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1  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Lounge - Get A Beer & Just Chatter Away / Re: The Omnipresent, currently playing (music) thread... on: 9 January 2017, 19:17:07
Zinedine Zidane: The Magician (also with a great and known tune, anybody can help identifying the song and artist?)



Found the name of the song, its "The Heart Asks Pleasure First' by Michael Nyman...
2  Welcome To The War & Tactics Forum / About The WaT Forum: Rules, Updates, News / Re: Donators on: 11 November 2013, 14:36:16

Price is 106 Euros (for a year, til 23rd of Octobre 2014), PM on the way to you for how to access the host and to effect payment (the site is all in Spanish, so I will guide you through).

Near future, no more cost than propatria.info (18.15 Euros)

3  The Military / Dutch Army: past and present / Re: Exercises with civil authorities on: 10 November 2013, 23:36:42
Did you participate and/or shoot the photos?

How did it go? Was it realistic, both in scenario and response? Any glitches worth mentioning, LLs, maybe an AAR?

4  Welcome To The War & Tactics Forum / About The WaT Forum: Rules, Updates, News / Re: Donators on: 10 November 2013, 23:30:33
Well, I paid the domain warandtactics.com today (18,15 Euros), but the server (106 Euros) I cannot take on me (simply don´t have them). If nobody pays the hosting fee it the server will be shut down, payment was due 26.10. and I then had negotiated a prolongation for both domain and server til NOV 7th with the hosting guys (and informed Koen).

Just FYI,

5  Welcome To The War & Tactics Forum / About The WaT Forum: Rules, Updates, News / Re: TechAdmin back on the job: News on: 27 October 2013, 13:24:16
Must be a machine thing, they do not rotate on my Mac but on the PC of the missus they do.

6  Military Hardware, Gear and Equipment / Naval Equipment / 16 inch Iowa Class Guns and Turrets on: 24 October 2013, 23:14:14
Ran into this interesting and fairly instructive US Navy training film from 1955 explaining the layout and function of the 16 inch three-gun turrets that e.g. the Iowa Class sported.

Never knew so much manpower was needed to operate one turret (79 operators), and also did not have a clue about the complexity of those beasts, also it is quite amazing to see the technology of around the time of my birth at work.



Battleship Guns: "16 Inch Gun & Turret" 1955 US Navy Training Film
7  Welcome To The War & Tactics Forum / Rally Point - Welcoming Center / Re: Kidon, Welcome! on: 24 October 2013, 16:32:27
Same from here.

8  Wargaming / TacOps / Re: Getting in some some Rapid-Fire PBEM on: 16 June 2013, 11:49:02
Pete, you talking Tacops?

Got my hands on a PC right now, could install it and have a go, would love to have some great entertainment after so many years without.

Let me know, both net and PBM (slow: 1 turn a day is what I can promise) would be fine (some of Rikis Scenarios maybe?).

9  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Chambers: Political Discussion Board / Re: Disturbing on: 22 January 2013, 19:39:29
Regarding Monty.
There is a line between freedom of speach and decent behaviour.
Freedom of speech shouldnt mean offending people which is what he did......

Maybe you *felt offended*, I concide this to be possible or probable, but he did not offend, he said what he thought (which is a difference as you already stated).

10  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Chambers: Political Discussion Board / Re: Disturbing on: 21 January 2013, 22:39:53
well, I'm not so happy with people who stand on the side but still want to have something to say. When your 'friend' has an opinion he should register and discuss instead. He can even use a nickname so that he discuss as a member (and not as a justice officer).
More and more I see people referring to laws instead of trying to discuss a solution.

I know, but that is simply reality.
And another reason to avoid such discussions.
The one you refer to was an Israeli army officer btw.

Folks, like Monty and FacMan I am not participating in discussions anymore in a forum where I get threatened with legal steps if I voice an opinion, that is unacceptable from my POV and for what I stand for.

