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    AK vs. M16 Through History

    China reused everything it could of the hugely varied stocks it had accumulated by the end of the war between the Communists and nationalists. It's actually downright impressive, even if some of their solutions might have been a bit on the sketchy side.
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    Syrian conflict.

    That is far from the case and fuck you very much too... If you can get that from what I said, that says EVERYTHING about YOU. I have a problem with the person not the ethnicity religion or etc, which I have made quite clear. I hate assholes not JEWS ... I guess I have to be that fucking specific so I will be. I'd think it would be clear by how I can be very strident about certain political stuff with other posters, but if they post something about the Gerlach periscope I will happily discuss that with them and upvote posts of theirs that I like on other parts of the forum. It's my opinion which I reserve the right to have, and to change at any time should circumstances change. But I sure fucking won't let someone weasel out of having me say what I think because of some notional whatever that makes them somehow above reproach. And I also won't sit still and let people back handedly imply that I'm calling someone out because of some concealed racism rather than because I think they're being a smarmy asshole.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    Not as many as I used to be?! And I still like the guppy plane. At least Tox shares my appreciation for the guppy.
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    Syrian conflict.

    I can appreciate that, everyone has their own reasons for coming to the conclusions they do. The whole Israeli Palestinian thing is a complex issue with a metric shit ton of propaganda disinformation and et cetera constantly being spread by several dozen different interested parties Because of this it's inevitable that people's opinions will wildly vary. And a good portion of us are bound to have very good reasons to support what we believe even though we may all believe different things! I absolutely believe that you have very good reasons for feeling as you do, just like I have very good reasons for believing as I do. It's very possible for both of those things to be objectively true even if our views are in opposition.
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    Syrian conflict.

    I'm just going to leave it at thank you very much for so clearly and thoroughly demonstrating how spot on my issues with you are... This is precisely the arrogance and etc I was referring to which is an all too common ingredient in your posts. And for the record, I'm an American BITCH I can say whatever the fuck I please to you without needing an excuse or approval! Feel free to fuck yourself with a chainsaw if you have a problem with this. You don't get to dictate shit to me, and the sooner you realize that the sooner we'll get along.i give zero fucks about you or your voting habits etc.... Don't want me to call you out? Simple, don't be a smarmy smug arrogant little fuck and I won't.
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    General news thread

    The interesting thing is they appear to have fully figured out as a species that a human on a bike is an easy target. Now if only we could teach deer traffic safety.
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    General news thread

    No the arguments against aren't clever at all, on that I definitely agree. any time they get a chance to catch a significant number of the active terrorist group members in the open where they can kill them is a good thing all around. I have no issues separating my dislike for individuals from my support for or against a cause. Israel's choosing to handle this right now is also perfectly understandable and a great choice. The Saudis have kinda given them a green light, they have a president in the US who has their backs, Syria is kinda busy at the moment, and Iran is too... They've done a great job at doing this at a time when it's most likely to be accepted as a fait accompli by people outside of their borders. And morally, they did the most reasonable people can expect them to by reaching out one last time with stern warnings about the consequences of rejecting their overtures. I don't honestly see how it's even a question of who is in the right on this one, and I think it sucks for Israel that they get called the devil no matter what.
  8. The US Navy has a Marine mammal program too that seems to do pretty similar things to what they were doing there. (I say seems because the information is pretty tightly controlled and there isn't much to go on) My thinking is that they obviously must have some pretty substantial advantages to be worth the cost and etc. One of the things I've heard is that they may be used against enemy combat swimmers.
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    General news thread

    Jeeps, To be clear, I fully support Israel on this one which is why if you go back and reread my post to Zuk you'll see that i focused on the messenger and the delivery. I know that these days there's really not a lot of subtlety to most online shit flinging, but in this case it really was just about me calling out a jackass for being a jackass. I don't particularly care whether a jackass is on my side or the other, I'm still going to call them out for being a jackass! Really, I'm much more likely to call out jackasses I happen to share a position with because them spouting their jackass bullshit inherently weakens a position I believe in. It's for the same reason that I'll smile and say that's nice to some frothing at the mouth special ed field trip escapee engaging in a rousing harangue for the other side. They are doing more damage to their own position than I ever could, so it's in my best interest to let it continue. Just like gun owners by and large police themselves when they see unsafe behavior and et cetera. It's obviously better for us to handle it in house where it doesn't become one more anecdote aimed squarely at separating us from our rights.
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    Syrian conflict.

    I'd like to be enlightened too since I'm actually 99% sure your view and mine are diametrically opposed on this issue LOL. He is so incredibly arrogant though that he apparently believes that any criticism of him is a criticism of Israel... The reality though is all I was ever saying was that he comes across as so immensely smarmy and unlikable that even people like me who fully support Israel want to knee jerk react and rescind that support because of the way people like him condescend, patronize, and otherwise just plain serve as absolutely horrible spokespeople for their cause. But I guess we're on the same side or something, don't worry it shocked me too.
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    General cars and vehicles thread.

    +1 used cars shouldn't come with Chlamydia.
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    General news thread

    You're right I really don't have to be rude about it, but it's almost a guarantee that when I see something as asinine as what you just said I will be. The truly sad thing is you almost certainly don't see that your choosing to respond that way will sour people to actions that they'd otherwise see as legitimate. Me for example, I actually don't see anything wrong with the things going on now but because of the arrogance, dishonesty, and overall disgustingly patronizing way you "made your case".... It's a fight for me not to knee jerk WANT to find some reason I can condemn it! Bluntly, every time you speak up for your cause and your nation you do it damage by being so monumentally easy to hate.
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    General news thread

    Wow, really! Well thank God we have you here to tell us what to think.
  14. I would have made one helluva deliverator or a courier that's all I'm saying damnit! Plus the old guy gate guard rode a horse that I imagine to be a very futuristic version of the fascist mechanical horse i posted awhile back.
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    General news thread

    I'd be kinda interested in just what could be done in the way of an unlimited class human at this point. Like with so many cool things out there the biggest key would be "informed enthusiastic consent" on the part of those really going down these roads, but the reality is it's going to happen one way or another... If we at least formalize it and keep it above board where it is visible we will have a better handle on curbing the worst of the excesses. People will get hurt, they will drastically decrease their lifespans, they will have totally unnecessary amputations and augmentations, and if it's in the open we will at least have a hope of remediation of the suffering of the human wreckage as well as actually learning from what will be done either way.