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LMAO Germany adopts an AR-15   Small Arms <20mm

Started 14/9/20 by QuintusO; 107897 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

8-May

schnuersi said:

There also is a significant reluctance of women to work in STEM and especially the blue collar end of the spectrum.

Jordan Peterson has brought up this issue several times. 

Basically, "Men are interested in Things, Women are interested in People."

This is observable in children (baby boys wanting toy cars, baby girls wanting dolls) to topics of conversation (men discussing cars/guns/games women discussing other people) and then this is represented in employment choices.

Women is egalitarian societies (Norway, Sweden, etc) where they are free to choose anything they are interested in are overrepresented in People related high end fields (Medicine / health / law) whereas Men remain the backbone of Things related jobs (engineering/product design/architexture).

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

9-May

At my off-farm job, we, and several other local manufacturers literally have started giving tours to 4th-grade classes to encourage kids to think about getting into manufacturing when they're older.

graylion

From: graylion

9-May

schnuersi said:

Out of context that indeed sounds bad. But I would ask why, what the trigger. Just the fact that she entered the room? Or did she do or say something? Was there an argument? Out of context a lot of things sound sexist, racist or whatever.

She had booked time in the lab, Guy was hogging the computer. She pointed out that she had booked the lab time.

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

9-May

graylion said:

She had booked time in the lab, Guy was hogging the computer. She pointed out that she had booked the lab time.

Yea that sound pretty much like the sterotypical IT guy.

Direct action and threats of violence usually work. Since these guys usually are not very physical most woman can use it against them as well.
Super effective and immediate solution... pull the pug out of the socket. An asshole needs and deserves to be treated as such. ;)

graylion

From: graylion

9-May

schnuersi said:

Direct action and threats of violence usually work. Since these guys usually are not very physical most woman can use it against them as well. Super effective and immediate solution... pull the pug out of the socket. An asshole needs and deserves to be treated as such. ;)

And women get conditioned very strongly against violence and confrontation. Ask me how I know? I have trained women in martial arts. 

schnuersi

From: schnuersi

9-May

graylion said:

And women get conditioned very strongly against violence and confrontation.

I would said most people get nowadays. But one needs when to confront and when to walk away. A case like the one you described IMHO is one where confronting the the ONLY option. If not you will get stepped on by people all the time. If you are not willing to stand up for your own rights and interests why should anybody else.

Or, to roughly translate a germay saying: if the smarter allways give in, the dumb will rule the world.

DavidPawley

From: DavidPawley

9-May

So, he was a dickhead who resorted to a weak sexist phrase because he completely lacked people skills.

I’ve heard of the same behaviour in education, of all places.

IT doesn’t have a sexist problem, it has an arsehole problem. Regrettably those people exist in many fields.

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

31-May

Of Germanys 100 Billion fund, majority of funds will go to the Air Force, with more money spent on the Navy then on the Army. Fitting for a mostly landlocked country with a massive land war going on next door....

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/air-force-get-largest-share-germanys-100-billion-euro-defence-bulk-up-2022-05-31/

VPMudde

From: VPMudde

1-Jun

To paraphrase a Dutch comedian: "It's good they've thought about it, but its a bit of a shame this is what they came up with." 

But all snarkiness aside, I suspect their reasoning for this allocation of funding has something to do with a) Ukraine's airforce having lasted about a single day (maybe a week, if you stretch the definition of the 'force' part of the word) since the start of hostilities, b) Germany being next to Russian shipping lanes out of the Baltic, and c) Sweden and Finland potentially joining NATO. Interoperability, to name a buzzword. 

  • Edited 01 June 2022 2:50  by  VPMudde
Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

1-Jun

Development of a succesor to the Marder? Isn' t  that already developed Puma?

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