Author Topic: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners  (Read 62733 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #675 on: 13 May, 2021, 01:03:06 pm »
Best comment on that twitterling:
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ian

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #676 on: 13 May, 2021, 01:08:43 pm »
I like the woman who fills a bin bag with gasoline and then when it leaks, double-bags it. Now that's practicality.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #677 on: 13 May, 2021, 02:48:03 pm »
I like the woman who fills a bin bag with gasoline and then when it leaks, double-bags it. Now that's practicality.

The video made me laugh, but is many months old.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hoarding-gas-plastic-bags/

quixoticgeek

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #678 on: 14 May, 2021, 09:30:31 pm »




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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #679 on: 14 May, 2021, 09:59:32 pm »
Arf  ;D

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #680 on: 15 May, 2021, 02:55:04 pm »
That'll be for the new "gel gasoline", it's a semi-solid form of fuel like you find around dinosaur seeds, with the simple chemical formula (a few gazillion hydrocarbons)-H2O3.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #681 on: 04 June, 2021, 09:06:38 am »
Perhaps there should be a thread "Little Eye on the Crazy World of Florida", in which case this:

https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/2021/06/02/boy-10-shot-after-florida-man-let-him-use-paintball-gun-in-drive-by-shooting-police-say/

would be at home.

A few things to note:
Age of "parent" and age of child.
The "stand your ground" principle at work.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #682 on: 04 June, 2021, 09:24:05 am »
Your notes are indeed eye opening, although I found this quote more mind bending.
"He fired one shot, which struck the child. The boy then lost his balance and was run over by his father’s vehicle, police said."

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #683 on: 04 June, 2021, 09:57:32 am »
"Run over by his father's vehicle" seems to contradict the line "so he could fire his paintball gun out the window." That's before we even consider the vehicle's autonomous malice.
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #684 on: 04 June, 2021, 11:29:33 am »



I would wonder how they plan to get the fuel out of the bags and into the tank. But it's never going to get that far...

I've seen that setup before:  They get the fuel out after the crash, using a small high explosive charge to create a cloud, along with an incendiary charge to ignite it.  They're supposed to use some diesel in the mix for the obligatory plume of thick black smoke, thobut.

It's vitally important to remove all the wheelnuts before pushing the car off the cliff, of course.
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T42

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #685 on: 04 June, 2021, 01:06:47 pm »
"Run over by his father's vehicle" seems to contradict the line "so he could fire his paintball gun out the window." That's before we even consider the vehicle's autonomous malice.

Commendable attempt at retroactive Darwinism.  Now all Daddy needs to do is jump in front of his own moving car.

They could have done a far better job by paintballing a cop shop.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #686 on: 19 June, 2021, 10:39:56 am »
Not fast & rarely furious

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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #687 on: 19 June, 2021, 11:06:36 am »
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...


quixoticgeek

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #689 on: 24 June, 2021, 01:53:36 pm »

     https://twitter.com/GramsciFag/status/1407763535870955529


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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #690 on: 11 July, 2021, 12:21:15 pm »
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #691 on: 11 July, 2021, 01:22:39 pm »
Fish bombing!

Old news, it's been going on for decades in the western US. Apparently stocking some of the higher mountain lakes in steeper terrain calls for some pretty aggressive flying tactics, which the pilots thoroughly enjoy.

Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #692 on: 11 July, 2021, 01:27:16 pm »
Doesn't look like much fun for the fish, thobut.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #693 on: 27 July, 2021, 03:28:13 pm »
The "Panther tank in the basement"1 story still rumbles on:

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Lawyers in Germany are wrangling over how to deal with a pensioner who stored a World War Two tank, anti-aircraft gun and torpedo in his basement.

The items were removed from a house in the northern town of Heikendorf in 2015 with the help of the army.

Prosecutors and defence lawyers are now negotiating possible penalties, including a suspended sentence and a fine of up to €500,000 (£427,000).

The defendant, aged 84, must also find new homes for the monumental items.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57965260

Mind you, this bit is funny as all get out:

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According to his lawyer, a US museum is interested in purchasing the Panther tank. Many historians argue it was the most efficient such vehicle deployed by Germany during World War Two.

"Most efficient"?

The Panther tank had a powerful gun and good frontal armour, but it was over-engineered and took longer to manufacture than comparable Allied tanks2, it was underpowered, had a fragile transmission and was a PITA to maintain in the field.


1 Original story from 2015: https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-33381772

2 If you look at the 2nd World War WRT industrial capacity, Germany was pretty much on to a loser from quite early on.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #694 on: 27 July, 2021, 04:22:48 pm »
84, so born in 1937, therefore lived through WW2 but not old enough to fight in it, except perhaps as a last-ditch berserker on the Eastern Front in the last few months. Also too young to have bought, requisitioned or acquired it at the same time. I wonder if their father was a Panzerfahrer? Alsfo if they have a four-by-four?
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #695 on: 27 July, 2021, 05:37:23 pm »
The "Panther tank in the basement"1 story still rumbles on:

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Lawyers in Germany are wrangling over how to deal with a pensioner who stored a World War Two tank, anti-aircraft gun and torpedo in his basement.

The items were removed from a house in the northern town of Heikendorf in 2015 with the help of the army.

Prosecutors and defence lawyers are now negotiating possible penalties, including a suspended sentence and a fine of up to €500,000 (£427,000).

The defendant, aged 84, must also find new homes for the monumental items.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57965260
Vot basement?

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #696 on: 27 July, 2021, 06:18:07 pm »
That is a significant basement!
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #697 on: 27 July, 2021, 06:26:48 pm »
Wonder if he's got a Kettenkrad hidden away somewhere too…
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