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Forum: USA Politics 13th August 2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,405
Posted By crescent
My guess is that he thought "nuclear" meant "new...

My guess is that he thought "nuclear" meant "new clear" meaning no longer classified. If he wanted actual nuclear information, he would have looked under "Nucular". :thumbsup:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th August 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,015
Posted By crescent
From the previously linked BBC article, he...

From the previously linked BBC article, he appears to have been laying in a pool of blood. There seems to be some question as to whether or not he actually walked off stage on his own.
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 23,405
Posted By crescent
I agree. He'll publicly push for the release of...

I agree. He'll publicly push for the release of the warrant and associated materials, while instructing his lawyers to fight that same release tooth and nail.

If Trump is predictable in any one...
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,191
Posted By crescent
I forgot to include Obama's real birth...

I forgot to include Obama's real birth certificate.
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,191
Posted By crescent
Don't worry, everything is okay. They were just...

Don't worry, everything is okay. They were just recovering Hunter's laptop and Hillary's emails. Trump was keeping for safe for them all of us! Now that they have the emails and the laptop, the Qanon...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th August 2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
I think if historians ever assign a motto to the...

I think if historians ever assign a motto to the year 2022 it will be "**** around and find out".
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th August 2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
Very dramatic - but wrong. There was no...

Very dramatic - but wrong.

There was no pontoon bridge put next to the Antonovsky bridge. Instead they have covered for the loss of the bridge by using sections of Pontoon bridges as ferries -...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th August 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
Russian commander admits that Russia has mined...

Russian commander admits that Russia has mined the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and will destroy it rather than allow it to be racaptured:...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
In portions of Ukraine that are currently...

In portions of Ukraine that are currently occupied by Russia, support for being annexed by Ukraine is at no more than 30%. (https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2022/08/5/7362062/).

Two issues with...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 12,220
Posted By crescent
There seems to be some genuine surprise that...

There seems to be some genuine surprise that Pelosi actually went there. There were memes made, even, which can now be looked upon with schadenfreude...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,019
Posted By crescent
I always find Qutb fascinating because I grew up...

I always find Qutb fascinating because I grew up in Greeley and most of my relatives still live there - and it is very conservative. It's not like the guy was stuck in a hippy counter-culture place,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
Not now. But if the fighting stops, they'll start...

Not now. But if the fighting stops, they'll start pushing very hard to end the ban. They'll use the same justification as before, claiming that doing business with Russia encourages Russia to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
If there is a means for rich people to get any...

If there is a means for rich people to get any richer, they'll take it. Ethics, morality, legality, national interest? All that don't mean much to the super rich. They'll go back to Mother's teat if...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
In the past 24 hours: 1: Video came out of a...

In the past 24 hours:

1: Video came out of a Russian soldier castrating a captured Ukrainian soldier - live, while the poor guy was conscious. The Russian soldier has been doxxed...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
Ukraine bombed the rail bridge just above...

Ukraine bombed the rail bridge just above Kherson, but it still isn't clear how damaged it may (or may not) be.

Those trains are pretty vulnerable, Russia has in many cases moved the off-loading...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
A recent opinion poll on territorial concessions...

A recent opinion poll on territorial concessions (Google translated):

DYNAMICS OF READINESS FOR TERRITORIAL CONCESSIONS FOR THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE END TO THE WAR: RESULTS OF A TELEPHONE SURVEY...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
That's my impression as well. The U.S. subsidizes...

That's my impression as well. The U.S. subsidizes the Russian space program by over paying for rides in the Soyuz rockets. The plan seems to be that the U.S. will continue to buy such rides until the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
There was a strike on the Antonov bridge at...

There was a strike on the Antonov bridge at Kherson. If the bridge becomes impassible then the Russian forces on the west side of the Dnipro River will have more difficulty getting supplies. There...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
That's what I think as well. In 1917 there...

That's what I think as well. In 1917 there soldiers stationed in St. Petersburg who would have eventually ended up on the front - and knew it. It included troops recently rotated off the lines, who...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
What advantage would an A-10 have over an Su-25? ...

What advantage would an A-10 have over an Su-25?

They share similar roles. Su-25 cannon has less ammo and a slower rate of fire, but there is no evidence that either side has even used those...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th July 2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
That - and GLONASS doesn't work well at all....

That - and GLONASS doesn't work well at all. There are multiple images of Russian fighter jets with Garmin or Magellan brand GPS units grafted onto the cockpit. And those are pretty good GPS units...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th July 2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
Russia has special torpedoes that can also fly...

Russia has special torpedoes that can also fly over land. Their flagship cruiser-to-submarine conversion Moskva has sixteen of them, converted from cruise missiles. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 18th July 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
It would be pretty damn odd for Poland to give...

It would be pretty damn odd for Poland to give Ukraine several hundred modernized tanks and myriad other weapons systems, then turn around and invade them. :rolleyes:

More likely is that Russia...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,368
Posted By crescent
Carter was the governor of Georgia, not such a...

Carter was the governor of Georgia, not such a huge dark horse.
Clinton was also a governor.

Both Clinton and Carter ran as centrists and both used their southern origins and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th July 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,816
Posted By crescent
Shooting in Denver last night. One dead and five...

Shooting in Denver last night. One dead and five injured.

The kicker?

It was the Denver Police Department. They shot and killed the suspect - but also wounded five bystanders.

