tank-nation

2

Twitter just suspended a bunch of alt-right users 

Twitter has suspended Richard Spencer, a leading voice of the alt-right movement. Spencer’s verified account was removed Wednesday alongside accounts for his think tank, National Policy Institute, his online magazine, Radix Journal, and a book publishing, Washington Summit Publishers. Meanwhile, Reddit is being called out for celebrating the alt-right.

follow @the-future-now

Hockey Storytime

So I was out to watching UFC on Saturday night with my cousin and his friends and one of them told me what has to be the best story I’ve ever heard.

So these guys work at Canada’s Wonderland (It’s like Six Flags but in Toronto if y’all don’t know) during the fall season when Halloween Haunt is going on, they’re all clowns like it’s terrifying and I literally never go but that’s beside the point this isn’t about me. Anyway, apparently in the park there’s a private little building with a spot called the Maple Leaf Lounge for celebrities and people having private functions and all that.

For Nazem Kadri’s birthday apparently the team thought it would be a great idea to throw him a surprise party at Haunt (which is honestly pretty sick I wish people did shit like that for me wtf.) So this kid I was hanging out with was ONE OF FOUR OUT OF THE WHOLE STAFF CHOSEN TO SCARE THE ENTIRE MAPLE LEAFS ROSTER ESSENTIALLY. 

Here’s where I started dying: Maple Leafs #1 Superstar Defenseman Morgan Rielly was scared to the point he ran out of the building. I think what happened was my friend had scared him first because he’s a clown and clowns are fucking creepy before someone with what looked like a severed hand literally chased him outside. 

Apparently how it worked was they went and bothered them for 15 minutes and then got a 15 minute break and that repeated while they were in the room. When the four of them walked past the building, apparently Mo was freaking out (and crying a little??) with three other players surrounding him in order for the clowns not to get back to him. The top defenseman of the Toronto Maple Leafs, a man who is still being considered for captaincy, being protected by three teammates, because clowns.

Morgan Rielly, not scared of taking on the entire Vancouver Canucks roster but will shit in plain sight of a clown

6

1977. East German ,,Pionierpanzer” operated by Young Pioneers (Jungpioniere), a suborganisation of the Ernst Thälmann Pioneer Organisation. Sections provided with these mini-tanks were effectively called ,,Panzerbrigade” (Armoured Brigade), which apparently operated under STASI supervision.

These ,,Pionierpanzer” were powered by a Trabant engine and had a top speed of 15 kph. The turrets couldn’t traverse. The crew was composed of 2 Jungpioniere. Different models were in production, resembling actual tanks: T-34-76, T-34-85. T-54, SU-100, and SU-122.

Sources are contradictory regarding the guns: some claim they could fire live ammunition, some that they could fire only blanks, others that “hits” were scored using a laser system, similar to nowaday’s Laser Tag.

Existing footage confirms that they were at least capable of firing blanks.