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Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 7:00 am Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). ...
by peterfallow
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 03:30 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
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by xaxnar
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 04:00 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
by xaxnar
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat May 04, 2013 at 09:02 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
I am an avid reader of allohistory, the realm of ‘what if'? Or, as the character of Holly (played by British actor, Norman Lovett) in the BBC TV sci-fi series ‘Red Dwarf’, said “ Well, for ...
by shortfinals
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Sometimes a weapon is re-purposed, and makes a major impact in its new rôle. For example, the Lewis gun was designed as a light, portable, squad machine gun; undoubtedly, its greatest impact was in ...
by shortfinals
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 14 Recommends
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Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:58 PM PST with 23 Recommends
If you were a Spitfire or Hurricane pilot at the height of the Battle of Britain in 1940, there is a good chance that you would have undertaken part of your training, at least, on the delightful ...
by shortfinals
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 62 Recommends
Reginald Mitchell was dying, he knew it, and his specialist in Vienna knew it, too. The original operation for colorectal cancer in London in 1933 had held the disease at bay for a time, and had ...
by shortfinals
Comment Count 111 comments on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 48 Recommends
Reflecting on the recent offense taken by the Brits during Mitt Romney's British visit, Joshua Keating at foreignpolicy.com excerpts another dig at Britain from Mitt's book "No Apology": England [...
by Ask 4 Questions
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 10:34 AM PDT with 6 Recommends