DPD officers...
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,368
Posted By crescent
Plus, he has an identical twin and they have both...

Plus, he has an identical twin and they have both spent a lot of time in space.

That combination will make the Conspiracy Theorists all suffer from Sudden Head Explosion syndrome. Can't vote if...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th July 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,557
Posted By crescent
More guns, everyone, everywhere, everyday....

More guns, everyone, everywhere, everyday. Forever.

It's the only way. All other suggested solutions are blasphemy.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th July 2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
That stuff is expensive. Russia is not to cheap...

That stuff is expensive. Russia is not to cheap to buy it, but their soldiers are too poor to keep it. Expensive portable doodads get sold.

Russia came in with nice new "secure" radios. Ukraine...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th July 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,557
Posted By crescent
For a little while. He seems to spend less that...

For a little while. He seems to spend less that two minutes inside then he's not in the video any more (not that I saw, at least). At one point he's off to the side, steps off screen and the spot is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th July 2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,557
Posted By crescent
More on the video: Many have noticed the one...

More on the video:

Many have noticed the one cop who checks his phone - he's one of the first to enter the building. Seen checking his phone at the 8:50 mark in the video. His phone has a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th July 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,557
Posted By crescent
The audio is edited. They had to edit out the...

The audio is edited. They had to edit out the sounds of the children screaming.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/13/media/texas-news-outlets-uvalde-video-reliable-sources/index.html


When the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th July 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By crescent
In immigration debates it is often pointed out...

In immigration debates it is often pointed out that the stereotypical illegal immigrant who comes in across the border from Mexico is not the actually typical illegal immigrant - who are more likely...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th July 2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
I wonder if many are already experienced with the...

I wonder if many are already experienced with the 152mm Soviet era artillery and are now switching over to newer systems. The Ukrainians still seem to have a lot of the older equipment but there are...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th July 2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
Engine can't run without oxygen. I've worked...

Engine can't run without oxygen.

I've worked a bit on the fringes of wildland fire management. It's not unheard for an engine to stall when driving through heavy smoke. We've lost a few trucks...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th July 2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
Preparing to fight with the only tools they had...

Preparing to fight with the only tools they had at the moment. Preparing to fight with tools that likely would have had little success and that would have been nearly as dangerous to the defenders as...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th July 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
In Kherson, the people who would have organized...

In Kherson, the people who would have organized partisan activity seemed to have been betrayed by the same people who prevented active resistance to the initial invasion. They are starting from...
Forum: USA Politics 10th July 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By crescent
I picked up San Fransicko...

I picked up San Fransicko...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th July 2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By crescent
So a loss of about 71k. They probably made that...

So a loss of about 71k. They probably made that up (and more) by immigrants from Syria alone. Immigrants fleeing the Russian destruction of their nation.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th July 2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,241
Posted By crescent
In a video from back aways there was a fair bit...

In a video from back aways there was a fair bit of smoke (https://twitter.com/search?q=shinzo%20abe&src=typed_query). (Not a vast amount of smoke like they make at the Civil War re-enactments, but...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
They appear to drop four bombs. One hit, three...

They appear to drop four bombs. One hit, three misses.

Such precision weaponry.:rolleyes:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
Little two minute video of the Caeser artillery....

Little two minute video of the Caeser artillery. To my untrained eye that looks like a pretty fast rate of fire for a gun with a 45 km range. Especially if is auto-correcting for whatever minor...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By crescent
If that's true, then why is there all this talk...

If that's true, then why is there all this talk of perjury? What did any of the SC candidates say that was perjury?
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 41,462
Posted By crescent
I don't think it was bunk. They were using the...

I don't think it was bunk. They were using the term "settled law" to avoid really answering the question. And the idiot Dems didn't press the issue enough, or if they did then the SC candidates just...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
ETA: Or domestically produced Ukrainian arty...

ETA: Or domestically produced Ukrainian arty (https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1542448048550420480):


Maybe it might have been feasible to use any 155m artillery if the ammo is interchangeable...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
[/QUOTE] The island is about 35 km off the...

[/QUOTE]

The island is about 35 km off the coast. The French Caeser artillery has a range of 42 km. That seems to have prompted the "goodwill gesture...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,115
Posted By crescent
Russian official sources claim now that the...

Russian official sources claim now that the Russian withdrawal from Snake Island was "a goodwill gesture". :rolleyes:

Also:
Russia has no problem with Finland and Sweden joining NATO...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 29th June 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By crescent
Back in the 1990's my employer switched over a...

Back in the 1990's my employer switched over a bunch of vehicles to propane. They didn't retain the gas tank though, just propane.

It limited the range. They only converted the smaller vehicles,...
Forum: USA Politics 29th June 2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,134
Posted By crescent
It's not clear if the vehicle was moving yet. Was...

It's not clear if the vehicle was moving yet. Was just grabbing the wheel to try to prevent them from getting going?

I could see that, the sort of arrogant boss thing: Grab the wheel. "We'll move...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 101,979
Posted By crescent
And given the Russian reliance on artillery, it...

And given the Russian reliance on artillery, it would seem likely that they would have some barrels stockpiled already. It would seem a basic logistical standard of keeping x number of barrels...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 168,402
Posted By crescent
Maybe they put in a little toy wheel like Maggie...

Maybe they put in a little toy wheel like Maggie Simpson has, but just never told Trump that it doesn't actually work. It's probably all sticky from the Hi-C that splurted out every time Trump...
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