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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Doubt
Trump spotted putting on a rabbit suit while...

Trump spotted putting on a rabbit suit while flatly stating "My name is Donald Trump. I own a mansion and a yacht."
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,746
Views: 89,465
Posted By Doubt
The Trump Library will end up being a wing of a...

The Trump Library will end up being a wing of a prison.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
In the case of the US, it is because of the...

In the case of the US, it is because of the Spanish American war, which was one hell of a SNAFU. It was the reason the Army War college was founded. Fortunately, the Spanish were in worse shape than...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
You really need a lot of holes for that to be...

You really need a lot of holes for that to be effective. There are tanks that lay short bridges that will cover a fair number of holes quite well as long as the piers are still mostly in place.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
Anything using Scott Ritter as a source needs to...

Anything using Scott Ritter as a source needs to be taken with a large grain of salt given his often wrong and politically motivated commentary. He will side with anybody that pays him.

Also...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
I did some work at Avtovaz, where the Lada is...

I did some work at Avtovaz, where the Lada is made. The newer ones were not terrible. Not great either. Until recently, Nissan-Renault has been a majority owner of the company and the quality...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
The country that built Sputnik does not exist...

The country that built Sputnik does not exist anymore. The one that is there not cannot even afford to modernize it's own military.

But hey, maybe they can recycle the one aircraft carrier they...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
A lot of information can be purchased from...

A lot of information can be purchased from commercial satellites run by Maxar and a few other companies.

The fun part is they won't sell to just anybody. The US govrenment purchased partial...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
Because those are not the rockets. Just the...

Because those are not the rockets. Just the warheads. they do appear to be the real thing or something close to it.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
None of which will tell them anything they don't...

None of which will tell them anything they don't already know. These are not some magic new explosive. What make the MLRS a useful weapon is the range and accuracy. Warheads don't make either of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
https://www.gd-ots.com/missiles-and-rockets/warhea...

https://www.gd-ots.com/missiles-and-rockets/warheads-and-payloads/gmlrs/

That does appear to be actual unexploded warheads again. Not really an uncommon thing. Any easy way for that to happen is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd July 2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
Based on personal experience with restaurants and...

Based on personal experience with restaurants and electrical wiring in Russia, I'm not sure there are any inspectors. I had more minor cases of food poisoning in Russia than I did in Mexico and I...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd July 2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
The point that flew over your head is that the...

The point that flew over your head is that the Tornado is a cheap imitation of US MLRS systems much like the Russian version of Married with Children is a poor copy of the original. Even with Al...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd July 2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
https://marriedwithchildren.fandom.com/wiki/Schast...

https://marriedwithchildren.fandom.com/wiki/Schastlivy_vmeste_(%D0%A1%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B2%D1%8B_%D0%B2%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5)

The Al Bundy analogy is very funny but...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 23rd July 2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
That man is to military affairs what Barny Fife...

That man is to military affairs what Barny Fife is to law enforcement.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
Yes. The engine is where it is so that it does...

Yes. The engine is where it is so that it does not take out the other one and minimize damage to the rest of the plane. It survived because of how it is designed. That plane was fixed and flew again....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
Unless some new AA missile warhead has been...

Unless some new AA missile warhead has been designed, this is still the case. I was just in Kalamazoo two weeks ago looking at this bit of battle damage.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
If there is a forward air controller with eyes on...

If there is a forward air controller with eyes on the target to feed information for a GPS guided bomb, yes. Assuming altitude is not exposing them to ground based guns.

If they have to pick...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
The air force has been planning to phase them out...

The air force has been planning to phase them out for about 30 years now. First, the F-16s were to replace them. Except they could not do the job nearly as well. Then the F-35 was supposed to replace...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnc496-PPmFZVKlY...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnc496-PPmFZVKlYxUnToA/videos

Not sure of the quality of this source yet. The guy is in Belorussia and does daily updates. Gets into why some efforts are not...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th July 2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,110
Posted By Doubt
He might be a hero. But I would not be so quick...

He might be a hero. But I would not be so quick to apply that label.

First, one heroic act should not make one a hero. Too many chances the rest of a person's life is not going to be heroic.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th July 2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
There is another reason to think the analysis is...

There is another reason to think the analysis is wrong. Shadows. The shadow behind the cab is half the length of the one from the back of the vehicle to the ground. The cab is higher than the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th July 2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
Technical incompetency is a funny thing to watch...

Technical incompetency is a funny thing to watch when it is coupled with deliberate dishonesty.

GLONASS and all the other GPS systems broadcast a signal. Receivers tell you where the receiver is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th July 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
Pro tip. Solid rocket motors don't like plain old...

