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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 04:45 AM
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Posted By Doubt
https://liveuamap.com/en/2022/24-june-video-report...

https://liveuamap.com/en/2022/24-june-video-reportedly-showing-the-first-combat-use-of

The HIMARS are in use.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd June 2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
A Strava heat map can give you frequently visited...

A Strava heat map can give you frequently visited locations. The routes can show you where people go. In the case of Syria, the bases are isolated enough that the locations were likely already...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st June 2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
The Russians/Syrians learned what types of units...

The Russians/Syrians learned what types of units and personal were at specific locations in Syria. You can even infer the relative size of the units based on the intensity of the heat map. This was a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st June 2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
https://www.wired.com/story/strava-heat-map-milita...

https://www.wired.com/story/strava-heat-map-military-bases-fitness-trackers-privacy/

The Strava incident gave away the location of where their bases were. So yes, it is just as bad.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st June 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
Some US troops have screwed up just as bad in...

Some US troops have screwed up just as bad in recent years. Some special opps types gave away the location of their bases thanks to workout data on Strava where there was a map of their run routes.
Forum: USA Politics 20th June 2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,398
Posted By Doubt
Well, if they want to talk about seceding, then...

Well, if they want to talk about seceding, then the federal govrenment should talk about reconstruction.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th June 2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/ukra...

https://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/ukraine-conflict-updates

Another resource tracking the war. Daily summaries and an updated map. Not a great deal of detail but still useful.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th June 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
It's been done. But usually is a waste of...

It's been done. But usually is a waste of resources. Imperial Guard at Waterloo being one example.

For those less familiar with the concept, reserves are also often troops that need a rest....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th June 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
There is an endless number of people in...

There is an endless number of people in Washington with public policy degrees who "specialize" in military issues. Most of these people have never served and don't usually have a real world grasp of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th June 2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
They were already starting to suffer from...

They were already starting to suffer from sabotage in Belorussia just before withdrawing. It is not safe although they could likely secure the railroads by siphoning off forces they need for other...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th June 2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
One thing I have not seen in any reporting...

One thing I have not seen in any reporting lately. Drones.

The live map used to show a fair number of reports of Ukrainian drones and of Russian ones shot down. Not much at all now.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
No. I want you to listen to it and evaluate what...

No. I want you to listen to it and evaluate what you are hearing. You are technically correct when you say you did not take the podcast at face value. You ignored it all together and starting tossing...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th June 2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineWarVideoReport/com...

https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineWarVideoReport/comments/uqc8il/ukrainian_engineers_building_a_pontoon_bridge/

They have more equipment for this sort of thing. Just not sure how much.

For those...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th June 2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
Interesting find. I was laughing at their...

Interesting find. I was laughing at their graphical choice for indicating unit locations.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th June 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
I'm not going to bother with the rest. You are...

I'm not going to bother with the rest. You are taking the word of the Chinese government at face value. At the same time, you reject western sources as lies. That is just stupid.

Nothing coming...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th June 2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
Could not find what you were pointing out in the...

Could not find what you were pointing out in the first link. Second one is two weeks old. It also does not get into the excesses of Shanghai's lock down. Although it does get into the results of it...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th June 2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,638
Posted By Doubt
One of the critical points made about the need...

One of the critical points made about the need for the new rifle is that the expected Russian body armor is no where to be found in Ukraine.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th June 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
If true, they will likely keep using them. Watch...

If true, they will likely keep using them. Watch for reports of exploding guns.

Won't have any impact on rockets, unfortunately.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th June 2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 22,484
Posted By Doubt
If we were to accept that sort of reasoning, then...

If we were to accept that sort of reasoning, then maybe they should revive the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth and have them run Ukraine.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th June 2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
It's behind a paywall, so no.

It's behind a paywall, so no.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
I'm pretty sure he did not listen to the podcast...

I'm pretty sure he did not listen to the podcast I linked to at the start since he keeps going off on the media coverage without having any idea what is actually happening.

Speaking of media, it...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th June 2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,638
Posted By Doubt
Specifically, the M-14 design idea was to take...

Specifically, the M-14 design idea was to take the M-1 and switch it to a 20 round magazine in place of the 8 round clip and then add full auto to it. Those rifle bullets don't lend themselves to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th June 2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,638
Posted By Doubt
There are no words in English that I cannot...

There are no words in English that I cannot mangle.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th June 2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,638
Posted By Doubt
I've been following this for a while. ...

I've been following this for a while.

People that have shot the new gun like the experience. As stated above and on many websites/youtube videos, the gun and ammo are heavier. But the idea that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd June 2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
Many early F-16s were built in Europe to start...

Many early F-16s were built in Europe to start with.

Given that even new cars in the US are all metric, there is not much reason to think that new aircraft would be anything else.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
Most of my trips to China were for work. Thank...

Most of my trips to China were for work. Thank you for showing a total inability to grasp context since I have only every been there as a tourist once.

