The next, stupid trend for millennials – “De-Plating” (Page #1)

At least millenials haven’t ruined food just yet, but they’re certainly trying their absolute hardest to destroy what it means to serve people food. From the stupidity of serving french fries in a shoe to pasta in a 30 year old Tonka dump truck, a new level of absurdity has been reached in 2016.

The only answer we can come up with is “Drugs” and lots of them, as to the reason for this level of stupidity.

Ploughman's "Sandwich" which requires you to build it yourself, complete with rock-hard butter. Comes with two pretentious piles of salt and pepper served on a piece of wood.

Ploughman’s “Sandwich” which requires you to build it yourself, complete with rock-hard butter. Comes with two pretentious piles of salt and pepper served on a piece of wood.

"BBQ Prawns on a tree"  - The Prawns look good enough but why do they have to be served on a bundle of sticks with a ceramic rabbit and a candle? Seemingly a person suffering from severe levels of autism did this in the name of millennial 'art'.  (No offense to autistic people, we love computers and all, well enough).

“BBQ Prawns on a tree” – The Prawns look good enough but why do they have to be served on a bundle of sticks with a ceramic rabbit and a candle? Seemingly a person suffering from severe levels of autism did this in the name of millennial ‘art’. (No offense to autistic people, we love computers and all, well enough).

"The new English lunch" - Sandwich with chips served in a dustpan with a knife.  We don't know who came up with this but they need to put in jail...immediately.

“The new English lunch” – Sandwich with chips served in a dustpan with a knife.
We don’t know who came up with this but they need to put in jail…immediately.





Even German millennials aren't exempt from the stupidity of de-plating.  Here they've created a 'crumb free plate' by serving food on freaking tennis rackets. Don't forget the asinine tennis balls used as coasters. What were they thinking (Rather what drugs were they on when coming up with this idea.

Even German millennials aren’t exempt from the stupidity of de-plating. Here they’ve created a ‘crumb free plate’ by serving food on freaking tennis rackets. Don’t forget the asinine tennis balls used as coasters. What were they thinking (Rather what drugs were they on when coming up with this idea.

Serving food on a cutting board makes sense some times. However serving dessert on the remains of a tree stump does not. I can't help but wonder how many customers end up with splinters.

Serving food on a cutting board makes sense some times. However serving dessert on the remains of a tree stump does not.
I can’t help but wonder how many customers end up with splinters.

"Cocktail in a bag" - No cup offered or even a freaking straw. We're not sure how you drink from this, but some bar thinks you'll figure it out on your own.

“Cocktail in a bag” – No cup offered or even a freaking straw. We’re not sure how you drink from this, but some bar thinks you’ll figure it out on your own.

The following photos are from a hispster-turned-entrepreneur went to Thailand and put this smorgasbord of stupidity together.

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Not only do you have to make your own hot chocolate at this coffee bar, but you also have to drink it from the bowl they serve it in. No cups allowed.

Not only do you have to make your own hot chocolate at this coffee bar, but you also have to drink it from the bowl they serve it in. No cups allowed.


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Black powder-era, 19th century cannon is now being used in Syria

This was a strange occurrence.

Now in Syria, as the flow modern weapons slowly goes down due to embargoes, the people fighting – Syrian government, ISIS, FSA and the Kurds are slowly resorting to home made weapons.

The first weapon was the ‘barrel bomb’, a 55 gallon drum filled with more than 500 pounds of cheap, low grade explosives like ANFO.

Now, at this point in the war a new weapon has been introduced – A hydraulic mounted 19th century black powder cannon. This video is interesting because there’s simply no videos or information about the power of 19th century cannons, till now. In this case, a nearly 150 year old cannon is being used with ferocious effect in the Syrian Civil War.

Here’s the video of it being used to kill soldiers in a fortified position.




As if this wasn’t enough, we’ve also found several videos of other home-made weapons being used in the Syrian conflict. Something to note is that while the war rages, engineers continue to develop new weapons made from common components, many of which are quite effective and deadly.

Here is the truck mounted, hydraulically controlled “Omar Gun” developed by a engineer named Omar with the Alrahman Corps.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Btflc-4XM

If you’d like to learn more about how weapons are made, check out the following links.

