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 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: ST: Discovery Klingons = Trump Supporters

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:15 pm 

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The Borg filled in the Klingons after the Ferengi failed. The Cardassians were more a side step seeking to make another antagonist but not one at least equal to the Federation. So much of what we saw involving the Cardassians in TNG was the Fed going out of its way to avoid a war they could win, but...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: ST: Discovery Klingons = Trump Supporters

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:52 pm 

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TBH Star Wars was screwed after Empire Strikes Back the way Lucas was taking things. All that's changed now is he' out of the picture and others are able to drive it into the ground. If you wanna know more check out SF Debris series, Shadow's Journey. http://sfdebris.com/videos/special/shadowsjourne...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm 

Replies: 90
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As to the civil unrest in Germany, it was mainly the work of relatively small groups of street thugs much closer in concept to street gangs than armies. In today's politics, AntiFa. Surprise, surprise, the name was used during the Weimer Republic. In the bronze and early iron ages, the rout was alm...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys?

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:40 pm 

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Warspite, I think you're operating on a moderns idea of presenting a crystal ball to those a century ago and then screaming at them that if they don't stop Communism NOW they're going to pay even with it through their teeth.

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: ST: Discovery Klingons = Trump Supporters

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:28 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 468


I can't watch Orville simply because it has MacFarlane's face in it. I just cannot looking at it without wanting to punch the screen it's on.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: China vs. America: Why the Korean War Was Total Hell

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:59 pm 

Replies: 4
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The last generation, the one all for reintegration has grown up and learned better.

The South Koreans don't want the North. No one does.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys?

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:54 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 2121


I also don;t see a very positive response by Poles at being handed over to Germany, especially as they seized independence in the collapse of the empires. Yugoslavia also formed out of fear of being picked apart, which is what would have happened had Italy seem more room with which to push for more...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:37 pm 

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And is it really true that communists can't be laid at Wilson's feet? Why didn't the Entente throttle the USSR in the cradle? Clearly anyone with sense would have turned Imperial Germany on the Russians in 1919, letting it keep Poland in exchange for surrendering the left bank of the Rhine. Transit...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:30 pm 

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Nope he has a modern rival for worst president: Obama. Obama is a modern rival of Wilson's for worst president for precisely the same reasons. They share the same set of beliefs and their presidencies had much the same results. It's just that in Wilson's day the US wasn't a global power yet and his...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Russia plans to reactivate and upgrade 3,000 mothballed T-80

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:26 pm 

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BUT THIS IS HARD TO GOOGLE, so Russian tanks in video games are always the high-penetration, high "damage" (whatever that means, loL) glass cannons, because 125 > 120 . (well, they do at least have glass chins) I don't think they can do it any other way while maintaining verisimilitude. Y...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: What the hell, Italy?

 Post subject: Re: What the hell, Italy?
Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:19 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 279


I was going post this when I saw it but decided given this boards love of the 1911 everyone would know about it already. :D

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys?

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:39 pm 

Replies: 90
Views: 2121


I'd thought it was essentially common knowledge that Woodrow Wilson almost single-handedly stuffed up the peace process after WWI, to the point of looking more like active, malicious sabotage than "mere" naivete and incompetence. His unleashing of self-determination certainly could fit th...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: I would appreciate your prayers for my Ganddaughter

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:44 am 

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Otw, Senior. :)

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys?

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:39 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 2121


When I was a little kid almost 60 years ago, my father made a comment about the French. He said that the French population never recovered from the Napoleonic Wars, and then they fought WW 1. I think the ultimate results of the Napoleonic Wars, WW 1 and 2, has pretty much taken the heart out of Eur...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: REWRITING HISTORY

 Post subject: Re: REWRITING HISTORY
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:48 am 

Replies: 7
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Some people hate western civilization so much they can't see anything good about it. They also romanticism other cultures so much they're blind to the faults, especially those they condemn in Western cultures. An interesting take on it here, that that romanticism is itself the other side of the coi...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys?

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:36 pm 

Replies: 90
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The social impact of losing 60 (some assessments put it at 73 percent depending on how one defines "severely") percent of a country's young men is far-reaching. It also really slams the availability of military recruits twenty years later That melded badly with France's already in place t...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: MiG-41 - new interceptor for Russia

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:30 pm 

Replies: 41
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The original Tsybin design was something like this Tsy-1Starcobra.jpg Construction of it actually started but it got scrapped. Probably because it was realized that the engines then available weren't up to the job. If we can get turboscrams working, it is probably worth looking at again. Lockheedsk...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Afghanistan in or out

 Post subject: Re: Afghanistan in or out
Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:14 pm 

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The basic question is what is our mission. In one sentence. Until we have a mission, all we have is an endless bloody Charlie Foxtrot. Put someone in ruthless enough to keep a lid on the place. Establishment of a Hashemite monarchy with the will to run over mad priests and liberal protesters with t...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Jerry Lewis has died

 Post subject: Re: Jerry Lewis has died
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:18 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 254


I never got an ounce of his kind of humour, but he seemed like a decent guy when not trying to crack a joke. I believe he had a reputation for being a real sonofabitch backstage. Most comedians do seem to have a darker side to them. The whole profession seems to arise from the demons haunting people.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Berlin camouflage is back

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:06 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 706


Makes it look like it's built of lego.
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