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Postby Vulcan 607 » Wed 20 Sep 2017 12:52

Xeno426 wrote:https://boingboing.net/2017/09/18/rep-ray-rodrigues.html
Florida Power and Light lobbied to make it illegal to use solar power if the grid fails back after Hurricane Wilma and succeeded.


Wow that's rather evil, got to ask which bastard allowed that law to go through? Wonder what they would do if you got enough solar panels and wind turbines to come off the grid completely? Probably burn your house down by the sounds of it

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Postby Doinize » Wed 20 Sep 2017 21:14

The spanish federal police raided ministries of the catalan regional government in an effort to supress the planned referendum.
This is locking uglier by the day...
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Postby Fade2Gray » Thu 21 Sep 2017 02:52

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Yeah, it is pay-walled unfortunately, cuz Taylor & Francis. The only way you could get access is through a University that pays for a Taylor & Francis subscription.

The article is pretty incredible. It reads like a satire, but it is real. :lol: It reeks of a conclusion in search of evidence, and the author didn't even cherry-pick evidence very well because he has an exceptionally poor understanding of the history of colonialism.

I'm starting to think that we need to bring back slavery...

but only enslave all of those who think that shit like this is a good idea. Let's see how awesome they think Neo-Nazism or colonialism is after they've spent 30 years under brutal conditions as a slave. No working in the Big House for them or some sort of "soft slave" job, make sure all of them are working the mines or something equally harsh. Naturally such a thing would be impossible to do, but if it was possible I think inflicting onto people who think stuff like this is a "great idea" would have a bit of a wakeup call and maybe even start to question the wisdom of their life choices.

Of course, somefar too many already think "reverse Nazism" is a thing, because muh white genocide, so I guess my idea is pretty flawed from the get go.
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Postby Shrike » Thu 21 Sep 2017 05:55

Fade2Gray wrote:Of course, somefar too many already think "reverse Nazism" is a thing, because muh white genocide, so I guess my idea is pretty flawed from the get go.

We could open a rift in a reality and do some twilight zone tier stuff and send them an alternate reality to experience the receiving end of imperialism and Nazism.

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Postby orcbuster » Thu 21 Sep 2017 17:01

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017 ... d-icsr-no/

And no one was surprised. Easily one of the most retarded ideas seen in years.
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Postby Vulcan 607 » Thu 21 Sep 2017 18:49

orcbuster wrote:http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/09/20/breaking-army-7-62mm-rifle-program-cancelled-icsr-no/

And no one was surprised. Easily one of the most retarded ideas seen in years.


First your alive! 2nd agreed going 7.62 was daft when a load of nice cartridges could do 5.56 role and 7.62 nicely

Also just seen a pic of GIGN with CZ501 bren in 7.62x39!

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.thefir ... 62x39/amp/

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Postby Gronank » Thu 21 Sep 2017 18:50

Fade2Gray wrote:I'm starting to think that we need to bring back slavery...

but only enslave all of those who think that shit like this is a good idea. Let's see how awesome they think Neo-Nazism or colonialism is after they've spent 30 years under brutal conditions as a slave.

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Postby orcbuster » Thu 21 Sep 2017 18:57

Vulcan 607 wrote:
orcbuster wrote:http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/09/20/breaking-army-7-62mm-rifle-program-cancelled-icsr-no/

And no one was surprised. Easily one of the most retarded ideas seen in years.


First your alive! 2nd agreed going 7.62 was daft when a load of nice cartridges could do 5.56 role and 7.62 nicely

Also just seen a pic of GIGN with CZ501 bren in 7.62x39!

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.thefir ... 62x39/amp/


IMO 5.56 is fine, 6.5 and similar is too heavy for what it needs to be for standard issue rifles. My controversial opinion is that 7.62 weapons (DMRs and MGs) needs to be downgunned to what people wants 5.56 to be upgunned to.
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Postby Killertomato » Thu 21 Sep 2017 19:18

Vulcan 607 wrote:
Also just seen a pic of GIGN with CZ501 bren in 7.62x39!

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.thefir ... 62x39/amp/


Such a French thing to do
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Re: World news thread

Postby Fade2Gray » Fri 22 Sep 2017 23:23

I'll be damned...

orcbuster, glad to see you finally escaped from Katti's basement. I was wondering when you would be finally let up to get some air, if ever. How much longer before the spankings continue? :mrgreen:
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