Home made machine guns of the Mexican drug war

Inside a Philippine gun factory



Man with shotgun defends home against home invasion – 4 dead (NSFW)

This week, a man was attacked at his property in the town of Terra Roxa by four armed bandits attempting to rob him and his property.

Unbeknownst to the attackers, the owner of the property was armed – With a 12 gauge shotgun

A short, but extremely violent shootout took place, seeing the owner of the home killing three of the four home invaders, the fourth one died after being shot by the police while trying to flee to the hospital

Please note, the below photos are quite graphic.

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Here’s quotes from the local media source.

Four thugs died on Sunday 11, around 2 pm, after an attempted robbery at a farmhouse in the interior of the city of Terra Roxa in the PR.

The thugs drove to the house in a VW / Gol, silver color, plates MMQ-0650 from Assis Chateaubriand.

The owner would have reacted to the robbery and, in possession of a 12 gauge shotgun, shot at 4 thugs – three died on the spot, still in the yard of the residence located on the Cruzeirinho road.

Another thief, even injured, still tried to flee, but with the arrival of police officers he retaliated and also ended up being killed.

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Anti-Trump Protest Attacker Identified As Hillary Supporter

Today there was a incident that took place at the Ohio State University campus. Many people are calling it a blatant attack on free speech by pro-Trump individuals.




However, like normal the devil is in the details, and a individual has come forward identifying the man that attacked a protestor at OSU. In this case, the man who has been identified as a individual with Asperger who was upset at the commotion generated by the protest. He then attacked the individual on the stairs. Incidentally enough, it appears both the person who was being attacked, and the attacker are BOTH Hillary Clinton supporters.

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In Ohio, Republicans are being targeted for voter disenfranchisement

This recently came up in a local Facebook post, and a local state senator was mentioned in it. It has been taken to the Ohio board of Elections and is down-right scary that this level of fraud is occurring.

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Was the M4 Sherman really that bad? A Soviet perspective

With regards to WW2, many so-called experts have determined that the American M4 Sherman tank was one of the worst weapons fielded by the Allies. In his book “Death Traps” Belton Cooper believes that the M4 got many American servicemen un-needlessly killed due to intentionally poor construction. Since the writing of this book, some historians have agreed with this point, while many others have not.

In our last Article about the M4 “Dispelling the myths surrounding the M4 Sherman” we brought up a great deal of technical records regarding armor, guns and the like.

To supplement this article, we are providing a excerpt from a Soviet tankman with the 6th Guards Tank Army, mr Dmitry Loza.

“[I fought] On Shermans. We called them “Emchas”, from M4 [in Russian, em chetyrye]…. When someone says to me that this was a bad tank, I respond, “Excuse me!” One cannot say that this was a bad tank. Bad as compared to what?”

“In general, the Matilda was an unbelievably worthless tank!”

With regards to the maintenance of the M4 Sherman tank versus the British Matilda tank, Dmitriy noted that “The Sherman was light years better in this regard.”




With more regards to reliability, especially both on-road and offroad service usage – “I might be mistaken, but I believe that the service life of the T-34 track was 2500 kilometers. The service life of the Sherman track was in excess of 5000 kilometers. Secondly, The Sherman drove like a car on hard surfaces, and our T-34 made so much noise that only the devil knows how many kilometers away it could be heard. ”

Two M4A2 Sherman tanks rolling through the streets of Vienna. Note the STUG in the background.

Two M4A2 Sherman tanks rolling through the streets of Vienna. Note the STUG in the background.


With regards to the ‘Ronson’ theory that the M4 Sherman was a death-trap once hit, causing ammunition to cook off (That is violently explode)
“For a long time after the war I sought an answer to one question. If a T-34 started burning, we tried to get as far away from it as possible, even though this was forbidden. The on-board ammunition exploded. For a brief period of time, perhaps six weeks, I fought on a T-34 around Smolensk. The commander of one of our companies was hit in his tank. The crew jumped out of the tank but were unable to run away from it because the Germans were pinning them down with machine gun fire. They lay there in the wheat field as the tank burned and blew up. By evening, when the battle had waned, we went to them. I found the company commander lying on the ground with a large piece of armor sticking out of his head. When a Sherman burned, the main gun ammunition did not explode. Why was this?”

