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2012-06-14 06:55:20 PM  

Greenbeanx: Why the hell does every thread turn into a bronie thread..not even related..Haven't we had enough misery *sniff*


Misery?
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-14 06:57:02 PM  
It performed well in trials at the Paula Deen proving ground.
 
2012-06-14 06:58:23 PM  
intelligent comment below: Nothing about the military is "cool" at all. Stop worshiping death and destruction.

You might want to thank ARPANET for your ability to type that on FARK.

But, like you said, nothing cool ever came from the military.
 
2012-06-14 06:58:24 PM  

RoyBatty: Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.


It's a valid point that our defense budget is probably much higher than it needs to be. But those guns, warships, and rockets are the primary tools used to maintain the rights and freedoms of American citizens and other deserving nations throughout history.
 
2012-06-14 07:02:30 PM  

PWNtheCCP: Did someone say pony thread Cupcakes?


Dude, that is a Soviet IS7. We are talking about american cupcakes.

/m103 looks kinda like a cupcake
 
2012-06-14 07:03:42 PM  

RoyBatty: a theft from those who hunger and are not fed


Two birds with one cupcake.
 
2012-06-14 07:03:48 PM  
You don't understand! The Russians had a beard!
 
2012-06-14 07:03:56 PM  

bdub77: In before people complain about taxpayer money. This is a fun story, a quick boost for morale, wasn't all that expensive when you compare it to other things the army spends on. Like that, for example, a single drone missile costs $70000.

Very cool stuff.


I got the impression that the bakery did it for free, as a birthday present to the Army. Or at least traded it for a ride in an actual M1 Abrams.
 
2012-06-14 07:06:07 PM  
Cream filling in the hole!

/wait, that doesn't sound right...
 
2012-06-14 07:07:34 PM  

intelligent comment below: bdub77: Very cool stuff.


Nothing about the military is "cool" at all. Stop worshiping death and destruction.


Pretty much every bit of modern technology that makes our lives better came out of something done by DARPA or other military R&D. Microwaves, the internet, pretty much everything in an iPhone, and so on.
 
2012-06-14 07:10:50 PM  

BronyMedic: intelligent comment below: Nothing about the military is "cool" at all. Stop worshiping death and destruction.

You might want to thank ARPANET for your ability to type that on FARK.

But, like you said, nothing cool ever came from the military.



No, I thank scientists and engineers, none of whom ever fired a gun in their life, using government funding for research.
 
2012-06-14 07:12:01 PM  

Strolpol: Pretty much every bit of modern technology that makes our lives better came out of something done by DARPA or other military R&D. Microwaves, the internet, pretty much everything in an iPhone, and so on.



False.

Pretty much every bit of technology has come from government funded research. It has nothing to do with the military, they just happened to always have the most funding.

Not to mention the NIH isn't the military, and their research is far more important to society.
 
2012-06-14 07:23:11 PM  

bdub77: In before people complain about taxpayer money. This is a fun story, a quick boost for morale, wasn't all that expensive when you compare it to other things the army spends on.


That, and the fact that this was donated so it didn't cost a penny.
 
2012-06-14 07:23:21 PM  

some_beer_drinker: PWNtheCCP: Did someone say pony thread Cupcakes? [i.imgur.com image 640x683]

what game is that? looks like combat mission of some kind


Pretty sure that's World of Tanks. Pretty slow paced, which makes a lot of sense if you're actually a tank aficionado. Turns a lot of twitch jockeys off the game, though, and the endless grind to get the big guns doesn't help.
 
2012-06-14 07:25:53 PM  

Onkel Buck: Check out the movie The Pentagon Wars about the fight to get this beauty into the military toybox

/MOS 27E. I worked on the TOW Missile system used on this vehicle.


Boy, I sure don't miss the load/unload TOW drills on that f*cking thing.
 
2012-06-14 07:28:25 PM  
They should come up with different loads for it. Like a cheese load where it shoots an 8 lb wad of shredded sharp cheddar at the fellas, and a lighter Greek yogurt load for all the ladies.
 
2012-06-14 07:32:20 PM  

intelligent comment below: Strolpol: Pretty much every bit of modern technology that makes our lives better came out of something done by DARPA or other military R&D. Microwaves, the internet, pretty much everything in an iPhone, and so on.


False.

Pretty much every bit of technology has come from government funded research. It has nothing to do with the military, they just happened to always have the most funding.

Not to mention the NIH isn't the military, and their research is far more important to society.


Government-funded research SPECIFICALLY ORIENTED to discover new ways to enhance military readiness and capability.

Literally nothing they paid for in the research sector during the Cold War wasn't done without military applications in mind.
 
2012-06-14 07:41:23 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Onkel Buck: Check out the movie The Pentagon Wars about the fight to get this beauty into the military toybox

/MOS 27E. I worked on the TOW Missile system used on this vehicle.