Let Israel rule the media, I wont participate in it. I served my time defending freedom of speech, and I am telling this to our German Nazis as well as to our Spanish Catalanist Nazis (who are fighting to abolish exactly this right), no way to get me to shrink in front of freedom issues, the only reason to be on the side we are, methinks. JFTR, I am left and not right. Check out 23F ´81 vids to identify who ducked under the benches and who did not when Guardia Civil Lt. Coronel Tejero shot into the roof. There is a reason for this difference, and it was the three "leftest" members of parliament who kept steadfast (google "youtube 23F Tejero").

If the Israelis or the Catalan are procuring fascist moves, I will say so or leave if I am not allowed to express this opinion freely. Actually, what is happening with both the Catalan or Israel factions is that they are promoting the same fascist ideas (one people, forming an identity by race/belief/etc surrounding one idea and flag, victims to one enemy: In this case Muslims and Spanish, but it could be anyone, just got to cry it out loud enough) as Hitler and his acolytes.

I wont have my service shamed by anybody calling it a fascist serving act if I was there right to avoid any opression of freedom happening again. Believe me: I know a fascist when I see one, and ATM the Isreali government qualifies perfectly from my POV, as well as our Mr. Mas, but certainly not me or my friends that served under the same ideas induced in us by what happened in WWII, what our parents told us and what the US proclaimed with the Nuremberg trials.

Holocaust was the singular most abomable thing imaginable in mans history, porported by a whole people (us Germans), so: We should not let it happen again, under whatever flag or name. And if it is Israel that I see acting going the same way, then I will say so, threaten me with legal action if you like, looking forward to debate this in front of any court.

And, of course, any Israeli army officer is a neutral referee in this respect, like any ex Waffen-SS officer nowadys about the Nazi crimes, I will accept this by leaving.

Time will put everybody in his place (and every ideology or state).

11  Wargaming / Games: Reviews/Previews & General Discussions / Re: Soccer Manager Challenge: Hattrick on: 21 January 2013, 22:31:21
Hey, congrats Netherlands (and also Belgium as 2nd)!

Hattrick again:

Netherlands take the U20 gold!

In an exciting match Holland succeeded in bringing home the U20 gold medal for the first time in their Hattrick history by beating their eternal rivals Belgium 3-1.

After an early lead, the Dutch controlled the game which resulted in another goal some 20 minutes later. However almost straight from the kickoff, the Belgians managed to reduce the lead and one could say the increased tension was noticeable amongst the spectators. A few minutes into the second half Holland made it 3-1. Whilst the Belgians tried hard, 3-1 was the final score and the gold went to the Dutch.

Congratulations to Holland and their coach Mod-Schumi!

12  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Lounge - Get A Beer & Just Chatter Away / Re: Funny videos/pictures! on: 3 January 2013, 18:52:58
One of the best German Candid Camera pranks I remember is this one (subtitled in English, so you will get the gist). For us Germans the fun is that the people there are from the North, you cannot really shock them and they dont make a fuss ever. I *love* the part when the one lady (after minute 4:00 into the vid), in a very calm voice, says as if it was nothing: "I must be invisible... That´s not so bad...!"

(This is a fake washroom, there is no mirror, just a glass window with a mirrored same washroom constructed on the other side - and the twin sister of the lady that does her make up copying her movements)



german washroom mirror prank
13  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Lounge - Get A Beer & Just Chatter Away / Re: The Omnipresent, currently playing (music) thread... on: 23 December 2012, 01:53:25
Listening to Bachs Brandenburg Concert #3, to a choreography by Marin, from the Dutch National Ballet.

I must say, Dutch are obviously a bit different...



? Groosland (Marin / Bach) ?
14  War & Conflicts Discussions / Tanks / Panzers / Assault guns / Re: Found ISU-152 on: 21 December 2012, 15:49:50
Amazing video, pity they had to demilitarize it (9:08-9:25 in the video).

After viewing it several times it looks like the "K" version to me, so maybe just is around 40+ yrs old, but still great to see tough technology in action.

Thanks for sharing,

15  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Aisles: Non-military News and Snippets / Re: the right to carry arms? f*** you! on: 19 December 2012, 10:24:05
Obama says: we need to review the arms law
the nation reacts...

Yep, they now have all kinds of school body armour out:

Bulletproof Backpacks:

"Basically, there's three models," says Derek Williams. "A SwissGear that's made for teens, and we've got an Avengers and a Disney Princess backpack for little kids."