(After having his tank hit and set on fire by Germans) “We lay under the tank as it burned. We laid there a long time with nowhere to go. The Germans were covering the empty field around the tank with machine gun and mortar fires… …We heard many loud thumps coming from the turret. This was the armor-piercing rounds being blown out of their cases. Next the fire would reach the high explosive rounds and all hell would break loose! But nothing happened. Why not? Because our high explosive rounds detonated and the American rounds did not? In the end it was because the American ammunition had more refined explosives. Ours was some kind of component that increased the force of the explosion one and one-half times, at the same time increasing the risk of detonation of the ammunition.”

A whopping 17,184 M4 Shermans were sent to Great Britain. A total of 4,102 were sent to the USSR.

A whopping 17,184 M4 Shermans were sent to Great Britain. A total of 4,102 were sent to the USSR.

With regards to the interior layout, soldier comfort and amenities of the M4 Sherman – “In the first place, it was painted beautifully. Secondly, the seats were comfortable, covered with some kind of remarkable special artificial leather. If a tank was knocked out or damaged, then if it was left unguarded literally for just several minutes the infantry would strip out all this upholstery. It made excellent boots! Simply beautiful!”





With regards to the anti-aircraft mount M2 50 caliber heavy machine gun – “These machine guns were of great use to us in the war with Japan, against kamikazes. We fired them so much that they got red hot and began to cook off. To this day I have a piece of shrapnel in my head from an antiaircraft machine gun.”

With regards to the special-delivery diesel powered engine used in the M4 Sherman tank, the GM 6046 “In Romania it happened that we broke into the German rear with our tanks and they cut us off from our own logistics. We made a cocktail, a mixture of gasoline and kerosene (the M4A2 Shermans were diesel-powered), in what proportions I do not recall. The tanks ran on this cocktail, but the engines overheated.”

Soviet infantry hitching a ride on a M4 Sherman.

Soviet infantry hitching a ride on a M4 Sherman.


As a side note, it appears that the USSR reverse-engineered the GM6046 as the Russkiy Dizel (Diesel Energo) DPN23/2H30 DRPN23/2H30 series of engine used in post-war USSR and Eastern Bloc countries.

Regarding paint schemes and camouflage motorized vehicles – “We lacked the materials. We did not have a large choice of colors. There was a protective color and we painted it. It took a lot of paint to cover a tank! If we had been able to obtain other colors, then perhaps we would have camouflaged our tanks. In general, there were many other tasks at hand, like repair, refueling, and so on.”

Regarding the Sherman’s armor layout
“I want also to add that the Sherman’s armor was tough. There were cases on our T-34 when a round struck and did not penetrate. But the crew was wounded because pieces of armor flew off the inside wall and struck the crewmen in the hands and eyes. This never happened on the Sherman.”

More information from Mr Loza’s perspective can be found at : http://iremember.ru/en/memoirs/tankers/dmitriy-loza/

PS – If you liked this, you might like our 100+ image photo gallery of the graphic nature of the Eastern front

3 Children killed while playing Pokemon GO

A very recent tragedy has befallen the small community of Portsmouth Ohio where a group of young kids were tragically killed by drowning in the Ohio River.

The location of Portsmouth is near the Ohio River

The location of Portsmouth is near the Ohio River

According to a group of other teenagers who tried to rescue, the group of kids drowning said that shortly before the incident, the kids were said to be chasing ‘Water type Pokemon’.

The Portsmouth flood wall is a popular tourist attraction in Southern Ohio. It is also one of the "Pokestops" that rewards players on Pokemon Go for visiting it.

The Portsmouth flood wall is a popular tourist attraction in Southern Ohio. It is also one of the “Pokestops” that rewards players on Pokemon Go for visiting it.





From what bystanders report the children took a small raft out on the Ohio river, landing it on a sandbar which then they got off and started walking around. A upstream current caught them and pulled them downstream. No children were wearing life vests at the time, leading to their deaths.

Pokemon Go, the game that requires players who use a smartphone travel around local areas to ‘catch’ them rewards points and benefits for travel and exploration. Additional points are rewarded to players who come in close contact with water.

