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2009-03-27 02:40:36 AM  
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2009-03-27 07:22:53 AM  
I hope they shoot down the light locket.

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2009-03-27 07:39:07 AM  
Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)

Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.
 
2009-03-27 07:43:46 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)

Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.


8/10. The "What has North Korea ever done..." bit put just a little over the top.
 
2009-03-27 07:43:49 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)


7/10, not bad.

What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.


And here you fail. From Wiki:

The ship is named after John S. McCain, Jr. and John S. McCain, Sr., both Admirals in the United States Navy.

They're Senator McCain's father and grandfather, respectively. Nice try though.
 
2009-03-27 07:50:53 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)

Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.



I lol'd. Bet someone still falls for it
 
2009-03-27 07:51:21 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)

Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.


Niiiiiiice
 
2009-03-27 07:51:43 AM  

dokool: The ship is named after John S. McCain, Jr. and John S. McCain, Sr., both Admirals in the United States Navy.

They're Senator McCain's father and grandfather, respectively. Nice try though.


This
 
2009-03-27 07:52:48 AM  
Dammit, and I JUST got settled into my apartment....
 
2009-03-27 07:56:03 AM  
True strategic missle technology, let us show you it.
 
2009-03-27 07:56:38 AM  

Breadhead: dokool: The ship is named after John S. McCain, Jr. and John S. McCain, Sr., both Admirals in the United States Navy.

They're Senator McCain's father and grandfather, respectively. Nice try though.

This


This again. John McCain (the current Senator) could have been released from North Vietnam prison early because the VC wanted to kiss-up to his father, but refused until all the prisoners were released.

Maybe they could take all the medals John Kerry threw away in protest and melt them down and make a USS John Kerry. Probably not enough medal, maybe a Swiftboat then.
 
2009-03-27 07:56:50 AM  
This isn't just NK that is being fronted upon.

The Chicom doesn't like this.

He doesn't like it, not one bit.

Not one little bit.


Anyone care to guess who the last POTUS was to send a CBG steaming full tilt boogie at the Chicom?
 
2009-03-27 08:01:19 AM  

Apik0r0s: This isn't just NK that is being fronted upon.

The Chicom doesn't like this.

He doesn't like it, not one bit.

Not one little bit.


Anyone care to guess who the last POTUS was to send a CBG steaming full tilt boogie at the Chicom?


No idea, Reagan?

The Clintons fellated them, and Bush specifically included them in talks with NK
 
2009-03-27 08:02:06 AM  

portscanner: Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.


it's a reward for appropriating money for them.
 
2009-03-27 08:06:47 AM  
just as an aside, i much prefer the naming system of the royal navy over the us navy.

HMS Invincible, Illustrious, Vanguard, Vigilant, Tireless, Daring, Astute, etc verses McCain, Nixon, et al.
 
2009-03-27 08:08:09 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)

Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.


Or maybe we just don't want them to nuke South Korea?
 
2009-03-27 08:08:49 AM  
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/This rocket test will get out of control. It will get out of control because the rocket's guidance system is probably faulty.
 
2009-03-27 08:08:51 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: Apik0r0s: This isn't just NK that is being fronted upon.

The Chicom doesn't like this.

He doesn't like it, not one bit.

Not one little bit.


Anyone care to guess who the last POTUS was to send a CBG steaming full tilt boogie at the Chicom?

No idea, Reagan?

The Clintons fellated them, and Bush specifically included them in talks with NK



Clinton.

Beijing intended to send a message to the Taiwanese electorate that voting for Lee Teng-hui in the 1996 presidential election meant war. A third set of PLA tests from March 8 to March 15 (just shortly preceding the March 23 election), sent missiles within 25 to 35 miles (just inside the ROC's territorial waters) off the ports of Keelung and Kaohsiung. Over 70 percent of commercial shipping passed through the targeted ports, which were disrupted by the proximity of the tests. Flights to Japan and trans-Pacific flights were prolonged by ten minutes because airplanes needed to detour away from the flight path. Ships traveling between Kaohsiung and Hong Kong had to take a two-hour detour.

On March 8, 1996, also a presidential election year in the U.S., the U.S. government under President Clinton announced that it was deploying the Independence carrier battle group (CVBG), already stationed in the western Pacific, to international waters near Taiwan. On the following day, the PRC announced live-fire exercises to be conducted near Penghu from March 12-20. On March 11, the U.S. deployed the Nimitz CVBG, which steamed at high speed from the Persian Gulf. Tensions erupted further on March 15 when Beijing announced a simulated amphibious assault planned for March 18-25.

Sending two carrier battle groups showed not only a symbolic gesture towards the ROC, but a readiness to fight on the part of the U.S. The ROC government and Democratic Progressive Party welcomed America's support, but staunch unificationist presidential candidate Lin Yang-kang and the PRC decried "foreign intervention."

