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Offline al_infierno

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This is what it looks like when a childhood spent watching action-sci-fi flicks finally pays off in the real world!  ;D  "I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit."  The only way to be sure, indeed!

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/murder-hornet-nest-nearly-200-queens-destroyed-nick-of-time/
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If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
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Don't they realize this is 2020? Those things are supposed to spread panic, havoc and destruction.
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Just wait 'til they find out what we did to this nest.  The rest of 'em are gonna be pissed.   :hide:
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
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I keep bees. These hornets have been on beekeepers' radars for years and years. I was surprised when they were reported in the US. The press has totally twisted the story on them....murder hornets (snicker).  Yes they are bad news and they are death to beehives, but, the last I heard, there are still a few people left alive in their homeland, Japan. Their big impact is economic and yes, they will kill some people.
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Damn! One nest and 200 Queens? Imagine the level of, 'Girl-Drama' going on there.   :wow:   I hear in Japan they're not called Murder Hornets. There they're known as, 'Ninja Gnats'. Cause you never see 'em coming. Until it's too late.  :hide:
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Damn! One nest and 200 Queens? Imagine the level of, 'Girl-Drama' going on there.   :wow:   I hear in Japan they're not called Murder Hornets. There they're known as, 'Ninja Gnats'. Cause you never see 'em coming. Until it's too late.  :hide:

The worst thing is the 200 Queens share only one bathroom, which has only one small mirror.

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"Take a look at that". Sgt. Wilkerson-- CMBN. His last words after spotting a German tank on the other side of a hedgerow.