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Message 1457222 - Posted: 24 Dec 2013, 22:29:56 UTC
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Very sad, a master engineer has passed.


Mikhail Kalishnikov died a day or two ago. Yessir, engineer of the Ak47 has passed.
I would have posted that in the Cafe, but nobody would have given it much notice.

Have a nice day now.........you know how special it is.

Kalishinkov dies at 94,
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Message 1457261 - Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 0:27:30 UTC

I wonder between him and Alfred Nobel who is responsible for more deaths.
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Message 1457276 - Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 2:17:07 UTC - in response to Message 1457261.

I wonder between him and Alfred Nobel who is responsible for more deaths.

It's not the weapon, it's the wielder.
I have no doubt that the AK-47 has saved as many lives as it may have taken.
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Message 1457277 - Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 2:27:50 UTC
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The BBC did a nice blurb on him. He wanted to make farming equipment but WW2 got in the way.

He just designed the worlds most reliable and most simple to use weapon. He blamed the politicians for its subsequent abuse. To which I can agree with.

His one lament was he should have made a lawn mower as he would have made more money from it.

I dont blame the designer or the weapon for the death that MEN choose to cause.
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Message 1457306 - Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 7:09:33 UTC

Really? You want to celebrate the life of another merchant of death?
Yes, I blame him for causing death, just as I blame the manufacturers and the trigger pullers.

For a dude from Kpac, you really seem to have bought into the NRA bullshyte completely.
Careful Mark. Once the Kpacians realize that you've been infected by 2nd amendmentitis, they probably won't allow you to return to the planet of peace.
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Message 1457345 - Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 11:07:24 UTC
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Message 1457346 - Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 11:09:26 UTC - in response to Message 1457276.

I have no doubt that the AK-47 has saved as many lives as it may have taken.

That is a bold claim, given its popularity among terrorists, criminals, rebels, child soldiers and repressive regimes.

That said, it was a masterpiece of engineering.

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Message 1457349 - Posted: 25 Dec 2013, 11:16:17 UTC

If Kalshnikov hadn't have invented it, someone else probably would have done in time ....

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Message 1462545 - Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 11:42:15 UTC

The political class will rally around President Hollande of course, saying this is a grotesque invasion of his private life and has nothing to do with his role as president.

But many ordinary people are bound to take a different view. This is an insight into the life of their president and if, as the magazine is claiming, he is unhappy in his life, quite morose, living separately from his official partner and sneaking out on these rendezvous on a regular basis, then many people will say they do deserve to know that.

I would think the title of this thread could apply equally well to this guy. And they wonder why the world never takes France seriously.

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