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Woldan

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  1. Woldan

    AGONY

    I just backed the game with 45 bucks - First game I ever backed on Kickstarter. Wheeeee! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1752350052/agony
  2. Woldan

    AGONY

    Really? I found it rather tame considering the setting.
  3. I'd swap the P-38 with the MG-42. The 42 has probably sent more people into heaven than any other firearm in the world - and the cause was rather sinister.
  4. I want to get me a license and a nice 9.3x62 Mauser, but I need to save up alot of money for that to happen. Out of curiosity I checked how much it would cost to buy a box of 20 8x57 here, going by average price and not quality; 680SEK, or roughly 70€. So 65% less makes for one hell of a saving. Whoa holy hell, I thought ammo prices around here were bad but thats a whole 'nother level! Why is ammunition so expensive ''over there''? Are you sure you didn't get your hands on the most super-premium platinum-gold magical fairy dust hunting ammo? Around here premium quality medium caliber rifle ammo (match or hunting) costs about € 2-3 per round, training ammunition is a little bit over € 1 per cartridge. With handloading I can half the costs even with the most expensive components and can go much lower with standard components. With € 2 / round I'd be burning 100 bucks per week (50 rounds / session) which would definitely make me reconsider my hobby. I get my components from Germany, if you can import them from there (minus the powder and primers of course, which you'd have to by locally because explosives) you can save a TON of money! Check your local laws but I'm very sure projectiles and brass are not regulated by any laws. Also why a 9.3x62? Its a fine cartridge for sure but really suited for hunting large game. 8x57, 7.26x51 etc. are more suited for range sessions, components are more readily available, there is much better and less expensive match bullets available for them, they burn less powder and have more than enough power for reaching out 800 meters or more and hunting the largest local game. If 9.3x62 is what your heart desires go for it but its definitely not an ideal option for a starting gun by any means.
  5. Handloaded some ammo, 7.92x57mm Mauser. Handloading effectively make shooting 65% -85% cheaper for me, depending on the caliber. As a nice bonus I also get considerably more accuracy out of it compared to commercial ammo. Handloading is awesome.
  6. Ordered me a couple of these. Dräger RD40 1140 Nuclear P3D 40mm DIN - Particles (Level 3), radioactive iodine, radioactive methyl iodine. Never going to need it but not bad to have.
  7. Woldan

    US Dope

    Thats nice and all, but this statistic compares the mortality rate of top level athletes with the normal population if I'm not mistaken? If thats so you missed the point completely.
  8. Woldan

    US Dope

    Most of the strongmen and powerlifting competitors grow old. Legendary Bill Kazmaier for example is in his 60's now, he was 3 times world strongest man as far as I can remember and he has been competing for a looong time. Magnus Ver Magnusson is also in his 50's and he looks super healthy. Of course there are some sad exceptions as well, but its nowhere near wrestling level, mortality rate is pretty much on par with all the other high level athletes. I think the difference here is that the powerlifters and strongmen are true athletes, they try to live as healthily as possible and get the drug dosages right in order to be truly strong and competitive. If you drive yourself into the ground because you don't know what you're doing you're not going to win competitions and break records that require strength and athleticism. In contrast, wrestling is mainly show, I think those guys do all kinds of drugs without any kind of professional supervision just to get as big as possible, and many have been taking other drugs like cocaine and alcohol as well. Lithuanian Strongman Zydrunas Savickas, who is considered to be strongest man who has ever lived, only drinks a glass of wine every 3 months. Don't get me wrong, taking performance enhancing drugs in sport is cheating, its stupid and unhealthy and in a perfect world it would be banned. - but we have reached a point where it is completely inevitable. Anything other than embracing it and making it legal and fair for everyone is hypocrisy and political nonsense. Bill Kazmaier, 3 times world strongest man winner in the 80's: And now:
  9. Woldan

    US Dope

    If your goal is to end up with a bunch of dead athletes, sure. Albeit I suppose if you're a self-proclaimed rational person and look at the costs of professional sports compared to the overall societal value it creates, the conclusion that ending up with a bunch of dead athletes is a net gain in utility may not be out of bounds. Thats not really true, we already have popular sports with incredibly doped athletes that do not have to do any real drug tests. World strongest man, Europe's strongest man, Arnold Strongman championship, World Deadlift Championship to name a few. Those athletes don't die any more than athletes in other disciplines. The most successful athlete in this field has been doing this kind of sport for 25 years straight. He is 41 years now and is still active & among the three strongest people one earth. World deadlift championship:
  10. Woldan

