Having some background here I'm going to try to answer you in full.
1: At the velocities involved in a tank shell vs armor situation, physics doesn't quite work the way you imagine it does. The long and short is that density of a material becomes more important than its hardness. Tungsten is more dense than steel which is why it makes good tank shells. Lead would be good but is too soft to be fired in the kinds of shapes and velocities needed. DU has 3 properties that make it ideal for tank shells: It's really hard (closer to tungsten than to lead), its really, really dense (moreso than lead). And when it suffers high-velocity impact, it shaves off tiny little particles that oxidize in the air and actually ignite. DU dust is incredibly flammable, on the same level as magnesium (think fireworks flash powder). So when it hits hard armor it penetrates really good and sets off a massive shower of 10,000 degree burning sparks inside the tank that can kill crew, melt control panels, ignite fuel, or blow up loose ammo. It's nasty nasty stuff. Its also the only material known to man that just happens to have these three ideal tank-killing properties.
2: DU is called "depleted" because its 99.999% pure U238. Uranium ore is always a blend of U238 and U235. U235 is the nasty, super radioactive, nuclear-weapons-and-reactor-fuel shit, and separating U235 out of plain uranium is like 90% of nuclear engineering work. Once all that U235 is sifted out, the leftover is Uranium that has been "depleted" of U235. i.e. it is now pure U238. This stuff was useless for decades because it is mildly radioactive (there's always a tiny little bit of U235 left in there) and has no properties other than being really hard and really heavy. They used to use it for counterweight ballast in early jumbo jets before they figured out that it made really awesome tank shells.
3: DU itself, today, is very high purity and "generally" harmless. You could carry a piece around in your pocket every day and it'd never hurt you because the slight radiation emitted by the modern, pure DU can't penetrate your skin. This is why everyone thought it was okay to use in weapons until...
4: Oops. Remember that DU burns? Well it turns out that the microscopic particles and "soot" left by burning DU are really tiny and have really big surface area, meaning they emit more intense close-range radiation and float in the air just like normal smoke. Your skin would still stop the radiation, except the particles are small enough to inhale or even be absorbed through the skin membrane. Once the shit gets into your lungs or under your skin then all bets are off, and you're facing a double whammy of heavy metal poisoning AND ionizing radiation that can spread from your unprotected lungs into other areas around your body, even into your brain. This is strongly believed to be the real cause of Gulf War Syndrome: Exposure to the incredibly toxic, radioactive soot-like residue left in the wake of hits by DU munitions.
Interestingly in one of the early EU books, Luke is reminiscing about the whole thing with Leia, and quietly admits that he "still felt pretty much the same about her as he did then." So yeah, our boy was a siscon lol. They also get really intimate in SITME, which isn't really canon anymore but almost was, had Empire not been greenlit.
Depends on when it was made. If its newer then 1898, then you pay the feds $200 bucks and wait six months for the paperwork to clear. If its older than that, or a muzzle-loading replica, then there's no paperwork at all. AFAIK the most advanced cannon you can own this way is one of these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_de_75_mod%C3%A8le_1897
There's a guy who owns one who used to turn up at Knob Creek.
They thought the shots would get everyone, and also prime the public for lockdowns and control. This is to get all the stragglers, and they've had another 3 years to get it up and running.
I don't hold to that, frankly. I was online looking at titties and gore and shock sites at 12~13 and its some of my fondest memories. But back then there was also an ironclad rule that you NEVER used your personal info or real name for anything, and you sure as shit never got into any conversations with adults that involved personal shit. I was a member of many small forums as a young teen and spent many hours talking with people about videogame lore and movies and outdoorsy activities and everything else, all perfectly safe. It's not the content online, it's the people on the net using it as a hunting ground that are the problem.
Nowadays kids are going on Tiktok with their real names and real faces and talking about intimate details of their lives with complete strangers in private DMs, and its the most fucked up shit to me.
I love the Internet as much as the next guy, but the 'net is literally crawling with trannies and commies doing this "egg cracking" shit where they hunt down vulnerable kids, get them into secret chats, and convince them that they're trans without anyone else knowing - especially not parents. It goes from there to phone apps to sometimes meetups and IRL sex abuse and grooming. The whole thing is a fucking nightmare. I don't have kids, but if I ever do I'm stripping every piece of technology out of the walls until they're 13. They can have a fucking computer when they can program an Amiga.
What surprised me in this story is that John (not real name, if you couldn't tell) actually found the balls to do this. As long as I've known him he's basically been one of those "nice guy too nice to stand up for himself" types and I totally expected his kid was going to go all the way. But nah, motherfucker did it!
Trump racked up a lot of debt but poured a lot of it into infrastructure and attracting new business investments in the big picture. In all likelihood it would have worked, sacrificing short term gains for long term growth to make up the deficit and then some. The problem was that half his intended goals got scuttled by the deep state or stalled out until Biden could swoop in and reverse them. Then the faggots just kept printing money but without his plans to make any of it back, and now here we are.
Both of them got baited, and both of them took the bait because they have egos. I guaran-damn-tee you that Ron wasn't considering a run at first but had some Soros plant whispering in his ear that he needed to do it. At some point he mumbled out a "Maybe, I dunno. I'll think about it." and some other plant leaked that to the press, who made it sound like he was gonna take down Trump. Then some other faggot plant near Trump tells him that "Desantis is getting ready to backstab you, you need to get out ahead of it." and so Trump opened his mouth. Which then pissed Desantis off and convinced him that he should run for real, which pissed Trump off more, etc. etc. and here we are. Divide and conquer. When the two biggest swinging dicks on the Conservative side are at each other's throat, the only ones who win are the communists.