Realising the U.S. Navy CVBG's credible threat to the PLA Navy, PRC decided to accelerate its military build up. Soon PRC ordered the Sovremenny Class Missile Destroyer from Russia, a cold-war era warship designed to counter the U.S. Navy's CVBG, allegedly in mid-December 1996 during the visit to Moscow by Chinese Premier Li Peng. PRC subsequently ordered modern attack submarines (Kilo Class) and warplanes (Su-30MKK2) to counter the U.S. Navy's CVBG.

The PRC's attempts at intimidation were counterproductive. Arousing more anger than fear, it boosted Lee by 5% in the polls, earning him a majority as opposed to a mere plurality. The military tests and exercises also strengthened the argument for further U.S. arms sales to the ROC and led to the strengthening of military ties between the U.S. and Japan, increasing the role Japan would play in defending Taiwan.

The crisis, however, had a noticeable impact in disrupting the ROC economy. The stock market fell by 17% for the duration of the crisis. Capital fled the island and real estate prices fell.
 
2009-03-27 08:12:07 AM  

freakymescan: I lol'd. Bet someone still falls for it


Sigh . . . look what happens when I come here before my morning coffee . . .
 
2009-03-27 08:18:14 AM  
Better safe than sorry, no doubt, but I doubt this rocket will be much of a threat to anyone except maybe a few people near to the launch site...
 
2009-03-27 08:20:24 AM  

Whitewabbit: just as an aside, i much prefer the naming system of the royal navy over the us navy.

HMS Invincible, Illustrious, Vanguard, Vigilant, Tireless, Daring, Astute, etc verses McCain, Nixon, et al.


As a further aside, keep your asides to yourself (unless they are far more interesting than that one).
 
2009-03-27 08:22:00 AM  
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Paper Mache means Progress!
 
2009-03-27 08:22:37 AM  
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It worked in the early part of the last century. It still works today.
 
2009-03-27 08:22:43 AM  

Litote: Whitewabbit: just as an aside, i much prefer the naming system of the royal navy over the us navy.

HMS Invincible, Illustrious, Vanguard, Vigilant, Tireless, Daring, Astute, etc verses McCain, Nixon, et al.

As a further aside, keep your asides to yourself (unless they are far more interesting than that one).


no. ill post what i damn well please.
 
2009-03-27 08:26:29 AM  

Whitewabbit: no. ill post what i damn well please.


From the bridge of HMS Humourless.
 
2009-03-27 08:33:04 AM  

Apik0r0s: Swampthing in Korea: Apik0r0s: This isn't just NK that is being fronted upon.

The Chicom doesn't like this.

He doesn't like it, not one bit.

Not one little bit.

Okay, I read your little article. Whats your point?

 
2009-03-27 08:35:33 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)

Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.


You do realize that this ship is not named after Sen. John McCain who just ran for president right. If your going to spout such nonsence please get your facts straight.
 
2009-03-27 08:39:03 AM  

deadpo3t: You do realize that this ship is not named after Sen. John McCain who just ran for president right. If your going to spout such nonsence please get your facts straight.


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2009-03-27 08:48:54 AM  

heinekenftw: freakymescan: I lol'd. Bet someone still falls for it

Sigh . . . look what happens when I come here before my morning coffee . . .


don't feel bad. look at deadpo3t's post
 
2009-03-27 08:51:08 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

Yeah! Cause the US and the rest of the world has never had an issue with North Korea. Except for that little episode in the 50's that never got resolved.

Trying to oppress? We aren't stopping Kim from feeding his people. He's got nukes, now he's got rockets. What could possibly go wrong?

 
2009-03-27 08:53:42 AM  

deadpo3t: If your going to spout such nonsence please get your facts straight.


Ummm....If he got his facts straight, it wouldn't be nonsense.

/or nonsence
 
2009-03-27 08:57:13 AM  
Maybe the secret muslin could have his pick for NAACP champion sign a basketball and give it to Kim Hung. It worked for Maudlin Altbright and B.J. Clinton.
 
2009-03-27 09:05:44 AM  
I hope that wasn't referring to me. If so please do tell how I was trolling.

/Sorry I'm still on my first cup of coffee.
 
2009-03-27 09:09:02 AM  

Marquis de Sod:

I'm going to have to award a full 10/10
Good jorb!



Dyamn!!! I did good!!!!

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2009-03-27 09:18:53 AM  
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Good luck with that Kim Jong-il
 
2009-03-27 09:24:56 AM  
Is no one noticing that Japan is threatening to take out the missile if it ventures into their airspace? Hasn't anyone considered what this might mean?

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Got a guitar on every building, ready to hit it out of the park.
 
2009-03-27 09:30:47 AM  
They will launch it, it will crash, we will do nothing. Empty "threats" will make us look farking stupid.

What are we gonna do? Shoot it down? Hell no. Issue another big scary non-specific threat?

*Yawn*
 
2009-03-27 09:32:08 AM  

heinekenftw:

Or maybe we just don't want them to nuke South Korea?


Yeah, that's a likely scenario.
 
2009-03-27 09:38:06 AM  

deadpo3t: I hope that wasn't referring to me. If so please do tell how I was trolling.

/Sorry I'm still on my first cup of coffee.


No no, portscanner set the troll up. My Boobies said I bet people still fell for it after it got pointed out. No trolling on your part. Sorry for the missunderstanding.
 
