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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]This won't be a popular thing to say in here but it's completely true. Not to mention a tremendous amount of anti-German rhetoric and propaganda coming out if FDR's administration. If you were a German at the time, it sure appeared to be an inevitability that the US was soon to directly join ...


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re: "Participation Trophy" Data Mimics Income/Political Leanings - FightinTigersDammit
Does this shock anyone?...


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]I lost track of where we were[/quote] Perhaps this may help... :cheers:...


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
But how many 190s were available for the Battle of Britain? None. ETA. The 190 debuted in 1941, correct? when did the D model come upon the scene?...


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
I'd say the 109 was slightly better than the Hurricane, equal to the Spit....


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]Germans using a tactical air force for strategic purposes = huge fail. Could you please elaborate. I don't know what exactly this means. [/quote] The Luftwaffe was a tactical weapon, designed to directly aid the German ground forces. Their bombers had neither the range,...


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
The German navy was NEVER going to be able to protect invasion forces headed to the UK. The Royal Navy would have done anything to keep that from happening. And without air superiority, the Germans can't keep the Royal Navy at bay....


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
I believe they did have plans for a carrier...


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote] Germans using a tactical air force for strategic purposes = huge fail. VERY important point.[/quote] Stukas and medium bombers aren't going to bring a country to it's knees. ...


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re: Name your Mecca - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]Tiger Stadium [/quote] This is Jerusalem and the Holy Grail :geauxtigers:...


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re: Feminist wants to reduce to male population by 90% - FightinTigersDammit
Deer will overrun the country without someone to hunt them. ...


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote] Battle of Britain [/quote] Germans using a tactical air force for strategic purposes = huge fail....


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]Spaceman Spiff[/quote] :cheers: Thank you, Sir!...


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]So it seems like the or one of the biggest blunders wasn't invading Russia per se, but the timing of it? [/quote] There is never a good time to invade Russia, especially if you are fighting the UK in the West, and occupying most of Europe....


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re: If you disagree with me you are a Racist/Bigot/Sexist/Partisan... - FightinTigersDammit
It's a liberal template. Define your position as reasonable/moderate, then all opposing viewpoints are, by definition, unreasonable/extreme....


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote] PS I don't get the downvotes for Darth Vader. Why downvote somebody for being intensely interested in the military history of WW2? It's not like he's going to steal our girlfriends with that stuff.[/quote] Haters WILL hate, as you know....


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]Hitler was able to persuade a fractured nation to re-arm militarily through intense nationalism and racial superiority, but he just couldn't escape the inevitable once a two-front war was started.[/quote] U.S. industry won that war. Hitler and the Japanese had no answer for that....


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote] Through much of 1941 before Hitler declared war in December, the USA was not only providing economic and military aid to the UK and the Soviet Union, but was also waging naval war at sea against German naval vessels. In no way shape or manner could US activities during that time be accu...


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote] This remained the case throughout the entire conflict. Except for the armor and motorized divisions, the German field artillery arm was horse drawn for the entire war. This is part of the "lack of depth" blunder to which I refer. If Germany had developed sufficient economic preparat...


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re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]I don't know if the German resources were ever good enough without conquest, but it makes it seem the biggest blunder was starting the war too soon. [/quote] This. When they invaded Poland, much of the German artillery was horse-drawn. Hitler got way ahead of his original time-table. Every...


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re: Can a grand jury ask quesitons during the hearings? - FightinTigersDammit
They can ask the questions THEY want to ask, not the ones the prosecutor wants to ask. All it takes is one member who is aware of this fact....


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re: Now what Mr. Prez? - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]So all you keyboard kommandos are gonna sign up and get vengeance now right?[/quote] Oh, wow, Springhill is heard from!...


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re: Do you always correct people when you know they are wrong about something? - FightinTigersDammit
If it's one-on-one, I'll correct them so they don't go repeating shite that will get them corrected later in front of others....


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re: Now what Mr. Prez? - FightinTigersDammit
He's not going to grow a sack at this late date....


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re: Teacher caught "raping" 15 year old boy in hotel - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]OMG she perfomed a BJ on him, people[/quote] Or made him go down on her.......


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re: Teacher caught "raping" 15 year old boy in hotel - FightinTigersDammit
[quote] home of Sexton’s pastor father.[/quote] Preacher's kid! :nana:...


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re: Honest Question: Do Black People Care if Non-Blacks Respect Them? - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]Bottom line. You damn right Blacks want respect; but many sure as hell don't plan on giving it.[/quote] ETA FIFY Respect is a two-way street....


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re: The Ferguson Aftermath - Will there be white flight? - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]st louis is a fricking pit of despair. I would have left 10 years ago. it really is a shite hole. [/quote] And home to a Democratic machine. No coincidence....


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re: Obama: "I can't comment on it because it's an active trial" - FightinTigersDammit
[quote]quote: The media has been sucking this overrated clown's nuts since 2007. You think they're going to stop now? Yes. [/quote] No. Like the AP scandal, it'll last a couple of weeks and the media will be lapdogs again....


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re: Why hasn't Tom ASSwell done a story of Mary Landrieu's contributors in D C ? - FightinTigersDammit
Journalistic integrity? :rotflmao:...


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