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Everything posted by Xoon

  1. Norway is a example of why gun control does not stop mass shooters, we have strict gun control. And even still, he was actually going to get a AK, but he was too impatient.
  2. I agree, the US is almost like Europe. Not sure how banning guns would lower gun violence, if it is for exampled caused by gang wars in a few major cities. People in the entire country losing their guns, because a few gangs had a war and the media caught wind of recent statistics. Does not really make sense, unless you are motivated by different agendas.
  3. Huh, just calculated Norway's murder-rate per 100 000, and it is at 0,57 per 100 000 people in 2012. (SSB) Russia's murder-rate is 11,31 per 100 000 people, the highest in the Europe. (Wikipedia) Austria has the lowest at 0,51 per 100 000 people. (Wikipedia) I guess the variation is pretty big in Europe.
  4. Since we are talking about taxes and trumps tariffs is a hot debate. How do you people feel about the 25% steel tariff and 10% aluminum tariff? From what I understand, in a oversimplified manner, tariffs basically increases the price of the goods by the percent set. For example a foreign steel company produces steel at 1 Dollars for 1kg of steel, while a domestic company sells steel at 1,2 a kilogram, With a 25% tariff on steel, the foreign steel company's steel would cost 1,25 dollars a kilogram, making the domestic company competitive. The downside is that now the nationally, t
  5. It is honestly a bit depressing considering the Norwegian army is driving around in refurbished Leopard 2A4s, the armor is practically dead weight. I guess the CV90 120 option sounds really tempting. How did the French mess up the LeClerc's armor that badly by the way? Didn't they use several weight saving measures?
  6. If we can presume that the diagram, and this is accurate, don't we now know how effective the composite armor is compared to RHA? Example: Side turret armor is 400mm thick, with a protection level of 380mm, equals 0,95 as effective per millimeter vs RHA vs CE. Also, it seems there is no protection gained for the turret side armor to be at 45 degrees, compared to 90 degrees?
  7. I liked old norse law. If someone tried to dishonor you, you could challenge them to a fight to the death, if they declined then they get dishonored. If you get dishonored 3 times without acting, you will get punished by law xD Basically any dispute could be solved by holmgang, a sort of battle to the death on a small island.
  8. I think so, just clip fed and without a barrel shroud.
  9. Just out of boredom, I drew up a rifle/pistol that would be just as capable as a "assault weapon", while not counting as a assault weapon: A semi-automatic rifle in pistol or rifle caliber, since intermediate caliber is "too dangerous". It has a internal fixed magazine, feed by a 20-30 rounds clip, since detachable magazines are not allowed. A "thumbstock" since a pistol grip is not allowed, but a as long as it is part of the stock it is. The stock that extends all the way to cover the barrel, since a shroud is not allowed and also acts as a picatinny rail, since they are al
  10. LoooSeR, do you know how Russia felt about the recent ceasefire in Afrin? Norwegian media seems to blame Russia and Syria for breaking the ceasefire.
  11. This one is proven true. Our government has youth programs to keep the youth away from stealing and mischief. Fair enough. I meant to make it more streamline, less of a hassle, easier. I am pretty sure that a bit of paperwork would not stop a criminal or a murderer, so why annoy law abiding citizen? His Majesty King's Guard* Long live Colonel-In-Chief Sir Nils Olav III! The second last one sounds like a salty mother.
  12. No offence, but the US has caused more stability issues for Norway than stabilizing. -Sabotaging early oil industry to make us rely on the US. -Forcing us to give up our cooperation with the Soviet Union. -Making us a front line country for a potential WWIII. -Breaking up cooperation with other Nordic countries. -Spying on Norwegian citizen. -Numerous politically forced military acquisitions. -Destabilizing countries which cause mass immigration to Europe and later the migrant crisis. -Oil crisis. -Neo-Marxism. Make no mistake, the US mil
  13. I was thinking about a merger between kingdoms. I guess one king or emperor could rule over them all, but that would either require the royal families to merge, or the other to be subdued, which would not really work out if the kingdoms wanted to have equal representation. I guess a elected monarchy like the HRE is the best option for fair representation of the kingdoms, of course, the downside being that the emperor has to die before a new emperor can be appointed. I have been thinking on how a Scandinavian federation would work out with the current monarchies. If th
  14. We are Norwegian, not white And I am not sure if you can actually find a statistic for races in Norway, only immigration,were 831 751 are immigrants or immigrant children, out of 5 232 000. Besides our national statistics bureau is politically biased and removes and hides "problematic" information.
  15. I guess I can add my two cents about electric and hybrid systems, going from soft hybrid-electric to fully electric. Soft hybrid-electric: A soft hybrid electric vehicle is about as bare-bone as possible for the most amount of advantages. To take a example from the car world: The ICE would still power the wheels though a gearbox like usual, but the electric motor starter is replaced with a more powerful motor which can power the vehicle on it's own, though mostly for added power and better torque characteristics in sprints or slow driving. The motor is lighter and us
  16. How did she mix up this?! With this?! The actual US flag is closer in resemblance with the color scheme and stars.
  17. I was curious about what americans think about monarchies. Since the US has always been a Federal Republic with no king, I though you guys might have different views form say a Englishman, or a Saudi. I mainly want to focus on constitutional monarchies, but other types are welcome to discuss too. If you are from another country feel free to drop by too. This thread was created to share opinions of monarchies, and not to be political. So please do not start a flame war about crowing Trump king of America or something along that line. What inspired was a radical left movemen
  18. I'll just leave this here: Potato chips commercial are getting political.
  19. [Collimatrix here, I fissioned this off from the active shooters thread. It's good discussion, but it should be separated from the other thread.] What is the tolerance for violence and misbehavior in US schools? I honestly do not have much of a good experience with US schools, I know very personally a girl who was assaulted and beaten, and sent to the hospital by a group of black girls because someone spread a rumor about her being racist. The irony being that she is scared shitless of being racist, to the point of fearing for her life. We have some figh
  20. Just looks odd, not that it is a weird incident.
  21. CV90 GIFs from Forsvaret's video: Source:
  22. Just a few gifs from Forsvaret: Note the odd 5th roadwheel. Source:
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