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Charlie Marlow

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  1. He came here to America to get good beer, not swill brewed with cane sugar. Cane sugar in beer! Dirty heathens. You did drink the good stuff while you were here, right Unka 87? I hope that Nidiot didn't ply you with anything from Anheuser-Busch. I know we don't really like you, but there is a prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. America. The land of 10,000 brews. What a country.
  2. With regard to the US "going down the same path" as lawless Mexico, all this you provide falls flat in the face of the bigger picture. Violent crime has been going down every year for the last 20 years.
  3. Ahem. Turn sent, and the high explosive pummeling of your troops continues. You know that one building you are in that is closest to my side of the board? The one I am shelling with the Stug that is firing between two buildings? Yes, that one. I am almost giggling like a school girl watching that. Because I have no less than four MG 42s aiming at the doors. So, you can stay inside as it comes down around your ears, or you can make a run for it. Personally I'd prefer if you ran. Makes a better show. Also, my young Buzzsaw, you keep calling him Rune. This is in error. He does not d
  4. Depends on the state, but as a generalization, pretty much. Often referred to as the Castle Doctrine.
  5. First English colony in the US was Jamestown, founded in 1607. It was a commercial venture. First Representative local body was the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1619. The capital of the colony moves, but the Virginia colonial government is a representative one made up of free Englishmen, not convicts.
  6. I am not sure that is entirely correct. SAS were used in large raids, as were the Rangers. I also seem to recall that the Rangers were created with the SAS in mind. It is also not true that Rangers were not specially trained in special ops. By today's standards no, but they were not just given elite infantry training. As far as independent deep penetration operations, the op to free the prisoners of the Bataan death march comes to mind. I do agree that they were too often misused as elite line infantry.
  7. Yes, there are ways if making legal gun ownership marginally more difficult and expensive. But don't believe that it will be easy to do so to at a level that creates a constructive ban. Many of the more drastic steps you propose are likely (and quite correctly) to be viewed as unconsitutional for the very reasons that you would advocate their use. They would have the practical effect of a ban.
  8. Bottom line is that all this arguing is pretty much irrelevant, at least as far as the US is concerned. Private ownership of firearms is not going to be prohibited. Recent court cases, including a key Supreme Court case, have affirmed that the US Second Amendment gives an individual Constitutional right to gun ownership. There is almost zero chance of a change to the Constitution (given the high level of support for gun ownership in the US). If anything, gun rights are expanding in the US, with a large increase and liberalization of concealed carry laws in the US.
  9. More well publicized that the Vice President?
  10. That would make Seanachai Prospero? Hmmm. Doesn't really fit. Not that I would mind him marooned on an island somewhere.
  11. P.P.S. Unka Stukie, I owe you a file, but since I hate you as well, you will get it when I am good and ready. It shall be a scenario. If you have played it before, too bad. It shall have me as the brave Yankee Defenders of Peanut Butter and you as the Evil NAZI Vegimite Plague.
  12. Oh, and P.S. I really hate you all with a bottomless hate that makes my eyes bulge. I want to rip off all of your ears and shove them into randomly selected orifices. I hope you all get food poisoning from bad burritos and the clap from dripping donkey whores. Just thought you would like to know. Have a nice day.
  13. Oh, by the Bard's greasy beard, will you pissants please stop with all the make-nice in the MBT. Helping out the SSNs figure out that we really are about nonsense and such. Gah. Next thing you know you'll be posting pickies of model tanks and such. Whats that? Already done? Sigh. The Cess is dead. We now have the Warm and Cuddly Challenge and Crumpets thread. Jo Xia, this is all your fault. And you too Boo Boo Bear. Aren't you supposed to be the Rent-a-car's little pint-sized attack dog?
  14. Turning up your nose at Osprey genrally and Zaloga in particular would be unfortunate. What issues in particular do you have? Some mistakes can be found almost anywhere. Any non-primary sources can be iffy, even from good authors. I think given the subject matter that Osprey publications are no worse than average. Quite a bit of primary source material is also questionable. Much historical research is best guess and supposition. EDITED - re-read you post. Agreed that they are good places to start, but I think more since they are general in nature, rather than terribly inaccurate
  15. Not a whole lot if info on use that I could find. Osprey's book on M10s and M36s briefly says that about 110 M36s were given to South Korea for their armor battalions because of a shortage of M26 and M46 tanks.
  16. M36s were used well after WWII by a number of countries, including Korea (where they were effective against Soviet built tanks), France, and Pakistan.
  17. In fact, the US did (post war I believe) retrofit M36s with top armor to help with this problem.
  18. As much as I would prefer letting some random Ozzie rule in place of His Royal Obamaness, you are mad. Mad I tell you. vegemite for Peanut Butter?! You go too far sir! This calls for a new American Revolution to throw off the the oppressive chains of disgusting sandwich toppings. I declare Blood Hamster on twisted Southern Hemisphere dietary choices. The Peanut Butter must be free! Tell me your requirements for battle, and we shall fight for the delusional crown of the United States of a Merry Cow (You can however keep Ohio, New York, and Utah). Your topplement awaits.
  19. That goes without saying. According to your sig line he once said "you are correct Stuka." Besides being incorrect, can't git more gittier than that.
  20. Stuka, we may need to rethink this Overlord status if you can't even properly smack around your yappy bird SSN countryman. I don't even think he is playing the game against anyone in the MBT, and yet he drones on and on. Please fix or do somefink. Proper application of the Boot would be a good place to start.
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