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    Thanks brother! Definitely good to hear others...

    Thanks brother! Definitely good to hear others experiences to help make an informed decision. I am only 3 months out from the injury, but the metal is fairly uncomfortable. Maybe the body will adapt...
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    Obviously I am still very early in my recovery,...

    Obviously I am still very early in my recovery, but I have every intention of getting this metal out as soon as I can.

    Glad to hear most have healed and are back doing the things they did before...
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    He is legit! He hooked me up with some Attack...

    He is legit! He hooked me up with some Attack brakes for dirt cheap. Stand up dude for sure!
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    We used to be great at rhis, but at the end of...

    We used to be great at rhis, but at the end of the Cold War we shut down the US Information Agency. We have struggled ever since in global messaging, especially when targeting the general population...
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    Damn! That makes Comcast seem efficient. Last...

    Damn! That makes Comcast seem efficient. Last time they came out I only had a 4 hour window. A 12 hour window seem a little excessive to me.
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    Milosevic was wildly popular during his genocidal...

    Milosevic was wildly popular during his genocidal time in power as well. It's not shocking to me that Serbia is one of the few countries that is supporting Russia in their murderous invasion of...
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    I phrased that post wrong. I am not pointing...

    I phrased that post wrong. I am not pointing fingers at Toadman for sharing his wife's experience. What I am saying is I have no sympathy for the Milosevic supporting Serbians that have ill effects...
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    Exactly! Of all the shit I have seen in my life,...

    Exactly! Of all the shit I have seen in my life, the aftermath of the Srebrenica massacre is right up there with the most horrific. After the Serbs slaughtered their neighbors, they immediately took...
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    You do realize the Serbians literally tried to...

    You do realize the Serbians literally tried to eradicate/genocide multiple ethnic groups right? This is like a German SS officer's wife complaining she is traumatized because her husband was...
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    Do you really fucking think WWII is one of the...

    Do you really fucking think WWII is one of the wars I was in? Did I say anything about experiences other than my own?
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    I'm not going to claim things I wouldn't be proud...

    I'm not going to claim things I wouldn't be proud of don't happen in war, but of the 2 conflicts and 2 wars I participated in, I never saw streets littered with civilians killed by small arms fire or...
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    Thanks brother. I'm 8 weeks out from the injury....

    Thanks brother. I'm 8 weeks out from the injury. Still total non-weight bearing but the pain and swelling is much better. The first three weeks were crazy tough with pain and swelling, but once that...
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    Demand for rubles (to pay for oil/gas) will cause...

    Demand for rubles (to pay for oil/gas) will cause it's value to rise. Not sure if it will rise enough to make it worth anymore than Monopoly money, but it should lead to an increase in value.
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    It's not asymmetric warfare. It is small unit...

    It's not asymmetric warfare. It is small unit tactics. It is what Ranger battalions exist for.
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    I live on Cheyenne Mountain, which guarantees I...

    I live on Cheyenne Mountain, which guarantees I am vaporized in the first salvo of ICBMs. Much better than the slow death you poor bastards in Denver have to look forward to from the subsequent...
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    That was pretty good. Maybe the idea of leaving...

    That was pretty good. Maybe the idea of leaving cases of vodka for the Russian military really is a valid strategy to be considered.
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    And so have the dudes with the belt fed machine...

    And so have the dudes with the belt fed machine guns providing supporting fire so he can stand in the open and fire the RPG. Fundamentals of small unit tactics.
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    So says Putin's mini-me. Some of us happen to...

    So says Putin's mini-me. Some of us happen to believe that saving babies from cruise missiles is a just cause.

    I haven't seen one person say we should get offensive and conquer Moscow, but I have...
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    Pretty much every non-China/Russia state...

    Pretty much every non-China/Russia state controlled media in the world has taken steps to block Russian disinformation. Russian trolls are actively being pursued and blocked on nearly every social...
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    The other alternative could be Holodomar 2.0,...

    The other alternative could be Holodomar 2.0, which probably has a wee bit to do with why Ukrainians are choosing to fight rather than be under Russian control again.
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    Probably export controlled and who wants to do...

    Probably export controlled and who wants to do all the paperwork for an export license? Oh, and I couldn't find 40k in the seat cushions.
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    What the hell besides defensive purposes would...

    What the hell besides defensive purposes would they use them for? Their country is invaded and their people are being slaughtered. It's this arbitrary line between what constitutes offensive and...
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    I'm not a no fly zone backer, but we could do...

    I'm not a no fly zone backer, but we could do more. We could shoot down incoming missiles with patriots or aegis ashore based in Poland or Romania. We could provide more counter battery weapons to...
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    Maybe semi-strategic, but missiles are still...

