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About TaiidanTomcat

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  • Birthday 02/25/1983

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  1. yes and also: this I watched the Super Bowl this year, but lost my appetite. Didn't burn my jerseys or anything like that. just became completely unappetizing. and I was a Sunday Ticket, level fanatic. Done with it. The Flags and hit rules became ridiculous and then the kneeling (Villanueva the Ranger being the only Steeler to show up for the antherm was my "good bye" moment) and finally the latest happenings insured I'm done. I'm sure the NFL is more than happy to have anything that distracts from that pesky brain trauma and general criminal mischief
  2. they built 134 F-35s in 2019 and its not even in "full production" I understand the points you're trying to make but the F-15EX is not as "shake and bake" ready as its being made out to be. They hope to be testing the first two starting next year out of a production lot of 8 for the USAF. production speed has little to do with it. Theres good reasons to have F-15EXs theyre just not typically what people are told. theyre arguing everything from a time and budget standpoint and tactical 2nd or 3rd.
  3. 1. Israel vastly outclasses nearly any nearby contemporary at this point. they can make due with F-15s for a long while. most of the nations surrounding them are in shambles. 2. recent wars are not exactly indicative of of high end fights. in Kosovo SAMS persisted for months, and In Libya they had to pull certain aircraft out of fear of MANPADs. 3. The F-35 is going to be in production for decades. in fact Japan and Korea just placed orders for more. (including that bizarro STOVL version everyone said was dumb and unnecessary) and the latest F-35 contract has them at
  4. both parties have completely embraced trickle down. In the same manner that the post Vietnam democrat aversion to military spending vs social programs has largely gone away. some of the biggest pro military warhawks don't have R after their names now. Most of the big name generals are not R's either. Theyre not averse to little things like the constitution getting in the way of decades of learned authoritarian rule either so that's nice. Even Saint Bernie loves him some MIC. in some blue states (including mine), MIC is the only job maker they have. VT is actually offering taxbrea
  5. They deadlined cannons in Syria A small Marine artillery battalion fired more rounds than any artillery battalion since Vietnam. “They fired more rounds in five months in Raqqa, Syria, than any other Marine artillery battalion, or any Marine or Army battalion, since the Vietnam war,” said Army Sgt. Major. John Wayne Troxell, the senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It’s an explosive revelation that sheds light on the immense level of lethal force brought to Raqqa and northern Syria in support of U.S. counter-ISIS operations.
  6. Bill Sweetman kept trying to slander the USMC's plan for the F-35B as being enamored with Guadalcanal, little did he know in 2020 the plan would be for dozens of Guadalcanals . There seems to be a small reserve group that is going to be kept, but it looks like it will be borrowing tanks. The USMC said flat out you can transfer with the tanks. at least a few Marines are going to the Army by choice. as for arty. HIMARs. HIMARs. and HIMARs. going to do a total flip. where the USMC had 1 small unit of HIMARs and the rest was "real artillery" there will soon be just
  7. I like it, but may not be everyone's cup of tea.
  8. Generally enjoy 2 seaters more... However Hot: NOT HOT:
  9. Shipping is included in the price to anywhere in CONUS. If international make sure to get in touch with me. Paypal preferred (friends and family works best, and if you have money in the paypal or an attached bank account there is no fee for either of us) but USPS MO works too. PM if interested. I really want to avoid EBAY and I'm trying to price these to move, but Ive also been out of the model buying game for sometime (SWMBO, KIDS, life etc) 1/32 Trumpy Mig-23 MLD Flogger $97
  10. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/state-department-oks-sale-of-f-35-stealth-fighters-to-japan-worth-more-than-23-billion-1.636990 Hide your Battleships, folks
  11. “Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them. In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or internati
  12. That's not fair, because you can say that about every Rogoaway article. Its like how every Star Trek episode could have the synopsis "a mysterious alien force threatens the Enterprise" or Breaking Bad: "Events spiral out of control for Jesse and Walt as they try to stay one step ahead" like betting on an all black roulette wheel, or unopposed election
  13. Moai is going to win. There isn't enough F-35 debate left to fill over 100 more pages.
  14. I'm honoring them by living exactly like they did, just trying to survive to see June 7th.
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