why were dinosaurs so big
because Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures
OKAY, THERE’S NOT UNDERSTANDING HISTORY
AND THEN THERE’S “IGNORING HISTORY IN FAVOR OF REWRITING IT TO FIT YOUR NARROW-MINDED VIEWS”
France couldn’t stop Hitler!
THE GERMANS WENT AROUND THE BULK OF THE FRENCH DEFENSES IN THE MAGINOT LINE BY GOING THROUGH BELGIUM, THUS CUTTING OFF THE FRENCH MILITARY FROM THEIR SUPPLIES AND CAUSING THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO SEEK AN ARMISTICE AND EVENTUALLY SURRENDER TO THE FAR MORE MOBILE GERMAN ARMY. THE FRENCH MILITARY WAS MOSTLY DEFEATED BEFORE IT HAD A CHANCE TO FIGHT, AND MANY FRENCH COMMANDERS WERE READY TO HOLD OUT HAD THEY NOT BEEN INSTRUCTED TO STAND DOWN BY THEIR GOVERNMENT’S LEADERS.
Russia had a lot of guns and they couldn’t stop Hitler without the cold!
THE GERMAN INVASION OF RUSSIA CAUGHT THE SOVIET UNION OFF-GUARD, WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO THE FINNISH FRONT (AND HITLER STILL LOST NEARLY 1,000,000 SOLDIERS IN THE INITIAL OFFENSIVE). ONCE RALLIED, THE RED ARMY STOPPED THE GERMANS AT STALINGRAD, WHERE AN OFFENSIVE ACTION BY SOVIET GENERALS GEORGY ZHUKOV AND ALEKSANDR VASILEVSKY ENCIRCLED AND CRUSHED THE GERMAN 6TH ARMY, EFFECTIVELY TURNING THE TIDE OF THE WAR IN EUROPE. IF THE COLD HADN’T STOPPED THE GERMANS IN RUSSIA, THE SHEER NUMBERS OF THE RED ARMY (ARMED BY THE LEND-LEASE PROGRAM) AND THE BRILLIANCE OF ROKOSSOVSKY AND ZHUKOV WOULD HAVE DONE IT EVENTUALLY.
BUT LET’S BACK UP FOR A SECOND
I wish armed Jews in the ghetto could’ve stopped Hitler, but…
THE POINT OF ARMING A POPULACE AGAINST TYRANNY IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF VICTORY. IT DOES, HOWEVER, GIVE THOSE PEOPLE A FIGHTING CHANCE, AND THE FUCKING CHOICE TO DIE ON THEIR FEET, FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM, RATHER THAN BE WALKED INTO A GAS CHAMBER LIKE LIVESTOCK. THESE MOVEMENTS (AND MANY MORE LIKE THEM) WERE RUN BY HEROES WHO RISKED EVERYTHING FOR THEIR LIVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COUNTRIES BY REFUSING TO SUBMIT TO THE ARMY WHOSE BOOT WAS ALREADY ON THEIR NECK:
- French Resistance
- Soviet Resistance
- Polish Resistance
- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising <- done by Jews who were horribly outnumbered and outgunned because FUCK dying in Treblinka without at least trying to take a few Nazi shitheads down with them
- Bialystock Ghetto Uprising <- also done by Jews
- Lachwa Ghetto Uprising <- more Jews, who fought Nazis with axes, knives, iron bars, and even their BARE FUCKING HANDS because they couldn’t get access to firearms
- Czestochowa Ghetto Uprising <- guess who?
TELL ME, JON STEWART, IF YOU COULD, IN FACT, GO BACK IN TIME, WOULD YOU TELL ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE NOT TO BOTHER? THAT THE ALLIES WOULD EVENTUALLY COME AT SOME UNSPECIFIED POINT IN THE FUTURE AND THAT THEY MIGHT LIVE (emphasis on “might”) IF THEY JUST SUBMITTED TO THE NAZIS? WOULD YOU GO TO THE DESCENDANT OF A RESISTANCE FIGHTER, AND TELL THEM THEIR ANCESTORS DIED IN VAIN BECAUSE THEIR NATION AND THEIR PEOPLE WOULD’VE BEEN LIBERATED ANYWAY, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WAR EFFORT VIA THE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TASK OF DISRUPTING NAZI SUPPLY LINES AND FORCING THE GERMAN ARMY TO STRETCH ITSELF THIN DIDN’T MATTER?
