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 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Argentinean submarine missing

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:37 am 

Replies: 110
Views: 4008

I think you meant to put that as 46°44' *S*, 59°54' W, otherwise the sub was operating up near Canuckistan.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: BSA and scouting participation

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:25 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 633

I did the full advancement from Cubs all the way up to Eagle. Of course, I had two motivations. One: my parents made getting my driver's license contingent upon earning my Eagle first, so I got it when I was 15. Second, my church (LDS) was a huge supporter of the BSA, so there was some push from tha...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Potential stolen valor?

 Post subject: Potential stolen valor?
Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:56 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 266

All, There is a regular passenger on my morning bus commute who loves to tell anyone that will listen that he was in force recon in the Marines during Desert Storm. He also claims to have been present at the barracks bombing in Beirut. This one sends up red flags to me, but I was also never a Marine...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Side Arms

 Post subject: Re: Side Arms
Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:56 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 388

Personally, I think Sig makes a better firearm than Glock.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Need to rant

 Post subject: Re: Need to rant
Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:39 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 483

I work in IT as well. My philosophy is that sometimes the kids need to burn their hand on the stove so they can understand why they shouldn't touch it. At least two organizations that I am familiar with tried the outsourcing trick, but thankfully (for them) they learned their lessons before it cost ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: And out of Rocky Mount, NC...

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:53 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 523

If the genders were reversed here, there would be calls for a good old fashioned hanging. Double standard, and it ticks me off.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Rum aficionados

 Post subject: Re: Rum aficionados
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:41 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 360

I'd like to hear your review of that one, Theodore.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Rum aficionados

 Post subject: Rum aficionados
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:22 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 360

I have never tried any rum outside of a rum cake a coworker once made, but am looking for some recommendations on the beverage side.


 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Stolen Valor: Wasn't expecting this one....

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:57 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 356

Perfectly honorable service, which had to take a huge dump on. :evil:

 Forum: Armageddon   Topic: And the Lord Spake...

 Post subject: Re: And the Lord Spake...
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:08 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2612

You are such a tease. :oops:
Would it help if I sacrificed a virgin or two? Not that there are many of those around here...
Francis Urquhart wrote:
If we ever get back to publishing The Salvation War, that gets added as the preface.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: USMC cold weather gear fails in Norway

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:31 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 801

As my grandpa used to say, "That would freeze the balls off a brass monkey!" ROFL !! Spouse's brother did a fun yomp hike along the West Highlands, and had the joy of having his VERY FAMOUS, VERY EXPENSIVE BRAND boots' soles peel off two days in. Paracord time... One Christmas, we fled to ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: The new Chinese aircraft carrier weighs - wait, what?

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:03 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Beastro wrote:
5.7 million adult badgers sounds more deadly than a Chinese carrier to me.

They would be! Nobody tell the Chinese about it!

 Forum: Bar   Topic: United Airlines

 Post subject: Re: United Airlines
Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:01 am 

Replies: 141
Views: 3026

Two points. First, UA could have offered $10,000,000 vouchers to every single passenger on board, (or even cash money!) to get volunteers to deboard the aircraft and still come out ahead. Their stock has dropped by $1.4 billion since the incident. Second, as for witnesses at the inevitable court she...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Oscar II SSGNs to be fitted w/ Kalibr cruise missiles

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:20 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 795

David Newton wrote:
Perhaps it was the latest Russian superweapon: the auto-homing torpedo! That makes about as much sense as conspiracy nonsense about Kursk being sunk by another submarine.

Hmm, so maybe it was an "own goal" situation?

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Oscar II SSGNs to be fitted w/ Kalibr cruise missiles

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:19 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 795

So the question becomes, who launched the torpedo?

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Oscar II SSGNs to be fitted w/ Kalibr cruise missiles

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:42 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 795

I think a torpedo detonation followed by an ammunition cook off would have been noticed by quite a few entities with even mediocre sonar capabilities.

 Forum: Administration And Personnel   Topic: Star Fleet Battles

 Post subject: Re: Star Fleet Battles
Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:16 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Just a note on the SSDs in the SFBOL client; they don't look like the SSDs you are used to in the dead tree version of the game. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Amarillo-De ... 2156623280

 Forum: Armageddon   Topic: Armageddon Parts 41 - 45

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:22 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 26721

It looks like a section is missing; the part where Ori is first located and freed. Unless this was meant as a form of copy protection for the books given other events?

 Forum: Administration And Personnel   Topic: Star Fleet Battles

 Post subject: Re: Star Fleet Battles
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:49 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Was introduced to SFB on a hike for scouts. A friend hauled up the three huge modules and binders full of SSDs in his backpack. Been playing since the early 90s.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Two more ship names

 Post subject: Re: Two more ship names
Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:09 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 2175

bekosh wrote:
I realized that after I posted. :oops:

The official US Navy site has it wrong and Wikipedia is actually correct. :shock: :o

The end is nigh. :twisted:
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