Pro tip. Solid rocket motors don't like plain old humid air. That is why missiles are typically in sealed cases full of nitrogen. Modern light and medium antitank missiles are shipped in a case that...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th July 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
https://www.stripes.com/news/marines-acquire-hundr...

https://www.stripes.com/news/marines-acquire-hundreds-of-quadcopter-drones-for-infantry-squads-1.512055

Welcome to the future. Small drones of various sizes have a tactical value and are being...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th July 2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,759
Posted By Doubt
Went back and watched the video footage. I...

Went back and watched the video footage.

I cannot tell from the bodycam and security cam if a gun was fired or not. If you are certain one way or another I think you might be projecting personal...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th July 2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
https://www.reuters.com/business/importance-russia...

https://www.reuters.com/business/importance-russian-titanium-global-industry-2022-03-01/

Funny thing, titanium. Ukraine has it. Russia does not. Neither does the US. During the cold war the US has...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th July 2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
And if you have seen the inside of a BMP, you...

And if you have seen the inside of a BMP, you will see that they don't want to be buttoned up in there for very long.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th July 2022, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
Yes. I was thinking about writing a long winded...

Yes. I was thinking about writing a long winded explanation, but you got it. They main point in encirclement is to make sure the govrenment did not escape. Dropping in vertically does not remove any...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th July 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
They did not need to advance on both sides of the...

They did not need to advance on both sides of the river for that. The effort still would have ended with the coup de main.

To make it work there had to be no escape for the govrenment. That is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th July 2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
They were planning on taking it quickly. But not...

They were planning on taking it quickly. But not by going straight in. They had to cut off escape routes so they went for a double envelopment. But instead ended up with a couple of stalled out...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th July 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
I am a former national guard officer that can...

I am a former national guard officer that can read a map, make plans, and read intent based on actions. I've seen what was attempted. The positions, size of units, and where they stopped are all well...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,110
Posted By Doubt
Still valid. At best you have a distinction...

Still valid. At best you have a distinction without a difference. The numbers here are not true in all cases but they still make the point. Yes, the 5.56 mm round is only about half the power of the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 43,110
Posted By Doubt
Um, no. In general, ammo used in military...

Um, no.

In general, ammo used in military assault rifles are referred to as intermediate cartridges. They are not considered "high powered" but are not at all mild. The intention is that they can...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th July 2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 21,259
Posted By Doubt
Look on the bright side. This thread gives those...

Look on the bright side. This thread gives those on the left and right side of the political spectrum something they can agree on.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th July 2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
The original advances south on Kyiv that had to...

The original advances south on Kyiv that had to withdraw show that to be a lie. And no, those were not a diversion. A diversion would not sit on open roads waiting for supplies to continue an advance.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,759
Posted By Doubt
Fort Lewis when the 9th ID was still around. They...

Fort Lewis when the 9th ID was still around. They were nearing the end of their existence but still doing lots of experimental stuff that mostly did not work. Never been to Bragg.

That was not...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,759
Posted By Doubt
That would depend on the game. The one...

That would depend on the game.

The one incident that came to mind about people not noticing what others are doing happened in ROTC summer training camp. I and another guy were at something called...
Forum: USA Politics 7th July 2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,041
Posted By Doubt
Whitmer is running for her second term as gov....

Whitmer is running for her second term as gov. and is term limited. I doubt she would run while still in office and so far does not have a huge amount of support from leaders outside of Michigan....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th July 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,759
Posted By Doubt
The threat focus happens even in military...

The threat focus happens even in military training exercises with no actual stress from life or death situations.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,759
Posted By Doubt
Speculating on his actions does not lead to any...

Speculating on his actions does not lead to any sort of logical conclusions that I can see so far. Shooting the weapon but then unloading it does not make much sense. He gains nothing by doing that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,759
Posted By Doubt
I have more than a little experience with guns....

I have more than a little experience with guns. Removing the magazine from a semiautomatic hand gun does not unload it. If he had fired there would be a round in the chamber unless the gun...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th July 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,759
Posted By Doubt
Lots here that does not seem to make sense with...

Lots here that does not seem to make sense with just the info we have. Waiting on details to clear this up.

1.) Cops fired 90 bullets and hit 60 times. From what has been collected from various...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st July 2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
Posted By Doubt
The thing that got me from the minimal forward...

The thing that got me from the minimal forward observer training many of us in the army had was the danger close rules for land based guns vs navel support.

For land based guns of any sized, 600...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 93,077
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: 2,948
Views: 93,077
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: 2,948
Views: 93,077
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: 2,948
Views: 93,077
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: 2,948
Views: 93,077
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: 94
Views: 3,363
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.
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