What are you doing right now?
He is searching for troops
Refugee Crisis in Europe — is anyone else affected?
@allison Germany is your puppet state since the end of WW2 , Merkel can't even take a dump without the CIA knowing what she is doing , in Germany there are still about 100 000 american and british soldiers spread along many military bases that at the front gate have written ''Occupational allied(anglo-american) troops in germany''
Choose a game you love (or tolerate) in each category!
Mount & Blade: Warband is A Medieval RPG sandbox with some strategical elements and party management. It features large scale battles with troops you command, but you also fight with them. This resulting in possibly basic slaying of a couple petty bandits here and there or tracking their hideouts for lords, vassals and kings around the map (Calradia). To all out sieges on cities after betraying your king to start your own faction/kingdom. There are many possibilities!
At first, the graphics look very crap for A 2011 game but hear me out. You will invest hundreds, if not thousand of hours playing this! (But you don't need A God tier computer to run it, so that's A bonus.)
Depending on how you play, if you just want to be A bounty hunter ? Go for it. If you want to one day rule all of Calradia? You can do so however you please.
I could go on but there is just... SO much! There are a lot of things to learn when you play, but by the time you know what you're doing. It's just plain simple fun! If you finish the main game? (Which takes forever to do, and you will probably replay it at least 3 times as well.) Don't worry... There are Also mods... Lots! OF! MODS! (All the way From historical era's like French civil wars and Vikings, to Game of Thrones and Star Wars. You will never get bored.)
You will know the game once you play it because it's difficult to explain all the mechanics since there is so much going on!
Hope this gives you some idea.
What's the craziest thing you've done so far?
Sorry, this took me awhile, it's long so I wouldn't blame you all for skipping it, haha.
I wouldn't say that I have done many crazy things. I was a very shy and timid kid, plus I was raised in a church environment. However, I have experienced some pretty crazy things, especially after I joined the military at 19. Right now it is a toss up between getting shot at by survivors of hurricane Katrina in 2005 (while we were trying to save them) or experiencing the "Bloodiest Month" in Iraq in 2004. I am going to go with "Bloodiest Month."
Be advised, this story is about war.
The story starts with us soldiers doing what we do best, dumb shit. Our Brigade Sergeant Major, CSM Snapper (as we called him), put us on a detail to dig fox holes and hasty firing positions on the perimeter of the airfield. We were one month in country and had the occasional mortar and rockets shot at us. Someone (may be me) had just made the comment that we were probably going to get shelled again right where we were digging. Just then, we heard the infamous “fhump” sound which indicated we about to be hit with mortars. However, it wasn’t one “fhump" it was dozens. We all stopped and waited. The whole FOB (forward observation base) went silent except for the whistling of incoming rounds. It was loud and we all knew they were on top of us.
The next thing I remember was a round landing 10 feet in front of me. It was a dud (or wouldn't be writing this story) but the impact was still great enough to throw me into my foxhole (grave). I didn't pass out but everything went black, I saw stars, my eardrums popped, and my back felt like it tore in two. My ears were ringing and then I felt someone grab the handle on my IBA (body armor) and pulled me out of the hole. I opened my eyes but all I saw was dust, everyone was on the ground. The next thing I remember was someone helping me up. I noticed my M-16 got all twisted in the sling. I was still rubbing the dirt from my eyes and saw everyone running to the bunkers, some people were being carried. I took a step but my back felt like it was going to split open; I took a knee. Someone came up from behind and put their arm around me for support. I still couldn't hear very well but they kept pointing to their gun and then to mine. I realized they were trying to tell me to “go to red status.” Basically, lock and load, safety on semi.
My hearing was starting to come back once I was in the dark bunker. The ground kept shaking from the impact of more rounds. Rocks and other debris were hitting the side of our bunker. All the radios were screaming with reports; everyone was calling for medics. Then my heart sank as I heard small arms fire; I knew the enemy was in the FOB. I never so hopeless but I looked down and my rifle and everyone else the bunker. I assumed they mirrored my expression and we all knew this is what what we signed up for, we were ready. But then we heard angels in the form Longbow Apaches; they were our aircraft, cavalry birds. Then the unmistakable sound of nightmares, the 30 Mike Mike, chain gun. The insurgents were liquefied in matter of minutes. I peered out the bunker opening and watched our scout birds (Kiowa) firing rockets in the distance. It was over faster than it started, I put my selector switch to safe on my rifle. It was silent except the non-stop radio chatter. Troops were calling in dismemberments, gunshot wounds, and every other horrible injury you can imagine that you have seen in a video game or movie.
Over a dozen people died in the “Bloodiest Month" on the Warriors Brigade FOB in 2004 and countless others were injured. The worst part about this incident was the next day when we just went back to doing what we were doing before. We honored our fallen but life continued and the mission never stopped. We all knew this was our life for the next 11 months. Thank you for reading.
Whats the deal about 9/11?
@kek Try Wikipedia. This is common knowledge and is also taught in school. There should be no alternative theories, we know what happened and anything else is just false speculation from conspiracy theorists.
The attacks were carried out by members of al-Qaeda. An interesting piece of information not on Wikipedia is that the United States attacked and mostly destroyed al-Qaeda, but left a weak government in place, which allowed the rise of ISIS. The wars and invasions launched by the United States in Middle-Eastern countries also greatly contributed to the rise of ISIS in the same respect.
The most important information from Wikipedia and other sources:
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.
Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers (United Airlines and American Airlines)—all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California—were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed, with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, including the 47-story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense) in Arlington County, Virginia, leading to a partial collapse of the building's western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, initially was steered toward Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. 9/11 was the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively.
Suspicion quickly fell on al-Qaeda. The United States responded by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had harbored al-Qaeda. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded the powers of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. Although al-Qaeda's leader, Osama bin Laden, initially denied any involvement, in 2004 he claimed responsibility for the attacks. Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives. After evading capture for almost a decade, Osama bin Laden was located and killed by SEAL Team Six of the U.S. Navy in May 2011.
The destruction of the World Trade Center and nearby infrastructure caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets, resulting in the closing of Wall Street until September 17 and the civilian airspace in the U.S. and Canada until September 13. Many closings, evacuations, and cancellations followed, out of respect or fear of further attacks. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, and the Pentagon was repaired within a year. On November 18, 2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site. The building was officially opened on November 3, 2014. Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Hope this helps clarify.