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20151013 08:59 Pappy If it's used as it's advertised for, then it might be a useful weapons system. Having been around Defense a few years, I know that's seldom if ever the case.
20151013 08:20 Thing From Snowy Mountain Glenmore: I went to New Orleans this last weekend to visit relatives. I didn't make it to the festival either. (No money to spend anyway).
20151013 01:37 SteveS That light tank would make a fine platform for an autonomous fighting vehicle. Picture a swam of those hunting across the battlefield, or running semi-autonomously under the guidance of their human commander.
20151013 00:50 badanov Ya'll know the T-72 et seq are all considered to be medium tanks, right?

20151013 00:49 badanov Back to the medium tank, then. Because the Abrams was just such a failure.
20151013 00:39 Skidmark For the tread heads.
20151012 20:33 Glenmore Snowy, New Orleans now, Texas next week. Rinse and repeat. Circumstances kept us from Cajun Fest last weekend. Maybe next year. With less than a year left for me to work it has become a huge scramble.
20151012 20:01 Dale The Dem's broadcast is tomorrow, yawn. The adds for the show should be Depends and butt plugs.
20151012 16:36 Shipman Lewis air-cooled potato gun. The weapon that ended the Zepplin bliz, the key was a baked potato hot but firm, Winston Churchill devoted much of his time at the Admiraly looking for a potato with good ballistic properties and could maintain an internal temperature of 300 F, while he was doing this Galipoli happened somehow.
20151012 12:22 Skidmark Nice potato gun pic, Bad.
20151011 20:04 badanov Confirmed: The report of a Russian MiG shot down is spurious.
20151011 18:49 Dale Well that e book writer did it again. First check she purchased a car. She just got another check for $9000. She can't believe how well her torrid sexy writings are selling. Retired English teacher doing some of her bucket list adventures. Prior to this she did some big game hunting in Africa. Several large game trophies. No lions. Just a little grey haired grandmother type and talkative.
20151011 18:14 Pappy One courtesy of The Russian at War News Update: Why Russia Needs an Exit Strategy
20151011 14:47 badanov From Artem Klushin:

20151011 11:40 Thing From Snowy Mountain Glenmore, where are you right now? Nawlins or Texas?
20151011 10:57 Glenmore Washing machine broke. Fixed with duct tape.
20151011 10:56 Glenmore 3 hours and $190 to register an $800 utility trailer.
20151011 08:35 Pappy One from wretchard:

Niall Ferguson’s Wall Street Journal article examining “The Real Obama Doctrine” has been widely cited in the media to explain the administration’s foreign policy failure. But it also contains three points that bear upon future events. The first is Ferguson’s realization that Obama’s publicly articulated strategy was a legend. The second was that Obama was not out to merely repudiate Bush, but to undo Ronald Reagan, indeed dismantle the entire postwar edifice from Harry Truman onward. The third is that while Obama succeeded in carrying out his real doctrine under the breezy banner of we “don’t do stupid sh–t” the results were the opposite of his expectations.

Today the U.S. faces the maelstrom in the Muslim world, the machinations of a weak but ruthless Russia, and the ambition of a still-growing China. The president’s responses to all three look woefully inadequate. Things are now so bad the media are now actually talking about the possibility of accidentally stumbling into World War 3. Not seriously yet, but for the first time since 1989 it has become plausible. When the NYT calls Obama’s Syria policy “hallucinatory” and the Washington Post offers friendly advice it’s a clear that important people are worried about the president’s competence.

Yet the worry has not translated into a consensus about what to do next. The Democrats are moving to the left faster than the Republicans are moving to the right, which means the political center is splitting apart. The country is more divided than ever. There is anger and fear without a clear outlet. Washington seems unable to do anything at present. Obama’s failures have not only created a crisis abroad, they have created a crisis at home in the form of political paralysis. For the moment, both wings of the Washington elite are out of money, credibility and moves. Ferguson still thinks the system can ride it out. He says if “this president has sown the wind. His successor will reap the whirlwind.” But the necessary question is “how big is this whirlwind”? Otherwise the successor will be in for it. That is question no one has an answer to.

