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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    You know, I was a chemical officer when I served. Chemical weapons aren't quite what they're cracked up to be. There's only a few instances where they'd be effective, casualty producing weapons, the rest of the time they just force the enemy to assume MOPP and make them less effective. Persistent CW are used to deny terrain to enemy manuever, and non-peristent ones just evaporate and will only be highly lethal in stable air conditions, which rarely occur.
    Fair point. Still, if someone got it into their heads to make a stupidly huge warhead filled with VX or something and dropped it into the middle of a load of unprotected troops, and their timing was dead-on, that'd be a pretty far out way of settling an argument, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    Well who the hell says you can't make a movie anyways?
    Those nasty debt collector chappies. They'd probably take my Handicam. Bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    Notice danno's country of origin. He might know.
    no expert, and i might be a little off here and there.

    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    War boomerangs had to be able to disable a human being.
    if it can disable a large animal like a roo, it can disable a person. but if there is more than one person you're chucking it at someone else can pick it up and throw it back i guess. so "warfare" isn't really the right word... i don't think they had "wars" as we know it in the first place. they were hunter gatherers (i say "were" because there are maybe a couple of thousand people who still live this way) and would live in small groups. the closest thing you might get to a war would be maybe 20 people fighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cakemaster
    And it's a bit of a shame, because the movies that would be made from that would be hysterical. :toothy9:
    a few years ago there was a girl in sydney who was learning to throw a boomerang. not the small, light ones you buy in the shop, but a more traditionally made one. she threw it, turned to her friend and started talking, then got hit in the head by the boomerang. if i remember correctly i'm pretty sure she died.

    bloody townies.

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    "This stick'll never come ba-" THUNK

    Awesome!

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    I...can't... fathom. ...

    I'm left kind of speechless by the boomerang.

    Were those thing really for hunting?

    Hitting birds with a shotgun is hard enough.

    Deer-sized things run for a while after an ounce of 12 gauge fury removes what used to be inside it's rib cage. A boomerang is a stick. You're throwing a stick at something. Not a pointy stick in a straightish line. A bluntish stick. What are the odds of hitting something vital, I ask.

    A boomerang....

    They had to be recreational. Had to be.

    The truth died with the Tasmanians. The white man tried to make romantic sense of these things they found laying around afterwards.

    Then again, there was that kid in The Road Warrior....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cakemaster
    Fair point. Still, if someone got it into their heads to make a stupidly huge warhead filled with VX or something and dropped it into the middle of a load of unprotected troops, and their timing was dead-on, that'd be a pretty far out way of settling an argument, I think.
    Yeah but what are the odds? You be better off using that VX to slime an avenue of approach, forcing the OPFOR into slow-go mode.

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    The odds are next to none, but if some mad genius-type springs up, you never know... (yeah, right)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kein Haar
    I...can't... fathom. ...

    I'm left kind of speechless by the boomerang.

    Were those thing really for hunting?

    Hitting birds with a shotgun is hard enough.

    Deer-sized things run for a while after an ounce of 12 gauge fury removes what used to be inside it's rib cage. A boomerang is a stick. You're throwing a stick at something. Not a pointy stick in a straightish line. A bluntish stick. What are the odds of hitting something vital, I ask.

    A boomerang....

    They had to be recreational. Had to be.

    The truth died with the Tasmanians. The white man tried to make romantic sense of these things they found laying around afterwards.

    Then again, there was that kid in The Road Warrior....
    I'm pretty sure the point was blunt trauma, possibly resulting in a one hit KO?

    But don't ask me. I had a boomerang once, but it was the cheap kind, and it broke in half after about 20 minutes of use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kein Haar
    Hitting birds with a shotgun is hard enough.
    not sure if returning boomerangs were used to hit birds, but i do know of one tribe near where i lived that would put a net over the side of a tree, then when a flock of birds landed in the tree they would throw boomerangs to make them fly into it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kein Haar
    Deer-sized things run for a while after an ounce of 12 gauge fury removes what used to be inside it's rib cage. A boomerang is a stick. You're throwing a stick at something. Not a pointy stick in a straightish line. A bluntish stick. What are the odds of hitting something vital, I ask.
    think of it more like hitting something with a baseball bat - but from a distance. as i said before, these things thing were big, heavy, flew straight and did not return.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kein Haar
    They had to be recreational. Had to be.
    returning boomerangs were mostly recreational, yes.

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    The truth died with the Tasmanians. The white man tried to make romantic sense of these things they found laying around afterwards.
    no, it's all been witnessed and recorded. actually there are people still making them in the traditional way today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kein Haar
    Then again, there was that kid in The Road Warrior....
    this fellow is actually a jeweller in melbourne now.
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