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

Started 14/9/20 by QuintusO; 107894 views.
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?

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

1-Jun

VPMudde said:

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

I'm not sure how accurate that assessment is, or how much it would factor into NATO. 

At the start of hostilities Ukraine had a pretty small, dated airforce (talking strike aircraft):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_Air_Force#Inventory_as_of_February_2022

And they were still flying combat sorties a month into the war:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/22/world/europe/ukraine-air-force-russia.html

Russia shot down a Mig 29 as late as May 24.

And months into the war, Bayraktar TB2 drones were still destroying Russian ground targets despite having the flight performance of a WW1 era biplane. 

...

Looking at the war in Ukraine, I'd say the enormous consumption of ground to ground weapons, and widespread destruction of ground based vehicles and weapons, would all put more of an emphasis on restocking a land based force.

Especially as 

-Germans land based forces have massively atrophied 

-NATO as a whole has a shitload of planes 

-German domestic industry specializes in the production of world class ground based weapons - not so much aircraft. 

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