20151011 02:10 newc I doubt there was a shoot down
20151011 01:39 badanov Haven't heard anything about a pilot. You'd think there's be something about a pilot. Not a small thing.
20151011 01:37 badanov And nothing from Colonel Girkin.
20151011 01:29 badanov Boris Rozhin hasn't made a peep about it.
20151010 23:52 Pappy I'm questioning the reports. The number and type of aircraft, where the reports are coming from et cetera. The only thing I take seriously is that the Rooshuns have said nothing.
20151010 23:50 Pappy It's quite good, Snowy. Especially since it's the center-left Foreign Policy doing the talking. I've added it to the Burg, with a hat-tip to you.
20151010 23:42 Thing From Snowy Mountain Is this link anything? Did it get linked to on The Page already?

Will The United States Help If Saudi Arabia Starts To Fall Apart?.
20151010 23:21 badanov Too busy preparing a response.
20151010 22:46 Pappy Reports are that the Rooshuns aren't saying anything wrt an aircraft being shot down.
20151010 19:57 badanov Looks like KSU is gonna run the ball down TCU's throat.
20151009 23:03 Dale Good tale there Bad. I told a version some time ago and an old Vet said MacArthur 45, again a Japanese student.
20151009 17:59 badanov From the Facebook Ace O Spades Moron LFrom the Facebook Ace O Spades Moron Lifestyles Group:

The teacher opened her class saying, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death'?"

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Little Hodakio, a bright foreign exchange student from Japan, who had his hand up: "Patrick Henry, 1775," he said.

"Very good! -- Who said,' Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth."

Again, no response except from Little Hodakio: "Abraham Lincoln, 1863".

"Excellent!" said the teacher
continuing, "Let's try one a bit more difficult -- Who said, 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country'?"

Once again, Hodakio's was the only hand in the air and he said: "John F. Kennedy, 1961".

The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Little Hodakio isn't from this country and he knows more about our history than you do".

She heard a loud whisper:"Fuck the Japs".

"Who said that? -- I want to know right now!" she angrily demanded.

Little Hodakio put his hand up, "General MacArthur, 1945".

At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm gonna puke".

The teacher glares around and asks, "All right! -- Now who said that?"

Again, Little Hodakio says, "George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991".

Now furious, another student yells, "Oh yeah? -- Suck this!"

Little Hodakio jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, "Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!"

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said, "You little shit! -- If you say anything else -- I'll kill you!"

Little Hodakio frantically yells at the top of his voice, "Michael Jackson to the childr3n testifying against him, 2004".

The teacher fainted.

As-the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, "Oh shit, we're Fucked!"

Little Hodakio said quietly, "The American people, November 4, 2008, when Obama was elected".
20151009 00:36 badanov Russians also sent combatants into Spain as well, aircraft as well as early tanks to test them.
20151008 23:57 Pappy And there's this:

The Chinese do have a vessel in the Syrian port of Latakia. According to a security official of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the vessel is “just sitting” there, possibly in case Chinese diplomats or other officials in Damascus need help or evacuation out of Assad’s areas of control. Or perhaps the vessel is observing Russian actions.

Sending military observers to someone else's war is an age-old practice. The Brits and the Russians did that during the Spanish Civil War. The Germans, of course, were a bit more... proactive.
20151008 22:13 Thing From Snowy Mountain Headline: "US claims some Russian missiles fell short of Syria, exploded in Iran..."

Good, maybe they killed some actual terrorists.
20151008 20:25 Dale From my contact in Tel Aviv http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-syrian-army-launches-offensive-in-the-al-ghaab-plains-under-the-cover-of-russian-airstrikes/
20151008 16:45 Deacon Blues An article in MS magazine claims the real problem with mass shootings is Hegemonic Masculinity. In other words, men need to turn into women.
20151008 14:25 Deacon Blues We are still here. I guess Bugs Bunny stole the PU-36 Space Modulator again. Delays, delays!
20151008 08:27 Skidmark Well,...made it to Thursday.