Think of life like a giant MMORPG. The world is set up and has rules, and your job is to figure out how to play the game. But no matter what class you pick, or what quests you do, when the game ends at your death the thing you actually get graded on is your sportsmanship and how you treated and regarded other players in the time you were there. And how much respect you kept for the game's developer despite the challenges you ran into.
I tolerated the initial 2 week "lockdown" because I understand how they could have helped as advertised. Basically buying a little time in the spread acceleration curve for hospitals etc to get caught up and stocked before the floodgates really opened up. It was politically "desperate" but made technical sense as a "we have no idea but this should help" policy. Then they stretched it to 30 days. I bitched but followed the extension this time for the same reason. Then it went to another 60. And at that point neither I nor anybody else sane here gave a fuck, we just went back to normal and told authorities to deal with it.
At that point it got funny, because the libcuck city council was trying to get the police dept to enforce the lockdowns and especially masks, but the PD flat out refused. They would respond to calls (they had to) but outright refused to write tickets or make arrests for it. They'd walk up to you, say you're supposed to be wearing a mask, and then walk away until someone else called. It turned into a whole thing where the mayor walked around in stores and called the cops from her cellphone, made them come to the store and stood there to make the cop write a ticket. This happened once and the entire PD threatened to blue flu the whole city if she or anyone else did it again, so the city threatened to dEfUnD tHe pOliCe and actually put in a measure cutting the dept payroll budget to $0.00. The chief of police basically said "do it pussies, you fuckin' won't" and the city finally backed down.
Bingo. Nobody noticed that Zelensky offered to let NATO put IRBMs in Ukraine. That's close enough to Moscow that a first strike could nuke them faster than they could respond. Putin rolled the tanks over Ukraine's border three days later.
Try phrasing it in a way to ask "what would be the necessary number of white people that would have to be killed by the train to make choosing to run over a black woman the morally correct choice?"
I got real covid, the first one, about 2 weeks before it was officially in the US. And it was some mean shit. It felt like a 10/10 case of the flu except my lungs were full of dried rubber cement and I had little/no fever. Kinda reminded me of dust pneumonia which I had once decades ago.
I laid up in bed for four days and coughed so hard I pulled the muscles in my abs. After day four it did this weird shit where I would wake up one day feeling fine, then the next day full symptoms were back, and it went back and forth like that every couple days. And it was like I had narcolepsy, I'd get uncontrollably sleepy and pass out in random places like my desk at work or even my car in the driveway once. Never had anything like it before or since.
Ivermectin wasn't a known thing at the time or I'd have tried it, but I do keep a few tubes around now and I have a recent anecdote. About a week ago I came down sick with something, and woke up at 2am feeling my lung filling with crud. Had a moderate fever, sniffles, the whole shebang. I thought "fuck it, this is real early in the symptoms so let's see if this works" and took a dose of ivermectin and 1000mg of vitamin C, chugged a couple bottles of water, and went back to bed. I woke up at 1:00 PM the next day feeling kinda drained but otherwise perfectly normal. The symptoms were gone and stayed gone. Shit's a miracle drug.
The faster you take it when you feel symptoms the less of it you need. I felt the classic "lung full of rubber cement" feeling coming on that means I caught the flavor of the week covid strain going around. Took a hit of horse paste and 1000mg of vitamin C when going to bed that night. Woke up 8 hours later feeling super drained, but coughed up a huge booger out of my lungs and the other symptoms are all gone. One dose and a good nights sleep killed it. Just take it early.
I used to feel as you do, but realized one day that the south were all democrats and democrat supporters.
If I could send a hundred, or even a thousand Shermans through California today, it still wouldn't be enough.
There's also the matter of Ukraine reneging on the conditions of their independence from the USSR: No nukes, and can never join NATO. Zelensky quietly, but publicly, offered that if Ukraine was allowed into NATO he would let them put nukes in Ukraine within striking distance of Moscow. Putin rolled tanks over his border just 72 hours later.
There's a funny thing that people don't notice. Most of the limits on Federal power in the Constitution use some variation of "Congress shall make no law....etc." The 2A is one of the only ones with no qualifier, it simply states that the RIGHT SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. If it means only by Congress then it would have said so. In fact, as written, it reads as something utterly universal. Not the Feds, not the States, not the cities, not even private property owners may INFRINGE on the RIGHT.
Not even that. They built Fukushima to withstand the biggest world-record tsunami and earthquake ever recorded there. It was a very safe bet, right up until mother nature decided to set a whole new record. Literally a 1/1000,000 freak occurrence.
"No I don't!"
Then it's not my job to educate you.
Start saying it as "Hi Hello!" = H.H.
How about "continuously employed for the previous 365 days and did not accept any government loans, grants or welfare during that period"?
Underrated comment. This is what we really need, and I hope Trump has realized it.
We didn't invade their country because of some rusty fucking Cold War era gas cylinders. They implied, heavily, day after day and week after week, and month after month, that Saddam not only had NUKES, but was planning on using them against the US. Nobody gives a fuck about Sarin and Chlorine shells rotting away in a warehouse in bumfuck nowhere. Remember "YELLOWCAKE URANIUM"? Yeah you fucking do.
What the fuck is up with you schizos who Capitalize Your Words Really Strangely?