OK, here’s another question:Â If someone said you must fight in a war, and offered you one of 3 fighting vehicles to use, which one would you choose - a tank, a fighter jet, or a small, armed, water-craft?
I chose the tank, if only because it seems really cool to be heavily protected, while being able to dish out quite a bit of damage.Â :mrgreen:
If I had to, I would choose:
1. The medical van. Because nobody really wants to shoot the medical van.
2. The fighter jet. Puke and pass out, but whee!
3. The tank. Because if I get blown up, hopefully the munitions will ignite and my end will be quick. Also, I can pretend I didn’t hear orders. “wuzzat, the tank was too loud . . . retreat, you say?”
4. The small, armed, water-craft. Because of chemicals that can burn your skin in the water, and if you survive that, the fishies that like to eat you, and if you survive that, the dehydration and the sunburn.
Loved FF! Could see the potential for great storylines.
agreed. And they seemed to have a lot of fun with what they had too.
FOXDumbA$$e$ couldn’t see the best side of anything but MORE SPORTS!
and Paris :roll:
Did you memorize the lines as you watched(N), tape it or buy the DVD set.
I’m gonna get the DVD set when it has the series(three unaired eps.) and the “Serenity” movie.
me too.Mind you - i’ve seen all of the episodes a couple of times already . . . . I may see the movie again - i’ll make it a father-son night.
Question, I don’t know the answer. Is China’s Government Elected?
Yes, most of the positions in the government are based on election, though often these elections are rigged. There hasn’t been once been a successful and smooth transfer of power (usually ending in bloody coups) since it went communist
China is experiencing more economic growth because it has become a combination of Communism and Capitalism.
I wouldn’t exactly call it communist. More like socialist.
On the 27th October 312 AD the battle of Milvian Bridge was fought near Rome. The two men contending for control of Rome and the Empire were Constantine, who controlled Gaul, England and parts of Germany and Maxentius, who controlled Italy, Spain and Africa.
It happens the two were brothers in law.
The day before the monumental and pivotal battle, Constantine saw a flaming cross in the sky, taking I as an omen, he had his men put a cross on their shields and banners.
Full of strength at what their commander had seen, Constantine’s men won the battle. Maxentius drowned crossing a bridge over the Tiber.
Rome would soon be unified under one ruler (only Licentius remained in Constantine’s way.)
Constantine would spend the ret of his reign Christianising his subjects.
He converted on his deathbed, becoming the first Christian Emperor, in 337 AD.
A heck of story. We talk about heroes and bravery now, everyone is a hero it seems. No, going after a pirate in two small ships with no cannons so you could engage in hand to hand combat….THAT is brave and heroic.
Great story witt
It was a tuesday. I was going to school in Brooklyn NY. It was my first year of highschool. I had to take a 15 minute subway ride to get to school. It was actually my first day on the subway. Previous days my father had the good will of driving me to school. That day I got lost on the subway and got to school at 8:30 AM. By my second period class my classmate noticed some smoke over the trees. Minutes later some lady comes into the classroom and quietly whispers something onto my teacher’s ear. Once the lady left, our teacher informed us that a plane crashed into one of the towers of the WTC. We spent the rest of the period talking about how in the 1940’s a similar accident had happened with the Empire State building. We went off to the next period class as usual. There we went on the computers and found out that a second plane crashed into the other tower. Panic started taking over the class as our teacher told us that it might have been a terrorist attack. By 4th period we were all watching the news on any available tv that the school had to offer. There were kids crying and teachers as well when we found out that both towers had fallen. By six period my mother came to pick me up. She walked 70 blocks to get to my school. There were no trains running and the busses and cabs were full. As we walked back to my house, we heard jet fighters zooming past our heads and people would duck in fear. I myself was scared since on tv they had said that there were 6 airplanes missing. When I was approaching my house, i noticed a thick layer of ashes on top of the cars. I collected some of it, that i still hold to this day. I also picked up a burning paper that came falling in front of me. Later on that day me and my family walked to the Brooklyn Promonade to see Manhattan. On the there, we saw people taht were coming from manhattan covered in dust. I will never forget that scene. Downtown Manhattan was one big dust cloud. The only thing you could see were the sirens of the official vehicles. “what a day”.
A few days later my neighborhood was covered with faces. Papers everywhere with “have you seen…” “last day seen…” I knew people that died there. RIP
MY OPINION: I, as a person that experienced the tragedy, do not wish to see another American city devastated as NYC was.
True. Well said.
I meant smaller details of the battles and the senior commanders, rather than just a few names.
They were colossal affairs and so much was decided on one battle.
In the US Civil War both sides would lick their wounds and go again!