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  1. Mushroom replied to the thread Washington recognized the natives of the Kuriles as Japanese. Great News! Finally !.

    Actually, it was not. Their culture and language was predominantly from Chinese. After the annexation, they worked hard to destroy the Ryukyuan culture and language. Even...

    Jun 13, 2021 at 7:03 AM
  2. Mushroom replied to the thread Washington recognized the natives of the Kuriles as Japanese. Great News! Finally !.

    Yea, the early 9th Century CE. That is really "recent", only about 1,200 years. Hell, the English, German, French, and Spanish languages are all much newer than that. In...

    Jun 12, 2021 at 1:59 AM
  3. Mushroom replied to the thread Whistleblowers Explain How Biden's Woke 'Extremism' Training Is Tearing the Military Apart.

    I still remember when a gal in one of my units in 2008 one day snapped at her Corporal, and basically told him to frack off, she was not going to do any work for him. She was...

    Jun 12, 2021 at 1:37 AM
  4. Mushroom liked Lil Mike's post in the thread Whistleblowers Explain How Biden's Woke 'Extremism' Training Is Tearing the Military Apart.

    Disturbing. Whistleblowers Explain How Biden's Woke 'Extremism' Training Is Tearing the Military Apart On Thursday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) revealed the reports of many...

    Jun 12, 2021 at 1:29 AM
  5. Mushroom replied to the thread Do we lack the numbers to win a war if our technology is taken away from us?.

    It is also just way to small. For example, most do not realize that the Marines only number around 3.5 divisions of Infantry, and even those Divisions have less people in them...

    Jun 12, 2021 at 1:28 AM
  6. Mushroom replied to the thread Army Combat Fitness Disaster: Units Refusing to Take Test, Medics Bailing.

    He is a Marine, this test is only for the Army. But many of us are expected many to retire soon, and others to be forced out because of it. And then will come the lawsuits....

    Jun 11, 2021 at 3:21 AM
  7. Mushroom replied to the thread Republicans Condemn Firing of Space Force Commander Over 'Partisan Political Activity'.

    Well, I had already made some thoughts from just the title of his book, then decided to look into "Creative Destruction Media LLC", and see what kind of other things they...

    Jun 10, 2021 at 8:20 PM
  8. Mushroom replied to the thread Army Combat Fitness Disaster: Units Refusing to Take Test, Medics Bailing.

    Oh, we can still pass the APTF. We just do not have to take certain parts, or have other events we do instead. I served with an amputee, who lost his arm in Iraq. He did the...

    Jun 10, 2021 at 8:00 PM
  9. Mushroom replied to the thread Army Combat Fitness Disaster: Units Refusing to Take Test, Medics Bailing.

    The biggest problem is that unlike the old PT test standard, there are no "alternate events". Everybody has to take all events, no matter what. Myself, I have a permanent...

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:59 AM
  10. Mushroom liked Lil Mike's post in the thread All Soldiers Will Serve as a Corporal Before Moving to Sergeant.

    From World War II to the 1970's we had a draft, so although not everyone served a lot of people did. My dad and uncles were drafted and served. But since then military...

    Jun 9, 2021 at 7:05 PM
  11. Mushroom replied to the thread All Soldiers Will Serve as a Corporal Before Moving to Sergeant.

    My dad did not serve, but 2 uncles and both grandparents did (2 during WWII, 2 during Vietnam). And all 4 male cousins in one part of my family served. Yet, none of my...

    Jun 9, 2021 at 3:05 PM
  12. Mushroom replied to the thread All Soldiers Will Serve as a Corporal Before Moving to Sergeant.

    It is more than that. In order to maintain ranks for the future, you have to keep some of those so they can move up, and replace those that retire or get out. But there is a...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 8:52 PM
  13. Mushroom replied to the thread Bankrupt - RMS Queen Mary.

    Estimates to repair it are now at between $235 million to $289 million. Cheaper to spend that money and fix the old Boeing factory in Long Beach. Or some other long abandoned...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 7:17 PM
  14. Mushroom replied to the thread All Soldiers Will Serve as a Corporal Before Moving to Sergeant.

    That was still early during the era of the Specialist. They were still trying to figure out how it all worked. Later on, you even had Specialist 6 and 7 in Infantry units....

    Jun 8, 2021 at 7:14 PM
  15. Mushroom replied to the thread All Soldiers Will Serve as a Corporal Before Moving to Sergeant.

    Well, the old Specialist system helped solve that problem, as you could become a "Specialist", getting paid more and getting more responsibility in your job, without having to...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 6:59 PM
  16. Mushroom liked ArmySoldier's post in the thread Books Yankees do not want you to read.

    I'm from Massachusetts and I can't help but laugh at how wrong this is

    Jun 8, 2021 at 6:49 PM
  17. Mushroom replied to the thread Bankrupt - RMS Queen Mary.

    The last time she was probably taken care of was when Disney ran it a few decades ago. They tried for years to turn it into a more modern venue, including a small theme park...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 6:47 PM
  18. Mushroom replied to the thread All Soldiers Will Serve as a Corporal Before Moving to Sergeant.

    It is going to be a huge increase in the paperwork side though. A lot more time doing those evaluations. And of course for the Army to file and track them all. At least the...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 6:23 PM
  19. Mushroom replied to the thread Do we lack the numbers to win a war if our technology is taken away from us?.