Boy, I sure don't miss the load/unload TOW drills on that f*cking thing.


Ugh. My shoulders just winced thinking about shoving the armored cargo hatch open. Over, and over, and over....
 
2012-06-14 07:42:38 PM  

Man On Fire: SmackLT: Yeah, it SOUNDS like lighthearted boost for morale, until you consider the reality that this could ignite a baking goods cold war. Now that we've unveiled a cupcake tank, do you think those filthy ruskies are gonna sit back? Hell no, they've probably already got a brownie-based fighter jet in production as we speak. Then, how long will it be before the middle east obtains yellow cake?

WE CANNOT ALLOW A CUPCAKE GAP


I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a pie on the Moon and returning it safely to the Earth. No single baking project...will be more exciting, or more impressive to mankind, or more delicious...and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish..."
 
2012-06-14 07:44:18 PM  

Sgt Otter: bdub77: In before people complain about taxpayer money. This is a fun story, a quick boost for morale, wasn't all that expensive when you compare it to other things the army spends on. Like that, for example, a single drone missile costs $70000.

Very cool stuff.

I got the impression that the bakery did it for free, as a birthday present to the Army. Or at least traded it for a ride in an actual M1 Abrams.


It was a gift:

"It was the coolest experience of our lives," Sophie Lamontagne, the co-owner of Georgetown Cupcake, told Danger Room. Her pink smock was smeared with frosting. "I've probably been up since 6 a.m. yesterday," she says, helping her crew build a sugary, sticky replica of the M1 - a $9,800 birthday present to the Army, covered in camouflage fondant and mocha buttercream.

Onkel Buck: Check out the movie The Pentagon Wars about the fight to get this beauty into the military toybox


Love that movie.
 
2012-06-14 07:48:33 PM  

intelligent comment below: BronyMedic: intelligent comment below: Nothing about the military is "cool" at all. Stop worshiping death and destruction.

You might want to thank ARPANET for your ability to type that on FARK.

But, like you said, nothing cool ever came from the military.


No, I thank scientists and engineers, none of whom ever fired a gun in their life, using government funding for research.


I'm an engineer. I own guns. I was in the army even. All kinds of government funding has fallen on me, mostly due to the defense budgets of many nations.
 
2012-06-14 07:54:23 PM  
I am a friend of Dorothy!
 
2012-06-14 07:55:00 PM  
Now I just need a B-52 to drop flan on my position.

ARC LIGHT, ARC LIGHT I am overrun by desires for tasty snacks. Expend all ordnance on my pos!
Fire for effect!
 
2012-06-14 07:57:37 PM  

intelligent comment below: bdub77: Very cool stuff.


Nothing about the military is "cool" at all. Stop worshiping death and destruction.


It's idealistic, not-of-this-world statements like this that make liberals look silly. Not that the military isn't misused, but to equate a celebration of the Army's birthday with "worshiping death and destruction" is a crime against logic.

/providing for the common defense is cool
//providing for the petrochemical industry, not so much
 
2012-06-14 07:59:49 PM  

Rozinante: intelligent comment below: BronyMedic: intelligent comment below: Nothing about the military is "cool" at all. Stop worshiping death and destruction.

You might want to thank ARPANET for your ability to type that on FARK.

But, like you said, nothing cool ever came from the military.


No, I thank scientists and engineers, none of whom ever fired a gun in their life, using government funding for research.

I'm an engineer. I own guns. I was in the army even. All kinds of government funding has fallen on me, mostly due to the defense budgets of many nations.


Yup. It takes competition to drive evolution.
 
2012-06-14 08:04:45 PM  
My God there are a number of bleeding hearts in here.... Listen, fluffies, it's fine that you feel compassion for your fellow man and more power to you for it, but if you felt so much desire to aid those innocent, destitute, cold, hungry and homeless people then why are you farking? Why aren't you out there helping them?

Just sayin'...

It's a cupcake in the shape of a tank... get a sense of humor and levity, fer cryin' out loud...
 
2012-06-14 08:07:31 PM  

intelligent comment below: BronyMedic: intelligent comment below: Nothing about the military is "cool" at all. Stop worshiping death and destruction.

You might want to thank ARPANET for your ability to type that on FARK.

But, like you said, nothing cool ever came from the military.


No, I thank scientists and engineers, none of whom ever fired a gun in their life, using government funding for research.


Yes scientists working on something to make sure the triggers would still get pulled no matter what.

Arpanet's purpose was to ensure military communication and the ability of the order to kill get to the troops.
 
2012-06-14 08:07:32 PM  

Rozinante: I'm an engineer. I own guns. I was in the army even. All kinds of government funding has fallen on me, mostly due to the defense budgets of many nations.



