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Everything posted by T___A

  1. Might as well make a new thread now that the election is over.
  2. With the Super Bowl match up decided I am declaring the New York Giants the best NFL team of the decade since they are the only team to win two Super Bowls in the last ten years. Discuss.
  3. Yesssss https://babylonbee.com/news/senator-ben-sasse-offered-one-last-chance-to-bow-to-towering-trump-statue-before-being-thrown-into-fiery-furnace/
  4. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/05/trump-picks-brett-kavanaugh-for-supreme-court.html He was a clerk for Kennedy which I suspect clinched it.
  5. The State department is covered by the Pendleton Service Act. Most of its employees cannot be hired and fired at will; this creates an entrenched bureaucracy that mostly does what it wants and sometimes has to be dragged kicking and screaming to do the will of the Executive.
  6. We all tracked your progress via the likes you were giving us. The state department is mostly independent of Trump at this point in time.
  7. This thread is for all things Ukrainian Civil War. I will start off by posting this analysis from SA: Link
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    General news thread

    If the future is queer then I know what the Nazis felt like in 1944
  9. I want to note that despite being spineless McConnell was smart enough to only do the things the Democrats have done themselves. The thing with Garland was a repeat of Bork and to a lesser extent Justice Thomas. It is also an extension of that time the Dems kept two appeal justice positions open for years during the Bush administration. Reid also declared he was going to use the Nuclear Option when the Democrats won the election. I think by doing that McConnell put the Democrats on slipper ground.
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    General news thread

    What the Christ https://amp.dw.com/en/german-man-suspected-of-killing-21-co-workers-by-poisoning-their-food/a-44427747
  11. https://babylonbee.com/news/as-justice-kennedy-retires-nation-takes-moment-to-thank-god-hillary-clinton-not-president/
  12. If the dems were smart they would've accepted Gorsuch and filibuster whoever Trump nominates this time around.
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    Name that AFV: The New Tank ID thread

    Yep. This was meant to be a trick question as it is the first iteration of the IT-1. It actually predates the T-62 so they initially envisioned it on the 140 hull.
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    Name that AFV: The New Tank ID thread

  15. Yeah but that's mostly because of the timing of the SU-122-54 more than anything. Omsk didn't trail blaze on anything mentioned. The IS-7 has everything you mentioned and more and that came in 1947. They didn't which is why only 77 were made. The problem is that a 122mm spg is fundamentally nonsensical after 1944. Come on, the SU-100P is more relevant to Soviet tank technology development than the SU-122-54.
  16. Both A.G. Karpenko and Baryatinsky say that the Object 268 already had a tray type auto-loader which is why they were able to get away with a four man crew. Object 261 is really fucking obscure. What many people don't realize is that it actually three different designs and the wooden model that is everywhere on the internet isn't actually the Object 261: Object 263 is even more obscure. The only person who has written at length on the Object 263 is A.G. Karpenko who says that the Object 263 uses parts from both the IS-8 and IS-7.
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    I Learned Something Today

    I learned today he was interned at andersonville