago. Speaking of Moore, perhaps Trump should have consulted with him as to how loyal GM is to their workers in Michigan and Ohio. I'm sure Moore would have told him that just because you give GM a big fat tax cut, it doesn't mean they are going to use the money to protect their work force. Trump can rage all he wants at GM now, but he really has no power to punish them (without punishing other automakers as well.) These laid off auto workers just learned the same sad lesson that Trump university graduates learned, putting faith in Trumps outlandish promises is a fool's game. At least these laid off autoworkers will have access to healthcare through Trump's awesome replacement for Obamacare. Oh wait....
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    Tank Myths

    This thread is where to post all the stupid and annoying tank myths that fail to go away. We shall start with two pointed out by Marsh over in the Swedish tank thread. 1. The S-Tank was designed as a tank destroyer or as a tank only fit for just defensive missions. 2. The Merkava was designed for asymmetric combat in an urban environment, rather than full scale armour versus armour battle. I will add a few: Any tank suspension without return rollers is a "Christie" suspension. In particular, T-55 and T-62, HEAT munitions create a molten jet that "burns" its way through armor. The French 75mm gun on the AMX 13 is a copy of the German KwK 42
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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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    The Saudi Arabia is a Backwards, Laughable Shithole Thread

    What does it matter if he was a reporter or an op-ed writer? Anyhow, according to wiki he had a long career as a reporter, editor, opinion writer and foreign correspondent.