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Forum: Trigger Puller 09-10-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 7,790
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Falklands, reflections by members of 3 Para.

Some great talks by veterans of 3 Para on Mt Longdon. The first link starts off with the CO (Pike) and he finishes the last link. If nothing else, watch the second half of the last link for his...
Forum: Trigger Puller 09-10-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 6,079
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Good book. Ian's review is spot on.

Good book. Ian's review is spot on.
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 06-16-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 87,674
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Howard Kippenberger: Dauntless Spirit...

Howard Kippenberger: Dauntless Spirit (http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Kippenberger-Dauntless-Denis-Mclean/dp/1459672461/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434443135&sr=8-1&keywords=howard+kippenberger)

Storm...
Forum: Historians 04-25-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 36,705
Posted By Kiwigrunt
This song...

This song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaUEWmCf3tM) was played at our local Anzac day service.
Forum: Historians 04-23-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 36,705
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Mark Knopfler perform the last post. ...

Mark Knopfler perform the last post.
http://http://www.thecoast.net.nz/videos/mark-knopfler-performs-the-last-post-in-memory-of-wwi-heroes/#.VTjDv-SyAa8.facebook...
Forum: Europe 01-09-2015
Replies: 246
Views: 123,672
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Here is an interesting response (via Facebook,...

Here is an interesting response (via Facebook, BBC Daily Politics & Sunday Politics).
An interview with Murray, Nawaz and Powell.
...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 08-06-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 17,840
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Here (http://www.ebookdb.org/item/7245/) is a...

Here (http://www.ebookdb.org/item/7245/) is a 1985 book on cohesion. I haven't read it yet, but it is free to read online.
Forum: Trigger Puller 08-03-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 137,543
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Mark and David, I hate you guys. If I end up...

Mark and David, I hate you guys. If I end up destitute, it will be your fault. But at least if I end up living in a cardboard box I shall have some nice books in it.

18 Platoon: ordered (been...
Forum: Trigger Puller 06-24-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 73,935
Posted By Kiwigrunt
The built in stoppage reflects the limitations of...

The built in stoppage reflects the limitations of a mag-fed vs. beltfed. It stops every 30 rounds.;)

The Bren (and L4) was indeed very reliable. And also very accurate. Often regarded as too...
Forum: Catch-All, Military Art & Science 06-17-2014
Replies: 112
Views: 72,688
Posted By Kiwigrunt
One of the F16 designers trashes the F35....

One of the F16 designers trashes the F35. (http://sploid.gizmodo.com/the-designer-of-the-f-16-explains-why-the-f-35-is-such-1591828468)
Forum: Trigger Puller 05-21-2014
Replies: 977
Views: 302,163
Posted By Kiwigrunt
It is interesting to see that HK's brand new 7.62...

It is interesting to see that HK's brand new 7.62 MG5 Universal (GPMG/MMG) weighs a whopping 11.6 kg. The LMG Infantry version (with pencil barrel and lacking a bipod) still weighs about 10.5 kg. I'm...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-10-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
What I am trying to convey is that the kind of...

What I am trying to convey is that the kind of people largely responsible for extending liberties and rights to those previously oppressed or otherwise disadvantaged, are often those that receive...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-08-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Who is this 'we' that is responsible for the...

Who is this 'we' that is responsible for the extending of those liberties beyond the master race and gender? Might it be the people that 120mm so aptly describes as the commie benign master class who...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-08-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Assault RIFLE. Not weapon. No dessert for...

Assault RIFLE.
Not weapon.
No dessert for you tonight! And wash you keyboard with water and soap. And ten Hail Marys.
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-08-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Isn't true (simplistic) democracy exactly that...

Isn't true (simplistic) democracy exactly that though? Provided you are fortunate enough to be part of a majority.
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-08-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Does it not imply separation though, for all...

Does it not imply separation though, for all practical purposes? Because if it doesn't, then what church would have the privilege not to be separate, to the potential detriment of all the others?

...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-08-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Provided you were a white, Christian,...

Provided you were a white, Christian, heterosexual male.
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-08-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Whether or not it is a justification for...

Whether or not it is a justification for bureaucrats doing those things (and I agree with you that often it is), does not nullify anything that AmericanPride wrote.
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-07-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Everywhere indeed. Not just in the US. But I...

Everywhere indeed. Not just in the US. But I think there may be another issue at play here as well. I think it may have as much to do with an over-bloated bureaucracy and judicial system - ever...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-06-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
I too have thought for some time (and still do to...

I too have thought for some time (and still do to an extent) that police are often too militarised in appearance. However, I read an article (by a cop) refuting this and making comparisons with other...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-06-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Interestingly, single shot (straight pull) AR15s...

Interestingly, single shot (straight pull) AR15s (http://riflesintheuk.com/ar15.htm) appear to be allowed in the UK.
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-06-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
I agree with Dayuhan. This whole gun discourse in...

I agree with Dayuhan. This whole gun discourse in the US seems like a self-perpetuating avalanche. And it seems increasingly difficult to separate it from other areas of discourse, in the sense that...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-06-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Yup. M193 in one and SS109 in the other. In case...

Yup. M193 in one and SS109 in the other. In case I may need to defeat body armour. Also made sure my back-up sights are zeroed in...just never know!:wry:
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-06-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Well, yes. It took me a while to load 30 rounds...

Well, yes. It took me a while to load 30 rounds in a mag.....:eek::p
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-06-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,557
Posted By Kiwigrunt
Carl, I fully agree with you. Except for point...

Carl, I fully agree with you. Except for point three. But that is a result of point two.:D
It has been said that Obama is the best gun-salesman the US has ever had. And it has even blown over to NZ....
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