You're parsing my comments and stretching what I said to pretend it applies to you.

None of the people doing the research for the government were in the military.

They were scientists and engineers working for colleges and research laboratories.
 
2012-06-14 08:09:09 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: It's idealistic, not-of-this-world statements like this that make liberals look silly. Not that the military isn't misused, but to equate a celebration of the Army's birthday with "worshiping death and destruction" is a crime against logic.

/providing for the common defense is cool
//providing for the petrochemical industry, not so much



The military is the enforcement arm of the corporate controlled world that requires never ending war. If you want to worship the Empire, the Emperor, and Darth Vader that's your problem, but don't pretend the military has provided for the "common defense" of anything.
 
2012-06-14 08:10:36 PM  

DORMAMU: Yes scientists working on something to make sure the triggers would still get pulled no matter what.

Arpanet's purpose was to ensure military communication and the ability of the order to kill get to the troops.



Communication technology was constantly being updated with new ways to communicate being found.

Radar, the telegraph, telephone, etc. had nothing to do with military research. The internet was the obvious next step that would have come in line with government funding outside of military research regardless.
 
2012-06-14 08:11:15 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Yup. It takes competition to drive evolution.



government research handouts are NOT competition
 
2012-06-14 08:12:28 PM  

Okoboji: Why aren't you out there helping them?



because you douchebag conservative military tards are fighting against us

Not to mention giving the homeless and mentally unstable population more people after every deployment
 
2012-06-14 08:13:43 PM  

69percent: RoyBatty: Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

It's a valid point that our defense budget is probably much higher than it needs to be. But those guns, warships, and rockets are the primary tools used to maintain the rights and freedoms of American citizens and other deserving nations throughout history.


http://www.google.com/search?q="Every gun that is made"

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-14 08:18:39 PM  

Greenbeanx: Why the hell does every thread turn into a bronie thread..not even related..Haven't we had enough misery *sniff*


Give the meme six months to die. Or else go on killing spree.
 
2012-06-14 08:24:22 PM  

intelligent comment below: Rozinante: I'm an engineer. I own guns. I was in the army even. All kinds of government funding has fallen on me, mostly due to the defense budgets of many nations.


You're parsing my comments and stretching what I said to pretend it applies to you.

None of the people doing the research for the government were in the military.

They were scientists and engineers working for colleges and research laboratories.


No, you implied that any engineer or scientist that has helped you has never fired a gun. That is wrong.

While doing research in university, I was employed by the military. It was not a military appication, it was to help people. My job after that was biomedical devices. Totally not military. First customer and source of a huge amount of our money - the French military. Apparently, French paratroopers have bad knees. You may very well benefit from their seed money.
 
2012-06-14 08:28:04 PM  

69percent: But those guns, warships, and rockets are the primary tools used to maintain the rights and freedoms of American citizens and other deserving nations throughout history.



Not sure if serious...
 
2012-06-14 08:28:28 PM  
why are you guys feeding the troll?
 
2012-06-14 08:29:24 PM  

Rozinante: No, you implied that any engineer or scientist that has helped you has never fired a gun. That is wrong.

While doing research in university, I was employed by the military. It was not a military appication, it was to help people. My job after that was biomedical devices. Totally not military. First customer and source of a huge amount of our money - the French military. Apparently, French paratroopers have bad knees. You may very well benefit from their seed money.



No, I implied that those engineers and scientists who worked on the creation of the internet didn't wear a uniform.

I couldn't care less what you did. Congrats on wasting my tax dollars because you weren't smart enough or bootstrappy enough to go to college to begin with.
 
2012-06-14 08:35:34 PM  

intelligent comment below: Rozinante: No, you implied that any engineer or scientist that has helped you has never fired a gun. That is wrong.

While doing research in university, I was employed by the military. It was not a military appication, it was to help people. My job after that was biomedical devices. Totally not military. First customer and source of a huge amount of our money - the French military. Apparently, French paratroopers have bad knees. You may very well benefit from their seed money.


No, I implied that those engineers and scientists who worked on the creation of the internet didn't wear a uniform.

I couldn't care less what you did. Congrats on wasting my tax dollars because you weren't smart enough or bootstrappy enough to go to college to begin with.


i18.photobucket.com
Nothing Exists

Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind, Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist. The true nature of phenomena is emptiness. There is no relaization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity. There is no giving and nothing to be received."

Dokuon, who was smoking quietly, said nothing. Suddenly he whacked Yamaoka with his bamboo pipe. This made the youth quite angry.

"If nothing exists," inquired Dokuon, "where did this anger come from?"
 
2012-06-14 08:36:52 PM  

intelligent comment below: No, I implied that those engineers and scientists who worked on the creation of the internet didn't wear a uniform.

I couldn't care less what you did. Congrats on wasting my tax dollars because you weren't smart enough or bootstrappy enough to go to college to begin with.


