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Messages - Don Coyote

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Apparently calling Jill Stein and her party, or rather just homeopaths and anti-vaccers stupid voices that don't warrant being given a voice in the greater political process means I get unfriended. :lulz:

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And this is how ball-pipe happens.

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Look it's real simple.

You're supposed to use only cotton or modern synthetics with Halloween costume patterns. You are only supposed to pretend.

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Out of curiosity, what is the feeling of the military to the two candidates? I can't see them being overly fond of either.

I know people that were talking about voting for Trump waaaaaay back when it seemed impossible he would be the front runner.

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What should really worry you is the guy who wrote that is a trial lawyer and was previously a colonel in the Army.

Is your professional officer classes learning?  Sadly, nope.

What the actual fuck? I don't think a serious ex-colonel would "troll" like this. He must be a serious sack of shit.

The military is full of scum, and I am honestly not suprised a lawyer that was a colonel would say that. Odds are he went to law school, joined as a captain, and never actually led troops.

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Airport:  109
Kitt Peak:  92
Ajo valley:  119 goddamn degrees oh fuck this isn't even survivable

I've decided there is something fundamentally fucking wrong with Arizona. Even the folks I met this weekend from Tucson who were in town for a party also agreed that there is something fucking wrong.

I was also warned that this is still spring for us on the coast.

Have you hit triple digits yet?

When I was deployed, there were several days where it hotter in my home town than where we were in Kuwait.

Yep. 2 weekends ago it was 104.  I was told that it's too early for it, and we shouldn't see the 100s until September. Which basically means San Diego is going to go up in smoke by August.

Ugh.

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Airport:  109
Kitt Peak:  92
Ajo valley:  119 goddamn degrees oh fuck this isn't even survivable

I've decided there is something fundamentally fucking wrong with Arizona. Even the folks I met this weekend from Tucson who were in town for a party also agreed that there is something fucking wrong.

I was also warned that this is still spring for us on the coast.

Have you hit triple digits yet?

When I was deployed, there were several days where it hotter in my home town than where we were in Kuwait.

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I'm not sure you understand Roger and ECH's various relationships with food preparation.

Probably not. Should I be checking out Discordian Recipes for examples?

Roger is so not meant to prepare food that the universe warps probability so things always burst into flames.

Could have happened to anybody, really.

Could have, but yet, really only happens to you.

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I'm not sure you understand Roger and ECH's various relationships with food preparation.

Probably not. Should I be checking out Discordian Recipes for examples?

Roger is so not meant to prepare food that the universe warps probability so things always burst into flames.

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Is he thinking career, or doing his four years and out?

Naw, they bored him.  His 5 year term ends this fall.

Why does that make me feel old. I could have sworn he just enlisted.

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When someone who is removed from the kind of violence being talked about talks about things like how nice of a turn of phrase "putting some English on it" it's chilling.

I have an upsetting, very icy side. I chose not to enter the military because of it in part. For me the choice to abandon violence, and coercion through it's threat, was an acknowledgement of a potentially dangerous part of my nature that I dare not abrogate responsibility for. It was a spiritual choice, tale forthcoming.

I may not be so removed from what I described as you may think. If I understand what you said that would be even less comfortable in that light. I am not an ignorant civilian glibly making a joke out of that ignorance, but a frighteningly aware one with an often broken sense of humor. I try very hard to be a good person and have many healthy outlets for the vicious aspects of myself, but that only became possible because I chose, and continually Strive, to be what I am.

All that sounds super edgelord.

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When someone who is removed from the kind of violence being talked about talks about things like how nice of a turn of phrase "putting some English on it" it's chilling.

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The M-16's calibre is the NATO standard, replacing the  7.62◊51mm standard from the 1950s because with improvements to weapon rates of fire, they were responsible for too much recoil and not taking advantage of the improved automatic rate of fire.

At the expense of killing-capacity/range:
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A U.S. Army study found that the 5.56 mm bullets fired from M-4s donít retain enough velocity at distances greater than 1,000 feet (300 meters) to kill an adversary. In hilly regions of Afghanistan, NATO and insurgent forces are often 2,000 to 2,500 feet (600-800 meters) apart.


An M4 is not an M16.  It has a shorter barrel.  Do I need to explain why that is important in a firearm?
You may gain some accuracy, however, the round being fired is still essentially the size of a .22.  What surprised me is how they explain most of the bullet's damage coming from how it "tumbles" through it's target.

Yes, the tumble is the gory bit.  But the longer barrel of the M16 also means more of the propellant burns, meaning the round goes a hell of a lot faster, which drastically increases the maximum range of the bullet AND increases the tumble effect (gruesomely known as "putting some English on it").

And the tumble can kind of suck, because I've had rounds hit twigs and go spinning off into the blue.  But when it hits a human, the tumble makes it follow the bones, so you hit the guy in the leg, and it maybe comes out of his head.

I think there's a similar term in pool for the kind of spin that can ride a rail or directly effect cue ball position after its first strike.

Your bone would be the rail and your flesh the "air" it's tearing through. Nice.

I always liked the term, "putting some English on it". Now there's something more!

Shit like this always makes me uncomfortable when civilians say it.

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