2009-03-27 09:38:46 AM  
Maybe he's trying to find extraterrestrials to communicate and make friends with. After all he is so ronery.
 
2009-03-27 09:46:25 AM  
3_Butt_Cheeks: What are we gonna do? Shoot it down? Hell no. Issue another big scary non-specific threat?

Maybe we should shoot it down. It would be a good practical exercise for the ABL, and it might make the norks sit up straight in class.
 
2009-03-27 09:47:42 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)

Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.


7/10 my highest rating yet. You sounded pretty convincing dude.
 
2009-03-27 09:53:46 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)

Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.


1/10. You can do better.
 
2009-03-27 09:53:54 AM  

Lagrange: heinekenftw:

Or maybe we just don't want them to nuke South Korea?

Yeah, that's a likely scenario.


Not likely, but Kim sending a missile to space after being bellicose about nuclear energy merits some vigilance from N. Korea's enemies.
 
2009-03-27 10:02:59 AM  
For those of you keeping score at home, from the Wikipedia page of the US 7th Fleet (Link (new window), these are the current assets available if something goes down. These are only the Navy assets, who knows how many troops, planes, and other support vehicles are available.

Ya gotta wonder, what's this guy thinking he's gonna pull off? He's SURROUNDED already by water.

U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan

* USS George Washington coont3) (supercarrier)
* USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) (command ship)
* USS Cowpens (CG-63) (guided missle cruiser)
* USS Shiloh (CG-67) (guided missle cruiser)
* USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS Stethem (DDG-63) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS Lassen (DDG-82) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS McCampbell (DDG-85) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS Mustin (DDG-89) (guided missle destroyer)

U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan

* USS Essex (LHD-2) (amphibious assault)
* USS Denver (LPD-9) (transport dock)
* USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) (landing ship)
* USS Tortuga (LSD-46) (landing ship)
* USS Guardian (MCM-5) (mine countermeasures)
* USS Patriot (MCM-7) (mine countermeasures)
* USS Safeguard (ARS-50) (salvage and rescue)

Apra Harbor, Guam

* USS Frank Cable (AS-40) (mobile repair and support platform)
* USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) (bad news for anything that floats)
* USS Houston (SSN-713)(bad news for anything that floats)
* USS Buffalo (SSN-715)(bad news for anything that floats)
 
2009-03-27 10:05:29 AM  
Interesting I ran afoul of the filter! :D
 
2009-03-27 10:13:26 AM  
What are the requirements of having a Naval ship named after you? Do you have to be in the Navy or a President? Are there any ships named after non-Navy folks in the Army, Air Force or Marines?

/since people on here seem to know so much about the names of these ships, I thought it a perfect opportunity to ask.
 
2009-03-27 10:15:04 AM  

wingman-: For those of you keeping score at home, from the Wikipedia page of the US 7th Fleet (Link (new window), these are the current assets available if something goes down. These are only the Navy assets, who knows how many troops, planes, and other support vehicles are available.

Ya gotta wonder, what's this guy thinking he's gonna pull off? He's SURROUNDED already by water.

U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan

* USS George Washington coont3) (supercarrier)
* USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) (command ship)
* USS Cowpens (CG-63) (guided missle cruiser)
* USS Shiloh (CG-67) (guided missle cruiser)
* USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS Stethem (DDG-63) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS Lassen (DDG-82) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS McCampbell (DDG-85) (guided missle destroyer)
* USS Mustin (DDG-89) (guided missle destroyer)

U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan

* USS Essex (LHD-2) (amphibious assault)
* USS Denver (LPD-9) (transport dock)
* USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) (landing ship)
* USS Tortuga (LSD-46) (landing ship)
* USS Guardian (MCM-5) (mine countermeasures)
* USS Patriot (MCM-7) (mine countermeasures)
* USS Safeguard (ARS-50) (salvage and rescue)

Apra Harbor, Guam

* USS Frank Cable (AS-40) (mobile repair and support platform)
* USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) (bad news for anything that floats)
* USS Houston (SSN-713)(bad news for anything that floats)
* USS Buffalo (SSN-715)(bad news for anything that floats)


It's on people.
 
2009-03-27 10:17:51 AM  
fta: Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket.

Fear? Really? Hell, they may even put a long-range missile on a long-range missile... Imagine the panic that would ensue.
 
2009-03-27 10:22:25 AM  

portscanner: Another case of the US trying to oppress another country. The US cant stand the fact that another country can put communication satellites into orbit. That will create competition for the US military industrial complex. We cant have that.

But Western governments fear the North Koreans will actually put a long-range missile on top of the rocket. More scaremongering. What has North Korea ever done that is a real threat (other than defend itself against an US lead invasion.)

Two other U.S. Navy Aegis-capable destroyers, the USS Chaffee and USS McCain, What is this crap of naming ships after has been, washed up senators who formerly crashed planes for the military? Further proof that the GOP has control of the military and that civilian control of the military has been lost.


Pretty good man. I like your style of trolling. Good Morning to you.
 
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