I have two degrees. I went to university straight out of high school. I'm pretty sure I don't live in the same country as you, but I've wasted millions of your tax dollars just the same.
 
2012-06-14 08:37:38 PM  

jso2897: Nothing Exists

Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind, Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist. The true nature of phenomena is emptiness. There is no relaization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity. There is no giving and nothing to be received."

Dokuon, who was smoking quietly, said nothing. Suddenly he whacked Yamaoka with his bamboo pipe. This made the youth quite angry.

"If nothing exists," inquired Dokuon, "where did this anger come from?"



That's deep man. Lay down the crack pipe and then tell me why military spending on research is the only reason you have technology today.
 
2012-06-14 08:39:07 PM  

Rozinante: I have two degrees. I went to university straight out of high school. I'm pretty sure I don't live in the same country as you, but I've wasted millions of your tax dollars just the same.



So then you admit to just trolling me with your useless anecdote not relevant to American government scientific funding.
 
2012-06-14 08:40:23 PM  

TheAlmightyOS: why are you guys feeding the troll?


^this.......but one more
Dude it's a cupcake tank, it shoots lil cakes instead of deadly projectiles. chill out you miserable pos.
 
2012-06-14 08:42:09 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Some people... some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say
There is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of god's grey
Earth as that prince of foods... the muffin!


"I just don't know what went wrong"
 
2012-06-14 08:51:32 PM  

intelligent comment below: Rozinante: I have two degrees. I went to university straight out of high school. I'm pretty sure I don't live in the same country as you, but I've wasted millions of your tax dollars just the same.


So then you admit to just trolling me with your useless anecdote not relevant to American government scientific funding.


I guarantee you that I have spent American government scientific funding.
 
2012-06-14 08:52:36 PM  

intelligent comment below: jso2897: Nothing Exists

Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.

Desiring to show his attainment, he said: "The mind, Buddha, and sentient beings, after all, do not exist. The true nature of phenomena is emptiness. There is no relaization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity. There is no giving and nothing to be received."

Dokuon, who was smoking quietly, said nothing. Suddenly he whacked Yamaoka with his bamboo pipe. This made the youth quite angry.

"If nothing exists," inquired Dokuon, "where did this anger come from?"


That's deep man. Lay down the crack pipe and then tell me why military spending on research is the only reason you have technology today.


i18.photobucket.com
Black-Nosed Buddha

A nun who was searching for enlightenment made a statue of Buddha and covered it with gold leaf. Wherever she went she carried this golden Buddha with her.

Years passed and, still carrying her Buddha, the nun came to live in a small temple in a country where there were many Buddhas, each one with its own particular shrine.

The nun wished to burn incense before her golden Buddha. Not liking the idea of the perfume straying to the others, she devised a funnel through which the smoke would ascend only to her statue. This blackened the nose of the golden Buddha, making it especially ugly.
 
2012-06-14 08:58:45 PM  

OptimusHime: Man On Fire: SmackLT: Yeah, it SOUNDS like lighthearted boost for morale, until you consider the reality that this could ignite a baking goods cold war. Now that we've unveiled a cupcake tank, do you think those filthy ruskies are gonna sit back? Hell no, they've probably already got a brownie-based fighter jet in production as we speak. Then, how long will it be before the middle east obtains yellow cake?

WE CANNOT ALLOW A CUPCAKE GAP

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 464x352]


Thanks that's what I came here for!
 
2012-06-14 09:04:22 PM  
intelligent comment below

You got it figured out bro, that's why your troll list is 30,000 names long. Anybody that doesn't think exactly the way you do must just be trying to get under your skin. After all you're the intelligent comment below a beast on comments, they obviously can't argue with you so they just try to troll you all day. Glad you've got it figured out.
 
2012-06-14 09:17:24 PM  

intelligent comment below: common sense is an oxymoron: It's idealistic, not-of-this-world statements like this that make liberals look silly. Not that the military isn't misused, but to equate a celebration of the Army's birthday with "worshiping death and destruction" is a crime against logic.

/providing for the common defense is cool
//providing for the petrochemical industry, not so much


The military is the enforcement arm of the corporate controlled world that requires never ending war. If you want to worship the Empire, the Emperor, and Darth Vader that's your problem, but don't pretend the military has provided for the "common defense" of anything.


Has any culture, anywhere, at any time, survived without the ability to defend itself? And are you seriously suggesting that the US (or any other country) has never, in its history, faced a real and imminent threat which was successfully repelled through military force?

You can't spell "pacifist" without F-I-S-T.
 
2012-06-14 09:21:32 PM  

intelligent comment below: common sense is an oxymoron: Yup. It takes competition to drive evolution.


government research handouts are NOT competition


What is the motivation for the government to hand out research grants in the first place?
 
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