    Do you even know what the shelf life is for an N95 mask? 5 years. That means that even if they had been replaced, they would have then needed to be replaced another 2 times...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 5:11 PM
  20. Mushroom replied to the thread All Soldiers Will Serve as a Corporal Before Moving to Sergeant.

    This goes back to the 1950's, when they created the entire "Specialist" track, as a way to try and keep some highly trained individuals in high tech fields of the time. But by...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 3:09 PM
  21. Mushroom replied to the thread All Soldiers Will Serve as a Corporal Before Moving to Sergeant.

    Of course, then there are other issues. First, outside of Infantry, few units have "slots" for Corporals. I know my Battery Top tried to do this a decade ago, but the...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 3:04 PM
  22. Mushroom replied to the thread Detailed tour through a USAF Boeing B-52 Stratofortress!!.

    He talked about ECM, which is not "stealth". There is some RAM at a few points, but not enough to make any real difference in the RCS of the aircraft.

    Jun 8, 2021 at 2:55 PM
  23. Mushroom replied to the thread Do we lack the numbers to win a war if our technology is taken away from us?.

    Not all that critical. We can still manufacture them in the US, many we do not simply for reasons of cost. But we still have chip fabrications all over the country. And...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 2:52 PM
  24. Mushroom replied to the thread We're all going to die!.

    [img] Exactly. Now I myself purposefully use an avatar I had taken of myself directly inspired from that movie. However, I am also entirely aware that it is a movie, and...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 2:31 PM
  25. Mushroom liked Well Bonded's post in the thread We're all going to die!.

    Actually it's Hollywood imagination which too many people take as being reality.

    Jun 8, 2021 at 2:28 PM
  26. Mushroom replied to the thread Detailed tour through a USAF Boeing B-52 Stratofortress!!.

    ECM is not really "stealth". In fact, it is very much the opposite. It is basically a giant beacon telling the enemy that an attacking aircraft is in the area. It just made...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 1:01 AM
  27. Mushroom replied to the thread We're all going to die!.

    It has never been automatic, and never will be automatic. Where in the earth did you ever get that silly idea? Not only does it take an actual person (the President, or...

    Jun 8, 2021 at 12:47 AM
  28. Mushroom replied to the thread Trump's plan is to start a war with Iran before ending his 2020 term..

    There is, the Conspiracy Theory section. 98% of what is posted there is pure garbage.

    Jun 7, 2021
  29. Mushroom liked modernpaladin's post in the thread Terrorism and circumcision; circumcision makes men weapons of war.

    Muslims also avoid bacon. Using same logic as OP, we can 'conclude' that people who don't eat bacon are terrorists. Here's looking at you, vegetarians ;)

    Jun 7, 2021
  30. Mushroom replied to the thread Terrorism and circumcision; circumcision makes men weapons of war.

    Those are also fairly dry deserts. I myself lived in the Mojave Desert for over a decade, but that had nothing to do with the Middle East. The Kavir and most of those you...

    Jun 7, 2021
  31. Mushroom liked Starcastle's post in the thread Trump's plan is to start a war with Iran before ending his 2020 term..

    Should be a special looney tunes section for this tripe.

    Jun 7, 2021
  32. Mushroom liked Big Richard's post in the thread Trump's plan is to start a war with Iran before ending his 2020 term..

    How’s that Trump vs Iran war thing working out?

    Jun 7, 2021
  33. Mushroom replied to the thread Do we lack the numbers to win a war if our technology is taken away from us?.

    And that is their greatest strength. When in combat as a land force, where they are dealing with going to an engagement entirely by land. Like in Korea, where they were able...

    Jun 7, 2021
  34. Mushroom liked Seth Bullock's post in the thread Do we lack the numbers to win a war if our technology is taken away from us?.

    China is the only adversary I can think of that could do that using sheer numbers of soldiers. But that would really only apply to a battlefield in or very near China. The...

    Jun 7, 2021
  35. Mushroom replied to the thread Do we lack the numbers to win a war if our technology is taken away from us?.

    Tell you what. Look at their actual sealift and airlift capability. Then look at the sealift and airlift capability of the US. At most, China can sealift a heavy Regiment....

    Jun 7, 2021
  36. Mushroom replied to the thread Do we lack the numbers to win a war if our technology is taken away from us?.

    You are aware that Taiwan is not "China", right? They are actually out ally in the region against China. *shakes head and laughs*

    Jun 7, 2021
  37. Mushroom replied to the thread How Effective Are Biological Weapons?.

    And even the most informed of those that believe this are not saying that. Even the current theory being thrown around that it came from a lab in China is not saying it was...

    Jun 7, 2021
  38. Mushroom replied to the thread Do we lack the numbers to win a war if our technology is taken away from us?.

    Right. You are aware that almost none of our equipment is actually on "The Internet", right? And hell, almost none of our equipment even uses "computers" that most would even...

    Jun 7, 2021
  39. Mushroom replied to the thread Do we lack the numbers to win a war if our technology is taken away from us?.

    Ever read "Red Storm Rising"? Look at the Gulf War? In the modern battlefield, numbers matter much less than numbers matched with technology, logistics, and tactics. In the...

    Jun 7, 2021