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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Reminds me of the description as quoted in A...

    Reminds me of the description as quoted in A Woman in Berlin from 1945, "Better a Russki on the belly than an Ami on the head." Gallows humor, the joke that's not joking?
  2. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    I'm not saying that, either. But I kind of am. It...

    I'm not saying that, either. But I kind of am. It wasn't an accident that a Russian oligarch with Pootin connections massively outbid the entire world for the services of a big, black American...
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    The unmitigated gall of talking down to Alina...

    The unmitigated gall of talking down to Alina back in March after she asked him to speak out against the war should have been the apex of his deluded self-importance. Should have been.
  4. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded. Put...

    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded.

    Put it another way: we know she was a capitalist because she sold them the rope.
  5. Thread: Stoner Moves

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    Was the other truck headed for the take out spot?

    Was the other truck headed for the take out spot?
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Pootin has invested heavily in building out the...

    Pootin has invested heavily in building out the lever of nationalist media to get his talking points out. People hear them from different sources and don't always realize that's because those sources...
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    And 270 is the non-mag price, so things could...

    And 270 is the non-mag price, so things could even up.
  8. Much respect for the carrier landings. Some...

    Much respect for the carrier landings.

    Some friends have a family member that's been in some sort of teaching role at Top Gun for a while. Apparently each year is mostly made up of pretty intense...
  9. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    Is your name not Eric? That's gonna cause a bit...

    Is your name not Eric? That's gonna cause a bit of confusion! Mind if we call you Eric, just to keep things clear?
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    FKNA. Slava Ukraini

    FKNA. Slava Ukraini
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Not political. Politics end at the water's edge....

    Not political. Politics end at the water's edge. Propaganda is a weapon of war.
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Still getting your news out of Pootin's minions,...

    Still getting your news out of Pootin's minions, huh? Tucker, or direct from Russia 1?

    Sure seems like there is a tick list of targets to be hit with stand-off weapons before risking too much with...
  13. I wonder if he thought the guy took the last...

    I wonder if he thought the guy took the last chute and was pissed about it? His perspective in the moment might have changed by now. Pretty weird time to decide to end it all.
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    A little something to get you fully acclimated: ...

    A little something to get you fully acclimated:

    https://youtu.be/Rye3ICBMOPE
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    Scrub vigorously (with soap, obv) to remove the...

    Scrub vigorously (with soap, obv) to remove the oil. When that stuff spreads it's because the axle-grease-sticky oil didn't get washed off.

    Don't wait until the blisters are ginormous so you can...
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    Would you be willing to settle for partial...

    Would you be willing to settle for partial credit? You may need to show your work.
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    Mole people.

    Mole people.
  18. Thread: Ask the experts

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    So sharpness of chunk plays no role? I can see...

    So sharpness of chunk plays no role? I can see using long travel for bigger, smoother features and not needing heavy tires. Also if you tend toward higher pressures, which smoother surfaces make a...
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    He means the banned members.

    He means the banned members.
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    Can you comment on compatibility with any other...

    Can you comment on compatibility with any other sealants? Orange seal, for example.

    Not looking to do a full on mix or anything, but it'd be convenient to be able to switch without a full rinse...
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    On the upside, at least you remember Craig's...

    On the upside, at least you remember Craig's name. Do you remember the duck's name?
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    It makes sense to me that since Nabiullina tried...

    It makes sense to me that since Nabiullina tried to resign and wasn't allowed to that she and Pootin know that her management/manipulation is both the best they can hope for and only short term. I...
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Whether to put a human inside a 6th gen fighter...

    Whether to put a human inside a 6th gen fighter (or indeed, whether there really is such a thing as a 6th gen fighter if it can't turn at double-digit g's) is not really a comparison with quad...
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Definitely. But my point was that what gets...

    Definitely. But my point was that what gets increased peace is going to be nuanced. A thorough humiliation of Russia (and let's be real, that's underway) motivates China to avoid that experience, but...
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    IDK. The longer the engagement lasts the more it...