    Maybe semi-strategic, but missiles are still flying, so I don't think the order came down to pause all use of stand off weapons in theater.
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    Honestly, it seems like a tactical.pauae to...

    Honestly, it seems like a tactical.pauae to resupply and bring in reinforcements. Reports are the Russians have significant numbers of troops and eqpt on the way to the front.

    Also, I saw a report...
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    It is not the countries that are interested in...

    It is not the countries that are interested in supporting the international system that we created I am worried about. It's the rest of them.
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    Iran, Pakisatn and North Korea. The Saudis are...

    Iran, Pakisatn and North Korea. The Saudis are rumored to be considering a nuclear program. Libya was very close to a nuke before they chose to shut down their program after they saw what happened in...
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    I have. And I bled and buried friends in multiple...

    I have. And I bled and buried friends in multiple corners of this world, which is why it is gut wrenching to watch women and children get slaughtered. I am tired of death. I am war-n out.

    I have...
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    Exactly. It all depends on what the goal is. If...

    Exactly. It all depends on what the goal is. If the goal to stop the killing of innocents at the cost of broader strategic goals, then a no fly zone is a win. It would be a win for Ukraine but a...
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    Come on Bunny. Give yourself more than one page...

    Come on Bunny. Give yourself more than one page before you contradict yourself.
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    No, but they are since they are allowing...

    No, but they are since they are allowing offensive strikes/operations from their soil. Very different from transiting territory.
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    I am usually torn on this approach. On one hand I...

    I am usually torn on this approach. On one hand I want those that perpetrate war crimes held accountable, on the other I know that convicting a regime or regime elites of war crimes while they are...
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    "In the last decade". Exactly! We recently had a...

    "In the last decade". Exactly! We recently had a cunt as a president who overrode career professionals in the State Dept (look up Director of Defense Trade Controls) to sell weapons to his buddies...
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    That is a stupid fucking tweet for the ignorant...

    That is a stupid fucking tweet for the ignorant masses. We aren't funding anything in Yemen. Yes we sold the Saudis many of the weapons they are using, but we definitely didn't fund it. In fact, US...
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    We probably shouldn't have shut down the US...

    We probably shouldn't have shut down the US Information Agency after the Cold War. This was exactly their job.
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    We wouldn't strike first and Russian military...

    We wouldn't strike first and Russian military doctrine does not dictate a first strike in a conventional war outside their borders.
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    I think national leadership in Washington agrees...

    I think national leadership in Washington agrees with you.
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    I think the risk of every authoritarian regime...

    I think the risk of every authoritarian regime with a nuke (now and in the future) acting with impunity risks more lives and the greater risk of a nuclear world war (i.e. ICBMs flying) than...
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    I believe he is still a legitimate black belt. He...

    I believe he is still a legitimate black belt. He was the honorary president of the Intl Judo Federation and was recently suspended from that role.
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    I have been and am there even though I know I...

    I have been and am there even though I know I would likely lose friends in the war.

    While understanding the legitimate risk of nuclear war (although I personally think it would stay tactical...
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    Any pics? I am thinking of going this route and...

    Any pics? I am thinking of going this route and curious what you were able to get for that price.
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    Well done!

    Well done!
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    And what were Churchill's approval ratings in...

    And what were Churchill's approval ratings in peacetime? I know you wouldn't understand this, but some people are capable of rising to the occasion to support a cause greater than themselves.
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    At what point do you show up at the Russian...

    At what point do you show up at the Russian embassy, denounce the US and seek asylum in the motherland? Or is Putin better off keeping you planted here to spread his message?
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    That is the base where foreign volunteers are...

    That is the base where foreign volunteers are being processed/armed/organized.

    Putin is playing a dangerous game letting his incompetent troops with shitty eqpt shoot at targets that close to a...
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    I don't doubt that one bit, I just haven't seen...

    I don't doubt that one bit, I just haven't seen any evidence like I saw in 2014. Definitely plausible.
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    The Russians are also leaving their dead lying in...

    The Russians are also leaving their dead lying in the streets, something we would never do. We literally would assault an enemy position to recover our dead. The motto "leave no man behind" is a...
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    I absolutely think it is true Russians will try...

    I absolutely think it is true Russians will try to shoot anybody surrendering. I'm not sure on the Chechen angle of the story, but we saw this happen in 2014 when Russia invaded with their "little...
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    Vice News

    Vice News
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    Nobody that spent one day in the infantry built...

    Nobody that spent one day in the infantry built that position. Completely exposed and indefensible. These new recruits need training or they are all going to get killed.
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