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20 Jul, 89 tweets, 20 min read
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What does Descartes and a 20mm Hispano-Suiza cannon have to do with each other?

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Don't let Anno see this Image
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Inaccurate image. AK-47 must always have side ponytail because factory ones don't have a fucking rail Image
Hey remember back before they realized that screaming "Nazi" wasn't good optics so they decided to shift to "~white supremacist~" Image
Choose the form of the destructor. Image
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These are the people who completely ignore Biden's constant fumbles. Image
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remember when Rob Zombie chose violence? Image
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Remember that shipsluts in space story?

All the birds and orbital mechanics were true to life

trufax

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First time I ever wrote my Senators was when the French Ambassador insulted America, the liberator of his country, on a day we remember our war dead Image
didn't expect to find such a succinct summation of the US in 2021 Image
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>Reimu stan

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good job idiot Image
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Jeff Bezos age 14 Image
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Literally me right the fuck now
"say nyan one more fucking time" Image
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The face of savagery Image
I suggest you all save this one Image
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oh look this is when an agent on twitter told me to drop dead because of who I vote for Image
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yet another degradation of perfection to accommodate manlets with weak hands Image
Normally I wouldn't post this but @PandasAndVidya needs a taste of his own medicine Image
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all of you degenerates belong on a cross Image
SEALs trying to do intel work Image
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Keine doujins Image
Remember Iran's "stealth fighter" that was so tiny that the guy sitting in it looked like a chimp on a tricycle with his knees up by his elbows? Image
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Imagine carrying a fucking Glock Image
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Story here: smol bird evaded a hawk till the hawk knocked itself cold on a girder, then the little shit landed on him and just posed for a victory photograph Image
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Someday I'll see this guy, we'll look at each other's plates, and then just bro-nod at each other Image
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I don't get this yet but I suppose I will soon Image
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I bought this tshirt and so should you Image
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enough for now. I need breakfast Image

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22 Jul
This is the Secretary of Defense talking about how the Taliban can achieve "legitimacy."

This is tantamount to having accepted the Taliban's retaking of Afghanistan before they've even completed the takeover.

archive.is/yzwjO#selectio…
Think on what the rapidity of this change of posture means.

It means that the Pentagon and upper echelons of the American foreign policy establishment - a big chunk of the nation's ruling oligarchy entire - accepted that this would be the inevitable outcome long ago.
They all have degrees. Some of them even have intellect. And they have all the intel and classified reports they could want.

If we could see the writing on the wall, it beggars belief that they couldn't.
Read 17 tweets
21 Jul
Guys I need to tell you all something shocking, but true. Only I have the courage to utter these edgy Truth Words.

The Space Shuttle was BAD.

ohhhhh snaaaaaaaap Image
Here's another one! Aircraft carriers... are VULNERABLE AND HARD TO DEFEND!

I know. Shocking. Image
Hey. Hey. Did you know the US Government basically gave no fucks about developing rockets until the Russians put a little beep beep boi into orbit and only THEN did they really start quizzing that German rocket scientist they'd hoovered up after WWII?

Mind-blowing. Image
Read 7 tweets
21 Jul
The Shuttle certainly had drawbacks but every time I see takes like this I want to shake the person making them and ask them if the Hubble's neat fit into the Shuttle's bay strikes them as coincidence or design. They know it was based on a KH-11 spy satellite, right?
For that matter, statements like this imply that "civilizational ambition" put us on the Moon and not a strong desire to dunk on the Soviet Union. It smacks far, far too much of this "RETVRN" bullshit; glorifying motives that NEVER FUCKING EXISTED

I am with you on most of this, I am with most all of you on most all of this, but for fucks god-damned sake stop pretending like national leadership was inspired by Glorious Western Culture's Inevitable Call To Greatness because we fucking KNOW it wasn't.
Read 7 tweets
21 Jul
Just checked the Outsider forums and saw the author expressing polite restrained surprise that his Epic Quest Hero's Journey story pisses off knuckle-dragging chuds judging it with 4X videogames as their sci-fi benchmark and omg space elf aliens SO OP pls nerf.

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Doesn't matter if you have ten readers or ten million - there is always that tiny minority, that background noise, who just fundamentally *cannot get it.* Image
I wrote him a nice long post politely explaining why he did nothing wrong and why this should be obvious to a 60 IQ Stellaris player, without calling anyone a 60 IQ Stellaris player.

But they ARE. They ARE, they are STUPID and they HAVE TO FUCKING KNOW

IDIOTS! IDIOTS! AAAHRRRF
Read 5 tweets
21 Jul
It's very difficult to talk concisely about politics when the reality of it is so multifaceted that summarizing it with simple, neat labels would be impossible even *if* universal acceptance of those label's definitions existed.

For instance, "neoliberal" and "left."
"Left" describes political theory founded in Rousseau's conception of a social contract, which is fundamentally different (and thus irrevocably incompatible with) theory founded in Locke's vision of a social contract (called "liberalism.")

But!
Half the time I mention "neo-liberalism" I'm not necessarily describing people who are liberals in any sense of the term. They *profess* to be, but the sincerity of that ranges from a self-serving, lobotomized conception (i.e. GOP party line) to mere lip service (DNC party line.)
Read 14 tweets
21 Jul
Clown theater. Suggesting that highly trained Secret Service agents armed with magazine-fed fully automatic weapons were in any way in danger from an unarmed mob of civilians is complete clown theater.

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Aside from the clown theater aspect, this could also be part of the existing movement to strip the President of his unilateral nuclear release authority, which has already been floated by powerful Federal politicians (e.g. Speaker Pelosi) before now.
Don't write it off simply as performative umbrage from the Trump era, either - it's persisted into Biden's administration.

And don't assume that it's solely a reaction to Biden's obviously degraded cognitive capacity, either.

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