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Everything posted by Meplat

  1. "Vox" is in my round file, right next to "Salon", under the heading of "Bad Fiction".
  2. Businesses taking the attitude of "Fuck Thy Neighbor" in a circumstance like that, often experience some pretty serious backlash once shit returns to normal.
  3. Other than the "Blue Wave" the Ty D Bowl man experiences.
  4. Meplat

    United States Gun Control Megathread

    Anytime someone brings up the "serious discussion about gun control", I ask them if they are next going to have a "Serious discussion about the inconvenience of the First Amendment" . That is the direction they are headed.
  5. It was pretty common for U.S. tanks to arrive with MG's separate. They'd ship the tank when it was ready and figure the rest was "plug-n-play" as far as the MG's. (For the most part, they were).
  6. This had me laughing, especially when the overinflated Hostess DingDong on stilts waddled into camera shot.
  7. Meplat

    General cars and vehicles thread.

    Some day I need to see if I can find my Super 8 vid of a "tug of war" between a M37 and a U404 UNIMOG. Oddly, the M37 won. By a massive margin. Granted it had a bed full of water tank, but still. It stalled out the Benz, and drug it around like a rented whore, basically saying "Fuck yo portal axles!".
  8. Meplat

    The Creative Side of SH

    "Doorknob Five -Two". From there I can't help much. But I have loads of tech on the P-38. (And I can really bore you on the J47.) One of my grandfathers really knew that plane. Went in the USAAC in 1938, and retired in 1968 as a CWO4. He'd held an "A&E" since the early 30's. He won a bronze star as a mechanic, for keeping P38's in the air under terrible conditions in Italy. He also had some association with the RAF "Eagle Squadrons", but was still in the USAAC and working on the Mosquito and Spitfire. (Never got a solid answer). I remember some Brit guys visiting when I was VERY young in the early 70's. I was just happy (at the time) that they talked to me about Spitfires (I'd seen the BoB movie ).
  9. Meh, just means a sale for my IRA. Buy when low.
  10. Meplat

    General cars and vehicles thread.

    Shoddy QC!. I can count the number of radiators I swapped in my Toyota, and have four fingers left! Over one million miles, on the same radiator. (And alternator). Those 80's toyota trucks were fucking stout! (Find the joke)
  11. Meplat

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    Shit I gave up on RB and full sim long ago. I even had the gear to pull full sim (other than the VR shit).. The relatives/friends I played with have toasters for PC's so they could not have managed those modes even after I quit pub games (due to teleporting aircraft). Coming soon to Warthunder, once the Boris and Natasha obtain sekrit documents from Moose and Squirrel.
  12. Obviously, this means we need MOAR GUN CONTROL.
  13. Meplat

    United States Gun Control Megathread

    "“Simply put, the ATF refuses to comply with federal open records law,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “The ATF has withheld records for over three years concerning the Obama administration’s shady attempt to institute gun control by restricting ammunition instead of guns.” At this point, the FBI, Secret Service, Federal Marshals or similar not raiding the main offices of the BATF and arresting people is unacceptable. Disband, arrest and deport, or admit to the nation that the BATF and all involved are now "repulsive and odious varmints of the highest order" and thus open game. Every dealing I have ever had with the BATF has left me feeling the need to bathe in bleach and rubbing alcohol.
  14. Meplat

    United States Gun Control Megathread

    The NRA was not founded to do what the duly elected legislature swore to do. People seem to forget this. It started to promote the exercise and promote the use of of the right, not the preservation. That was something that evolved, as this nation's government devolved. Any member of the government who violates their oath of office, by infringing on any part of the bill of rights needs to do serious time, if not learning to tap dance on air with a length of rope around their neck.
  15. Meplat

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    He's usually pretty good on calling "bullshit", and this is a good example of generally fucktastic MM. I suspect some times/days the game is scraping the wood from the bottom of the barrel to make teams.
  16. If it were up to me, the U.N. building would be relocated to Plum Island, off the coast of New York.
  17. Meplat

    Designing A Rifle From Scratch(ish)

    Okay, now I know what I want for Christmas.
  18. There is vid of the M18 I used to deal with, blowing people's hats off. It was not a gag, it really caught them unaware. "King Shit" though is still the PAK40 the Hamiltons restored , that set the noise muffs on my camera aflame, and corrupted the SD card . (Maybe it anschlussed it) Yes, I was a bit too close.
  19. Meplat

    General cars and vehicles thread.

    That is a very clean ElCamino. That it still rolls a six-jug is classy.
  20. Look Trump is a sentient circus peanut who makes me (and a large number of my saner family) smile because he is a large and obnoxious speedbump in the inevetiable slide toward a full on oligarchy this country is headed toward.
  21. Just as planned. All that money spent on fake glasses worked well.
  22. Meplat

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    Random fuckabout matches, seems that the PzIII can frontally penetrate the armor of the M4A3E2, M26, Super Pershing, and the T34. Much "WTF" and laughter ensued. Gaijin is really losing grip on reality it seems.
  23. Except her fifteen minutes, which are *tick-tick-tick* running out.
  24. At this point, the Christ himself could have been presented, and I assure you, there would have been everything shy of a rabid squirrel turning up to claim some sort of unsavory encounter, for their fifteen minutes.