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(CNN)   The USS Enterprise is on its final deployment, will be escorting peace delegates to some place called "Khitomer"   (security.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 78
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2012-11-02 09:53:22 AM
I don't give a shiat about this. Until we close our secret prisons on Rura Penthe, I will not support this administration.
 
2012-11-02 10:13:39 AM
nuclear wessels
 
2012-11-02 10:19:35 AM
I understand that the promised shore leave in Khitbash has been cancelled, however.
 
2012-11-02 10:19:48 AM
Missing a chance to make money here. I bet a lot of people would love to own a limited addition chuck of this fine boat. Just take a few thousand strips of the land deck and sell them off for a couple of hundred a unit. Use the money to fund the next one.


Really should do this with every aircraft carrier. But really should do it with the Enterprise.
 
2012-11-02 10:28:11 AM
I just hope that they don't need more humpback whales in the future.
 
2012-11-02 10:30:16 AM
Let them die!
 
2012-11-02 10:31:35 AM
Only Nixon could go to China.
 
2012-11-02 10:33:33 AM
Uss enterprise? I thought that was where you went to rent warships.
 
2012-11-02 10:34:05 AM
Qapla'!
 
2012-11-02 10:35:33 AM
I thought it was Camp Khitomer.
 
2012-11-02 10:36:49 AM
I wonder how much L. Bob Rife is going to pay the government for his new personal yacht.
 
2012-11-02 10:39:43 AM
Was the burning plane picture one of McCain's crashes?
 
2012-11-02 10:42:32 AM
...cut up and sold for scrap? Aww, to hell with that. Clean it up, turn it into a museum.
 
2012-11-02 10:45:15 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Missing a chance to make money here. I bet a lot of people would love to own a limited addition chuck of this fine boat. Just take a few thousand strips of the land deck and sell them off for a couple of hundred a unit. Use the money to fund the next one.


Really should do this with every aircraft carrier. But really should do it with the Enterprise.


It cost just over $451 million dollars to build in 1957: that comes out to about 3.8 billion today. To recoup the inflation-adjusted cost you'd need about 4 million pieces at $1000 each. Are there enough sailors and Trekkies out there who would buy something like that?
 
2012-11-02 10:45:49 AM
If I were human. I believe my response would be "go to hell". If I were human...
 
2012-11-02 10:49:32 AM
My brother was serving aboard her back in the 80s when they filmed scenes for Top Gun.

/cool story (about my) bro
 
2012-11-02 11:00:22 AM

Sybarite: My brother was serving aboard her back in the 80s when they filmed scenes for Top Gun.

/cool story (about my) bro


I had a friend (who was a Grape) that served on the Enterprise when they filmed Top Gun...said they had sooo many wimpy takes with Cruise throwing Goose's dog-tags out to sea the director finally got fed up and said, "Throw'em like a man, Tom". A good chunk of the crew was standing around when this happened at his little self stormed off the set.

CSB?
 
2012-11-02 11:00:59 AM
What, L. Bob Rife didn't put in a bid for it?
 
2012-11-02 11:01:03 AM

Millennium: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Missing a chance to make money here. I bet a lot of people would love to own a limited addition chuck of this fine boat. Just take a few thousand strips of the land deck and sell them off for a couple of hundred a unit. Use the money to fund the next one.


Really should do this with every aircraft carrier. But really should do it with the Enterprise.

It cost just over $451 million dollars to build in 1957: that comes out to about 3.8 billion today. To recoup the inflation-adjusted cost you'd need about 4 million pieces at $1000 each. Are there enough sailors and Trekkies out there who would buy something like that?


Side question: I know they've got some new "Ford" class carriers on the way; aren't they pushing to name one of those "Enterprise"?
 
2012-11-02 11:09:08 AM

Millennium: It cost just over $451 million dollars to build in 1957: that comes out to about 3.8 billion today. To recoup the inflation-adjusted cost you'd need about 4 million pieces at $1000 each. Are there enough sailors and Trekkies out there who would buy something like that?


oh no no no. Sorry if you thought I meant fully fund. Just a little funding.
 
2012-11-02 11:09:09 AM
Pssh. We SO didn't get our money's worth with that thing.
 
2012-11-02 11:10:56 AM

mjohnson71: Millennium: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Missing a chance to make money here. I bet a lot of people would love to own a limited addition chuck of this fine boat. Just take a few thousand strips of the land deck and sell them off for a couple of hundred a unit. Use the money to fund the next one.


Really should do this with every aircraft carrier. But really should do it with the Enterprise.

It cost just over $451 million dollars to build in 1957: that comes out to about 3.8 billion today. To recoup the inflation-adjusted cost you'd need about 4 million pieces at $1000 each. Are there enough sailors and Trekkies out there who would buy something like that?

Side question: I know they've got some new "Ford" class carriers on the way; aren't they pushing to name one of those "Enterprise"?


Maybe, but first we must name the next one the George H. W. Bush and the one after that the George Bush, and then the one after that the Chris Christie. You know after the 41st, 43rd and 45th presidents
 
2012-11-02 11:12:21 AM

that bosnian sniper: ...cut up and sold for scrap? Aww, to hell with that. Clean it up, turn it into a museum.


they literally cant. they have to cut big holes in the ship to get the nuclear reactors out... it would have to be rebuilt after that.
 
2012-11-02 11:14:06 AM
Captain's Log, Stardate 9529.1: This is the final cruise of the Starship Enterprise under my command. This ship and her history will shortly become the care of another crew. To them and their posterity will we commit our future. They will continue the voyages we have begun and journey to all the undiscovered countries, boldly going where no man - where no one - has gone before. end up as scrap.
 
2012-11-02 11:24:19 AM
"You treat her like a lady, and she'll always bring you home."
 