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A prayer vigil is planned to be held at the Portsmouth flood wall at 8PM tomorrow evening.

This instance is not the first fatality with a so-called agumented reality game. In May a Google Ingress player was killed while on a pier in Ireland at 2:30 in the morning.




Additionally, as a interesting fact, had these deaths of been related to firearms, the news would run a 24/7 non-stop cavalcade attempting to ban guns. Yet when people die due to sheer negligence or ill-will on a socially acceptable platform, minimal outrage will result.

Everything you know about AR15s might be a lie

This is a followup to our article reporting concerning 20+ years of FBI data, ‘assault rifle’ fatalities continue to decline.

The purpose of this article, and our previous one are to highlight just the facts – That despite becoming the overwhelmingly most popular firearm in the United States, AR15s are by and large only used by civilians for recreational activities, and that a new assault weapons ban would be extraordinarily ineffective. This, based on 20+ years of data provided by the FBI and DOJ concerning the number of crimes committed with rifles including ones like the AR15.

Ar15s compared to murders

It’s a question that many people are asking – Just how many AR15s are in private hands in the United States?

The answer is very, very complicated, however we are going to do our best to provide what we believe to be the most accurate data provided on just how many AR15s there are out there.

So, what we have done is compile 14 years of firearms data from the ATF and extrapolate the number of AR15s produced from it. Although it’s impossible to make the data completely perfect, what is presented in the following spreadsheets is by far one of the most comprehensive database of AR15 style rifle sales online.





First off, the number of ARs sold by year.

  • 2000 – 84,829
  • 2001 – 58,497
  • 2002 – 86,118
  • 2003 – 102,791
  • 2004 – 95,456 (AWB Ends)
  • 2005 – 125,363
  • 2006 – 173,480
  • 2007 – 220,110
  • 2008 – 321,341
  • 2009 – 433,662
  • 2010 – 248,751
  • 2011 – 535,257
  • 2012 – 1,179,197
  • 2013 – 1,606,609
  • 2014 – 1,127,992 (most recent data year)

Total number of ARs sold 2000-2014 : 5,672,919

The thing to remember is that this does not include significant derivative AR style guns like the AR10, or most 22 caliber AR15s. It also does not include AK47s, or any other type of semi automatic rifle, only AR15s and other that are near clones.

Now, what’s important about these numbers is to relate them to the total number of guns sold, to find that over the past 3 years, AR15s now make up nearly 15% of all firearms sold. Additionally, ar15s made up for over 40% of all rifles sold in 2013.

 

Year # of all firearms # of all Rifles
2007 5.61% 13.66%
2008 7.48% 18.40%
2009 7.81% 19.28%
2010 4.56% 13.59%
2011 8.18% 23.09%
2012 13.75% 37.22%
2013 14.81% 40.37%
2014 12.46% 33.38%

Now, to get into the the charts. In order to compile this information, we looked over data from the ATF from 2000 through 2014 and compared manufacturer data for who-makes-what and entered the numbers into the following giant spreadsheets.

AR manufacturer data from 2000 onwards. (Click for full size)

AR manufacturer data from 2000 onwards. (Click for full size)

Then , here’s a per-year breakdown of who made what.









Here’s the stripped lower reciever counts, which is added to the first, grand total number. We only accounted for companies who made more than 1,000 stripped lowers.

Data sources :

https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/2007-firearms-manufacturers-export-reportpdf/download
https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/2008-firearms-manufacturers-export-reportpdf/download
https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/2009-firearms-manufacturers-export-reportpdf/download
https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/2009-firearms-manufacturers-export-reportpdf/download
https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/2010-final-firearms-manufacturing-export-reportpdf/download
https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/cy2011-final-firearms-manufacturing-export-reportpdf/download
https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/afmer2012finalwebreport17jan2014pdf/download
https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/afmer2013finalwebreportpdf/download
https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/afmer-2014-final-report-cover-revised-format-2-17-16/download

20+ years of FBI data – “Assault Rifles” pose little threat to public safety

AR15s are now by far the most popular gun being sold on the civilian market in the United States. By some estimates, nearly a quarter of all firearms sold in 2014 and 2015 were so-called "Assault Rifles" like the AR15, of which the vast majority were AR15s or variants thereof.