    US Dope

    If its state sponsored doping or doping done by the individual sports clubs results in the exact same thing. Tons of doped athletes. *Shrugs* Nowadays every top level athlete is taking multiple performance enhancers, ranging from growth hormones to the newest steroids up to even more advanced crazy stuff that changes the metabolism of the muscles themselves. Thats the only way you can keep breaking records every year for years to come. The human body isn't getting better every year - its the pharmaceutical industry. The real root problem is the anti doping agency that is simply not doing its job properly. If it *really* worked like intended no new records would be broken anymore and performances of the athletes would dramatically dwindle. Nobody would care about this event anymore. That would be like torpedoing your own ship. Its just politics. In Russia this has been handled like that for many many years and ''now'' its a problem. I'm sure the current political situation has nothing to do with that.
  11. Woldan

    US Dope

    Propaganda BS. The entire Olympics is one giant multi million dollar drug swamp.
  12. Woldan

    US Dope

    For beginners. And thats just amateur level power lifting with testosterone and growth hormones, imagine the athletes that have and incredible amount of political and monetary pressure behind them. Drugs in sports is a really disgusting problem.
  13. Love the new AK-12, with the dual piston design recoil impulse should be soft and absolutely minimal. The only thing I don't get is why the went with the original dustcover. The problem with this design is its too flimsy and shaky for mounting optics - thats why the AK variants usually have a side receiver mounted optical sight arrangement. And now they simply slapped a rail onto the flimsy dustcover. DAFUQ. The first thing I would have changed from the original AK design was the dustcover.
  14. Woldan

    US Dope

    They should make a new discipline in the Olympics called ''hypocrisy.'' Everyone would win.
  15. Powerlifting style squats, heavy doubles and triples. A lot of people miss out big time when they don't work their legs and only do chest and shoulders.
  16. Started to harvest my first chili. Ghost peppers, I tried them. With those evil things you can wake up coma patients. They're several leagues above the hottest Habaneros! The amazing thing is though, they're still tasty.
  17. I think what you are looking for is a muzzle, those are relatively cheap. I also suggest investing in a straightjacket, it makes a great, sensible combo with the muzzle. Kidding aside, yeah, dentists are outrageously expensive here too, at least the stuff that isn't covered by our health care system. I've heard they're make the most money per hour in the entire health business.
  18. Thats actually exactly what I like about assemblage 23, I listen to A23 when I want to hear stereotypical futurepop just like when I listen to Rammstein to hear good stereotypical dark metal. Tom Shear is good in what he is doing, he has amazing lyrics, good tunes and good quality. I also happen to like his voice. Whatever floats your boat, but being stereotypical and sticking with what you are good at aren't always bad things.
  19. I suffer from the same problem, but I would not recommend those for prolonged use, they're big and tough but too uncomfortable for the night. I think we would need one custom made from the the dentist for medical use.
  20. I bought a gumshield for lifting. When you have something to bite on really hard you are stronger, like clenching your fist. IMportant when doing max weight lifts. You can do that without a gumshield but its not so effective and the danger of ruining your teeth is very high.
  21. Not a problem if you have a good core and you know how to brace it. Thats strongman 101. The only real danger with lifting stones is tearing your biceps tendon because you are lifting very heavy stuff with bent arms, thats where you have to be careful.
  22. How about some Viking fitness? I went to Iceland, visited the very remote Westfjörds and came across THE original lifting stones. But see for yourself: Of course I had to prove myself worthy and lifted them. I didn't want to drop them onto the original stone platform and potentially damage this holy site it so I just lifted them as high as I could. The weight itself wasn't really a problem, of course they were heavy but getting a good grip on their perfectly smooth surface was the tough part. I also visited the Jakabol Strongman Gym where Hafthor Björnsson aka The Game of Thrones Mountain trains. I did not meet him because he was competing in Worlds Strongest man in Africa but I met his friends. The gym is a small underground cave in the suburbs of Reykjavik in the basement of a supermarket. Really hard to find and they were surprised to see visitors. But they were super nice people and allowed me to use their equipment which was really cool. Of course I did a few lifts there. Now THATS a proper gym. The ''cross''; built by the legendary Magnus ver Magnusson: Lifting stones:
  23. Robocop, the new one. Man, what a rushed piece of utter garbage.
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