Bunker Talk: Let's Chat About All The Stories We Did And Didn't Cover This Week
We can talk about automatic doomsday machines, retiring the B-1B, geopolitics, WWI-era weapons still on the modern battlefield—you know, no big whoop.
Welcome to Bunker Talk. This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn't cover. We can also talk about the stuff we did. In other words, it's literally an off-topic thread.
The Bunker doors are slowly swinging open.
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