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 Forum: Bar   Topic: Firearm question

 Post subject: Re: Firearm question
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:59 am 

Replies: 7
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Micael wrote:
Oh there we are! Thanks!

Why would you want a single shot long barrelled pistol anyway...?

Finishing off after a firing squad

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:36 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 520


Ouch. Perhaps you should rename her Achillea? You should see her dancing moves; she’s currently busting some out to Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk, in time to the beat, she even gets arm movents coordinated to hip wiggles... that kid’d win in the arena alright. She’s got no qualms about going for the jugu...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Happy b-day YAP

 Post subject: Re: Happy b-day YAP
Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:16 am 

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Views: 110


Francis Urquhart wrote:
Did you know you share a birthday with Chuck Yeager

Congratulations!!

Maybe he is Chuck Yeager.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:15 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 520


Awwww, they come with hats!

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: "Germany tested tactical nuclear device in WW2"

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:29 pm 

Replies: 22
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The two are not mutually exclusive of course. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if Loki was behind most of the wunderwaffe nonsense. We can almost hear him thinking "I wonder how far I can push this . . . " Cough, Hermes Tresmegistus and most of modern maths is based on a Loki/Phaeton pran...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: "Germany tested tactical nuclear device in WW2"

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:20 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 660


Re: "Germany tested tactical nuclear device in WW2" "...No one who is allowed to walk around without a keeper can possibly believe that." -Edmund Burke Mike I dunno. Given how utterly incompetent the economic engine in general, and nuke program in particular, were, it would not ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:38 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 520


Latest news. Her name is Madeline. Funny, I remember reading those books to her mother. I'd love to give Madeline, our Simon and Schuster, 1939. Hard cover, first edition, 1st printing I picked up (for a song) in Singapore @1985 for both daughters? It's in great shape. Shanghai Debbie realized the ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: USAF plans to consolidate bomber fleet to B-21 and B-52

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:07 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 820


Why did blast our way through the enemy defenses fall out of favor? Too big, insufficiently cost effective, or stupid idiots getting all worked up over dead bad guys?

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: USAF plans to consolidate bomber fleet to B-21 and B-52

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:55 pm 

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The US Air Force has confirmed plans to re-engine the Boeing B-52H fleet and retire the Northrop Grumman B-2 and the Rockwell B-1 as Northrop’s next-generation B-21 stealth bomber ramps up deliveries. The proposals in the Trump Administration’s Fiscal 2019 budget request will consolidate the Air Fo...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Low Recruit Discipline Prompts Army Redesign Basic Training

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:17 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 647


So they are going to do more of X Y and Z. So given 24 hours in the day what are they doing less of? We have a problem with engineering degrees. Damn fool employers expect every grad to be up with CAD and FEA, which means there's less time for doing real engineering. Now, I'd quite happily have giv...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Low Recruit Discipline Prompts Army Redesign Basic Training

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:03 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 647


...FWIW, the kids I see here on a regular basis at FT Jackson are as polite, respectful, and squared-away as you could ask for, though in fairness it should be pointed out that the constant presence of ferocious men and women in campaign hats does tend to have a positive effect on behavior. Now, th...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: ...Firing Up The Burke Line Again....

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:27 am 

Replies: 18
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Is it then technologically worth a clean sheet design at this time? if it is, should the Navy try or would they just turn it into a big NJF like the DDG-1000? Technologically, yes. Arguably, it can be done under the existing procurement system - look at the SuperBug and the VIRGINIA class submarine...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:17 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 520


No. 2 daughter gave birth to a 6 lound 8 ounce baby girl about an hour ago. Mommy and baby are doing very well. Huzzah! Shanghai Debbie is with her now and will be bunking at her house until Mommy gets a bit stronger. If I know that Crimp she will convince No.2 daughter she "needs her" to...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:08 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 520


Congratulations! It's a strange feeling, isn't it, watching a new generation forming before one's eyes and realizing the focus of attention is moving away from us to them? Yup. Let's pray she does not live in "interesting times" my friend. I'm pretty sure this little girl will. Of course....

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:56 pm 

Replies: 51
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Huzzah! Congratulations! It's a strange feeling, isn't it, watching a new generation forming before one's eyes and realizing the focus of attention is moving away from us to them? More a revision of roles and responsibilities than a shifting of focus. Or, perhaps, the opening of a new front in the f...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: ...Firing Up The Burke Line Again....

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:31 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 641


Propulsion systems. The move to pods and full electric drive from reduction gear. Not anywhere near complete in warships yet, but getting there. The revolutions in gas turbines, especially making them smaller and lighter. The PM has often commented we could put the gas turbines in the stacks if we ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: ...Firing Up The Burke Line Again....

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:45 pm 

Replies: 18
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All at once? When are the Flight Is expected to start leaving service? DDG-51 commissioned in 1991 so she'll be 30 years old in 2021. I think she'll be leaving the fleet probably during the five years after that. The Navy actually has a requirement for 94 destroyer/cruiser class ships with 68 DDG-5...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:39 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 411


Nightwatch2 wrote:
Damage control will be interesting...

(R2D2 program start!)

Before or after the money people channel their inner Darth Vader?

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It appears Bagdad Bob has died

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:24 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 229


But is he lying about being dead, or is it the truth this time? Mrs. White : Maybe he wasn't dead. Professor Plum : He was! Mrs. White : We should've made sure. Mrs. Peacock : How? By cutting his head off, I suppose. Mrs. White : That was uncalled for! Rumour is Ryan Reynolds is working on a remake...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It appears Bagdad Bob has died

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:02 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 229


KDahm wrote:
But is he lying about being dead, or is it the truth this time?

Mrs. White : Maybe he wasn't dead.
Professor Plum : He was!
Mrs. White : We should've made sure.
Mrs. Peacock : How? By cutting his head off, I suppose.
Mrs. White : That was uncalled for!
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