This whole thread is not about the media....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
Not a fan. Just a realist. The F-14 was intended...

Not a fan. Just a realist. The F-14 was intended to be good at one job and the F-18 cannot do that job nearly as well.

The S-3 Viking is one that I miss since nothing replaced it at all.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
No, that is what an attempt at objective but...

No, that is what an attempt at objective but imperfect analysis looks like without any reliance on propaganda from either side.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
I'm familiar with the airwing composition. And...

I'm familiar with the airwing composition. And the weakness that come with them. The F-18 does not do defense as well as the F-14 did. Slower and cannot handle the same air-to-air loadout. Nothing at...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
Only one is going to get targeted at a time. They...

Only one is going to get targeted at a time. They ability to support each other during an attack is going to be limited since they will pretty much always be in different task forces. The real...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
So much stuff here. Note that I am not an...

So much stuff here.

Note that I am not an expert here and was army, not navy. I have, however, been reading up on this subject since I was a kid.

The old Soviet Union had a pretty good chance...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st June 2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
Dude, Wollery used to live in China. I...

Dude,

Wollery used to live in China.

I used to travel to the Shanghai suburbs a lot a few years back. I have traveled to China quite a few times starting back in the mid 90s. Only been back...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st June 2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
I think you need to listen to the updates in the...

I think you need to listen to the updates in the podcast. There were people starving to death because of China's strategy. People testing positive were being sealed into their apartments when they...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
He met his wife there and they have a kid. But I...

He met his wife there and they have a kid. But I think he might be planning to leave after this.

In some Q and A over the years he has addressed what happens with the podcast when he reaches the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,270
Posted By Doubt
Shanghai lockdown

https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-history-of-china-77324/episodes/lockdown-update-day-4304-you-c-138982110

There has been a COVID lockdown in Shanghai for some time now. Most recent news is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st May 2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
Best possible option. At the very least the...

Best possible option. At the very least the HIMARS version should be easier to maintain.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st May 2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,286
Posted By Doubt
It is still federal property. Most of what was...

It is still federal property. Most of what was the fort was turned over to the state and divided up for various purposes. But the remaining fort and training area are federally owned.

Custer was...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,286
Posted By Doubt
Ft. Liberty is not a great name. Probably...

Ft. Liberty is not a great name.

Probably need to wait another generation, but Hugh Thompson, who stopped the My Lai massacre should have a base named for him.

Although it does not get much...
Forum: USA Politics 29th May 2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,538
Posted By Doubt
Don't trust anybody over 70. Of course, I...

Don't trust anybody over 70.

Of course, I said that before 2020 and look what choices we had.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th May 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
Ah, that last paragraph. A hallmark of BS...

Ah, that last paragraph. A hallmark of BS thinking by people that were not actually paying attention to the Soviet Union but love to credit Reagan with things he did not actually accomplish.

My...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th May 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
I see comprehension on your part is not strong...

I see comprehension on your part is not strong here. Read what I wrote again.

US a villain? No. Trump a moron? Yes. And his moronic decisions are working against US interests. We are going to see...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th May 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,931
Posted By Doubt
I have not read every post here. But one of the...

I have not read every post here. But one of the things our racists-who-deny-being-racists keep ignoring is the role poverty plays in violence.

Those who are poor tend to be stuck in a violent...
Forum: USA Politics 28th May 2022, 05:09 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 34,428
Posted By Doubt
I prefer milk MAGA. The dark stuff is too bitter.

I prefer milk MAGA. The dark stuff is too bitter.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th May 2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
As Swoop already said, the UK uses the US MLRS...

As Swoop already said, the UK uses the US MLRS system. At one time they called it the 70 km sniper.

FEBA was coming into use when I was going out of the guard. I think they might still use it if...
Forum: USA Politics 27th May 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By Doubt
The next Republican to hold that seat was...

The next Republican to hold that seat was slightly less dumb but even less productive and still keeps trying to get the job again. Kerry Bentivolio got knocked out in a primary challenge by another...
Forum: USA Politics 27th May 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By Doubt
Michigan resident here. This is not the...

Michigan resident here.

This is not the first time local politicians have been caught up in this crap. They should have known better.

A former US congressman named Thad McCotter used to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th May 2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,931
Posted By Doubt
So you have never been to the US and only learned...

So you have never been to the US and only learned about it from film?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th May 2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
Probably not. The thing is those rocket motors...

Probably not. The thing is those rocket motors don't get better over time. I have no idea what is left of the Dragons but I doubt any remaining motors are good.

However, the role of man portable...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th May 2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
The scale of Russian attacks has gotten smaller...

The scale of Russian attacks has gotten smaller as the war goes on. An analysis that says that since Russia finally got a little momentum in the center should not end with the conclusion that what...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 21st May 2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 38,943
Posted By Doubt
They are not safe. Ukraine has been hitting the...

They are not safe. Ukraine has been hitting the Russian guns with drones. The speed at which that happens will increase since one of the things being sent to Ukraine is counter battery radar.
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