    IDK. The longer the engagement lasts the more it will be claimed that this was the West's intent, whether that's reasonable or not. What's the value of reducing Russia to a distant third rate power?...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    And if we start now it'll still be in service 100...

    And if we start now it'll still be in service 100 years after the first manned fighter failed to out-turn a missile. So that would be nice.
  27. Thread: Ukraine

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    I forget where I saw it but there was an...

    I forget where I saw it but there was an interesting comment lately that the timing of the USAF talking about sending fighters after drones have had so much success is no coincidence. When budgets...
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    Curious about your sealant. You're sending codes...

    Curious about your sealant. You're sending codes by PM?
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    Why stop at disease? Russian roulette provides...

    Why stop at disease? Russian roulette provides whole seconds of pure adrenaline.
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    Here you go. This position is both false...

    Here you go.



    This position is both false for the individual (unless and until you can look back and see that it worked out for you, special thanks to survivorship bias) and self-defeating for...
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    I'd definitely be willing to accept his traveling...

    I'd definitely be willing to accept his traveling local expertise on AZ, CA, and MO, but he grew up all over the world and knows how everywhere works even better than Hugh.

    More importantly, he...
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    Do we all work with that guy? I feel like we all...

    Do we all work with that guy? I feel like we all work with that guy.
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Austerity will actually be useful this time...

    Austerity will actually be useful this time around since it will destroy some demand. Luckily Germans will remember their advice to Greece and this Russian "maintenance" episode and will plan for the...
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    If you're not afraid of getting something what's...

    If you're not afraid of getting something what's the point of gaining immunity to it?
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    Like right off the beaten path? This was right...

    Like right off the beaten path? This was right off the path.

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    The projecting your fear is a little too obvious....

    The projecting your fear is a little too obvious. Accepting mortality tends to cure that. Knowing this makes it easy to spot the fearful talkers, whistling past the graveyard. Denial is malignant.
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    Cono has been doing some important traveling.

    Cono has been doing some important traveling.
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    My apologies to yeahman. I was mistaken, it was...

    My apologies to yeahman. I was mistaken, it was this kook whose feelings were cited.

    RA, you don't even like to hear about the feelings of people whose taste in trails disagrees with yours, and...
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    Indubitably

    Indubitably
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    You referred to your feelings as if they matter....

    You referred to your feelings as if they matter. If you were basing that on an acknowledged choice of faith it might make more sense--at least to other people. He's just trying to create a rational...
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    SJG refers to us evolving to address a virus over...

    SJG refers to us evolving to address a virus over 5 generations, during which there would be, what, 5 billion generations of the virus? A trillion? Seems a bit fantastic. Maybe epically so.
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    Didja get the purple one? Cut a hole in the hood...

    Didja get the purple one? Cut a hole in the hood for a blower.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30tIckLp_Q
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    Your circle is better than mine. Congrats. ...

    Your circle is better than mine. Congrats.



    The literalism with which rounding errors are presented as fact is probably the leading Achilles heel of American medicine.
  44. This comment and Mazda being dismissed on the...

    This comment and Mazda being dismissed on the same page are why this thread is not yet half over.
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    Fify

    Fify
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    Sounds like I'm out--my wife only wants to...

    Sounds like I'm out--my wife only wants to upgrade her xD cassette. On to you ElChup!
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Is someone at NATO thinking that Poland can still...

    Is someone at NATO thinking that Poland can still get parts for their MiGs as long as they don't send any to Ukraine? That's nutty. The only way those planes keep flying long term is if they're sold...
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    Also interested if these guys back out. Wheezing...

    Also interested if these guys back out. Wheezing wife needs lower gears!
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    I'm sure someone has pointed out to her people...

    I'm sure someone has pointed out to her people that in this case beating the drum publicly makes it harder to negotiate anything the US would be willing to do. Hopefully it sinks in.
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Same one mentioned yesterday, so we're still at 2...

    Same one mentioned yesterday, so we're still at 2 lately.

    Interesting theory on the Russians unintentionally helping create a no-fly zone, though. It would be very interesting if Ukraine could do...
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