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Russian Tu-22M3 bomber falling out of the sky after being shot down.
  • Love to see it! Particularly since this was likely a craft that was participating in the attack. Instant karma.

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    Biden backs Johnson plan for Ukraine, Israel; calls for vote this week
  • My main worry is that the other bills will be pushed forward while the Ukraine one is held up. I'm failing to see why these would be de-bundled when the Senate bill has been sitting right there for months.

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    Biden backs Johnson plan for Ukraine, Israel; calls for vote this week
  • I'm hoping this bill turns out to be solid and it can get moving quick. Ukraine needs it.

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  • thehill.com Biden backs Johnson plan for Ukraine, Israel; calls for vote this week

    President Biden on Wednesday came out in support of Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) proposal for three separate bills providing U.S. aid to Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific, urging passage of th…

    > $60.8 bill to bolster Ukraine - Source

    Text of Ukraine Aid Bill

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    Black Mesa - Necro Patch. Improved Performance, Fixed UI Flicker, Improved Controller Support, and Bug Fixes.
  • I need to go play Black Mesa again. Was a VERY solid re-release to Half-Life. The last level was completely re-done, which was a very good upgrade over the original.

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    The Soviets were completely cool with it to. The Iran-Iraq war was one of the few where the Soviets and U.S were in agreement. Plus both had decent relations by this point.
  • Ryan McBeth responded to this exact thing. The short version of his answer was that the first run through showed the red team won. That information was written down and learned. With the main lessons now learned, the wargame was restarted under different conditions to allow the other troops to train who weren't used in the first run. A bridging team that just 'dies' in the wargame doesn't get to hone their valuable skills in the most realistic situation they will ever be in short of people actually getting shot. So, you want subsequent runs to include the bridging team, and all the other teams that were not used in the first run.

    Restarting wargames under different situations and with different restrictions is expected and normal.

    told them they couldn’t shoot down planes during a particular attack

    Correct. This allows those pilots to get experience doing what they were trained to do. Those individual pilots don't learn shit if they were told they 'died' and immediately return to base and sit on their ass the entire exercise. You need a followup run where they get to do their thing.

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    The Soviets were completely cool with it to. The Iran-Iraq war was one of the few where the Soviets and U.S were in agreement. Plus both had decent relations by this point.
  • Part of the goal of IRL war games is to give the troops themselves experience. You don't get much training in if you only run one situation or if all your situations fail to use a troop type.

    In the situation you are talking about, things were learned from the first scenario. Then they ran the scenario again under different conditions to learn more things and train troops more.

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    The Soviets were completely cool with it to. The Iran-Iraq war was one of the few where the Soviets and U.S were in agreement. Plus both had decent relations by this point.
  • For more context, while the US was destroying half the Iranian fleet, a Soviet warship just rolls into the combat area, and when asked what their intentions are, the Soviet warship responds: 'I want to take pictures for history'

    Animated version of the entire operation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ihmIxZtMBQ

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    Johnson plans separate House votes on Israel, Ukraine aid
  • I'm just waiting to see what the poison pill is. Johnson didn't stall Ukraine aid for months just to put a clean bill forward. If he wanted a clean bill, he would have put the Senate's bill up for vote months ago.

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    EU pledges €3.5 billion to protect world's oceans
  • As with anything that requires tax money, it mostly is paid by the middle class.

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    1 in 3 Americans maxing out credit cards because of inflation
  • Yeah, this isn't a new development. The vast majority of the country is awful with money. Hell, there is a reason there is the meme of the lottery winner being broke just a few years after winning big, and it isn't because they paid off their debt, invested in reliable sources, and continued to live similarish to how they were before.

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    I’ve Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust.
  • This source is hot garbage. It’s a right-wing conspiracy theory rag

    The source is a 25 year employee of NPR. This long time NPR employee, registered Democrat, is a right-wing conspiracy theorist?

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    I’ve Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust.
  • the network lost its way when it started telling listeners how to think

    Yep. Simply reporting facts and the news fell by the wayside to opinion pieces disguised as news articles, light on facts heavy on opinion. People don't like being told what to do think.

