Bunker Talk: Let’s Talk About All The Things We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week

Talk amongst yourselves.

byTyler Rogoway|
GIs on guard in bunker at Mekong delta base camp of U.S. Ninth division 25 miles southwest of Saigon, listen to radio broadcast of the Apollo ll launch on Wednesday, July 16, 1969. Spec. 4 Rodney D. Sparks of Wyandotte, Mich, gives thumbs-up sign as PFC Earl C. Hollingsworth III of Augusta, Ga. Grins at news of successful blast-off. In background Sgt. Stephen C. Dionne of Seattle views terrain outside bunker through a starlight scope. (AP Photo/Oliver Noonan)
AP Photo/Oliver Noonan

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 or whatever else grabs your interest. In other words, it’s literally an off-topic thread.

The caption to this week’s top shot reads:

Vietnam War: GIs on guard in a bunker at the Mekong delta base camp of U.S. Ninth division, 25 miles southwest of Saigon, listen to a radio broadcast of the Apollo ll launch on Wednesday, July 16, 1969. AP Photo/Oliver Noonan.

Also, a reminder:

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  • If you want to talk politics, do so respectfully and know that there's always somebody that isn't going to agree with you. 
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  • So unless you have something of quality to say, know how to treat people with respect, understand that everyone isn't going to subscribe to your exact same worldview, and have come to terms with the reality that there is no perfect solution when it comes to moderation of a community like this, it's probably best to just move on. 
  • Finally, as always, report offenders, please. This doesn't mean reporting people who don't share your political views, but we really need your help in this regard.

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