OK, I was a smart ass and brought in a slide rule, the physics instructor let me use it, I think because he thought it was funny. It was useful as a double-check.
Hey I did that, we weren't allowed calculators so brought my Granddad's old slide rule for a joke and was allowed to use it. Thankfully I knew how to use it and it wasn't just there as a funny looking ruler
By the way, the US gets half of it's oil from OPEC countries and the Gulf. If they "descended into sectarian violence and the oil supplies ran dry", the US would suffer. Also, don't forget that the US gets at least a quarter of it's oil from countries that would be affected by the OPEC and Gulf countries turning off the oil supplies. Guess who turns their flow to the US off next?
So, best to just keep letting the US do their business and Europe can get on with their lives safe in the knowledge that if the Middle East did decide to stop selling oil to us, we're all fucked.
I just get this image of nuclear submarines sheering widly for a few seconds before settling down.
And lots of seasick seamen.
Anyway, that's moot since most drivers don't go around with the windows boarded over, trying to sneak up on other cars, as would be the analogy for the subs.
That would make for a hell of an extreme sport.
Or perhaps Crazy Pierre?
But seriously, are there really still holes in a submarine's passive sonar any more?
Glad to hear some Finns can be honest and approach that time in history objectively, makes a huge difference to what you normally hear from Finns (mostly young surprisingly) about that period of history. I don't even mention that little post independence squabble called civil war any more in polite pubtime debate.
Sure, Finland is a great nation, it's moved on a lot from it's past, but it's past should not be glossed over or forgotten or rewritten (like the sort of thing that would happen during Breshnev's time).
Have a good night.