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    Britain Is Leaving the U.S. Gender-Medicine Debate Behind
  • As long as you listen to the science and stop referring to puberty blockers as necessary life saving treatment that merely pauses puberty, you can advocate for what you want. Again, just quoting the science: "We don’t have strong evidence that puberty blockers are merely a pause button, or that their benefits outweigh their downsides"

    A discussion on if the benefits outweigh the downsides is no longer verboten.

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    Britain Is Leaving the U.S. Gender-Medicine Debate Behind
  • Which of those negates the fact that puberty blockers can prevent suicides?

    The part I quoted goes over that: "We don’t have strong evidence that puberty blockers ... are lifesaving care in the sense that they prevent suicides"

    Again, not my words, this is what the science says.

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    Britain Is Leaving the U.S. Gender-Medicine Debate Behind
  • The Atlantic is not an academic medical journal

    Of course not. They are merely leaning on the science and the science is saying things like:

    • "Puberty blockers do have side effects"

    • "We don’t have strong evidence that puberty blockers are merely a pause button, or that their benefits outweigh their downsides, or that they are lifesaving care in the sense that they prevent suicides.", and

    • "The evidence base for widely used treatments is 'shaky'"

    Everyone says listen to the science, well, here is the science.

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    Britain Is Leaving the U.S. Gender-Medicine Debate Behind
  • When even The Atlantic is souring on a lefty position, you know the idea is on shaky ground.

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    With U.S. aid still stalled and its army at a breaking point, Ukraine warns: We will lose
  • Given both Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly voted for the Ukraine aid bill in the Senate, it will sail past an easy majority vote in the House. All Mike Johnson has to do is schedule a vote, a thing he has been stalling for months while Ukrainians die, Russians make advances, and America's allies are forced to confront the reality of an unreliable American partnership.

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    With U.S. aid still stalled and its army at a breaking point, Ukraine warns: We will lose
  • All Mike Johnson has to do is schedule an up or down vote on the Ukraine Aid bill that the Senate approved months ago. That's it. He has failed to do even that.

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    streamable.com Watch Javelin Destroys Russian Tank | Streamable

    Watch "Javelin Destroys Russian Tank" on Streamable.

    Mirror: https://files.catbox.moe/sg9wg2.mp4

    Supposedly the same tank from a different angle, personally not sure. Either way, a Russian tank exploding:

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    news.usni.org Chinese Tanker Hit with Houthi Missile in the Red Sea - USNI News

    The Houthis launched five anti-ship ballistic missiles at a Chinese-owned and operated oil tanker, U.S. Central Command announced on Saturday. One of the missiles hit MV Huang Pu, which sails under a Panamanian flag of convenience, according to the Central Command release. The ship sent out a distre

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    www.twz.com Ukraine Situation Report: Kyiv Claims Six Russian Jets Downed In Three Days

    Of the six jets claimed destroyed by Ukraine, Russian sources confirm that two were downed, but the exact cause remains unclear.

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    www.nytimes.com For First Time in Two Decades, U.S. Buys More From Mexico Than China

    The United States bought more goods from Mexico than China in 2023 for the first time in 20 years, evidence of how much global trade patterns have shifted.

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    www.twz.com Over 85 Targets Hit In U.S. Retaliation Strikes Against Iranian Proxies, IRGC

    The U.S. has launched strikes in retaliation for the drone attack that killed three U.S. soldiers and injured dozens more in Jordan.

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    www.twz.com Ukraine Situation Report: Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb's Arrival Finally Imminent

    The long-delayed weapon, which can reach targets over 90 miles away, could arrive on the battlefield for Ukraine as early as tomorrow.

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    www.twz.com Ukraine Situation Report: Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb's Arrival Finally Imminent

    The long-delayed weapon, which can reach targets over 90 miles away, could arrive on the battlefield for Ukraine as early as tomorrow.

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    www.thedrive.com Drone Attack In Jordan Kills Three American Troops (Updated)

    President Biden blamed Iranian-backed militias for the attack, which will escalate the already extremely volatile situation in the region.

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