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    Excellent analysis, fixer. I've heard and read...

    Excellent analysis, fixer. I've heard and read almost exactly the same idea of getting the narrative out first and best in the context of armed conflict between nations, and just as you wrote, this...
  2. Thread: Chauvin trial

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    Pull quote from the Politico article kindly...

    Pull quote from the Politico article kindly provided by blues :



    I mind lies told directly to my face, as though I were some sort of idiot.
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    The Presidency (and even Congress members) sit...

    The Presidency (and even Congress members) sit atop a mountain of law, precedent, and jurisprudence. They're damaging their own offices' dignity and authority in these vain attempts to influence a...
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    I'm rather taken aback that a sitting President...

    I'm rather taken aback that a sitting President would a) call up family and b) express opinions on the "right verdict" during jury deliberations.
  5. That new MG sure looks and weighs the business....

    That new MG sure looks and weighs the business. Compliments to young engineer who got to be featured in the video. Not being a machine-gunner myself, I was impressed at being able to load with on/off...
  6. Thread: 2020 Corvette

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    With a flat plane crank and the mid-engine, itíll...

    With a flat plane crank and the mid-engine, itíll ge real hard to tell those apart from Ferraris.
  7. Thread: 2020 Corvette

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    With a Z06 and a ZR1 left to go, the outmost...

    With a Z06 and a ZR1 left to go, the outmost limits will be things to behold. I think the idea that Z06 will have forced induction and ZR1 will be gasoline-electric hybrid are probably the most...
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    While I'd certainly be very happy either way, the...

    While I'd certainly be very happy either way, the Elkhart Lake tugs at me just a bit more. Particularly with that tan interior.
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    To my mind, the only thing that the C8 does not...

    To my mind, the only thing that the C8 does not do like the traditional European mid-engine supercars is rev to really high numbers- but!- I trust the mechanical reliability of the LS engine far...
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    In addition to most designers and marketers not...

    In addition to most designers and marketers not being experienced users, most buyers arenít, either.

    As an example, I fixed my sister up with a 19.4- she handled my stippled guns and was put off,...
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    Agreed. I'm a big fan of G34-TLR7/8 holsters, and...

    Agreed. I'm a big fan of G34-TLR7/8 holsters, and there are very few of them out there. There a bit more G19-TLR7/8 holsters, but grow it out to a 34 and it's dramatically less common. I understand...
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    You're of course very correct that the situation...

    You're of course very correct that the situation the officer was in could have very easily escalated, and was already real bad. It matters to have a cool head and awareness in situations using force,...
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    I took a quick view of the Donut Operator...

    I took a quick view of the Donut Operator breakdown, linked below. Even more than Taser shaping and holster locations, the point that was brought up by the video host was the amount of stress the...
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    He performed useful service against the Axis as...

    He performed useful service against the Axis as XO of HMS Wallace.

    Fullbore, Prince Philip.
  15. For what little this comment is worth, there is a...

    For what little this comment is worth, there is a stabilizing brace, and there is a stock. The two things are different, and I would most strongly disagree with the notion that a brace "effectively...
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    And more's the tragedy for the accuracy of that...

    And more's the tragedy for the accuracy of that statement. Given the body count of the outcome, I'd really like something accurate and objective to analyze and learn from, but there's nothing on this...
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    So first person shooter video games have become a...

    So first person shooter video games have become a natural pathway to firearms. In one sense, this is great, because it's an easy way to get people to the range- "Do you like Halo/Call of Duty/etc?...
  18. Heíd feel a whole lot safer if he were unemployed.

    Heíd feel a whole lot safer if he were unemployed.
  19. While I get where you're coming from, in that...

    While I get where you're coming from, in that Open-Lim/Major-Minor setting, you're gonna be looking at a 2011-only world. The only things keeping us from that are the no-single action requirements of...
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    By the gods and little fishes, I sure hope that's...

    By the gods and little fishes, I sure hope that's hyperbole.:eek:

    I can justify mutiple Roland Specials and other nutty gun projects to myself, but new truck prices leave me flabbergasted.
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    I really hope that thereís substantial cost savings and performance enhancements, because permanent, non-replaceable barrels cuts out some of the more interesting gunsmithing available for our...
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    Real engineering, including the sorts of...

    Real engineering, including the sorts of tolerances, clearances, metallurgy, etc. that is only really ever within the OEM's base of knowledge is an important thing. The aftermarket, in the absence of...
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    Iíll occasionally get convertible-curious, but a...

    Iíll occasionally get convertible-curious, but a ragtop seems like a heavy compromise for a daily.

    A Blazer/Bronco hardtop vert would have my complete attention, though.
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    While I've never had to take real self-defense...

    While I've never had to take real self-defense action to save my life, I've certainly planned and pre-visualized what I thought were some pretty serious "Condition Orange" situations, and it's quite...
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    Holy hell, the hits...:rolleyes::eek: Does...

    Holy hell, the hits...:rolleyes::eek:

    Does this .380 Hi-Point use the 9mm high-er cap magazines? Gotta know.
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