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I just listened to an interview with BJ King and she listed her top dreams for equality in sports and one of those things was that women would be appreciated for their performance as athletes rather than their looks. It made me feel so good to hear that.

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I'm starting to wonder if these numbers include ammo expended in training? It seems a little iffy that, on average, it would take 5 volleys for a troop formation of 1000 (the "basic maneuver unit") to injure 1 person on the other side.

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:YAYYYYY!

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Civil war rifles were actually very accurate. You couldn't fire them rapidly but they hit their target in the hands of a skilled user. Snipers were pretty damn effective in the war.

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Mary Lou RettonAin't never forgettin'The sweatin' an' frettin'That goes with begettin.

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Who are you? The Swedish Chef?

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Ever seen Supersize Me? Is this food?

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Leader fire direction plays a part too. And by casualty you mean KIA, right?

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The tribal wisdom I learned in ROTC was six rounds per kill. Fortunately never had a chance to find out.

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Assuming it doesn't jam while firing because the receiver is dirty. I prefer the AR frame over the AK, but it requires maintenance.

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11. They can't all be winners.

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Much of medical science comes from horrible sources, war being chief among them.

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"Soldiers." More like terrified 19- and 20-year old guys wanting to get rounds downrange (with uncertain control) to suppress Charlie. "Fuck it, we burn the ammo, they send more. Keep shooting."

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