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 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Force Awakens - Done Right

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 158


Can we not call it a RESISTANCE? Unless Leia has gone all vigilante, she's the legit military arm of a legit government, and thus acting accordingly.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawaii missile alert

 Post subject: Re: Hawaii missile alert
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:54 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 856


FWIW, filling the bath tub is not optimal, as the plug leaks anyway, dust & debris fall in, and any ground shaking will *surely* dislodge that leaky plug... A couple of translucent plastic 'jerry cans' per RV and a pot of thiosulphite 'home brew kit' tablets is better. But, if you REALLY want a...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: US Army goes back to WWII uniform

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:50 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 407


What I would like to see, is a revival of the Class B Uniform. In my day, we had the khakis and optional Tropical Worsteds for officers. You weren't allowed to go into town wearing fatigues, the predecessors of BDUs. The Class Bs were comfortable and smart, without being as formal as the Class As. ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Attention on deck

 Post subject: Re: Attention on deck
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:52 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 425


Huzzah!

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Following 'raw milk': Untreated Water!

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:47 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 462


Apparently, it's Oregon tap water: https://www.menshealth.com/guy-wisdom/s ... overpriced

The jugs are pretty, though.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: And you thought "gender science" couldn't get any worse

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:08 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 377


ByronC wrote:
Johnnie Lyle wrote:
We have further proof it's well past time to make the word limits for social science journals smaller.

Alternatively, we don't allow them to publish anything that a bright high school student can't make it all the way through.

Which is why tight word limits exist. Cuts down on the junk.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Only in Cleveland...

 Post subject: Re: Only in Cleveland...
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:37 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 179


...would there be a parade to mark - I don't want to say celebrate - the local NFL team going 0-16. https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2018/01/cleveland_browns_perfect_seaso.amp Cincinnati probably would. The Browns are just bad and unlucky. The Bungles actively wo...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: American Armored Cruisers in WWII: MISSOULA (CA-13)

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 204


Was the internal subdivision improved as part of the machinery refits?

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: American Armored Cruisers in WWII: MISSOULA (CA-13)

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:46 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 204


Well, that was a short career.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Su-57/T-50 naming rumors

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:34 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 355


So when to we get FLOOZY, FLOTSAM, and FOLDEROL?

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: HMS Ocean Sold

 Post subject: Re: HMS Ocean Sold
Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:29 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 1223


It seems pretty clear to me, that within the constraints of finance, and excluding opposition or involvement the US or a European coalition, Brazil would like the capability to control events in the South Atlantic and all of its littorals. In that context, Ocean seems a good fit and a bargain at th...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: And you thought "gender science" couldn't get any worse

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:43 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 377


We have further proof it's well past time to make the word limits for social science journals smaller.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Found Dennis' grandson...

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:58 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 538


The kid isn't lettering notes on plans, he is submitting an assignment. I need to be able to read it. This applies mostly to essay type answers. Yeah, but you're double-hatted. You're not just teaching the to ace the test; you're teaching life skills, and one of the most important is always be clea...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: HMS Ocean Sold

 Post subject: Re: HMS Ocean Sold
Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:01 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 1223


Don't forget, amphibs don't just retake the Falklands. They give you massive humanitarian relief capabilities. An amphib is the giant floating holy offdpring of hospital, warehouse and water treatment plant, with God's own heleport on top, and filled to bursting with fit, bored youngins. Even if you...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Found Dennis' grandson...

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:41 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 538


Eh, I'm not too upset by whacking people for using cursive on forms, especially if the handwriting is bad and/or the form says 'print.' Illegible handwriting is a major problem on official documents. If you can't read it, it's useless. Putting on my teacher's hat, my position would be, "If I c...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Found Dennis' grandson...

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:23 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 538


Eh, I'm not too upset by whacking people for using cursive on forms, especially if the handwriting is bad and/or the form says 'print.'

Illegible handwriting is a major problem on official documents. If you can't read it, it's useless.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: 3rd Fleet TF 34 Leyte Gulf, sort of

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:08 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 898


Probably the most useful items would be a tally of Japanese ships, assignments, personnel transfers and crew losses. I suspect we will find that the Japanese did not rotate ships and crews out of the combat zone, lost much higjer proportions of crews, and especially higher proportions of experienced...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: USN changes ratings training system

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:44 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 344


Why couldn't you cross-train within the existing rating sctructure? Or is it a case of HR syndrome, where the people doing billet assignments can't read personnel jackets?

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Said goodbye to Monty today.

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:34 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 442


May he be in Valhalla, carrying pink-faced cavalrymen in hell-for-leather death-or-glory and devil-take-the-hindmost charges all day, and dine on the sweetest fodder all night, until you are reunited someday in the far, far future.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Happy New Year

 Post subject: Re: Happy New Year
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:09 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 171


To celebrate the New Year, my neighbors are engaged in some of the most inept displays of counterbattery fire since 4 JULY 2016, when they used a truck as a launching platform.

And some of us are heirs of French knights, so the toasting to confusion is limited.
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