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Yeah, I'm excited. I don't know why since I abandoned them years ago after an endless series of blackberries kept dying on me, not to mention their public and painful fall from their previous dizzy heights. Maybe it's because they are the underdog. Maybe it's because I'm feeling parochial for a company from this country I'm currently calling home. Maybe it's because I hope to see something magical. Something that takes the elegance and simplicity of the iPhone, with the power and business focus of a windows 8 device, matched to the breadth of apps and openness of an android device.
It's a used launcher, for crap's sake, not a weapon. The bird has flown the coop, and unless the buyer has a few hundred thousand dollars lying around, it won't get reloaded. Does anybody really think that, when one of our guys uses one of them against a legitimate enemy in a foreign country nobody really cares about, the good soldier dutifully packs up the spent launcher and brings it home for proper recycling? Did the guys and gals in Desert Storm police their brass and bring it home to be reloaded? Probably not...
This is a tempest in a teapot, published to sell ads, or to make publicity points for the cops and Liberals who want to stir up fear. It's also bullshit. This is a piece of memorabilia, not a useful piece of hardware. If there's anything of value in it, it's the IFF interrogator, if it was so equipped, and I guaranty that no red-necked gun nut will be able to make any use of that. Most of that sort have really low foreheads and are most comfortable making quiet grunting noises in response to questions...
They're tryin' to take away our rights! We should be able to have and to carry rocket launchers everywhere. For huntin and self protection. When they take away all of our rights to rocket launchers, all of the criminals, who will still get rocket launchers illegally, will be free to do as they wish.
The Holocaust and Sandy Hook- both conspiracies, but if the Jews and the Principal had been given Rocket Launchers, they would have never have been able to be staged by the government. Oh and slavery too, wouldn't have happened if the slaves had been given access to rocket launchers.
Lets Keep Fightin' and making sure Obama and the liberals can't take away our guns, by bringing back legislation that was originally enacted in the 80s by Ronald Reagan and the conservatives. He's trying to take away our freedom because he's secretly a muslim who secretly follows the teachings of his extremist christian pastor.
The funny thing is, an unguided, primitive, yet destructive, rocket can be made with readily available parts and chemicals. It might not include a seeker mechanism, but neither does an inert launcher such as the one at the buyback.
I can walk into an army surplus store and buy an inert grenade or inert artillery shell, would that make the news?
Exactly. The reason they don't allow smoking in gas stations is not that cigarettes are dangerous, but that idjuts might try to light them while pumping petrol - a genuinely risky thing. Heavier petroleum products typically take more energy to ignite, lighter ones less.
Still, it was a spectacularly stupid place to stop for a smoke.
well the story didn't say gas, just an oil storage tank. Without knowing exactly what was in there, there is the possibility of a different kind of vapor floating around the top of the tank. Something possibly a good bit more flammable.
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Be careful which toes you step on today, they might be connected to the foot that kicks your butt tomorrow.
Don't invoke Darwin's name in vain for an award! Unless (1) at least one of the said morons passed away, that there somehow is proof the previously said moron (2a) hasn't parented any kid, effectively removing himself from the gene pool and that (2b) he light his cigarette on top of it, not merely smoked it.
But I'm not the one to let a few details in the way of a good story: upvoted. Thanks for the laugh, I needed it!
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