Williams is the president of Amendment II, a Salt Lake City-based company that manufactures lightweight body armor for law enforcement and military use. But lately they've moved into a different market: body armor for kids. Six months ago, Amendment II introduced a new line of backpacks, built with the company's signature carbon nanotube armor, designed to keep kids safe in the event of school shootings. Since Friday's massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, sales have gone through the roof. "I can't go into exact sales numbers, but basically we tripled our sales volume of backpacks that we typically do in a month—in one week," Williams says.

With thoughts of defenseless children seared into the national consciousness, the company doesn't plan on letting the crisis go to waste. "We want to be sensitive to how we do that, but we are gonna try to get the word out that this product does exist that there are ways to at least provide our children with some protection," Williams says.

Tactical vests and body armour for kids are mulled over whether to become obligatory in US schools:

You tell me about sick, man...  Huh?

The US is more and more becoming a territory I not only would not want to live in, but I more and more have come to not even want to visit anymore.

16  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Lounge - Get A Beer & Just Chatter Away / Re: The Omnipresent, currently playing (music) thread... on: 19 December 2012, 10:13:58
As I don´t fall in love so often

good luck!

Your wish are my orders....  salute

17  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Lounge - Get A Beer & Just Chatter Away / Re: The Omnipresent, currently playing (music) thread... on: 17 December 2012, 23:42:27
As I don´t fall in love so often this one is running today, in various versions (actually I had it in my head first, then searched for it):

Jamie Cullum-What a difference a day makes (subtitulos en español e ingles)


18  Welcome To The War & Tactics Forum / Rally Point - Welcoming Center / Re: MATS P Welcome on: 17 December 2012, 23:02:45

19  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Lounge - Get A Beer & Just Chatter Away / Re: The Omnipresent, currently playing (music) thread... on: 15 December 2012, 12:12:26
This year takes a horrible toll on great musicians, also Ravi Shankar, the "God of the Sitar" and known for enlightening George Harrison in 1967 (see video), died two days ago:

Muere Ravi Shankar, el genio del sitar (External Embedding Disabled)

Ravi Shankar on the Dick Cavett Show

Here, with the "Flamenco Guitar God", discussing the Indian classical bases of Flamenco (partially in Spanish, partially in English).

Pt. Ravi Shankar with Paco de Lucia


20  NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions / The Aisles: Non-military News and Snippets / Re: the right to carry arms? f*** you! on: 15 December 2012, 12:00:45

gun control *does* work:

We had in summer the case here in Mallorca that a perturbed Hitler and Columbine Massacre fan had planned to commit a massacre in the University of Balearic Islands (UIB) here in Palma at Hitlers birthday 20th of April, 2013.

The story on how they caught him is very long and has all the twists for a Hollywood movie (someone in Japan read the blog of the guy and tried to communicate this to the Majorcan Police - who did neither speak Japanese nor English - and though all the protagonists were not aware of it - it worked, the information was processed and with FBI and CNI they started following up the guy, finally after 5 month of investgation they caught him for bying lot of material to produce explosives over internet).


The interesting part of the story is that (he wanted to copy the Columbine Shootings initially):

...During these months of investigation, JM tried repeatedly illegally acquire several weapons, according to information provided by the Police Department...

He did it the way I would have done (and described it yesterday), by going to "Son Banya" with 3.000 Euros and trying to aquire steel, of course without stating his intent. Did not work, he got nothing from the gypsies, and what is more, news spread through the illegal canals that he was not to be sold a gun. Point is, if *I* went I *would* get a gun.

So finally, the guy had to resort to fabricating his own explosives in Oklahoma style with fertilizer but got followed up in his Internet bying spree and detained when he recived the material.

This is what I call gun control, and it shows it *does* work: By forcing a potential buyer into illegal canals, you pass the problem to the streetwise sellers, they do the best psychologic profiling and react accordingly (at least in Europe), as they do *not* want to see their business affected by raids or whatsoever.

Gun control works.

Actually, yoou yourself were giving the hint: The China guy stabbed 22 kids in school, but *did not kill one*.


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