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Let's twist a stretch of asphalt around a tree

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"Is not bad, tovarisch. Snow makes it hurt less."

"By cushioning the fall, right?"

"..."

"... by cushioning the fall, right...?"

[-] [email protected] 11 points 8 hours ago

This is a popular myth, but has little-to-no basis in reality. The Soviets had plenty of rifles to equip their infantry with.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 9 hours ago

Not in this case. There was an incident where Soviet troops DID do that, but from much lower altitudes, and from slow-flying biplanes. I don't think any amount of snow would save them at that height!

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That's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me 🥺

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Corporate media and assisting the rise of the far-right - name a more iconic duo

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Explanation: Caligula, a Roman Emperor renowned for his erratic behavior, once ordered his troops to 'make war' on Neptune, the god of the sea, stabbing the tide, and collecting seashells as trophies. Clearly, that watery bastard is getting bold after 2000 years! We need to teach him his place again!

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Only real source I can find for this mentions it as a single incident:

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Inside_the_Blue_Berets/AHHfAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=%22without%20parachutes%22

"By 12 March, when the 204th Airborne Brigade began to cross into German territory, it came under intense small-arms fire, punctuated by artillery. The German actions inflicted heavier and heavier casualties as the missions continued over the next few nights. The Germans also noted the flight of Soviet transport aircraft into areas behind their own lines, evidently dropping supplies to the advancing airborne groups. Some troops without parachutes were also dropped during the course of the operations. Slow-flying U-2 biplanes would skim close to the ground, and the paratroopers would leap off into deep snowdrifts. The first major attack occurred on 15 March when the garrison at Maloye Opuevo was overrun by about twelve hundred paratroopers from the 1st and 204th Airborne Brigades."

[-] [email protected] 5 points 11 hours ago

The South fought for the explicit purpose of preserving racial chattel slavery. That's bad.

They've been spreading myths to make themselves look better and justify racism against others ever since. That's also bad.

[-] [email protected] 35 points 13 hours ago

I'm hoping Biden steps down and is replaced, but if he doesn't, as concerning as that is to our chances, I will still be voting for the Dem ticket against literal fucking fascism and encouraging everyone I know IRL to do likewise.

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Depends on how much fiber you like in your diet.

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