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The M14 is an excellent rifle for the conditions in Ukraine. Much longer engagement ranges than the jungles of Vietnam and lots of body armor means .308 ballistics is desirable. Likely lots of ammo around for it too.
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The problem of global energy inequity, explained by American refrigerators - The average fridge in the US consumes more electricity in a year than an average person in dozens of countries. Vox - vox.com/future-perfect/23106…
Best with short bursts, prone with bipod. Can control standing with the sling properly rigged.
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No, it is not a selector switch, so locked in semiautomatic mode. Decent shooters with good eyes should reliably get kills at up to 500 m with the iron sights once the rifle is calibrated. A bit heavy but a good, reliable, basic weapon.
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M14 in Ukrainian service
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BACKGROUND: #InvestigativeCommittee is also involved in planned tortures, show trials, and subsequent murders as "death penalty" of the #Azov POWs who had surrendered after prisoner exchange was already negotiated:
🚨🧵BREAKING: Osechkin’s Source: #Azovstal Prisoners of War, based on the orders of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN), are being transported to pre-trial detention facilities in #Russia under control of the military counterintelligence & M departments of the FSB.⬇️
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#InvestigativeCommittee is a 20,000-strong persecution organization filled with lawyers, established by #fascist #Putin himself. Putin himself is the head of this #Orwellian "committee."
🧵BREAKING: Putin has ordered the General Prosecutor's Office in Russia (analogous to the US Justice Department) & other Russian government agencies to establish an "alternative" International Tribunal.
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As opposed to Russian soldiers eating lunch 30 yards away from the dead bodies of their comrades, without bothering to bury them
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🇺🇦academics pointed out Chomsky's recurring fallacies Denying🇺🇦sovereign integrity Suggesting🇷🇺was threatened by NATO&🇺🇸isn’t any better than🇷🇺 Whitewashing Putin’s goals for invading🇺🇦 "Prof.Chomsky,we hope you'll reevaluate your concl.if you truly value🇺🇦lives as you claim"⬆️
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Nord Pool has decided to stop trading Russian electricity from its only importer in the Baltic States Inter RAO It means that as of Sunday, Lithuania will have completely cut import of Russian energy supplies, i.e. oil, electricity or natural gas enmin.lrv.lt/en/news/no-more…
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Replying to @RealCynicalFox
Jesus. Germany has the 3rd largest economy in the world, and this shit is at their doorstep. They've been riding US financial coattails for 75 years. It's time they stepped up.
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Zelenskyy invites the partner countries to sign a multilateral agreement & create a mechanism through which Russian funds & property under the jurisdiction of partner countries must be seized and sent to victims of Russian aggression as a compensation. t.me/V_Zelenskiy_official/17…
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⚡️Ukraine’s military destroys 3 tanks, Grad missile launcher. Ukraine’s Operational Command “South” reports that Russia has lost at least 36 soldiers, three T-72 tanks, a Grad missile launcher, and a number of vehicles along Ukraine’s southern frontlines over the past 24 hours.
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Work of a #Ukrainian anti-tank guided missile in #Rubizhne, #Luhansk region. Source: 5 Kanal
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#Etna #volcano update - <b>A new fissure vent</b> opened on the north slope of the Southeast crater at altitude of approx. 3250 m at 15:30 local time today. Opening of the new vent, located to the northwest of the latest fissure, ... bit.ly/2gsUKGq
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Last night activists projected a 200m high video of Ukrainian President Zelensky onto the recently shuttered Grohnde nuclear power plant, calling for nuclear energy to be restarted to replace imports of Russian oil and gas. This is part of our #switchoffputin campaign. 🧵1/
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