Mushroom's Recent Activity

  1. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    Which is not a ballistic missile, so does not apply. PATRIOT is not even designed to take out this kind of missile, so why you keep bringing it up over and over again makes...

    Jan 20, 2020 at 12:12 AM
  2. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    Not for a computer. We have advanced computers and RADAR to handle that for us. What, do you think some guy is sitting on top of the launcher with a telescope and crosshairs?...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 8:08 PM
  3. Mushroom replied to the thread 7 Myths about the Challenger Shuttle 1986 Disaster.

    Exactly. Many components are made in California, the home of the "Powerful Speaker of the House". I have mostly tuned out most media, because they are not even trying to hide...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 4:30 PM
  4. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    I am going to say this in as stupid-simple a way as I can. This is talking about Ballistic Missiles. No other missiles need apply. Ballistic missiles all travel at a set...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 3:38 PM
  5. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    It is hard to shoot down because it operates at a very low altitude. This is true no matter what speed the missile is operating at. What is easier to hit, a fast flying bird...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 2:22 PM
  6. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    No, it is not. It is all geometry and physics. If you know the speed, and you know the trajectory, it is no different if it is faster or slower. And success rate, over 30...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 2:18 PM
  7. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    Well,your entire post was pure nonsense, but I am really going to concentrate on this last one. Central Command has always been based at McDill Air Force Base, in Florida....

    Jan 18, 2020 at 9:29 PM
  8. Mushroom replied to the thread Govt watchdog says White House violated law by withholding Ukraine aid.

    Retarded. Utterly retarded and a political attack. In 1978, Menachem Begin walked out of the Camp David Peace Accords with Anwar Sadat. I remember this very clearly.In fact,...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 8:58 PM
  9. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    Oh, and the fact they are "unstoppable" is much less about speed than it is about trajectory. Ballistic missiles are relatively easy to shoot down, because they follow a very...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 8:35 PM
  10. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    OK, first lesson about ballistic missiles. The speed is determined ballistically. Based upon altitude primarily, then to a lesser degree on distance. And here is the really...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 7:10 PM
  11. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    In 1990-1991. With prototype software that had yet to be fully tested. And with a missile that was never intended to be used to shoot down other missiles, only aircraft. Now...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 6:17 PM
  12. Mushroom replied to the thread 7 Myths about the Challenger Shuttle 1986 Disaster.

    None of those are a surprise to me. And have been known for a long time now. The problem today is that with YouTube and other online "reporting", it is amazingly simple to...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 5:48 PM
  13. Mushroom replied to the thread How will we tip in a cashless society?.

    Likely never. Cash is simply to handy for small purchases. And until a society is completely crime free, it will also never happen. Can you imagine somebody going to buy...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 5:40 PM
  14. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    And I am going to take it yet a step further. Air Defense systems do not even try to shoot down all threats. Only those threats that are targeted to land in their designated...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 5:37 PM
  15. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    I know, and I said that. However, they have no defenses against this type of rocket. I would actually be moderately surprised if they did not have say SHORAD, which is useful...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 5:28 PM
  16. Mushroom replied to the thread Nazi Germany had a socialist economy.

    Socialism is the platform of a government, the stance in relationship to it's own economic policies. Totalitarianism is the form of the government. One has absolutely nothing...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 5:18 PM
  17. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    Sure they can, if they have something in place to shoot them down. Average flight time from launch to detonation is in the range of 10-20 minutes. And all of our RADAR in the...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 5:06 PM
  18. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    Actually you do. And this is why you continue to fail. You see, I do not argue. I debate. And a key part of debate is being able to prove your points. You have made a...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 2:40 PM
  19. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    I notice I still have not had an apology for his claim I was lying about calling a missile a SCUD. I am rather glad I was called into this discussion. After all, it is...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 12:18 PM
  20. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    A single reference, behind a pay wall? So let's see. Your single reference I can not even read, is more valuable than the 6 I listed? Got it. And yea, your second reference...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 1:25 AM
  21. Mushroom replied to the thread Sen. McSally, ex-Air Force pilot, says officer raped her.