AR15s are now by far the most popular gun being sold on the civilian market in the United States. By some estimates, nearly a quarter of all firearms sold in 2014 and 2015 were so-called “Assault Rifles” like the AR15, of this 25% figure, the vast majority were AR15s or variants thereof.

Since 1995 (the year after the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban), the FBI has maintained a very detailed list of how many people have died at the hands of assault weapons and/or rifles, which are merged into the same group. Therefore, we can make a solid comparison on what gun violence looks like.

In 2014, you are 67% less likely to be murdered by an assault weapon or rifle than you were in 1995.

 




As a total share of the responsibility of murders in America, rifles are half as likely to be used in 2014 (2.07%) as they were during the peak year during the AWB in 1997 (4.08%).

Averaging out all years of the Assault Weapons Ban (1995 – 2003), we find that Assault Weapons/Rifles were used in 3.29% of all murders in the US, including mass murders and other crimes.

In the 10 years following the sunset of the ban (2005 – 2014), we find that Assault Weapons/Rifles were used in 2.62% of all murders in the United States. Therefore, there was a sizable decrease in the frequency of deaths caused by Assault Weapons/Rifles.

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The media on both sides will try to make different narratives about guns, violence, and what actions need to be taken. Both sides are, and have knee-jerk reactions to tragedies. What I fear is that laws will be created and borne out of feelings and emotions rather than solid, empirical evidence. As per the FBI, this is the data we have available, and it does not suggest in any way that another ban or restriction will have any meaningful effect on murder, mass murder, or violence in America.

I would suggest, then, that murder and violence in America has a deeper systemic issue that will not be solved by reactionary laws.

Spreadsheet source for data provided in article : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rMvH0wvt4qqmU86FZYgIQLMzUK-xWpTmYsp8IY6Cm-w/edit?usp=sharing

Date Table URL Note
2010 – 2014: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/tables/expanded-homicide-data/expanded_homicide_data_table_8_murder_victims_by_weapon_2010-2014.xls
2009: Table 20 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2009
2008: Table 20 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2008
2007: Table 20 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2007 State data from table 20 aggregated into a final tally for all states
2006: Table 20 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2006 State data from table 20 aggregated into a final tally for all states
2005: Table 7 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2005 Note: 2005 UCR Table 7 contains different values for murders and firearm usage for 2001-2005. As per table, 2,111 murders were commited with rifles, and 71,859 murders were committed in the aforementioned time span
2004: Table 20 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2004 State data from table 20 aggregated into a final tally for all states
2003: Table 2.12 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2003
2002: Table 2.13 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2002
2001: Table 2.13 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2001
2000: Table 2.13 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2000
1999: Table 2.13 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/1999
1998: Table 2.13 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/1998/98sec2.pdf
1997: Table 2.13 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/1997/97sec2.pdf
1996: Table 2.13 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/1996/96sec2.pdf
1995: Table 2.13 https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/1995/95sec2.pdf
Pre-1994 Murder Numbers http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm These numbers do not entirely mesh with data obtained from the FBI UCR directly.
US Population: http://www.multpl.com/united-states-population/table

Phenomenon causes airplanes to spontaneously take off

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It’s called a ‘microburst’ event.

According to wikipedia

A microburst is a small downdraft that moves in a way opposite of a tornado. Microbursts are found in strong thunderstorms . Within a thunderstorm there are two types of microbursts: wet microbursts and dry microbursts. They go through three stages in their life cycle: the downburst, outburst, and cushion stages. Microbursts can be particularly dangerous to aircraft, especially during landing due to the wind shear caused by its gust front. Several fatal crashes having been attributed to the phenomenon over the past several decades, and flight crew training goes to great lengths on how to properly recover from a microburst/wind shear event.

So, in the event shown in the video, extremely strong, spontaneous winds showed up at a Air Force training base and caused airplanes to start to move. Air crews came to the planes immediately to assist in piloting them while not actually using engine power. Instead, they just let the wind pick the aircraft up and set them down while the microburst.

Due to the quick acting of the pilots and ground crews, no one was hurt and only minimal damage was done to planes and the airfield.