2012-11-02 11:26:25 AM
There is a petition out there to name one of the new class (CVN-80) of carrier the Enterprise.

Too much politics in naming our carriers. I don't feel to keen on naming carriers after politicians. Stennis and Vinson? Reagan....who never saw a day of combat in his life. Really?

We need to bring back Saratoga, Yorktown, Midway, Constellation, Independence, etc. and keep the politicians out of it.

We need to keep an Enterprise at sea.
 
2012-11-02 11:37:27 AM
They are just scrapping it, no museum or anything?
 
2012-11-02 11:44:24 AM
They should just name all of their ships after Star Trek ships.
 
2012-11-02 11:45:24 AM

Maul555: that bosnian sniper: ...cut up and sold for scrap? Aww, to hell with that. Clean it up, turn it into a museum.

they literally cant. they have to cut big holes in the ship to get the nuclear reactors out... it would have to be rebuilt after that.


It's why we haven't turned a single nuclear sub into a museum, AFAIK.
 
2012-11-02 11:45:26 AM

Vlad_the_Inaner: I wonder how much L. Bob Rife is going to pay the government for his new personal yacht.


He'll use Reason.
 
2012-11-02 11:48:12 AM
After its nuclear fuel and eight reactors are safely removed, CVN-65, The USS Enterprise, will be cut up and sold for scrap.

i42.tinypic.com

Approves
 
2012-11-02 11:52:58 AM

Arn_Dee: They should just name all of their ships after Star Trek ships.


USS Crazy Horse
 
2012-11-02 11:59:19 AM

zarberg: Maul555: that bosnian sniper: ...cut up and sold for scrap? Aww, to hell with that. Clean it up, turn it into a museum.

they literally cant. they have to cut big holes in the ship to get the nuclear reactors out... it would have to be rebuilt after that.

It's why we haven't turned a single nuclear sub into a museum, AFAIK.


Nautilus
 
2012-11-02 12:08:43 PM
When CV-6 came home after WWII there was a pretty strong movement to make her a museum because she was the only ship that had been through it all (even though Saratoga had also survived the war, her record was not nearly as extensive). Even Halsey jumped into the fray. As they raised the money, the Navy sold her off and she was scrapped. Sad end for a helluva cool ship.
 
2012-11-02 12:10:15 PM

larkmaj: zarberg: Maul555: that bosnian sniper: ...cut up and sold for scrap? Aww, to hell with that. Clean it up, turn it into a museum.

they literally cant. they have to cut big holes in the ship to get the nuclear reactors out... it would have to be rebuilt after that.

It's why we haven't turned a single nuclear sub into a museum, AFAIK.

Nautilus


Ok, save the first one. Boy, do I feel dumb now.
 
2012-11-02 12:15:21 PM
Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
 
2012-11-02 12:21:00 PM

dennysgod: Approves


well played
 
2012-11-02 12:22:16 PM
After its nuclear fuel and eight reactors are safely removed, CVN-65, The USS Enterprise, will be cut up and sold for scrap

Does this mean that Gillette will begin selling self warming, 5-blades razors in 2014?
 
2012-11-02 12:38:16 PM

dennysgod: After its nuclear fuel and eight reactors are safely removed, CVN-65, The USS Enterprise, will be cut up and sold for scrap.

[i42.tinypic.com image 664x490]

Approves


I loled. Well played indeed!
 
2012-11-02 12:39:43 PM

Arn_Dee: They should just name all of their ships after Star Trek ships.


Considering the original series Trek ships were mostly named after famous naval ships, it would only be fitting.

Plus, the naval ships would have cool names again.
 
2012-11-02 12:45:56 PM

dennysgod: After its nuclear fuel and eight reactors are safely removed, CVN-65, The USS Enterprise, will be cut up and sold for scrap.

[i42.tinypic.com image 664x490]

Approves


I want to play dom jot with you.
 
2012-11-02 12:47:49 PM
What ship is that? Over.
 
2012-11-02 12:48:47 PM

LDM90: What ship is that? Over.


I actually had the Kilngon phrasing stuck in my head when I woke up this morning. What is wrong with me?
 
2012-11-02 12:50:50 PM
Note to Galley: Romulan Ale no longer to be served at diplomatic functions
 
2012-11-02 01:03:59 PM

Frothy Panties:
Too much politics in naming our carriers. I don't feel to keen on naming carriers after politicians.

We need to bring back Saratoga, Yorktown, Midway, Constellation, Independence, etc. and keep the politicians out of it.

We need to keep an Enterprise at sea.


The classic names. Military ships should carry on the traditions, and the names, of those who came before them. I would also say it has an effect on the morale of those who serve on them. Which would inspire people more, serving on the USS Yorktown, with all its history...or serving on the USS Bob Dole?
 
2012-11-02 01:37:15 PM
One thing that always bothered me about TOS was how they called Enterprise as "The Enterprise".
 
2012-11-02 01:59:18 PM
RIP Big E.
 
2012-11-02 03:06:39 PM

Elfich: Vlad_the_Inaner: I wonder how much L. Bob Rife is going to pay the government for his new personal yacht.

He'll use Reason.


Rife had classic Phalanx gatlings. It was Uncle Enzo's team that owned Reason. (purchased from Ng Security Industries, which I believe is a division of Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong)
 
2012-11-02 03:06:41 PM
Total number of US Aircraft Carriers: 11 (soon to be 10) plus one in reserve and 3 under construction

Total number of Aircraft Carriers for the rest of the world combined: 11 plus 6 under construction.
 
2012-11-02 03:13:20 PM
"There is a petition out there to name one of the new class (CVN-80) of carrier the Enterprise."

I'm counting on Excelsior....

/Bucket of bolts
 
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