    I have seen something kind of close. A 2nd LT tried to dress down a Company Gunny when I was in the Corps. He just said "Aye-Aye Sir". Then went to talk to the Company...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 1:18 AM
  22. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    And just so it can not be said I was cherry picking reports I liked, here is one I threw out. And it is not even a US one, it is a Czech reference that gives it a much larger...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 12:55 AM
  23. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    OMG, did you even know what a CEP was before I mentioned it? And actually, I was being rather generous at giving it a CEP of 100 meters. Most sources actually give it a much...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 12:52 AM
  24. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    Sorry, that is not how it goes. You made the claim, you have to verify and validate that claim. ANd intersting you say you usually do, but this time you apparently can not be...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 12:42 AM
  25. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    And exactly where did I say the Fateh-110 was a copy of the SCUD? I know for a fact I specifically said the Qiam 1 was a copy of the SCUD. Specifically the SCUD-C. And if...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 12:04 AM
  26. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    Then please give us this information. And yes, PATRIOT could easily shoot down Iranian missiles. And as an FYI, Air Defense is actually my military specialty. Shall I...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 11:49 PM
  27. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    No, they do not have PATRIOT missiles in Iraq. As I said, we have not had them in Iraq since 2004. The most we have in theater there is SHORAD and AVENGER. But please, feel...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 11:17 PM
  28. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran fires rockets at Iraq base hosting American troops.

    There were not. At absolute most, they might have had a unit of SHORAD, and maybe a Battery of AVENGER. But that would be it. We have not had PATRIOT in Iraq in well over a...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 10:50 PM
  29. Mushroom replied to the thread Zero casualties in Iranian missile strikes?.

    We have no PATRIOT or THAAD batteries anywhere in Iraq. Those were pulled out I believe in 2004. I think we still keep half a Battalion in Kuwait, and half a Battalion in...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 10:48 PM
  30. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran Shot Down The Ukrainian Airliner.

    PATRIOT is only assigned in general to Corps sized headquarters when actually in the field. But no, there were no PATRIOT Battalions anywhere near where the Iranian missiles...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 10:41 PM
  31. Mushroom replied to the thread Cold hands, warm pockets..

    It is a big deal. And in the Corps, it is never acceptable except for s**tbirds* to put your hands in your pockets when in uniform. No more than it is to kick back your...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 2:13 AM
  32. Mushroom replied to the thread Iran Nuclear Deal.

    It was worth nothing. And I mean that literally. It was only an executive order. And that is only in effect as long as a President says it will, and no longer.' It was not...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 2:07 AM
  33. Mushroom replied to the thread The Army’s Body Armor May Be Too Heavy For Soldiers In Combat, Report Finds.

    Actually, he is correct. The program of the Army for upgrading our body armor and most of our equipment was known as FCS, Future Combat Systems. This had the tasks of...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 9:50 PM
  34. Mushroom liked ArmySoldier's post in the thread The Army’s Body Armor May Be Too Heavy For Soldiers In Combat, Report Finds.

    This report is exactly why infantrymen can't stand POGs. Infantrymen train from day one with armor, unlike many basic training units that only authorize them on certain...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 9:34 PM
  35. Mushroom replied to the thread Trump wants US to expand nuclear arsenal.

    Sagan was once a huge supporter of the Nuclear Winter theory. He spoke about it over and over for almost a decade. However, like most honest scientists, he admitted he was...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 1:08 AM
  36. Mushroom liked Dayton3's post in the thread Trump wants US to expand nuclear arsenal.

    Again that is a myth. If you actually believe that prove it and don't babble about nuclear winter. Carl Sagan himself admitted that the evidence never supported that theory.

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:58 AM
  37. Mushroom liked Dayton3's post in the thread Trump wants US to expand nuclear arsenal.

    That is a pure myth with no basis whatsoever in fact. Prove it if you think otherwise.

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:57 AM
  38. Mushroom liked Dayton3's post in the thread Trump wants US to expand nuclear arsenal.

    You know those warheads are less than half the size of the ones the first several hundred Minuteman ICBMs deployed by the U.S. in the late 1960s carried.

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:56 AM
  39. Mushroom liked Dayton3's post in the thread Trump wants US to expand nuclear arsenal.

    That is a complete myth.

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:54 AM
  40. Mushroom replied to the thread Netanyahu claims Hitler did not want to exterminate the Jews, blames Haj Amin al-Husseini.

    This should be obvious to anybody that studies history. Hitler did not care much about making the world Judenfree, his only interest was Germany, and the areas Germany...

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:52 AM