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    They did this! They really really did this!!!

    Vehicles of the US military - MSN Autos

    Actually calling an M113 "Gavin."

    Vehicles of the US military

    M113A3 Armored Personnel Carrier

    Military equipment is always eye-wateringly expensive, but unless it gets shot up in action the gear is often used for a very long time. The M113 "Gavin" is a perfect example. Designed in the late 1950s, the M113 has been transporting troops behind its light armor since the Kennedy administration. Over the years, 40 or more versions have specialized in everything from smoke generation to 120 mm mortar fire. Approximately 80,000 Gavins have been built, it's still in production, and it can be found serving in over 50 countries besides the U.S. Weight is just under 24,000 pounds and power is from a 275-horsepower diesel engine.
    Somewhere, deep in the basement of a suburban townhouse, Mike Sparks is laughing his ass off.
    "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.

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    Originally posted by gunnut View Post
    Somewhere, deep in the basement of a suburban townhouse, Mike Sparks is laughing his ass off.
    And by "laughing his ass off", I think you mean "masturbating furiously"
    Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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    • #3
      Well that fucked up a perfectly fine Sunday afternoon!
      “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
      Mark Twain

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
        And by "laughing his ass off", I think you mean "masturbating furiously"
        Thank you for that imagery. I had to watch SWSNBN's concert to cleanse my mind.
        "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gunnut View Post
          Thank you for that imagery. I had to watch SWSNBN's concert to cleanse my mind.
          We all knew it. Somebody had to say it. Turns out that somebody was me.
          Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gunnut View Post
            Thank you for that imagery. I had to watch SWSNBN's concert to cleanse my mind.
            One of those situations to get bitten by a snake or ***** by a donkey.

            :insane:
            No such thing as a good tax - Churchill

            To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Doktor View Post
              One of those situations to get bitten by a snake or ***** by a donkey.

              :insane:
              Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . . do I have a choice?
              "There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have. Remember Scrooge, time is short, and suddenly, you're not there any more." -Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge

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              • #8
                Can I at least choose the snake's species?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Stitch View Post
                  Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . . do I have a choice?
                  Uhm... yes.
                  No such thing as a good tax - Churchill

                  To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Skywatcher View Post
                    Can I at least choose the snake's species?
                    No.
                    No such thing as a good tax - Churchill

                    To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.

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                    • #11
                      One does have to give Sparky props at least for pretty much being a pioneer of "professional" search engine optimization.

                      Regardless of the content of the site optimized.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kato View Post
                        One does have to give Sparky props at least for pretty much being a pioneer of "professional" search engine optimization.

                        Regardless of the content of the site optimized.
                        Kato, that is like getting credit for being the tallest midget!
                        “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                        Mark Twain

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kato View Post
                          One does have to give Sparky props at least for pretty much being a pioneer of "professional" search engine optimization.
                          I would love to have a professional do a psychological evaluation on ol Sparky, although I'm sure he'd react....negatively to such a suggestion.

                          I can just about guarantee the diagnosis would include a huge wallop of Narcissistic personality disorder

                          Supporting or defending Donald Trump is such an unforgivable moral failing that it calls every bit of your judgement and character into question. Nothing about you should be trusted if you can look at this man and find redeemable value

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