NO, YOU WOULDN’T, BUT BECAUSE YOU CAN SAY “I’M A COMEDIAN,” YOU SOMEHOW THINK YOU HAVE THE FUCKING RIGHT TO HANDWAVE THE DEATHS OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HEROES AND PATRIOTS WHO HAD THE GODDAMNED BALLS TO STAND UP TO THE NAZI WAR MACHINE, FREQUENTLY ARMED WITH LITTLE MORE THAN A SHITTY ONE-SHOT PISTOL AND A KNIFE, AS “NOT THAT IMPORTANT,” ALL FOR THE SAKE OF A “JOKE?”
THAT IS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE SINGLE MOST ARROGANT, IGNORANT, DISRESPECTFUL FUCKING THING I HAVE EVER HEARD ON MY TELEVISION - AND I’VE WATCHED BILL O’REILLY’S SHOW ON FOX NEWS.
TL;DR: FUCK. YOU.
Someone Who Actually PAID FUCKING ATTENTION IN HISTORY CLASS
Guns were kind of a big deal in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave up his firearms due to pressure from pacifist groups who convinced him it was unbecoming of someone in his position, but previously owned “an arsenal” worth of guns. Malcolm X, however, stuck to the idea of armed self-defense, for good reason. The King family also believes that the Memphis Police and federal government had a hand in his assassination, but that’s an entirely different subject.
Couldn’t have said it better.
Fuck - rifleweeb brought it.
There is something embedded in the wall somewhere emitting a high pitched sound and slowly but surely it is driving me mad.
I remember first hearing the idea of smart gun technology back in the 90’s. I was impressed by the idea. If someone took your gun they couldn’t use it. The way this new gun works you wear a watch and as long as that watch is within 10 inches of the gun it arms it. Other ideas being researched include finger print reading technology.
My first big problem with this tech is the price. The gun is a .22 and it costs $1400. I’m not sure just how accurate the gun is but unless it’s a high grade target gun you can usually get a .22 handgun for $500 or less. Serious competition shooters use more expensive guns. Still for the price of this one .22 gun I can buy a .45 glock, a 12 gauge shotgun, and a hunting rifle brand new and still have money left over for ammo. It gets better though. That $1400 price tag is just for the gun itself. To get the watch you have to pay another $400 so really to be able to use this .22 you need to pay $1800 (plus $10 for your NICS check)
Another problem is the potential finger print scan pistol. Finger print scanners aren’t always the most reliable. If your fingers are dirty or sweaty you might not get a good reading. If you are using a gun for defense the last thing you need is for it to not accept your print signature and deactivate when you need it.
I don’t know much about the technology itself so I don’t know how easy it is to bypass the smart tech. Someone who puts their mind to it can figure it out though.
Wait, who the fuck charges $10 for a NICS check?
>shot in the right arm
>can’t switch to off hand
I can see it now.
>Aim .22 plinker at vicious crim
>Shoot him twice in the gut as he comes over and snatches it out of your hands
>A click is heard as he attempts to shoot you with your own gun as you stare at eachother dumbfounded
And then everybody has a good laugh about it. The end.
"Lviv seized arsenals of weapons, they will seal:
Military leave captured in / hr 4114. Protesters who seized the territory of the reached agreement with the military that soldiers deserted part of unarmed arsenal of weapons sealed.
Meanwhile, in the barracks continued serious fire, has burned almost the entire second floor of the building. People are trying to put out the fire with buckets of water.”
It probably doesn’t make sense as it’s a direct translation from Russian, but it essentially reads that Ukrainian anti-government protestors have seized a military arms stockpile in the city of Lviv. A recent tweet from the largest group of protestors, Euromaidan, confirmed this.
"Automaidan from #Lviv are in one hour on their way to #Kyiv! #Euromaidan welcomes them! It’s not revolution, it’s real WAR against dictator!”
As of the moment, this information is a few hours old, and I don’t speak/read Russian or Ukrainian. If this information is incorrect, please inform me.
Here’s to hoping the government backs down and a civil war can be avoided. If not, I figure they’ll burn in the chairs they refuse to leave.
Feeling very sad and incredibly angry. My city burns tonight. The capital of the country that I love (my adopted home and the land of my ancestors), today lost any sense of innocence that may have been left here. Tonight the center of Kyiv has become a war zone.
This place of…
Air rifles against AK’s oi vey
Please share this video. This is of Ukrainian protesters in Kyiv, only a few moments ago (5:30 EST) getting gunned down by police with live ammunition; these aren’t just rubber bullets, this is a hail of gunfire with the intent to kill.
Holy shit, that’s awful.
SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME. IS THIS WHAT I THINK THIS IS?
I need more info on this RIGHT NOW