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(The New York Times)   Now that China has an aircraft carrier, all they need are some aircraft   (nytimes.com) divider line 19
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2012-09-25 12:13:40 PM
4 votes:
Nathan Arizona Sr.:

Eight hundred leaf-tables and no chairs? You can't sell leaf-tables and no chairs. Chairs, you got a dinette set. No chairs, you got d*ck!
2012-09-25 12:11:16 PM
4 votes:
... seen a few shoppe's in my days....
2012-09-25 12:20:56 PM
3 votes:

KiplingKat872: DRTFA, but China has one of the largest air forces in the world subby.


but it still leaves you wanting more in 30 minutes or so..
2012-09-25 12:24:56 PM
2 votes:

KiplingKat872: UNC_Samurai: The Chinese never bought any Su-33s, however. And I don't think they've modified any J-10s to be carrier-capable.

How much modification does that take tho'? Given the size of their air force and how much money China is currently rolling in, while I agree this is probably a tempest in a tea pot, but I don't think aircraft are really the problem here.


I just looked up the J 10. That thing could land on a carrier...

Once.
2012-09-25 10:46:17 PM
1 votes:

kg2095: Kibbler: They have one obsolete, decrepit Russian carrier that they don't know how to use.

Obviously we need to spend $1 trillion on another dozen state-of-the-art carrier task groups before the Red Tide washes over us.

It doesn't matter how much you spend the Chinese will dominate the world within 20 years. This isn't like the 1980s when people were saying that Japan would overtake the US. With China it's inevitable that once their economy matures past a certain point they will be bigger than the US. Their population is 5 times yours so they only need a per capita GNP of 20% yours to be just as big. Big economies can afford big investments in military technology - and their economy by mid century may well be the biggest by a factor of 5.

Then there is the whole situation with China investing heavily in education particularly in science and technology at a time when education is being demonized by certain sectors of the US population.

I'm not gloating about this. I like living in a US centric world and it makes me very uncomfortable to think the world I know and grew up in is changing so dramatically. But I think it is the reality we all face.


When some wild-eyed Chicom, grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."
2012-09-25 02:17:24 PM
1 votes:
Link

North Koreans have a top gun program....
2012-09-25 01:34:51 PM
1 votes:
Almost gotta LOL at the launching ramp a la Royal Navy (sorry Brits). That right there is a giveaway that it's gonna have J-18's (Chinese ripoff of VTOL stealth fighters).

KiplingKat872: UNC_Samurai: Dead-Guy: Well the Japanese don't always worry about landing their planes.. they just let them take off, and then the rest is someone else's problem.

Reminds me of the Tom Lehrer lyric:

"'Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department', says Wernher von Braun."

You win a tasty Internet.


Another classic VB phrase is "I aimed for the Moon, but I kept hitting London instead".
2012-09-25 01:10:51 PM
1 votes:

Kibbler: They have one obsolete, decrepit Russian carrier that they don't know how to use.

Obviously we need to spend $1 trillion on another dozen state-of-the-art carrier task groups before the Red Tide washes over us.


Why do you hate America?
2012-09-25 01:07:09 PM
1 votes:

Dead-Guy: Well the Japanese don't always worry about landing their planes.. they just let them take off, and then the rest is someone else's problem.


Reminds me of the Tom Lehrer lyric:

"'Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department', says Wernher von Braun."
2012-09-25 01:02:05 PM
1 votes:
Well the Japanese don't always worry about landing their planes.. they just let them take off, and then the rest is someone else's problem.
2012-09-25 12:51:29 PM
1 votes:

Kibbler: They have one obsolete, decrepit Russian carrier that they don't know how to use.

Obviously we need to spend $1 trillion on another dozen state-of-the-art carrier task groups before the Red Tide washes over us.


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2012-09-25 12:38:25 PM
1 votes:
That's all well and nice but can I just get them to do a decent starch in my laundry?
2012-09-25 12:20:23 PM
1 votes:
Does this mean there will be yet another "Iron Eagle" film?Louis Gossett Jr is still alive after all.
2012-09-25 12:18:27 PM
1 votes:

Slives: Maybe we can dig up a few of these to sell them for practice on their carrier.


Nah, let's give them some raw F4U-1A Corsairs, the ones where you had to manually compensate for engine torque by slamming the rudder in the opposite direction to keep from landing upside down.
2012-09-25 12:15:14 PM
1 votes:
They have one obsolete, decrepit Russian carrier that they don't know how to use.

Obviously we need to spend $1 trillion on another dozen state-of-the-art carrier task groups before the Red Tide washes over us.
2012-09-25 12:13:26 PM
1 votes:

Albert911emt: They'll make copies of someone else's aircraft for the carrier, just like they make copies of every other thing ever made in the history of forever......or something like that.


And they would be full of lead, cutting down on range and payload.
2012-09-25 12:12:22 PM
1 votes:
Lead floats now?

/FU china
2012-09-25 12:11:15 PM
1 votes:

KiplingKat872: DRTFA, but China has one of the largest air forces in the world subby.


Sure, the ones that can actually fly are obsolete. The rest are probably cardboard cutouts.
2012-09-25 12:09:49 PM
1 votes:
Don't forget the slot machines, blackjack and baccarat tables.
 
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