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Reply #11130 on: June 30, 2018, 04:12:16 AM


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Reply #11131 on: July 10, 2018, 04:10:18 AM

Tricky.

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Reply #11132 on: July 10, 2018, 03:23:22 PM

He is not a crook.

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Reply #11133 on: July 10, 2018, 10:33:53 PM

an interesting study in contradictions. In addition to Watergate, he created the EPA, ended the draft, set the stage for ending the arms race with the ABM and SALT treaties, opened the way for China to rejoin the world, advanced desegregation and civil rights, and ended the Viet Nam war. He was a Republican, but his politics today would put him somewhere between the mainstream Democrats and the Sanders wing.

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Reply #11134 on: July 17, 2018, 03:56:35 AM

He was also pretty authoritarian minded, paranoid and sabotaged Vietnam peace talks in order to use ending the Vietnam war as a campaign issue. Nixon might have done some good stuff but some of those were to head off more radical (and probably better) changes and basically everything Nixon did was bearing in mind the axiom that it had to help Nixon attain or maintain power. He had no real respect for the institutions or mores of US government

Of course in terms of ignoring the ideals and traditions of government in order to push his personal political agenda he might just have been ahead of his time. The GOP innovation was to marry that kind of ruthless realpolitik with an idiotic and openly racist political agenda.

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Reply #11135 on: July 17, 2018, 10:53:35 AM

He also set the standard around which our shitty health insurance industry has been based - HMO's were from his administration IIRC.

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Reply #11136 on: July 17, 2018, 07:33:25 PM

In fairness I think he wanted a better set of healthcare reforms but Bobby Kennedy was pretty certain he would get something better passed and persuaded the Democrats not to pass Nixon's reforms. Then he got killed and that was the last time the US came close to healthcare reform until the ACA.

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Reply #11137 on: July 17, 2018, 07:56:39 PM

He was extremely authoritarian and paranoid, and the closest thing to a President who thought he was King and above the law until the present. He may have ended the Vietnam War, but only by walking out on the South Vietnamese, about whose government the only good thing I can think of is that they weren't as bad as the North Vietnamese.  etc, etc.

So no, he was not a good man or even a good President. He was an interesting man who both brought our democracy to a crisis and managed to do some pretty good things in the course of his egomaniacal pursuit of his legacy.

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Reply #11138 on: July 18, 2018, 01:37:50 AM

Jesus fuck, guys. It was a dick joke.


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Reply #11139 on: July 18, 2018, 05:53:30 PM

Easing back into photos

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Reply #11140 on: July 19, 2018, 01:32:40 PM







derpy plane's first flight  awesome, for real
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Reply #11141 on: July 19, 2018, 01:41:51 PM

Holy shit, if they can make that thing spray water out the top when it's coming in for a landing...  Heart
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Reply #11142 on: July 19, 2018, 02:17:05 PM

That thing has no business being airborne.

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Reply #11143 on: July 19, 2018, 03:31:57 PM

That thing has no business being airborne.


Have to be able to transport Jaeger parts somehow...

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Reply #11144 on: July 19, 2018, 06:27:06 PM

Video but awesome: Royal Airforce

https://twitter.com/RoyalAirForce/status/1019884552909553664?s=19

It's the perspective, looks kind of... Sci-fi? Movie like? Not sure.

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Reply #11145 on: July 19, 2018, 08:26:08 PM

The aerodynamics aren't that out there, but I'm amazed it only has 2 engines.

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Reply #11146 on: July 19, 2018, 09:14:34 PM

The aerodynamics aren't that out there, but I'm amazed it only has 2 engines.
It's actually the latest in a series of 'large cargo hold' aircraft, it's not even the largest. The biggest is the Boeing Dreamlifter, which is a heavily modified 747 mostly used to haul 787 parts between Seattle and Wichita.

Aerodynamically, they're just draggy versions of the base aircraft they are built from, the assemblies (wings and fuselage sections of normal aircraft, mostly) they carry are bulky but comparatively low weight.

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Reply #11147 on: July 19, 2018, 10:46:09 PM

For heavy lift though, you need the AN-225 (there's currently only one although the Chinese are buying the second one).





I saw it a couple of times on the apron at Borispol and it's hard to describe just how massive it is. I've been around A380s and C5 Galaxies, this thing makes them look like toys.

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Reply #11148 on: July 20, 2018, 10:33:14 AM

Not as awesome looking as the Airwhale
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Reply #11149 on: July 20, 2018, 07:25:31 PM

Reminds me of this video . Start about 55 seconds in. Worth it for the commentary.

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Reply #11150 on: July 20, 2018, 07:51:41 PM

Reminds me of this video . Start about 55 seconds in. Worth it for the commentary.
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Reply #11151 on: July 20, 2018, 08:48:21 PM

Reminds me of this video . Start about 55 seconds in. Worth it for the commentary.

Heh, and that thing is tiny compared to the 225. Like, just over half its size.

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Reply #11152 on: July 22, 2018, 05:08:23 AM

"I've got enough to film the crash" Goddamn.  why so serious?

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Reply #11153 on: July 24, 2018, 12:16:41 PM



If the ship-shipping ship shipping shipping ships sinks, do the shipping ships the ship-shipping ship was shipping sink?

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Reply #11154 on: July 24, 2018, 12:32:13 PM

If the water is choppy and there's nobody to operate the ballast tanks on those ships there may be issues. I.e. it's not safe to operate unloaded shipping vessels without the ballast tanks at least partially filled.
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