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(CNN)   Desperate Marines are running low on ammo. Remember: short, controlled bursts   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 105
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2013-03-13 01:43:56 AM  
Here's an idea, everyone who ponied up 1.5x or more the normal price for ammo in the last three months: send a box to the Marines (assuming proper type of course). Congrats, you helped the economy AND supported the troops.

/lives in a dream world
//well aware
 
2013-03-13 04:39:02 AM  
You just gotta be a fan of a country that has conspiracy nuts worrying, at the same time,  that the government is buying all the ammo, and that they are not buying enough.
 
2013-03-13 05:23:43 AM  
*reads the comments*

"core" like typing detected.
 
2013-03-13 06:20:07 AM  
Propaganda detected
 
2013-03-13 08:04:17 AM  
Uh, no subtard. They aren't running low nor are they desperate.
 
2013-03-13 08:24:26 AM  

ladyfortuna: Here's an idea, everyone who ponied up 1.5x or more the normal price for ammo in the last three months: send a box to the Marines (assuming proper type of course). Congrats, you helped the economy AND supported the troops.

/lives in a dream world
//well aware


LOOK! LOOK AT THE LIBTARDS! THEY ARE COMING FOR YOUR GUNS!
 
2013-03-13 08:24:58 AM  
Stay frosty...and alert. We can't afford to let one of those sequesterists in here.
 
2013-03-13 08:25:12 AM  
How about you load them all up and bring them back home?

/They mostly come at night
//Mostly
 
2013-03-13 08:25:55 AM  
Game over man! Game over!
 
2013-03-13 08:25:58 AM  
Maybe some other government agency can spare some ammo, like the IRS or FDA.
 
2013-03-13 08:26:01 AM  

ladyfortuna: Here's an idea, everyone who ponied up 1.5x or more the normal price for ammo in the last three months: send a box to the Marines (assuming proper type of course). Congrats, you helped the economy AND supported the troops.

/lives in a dream world
//well aware


I'm in. I'm currently supplying the Marines with some target stands. I'll include some ammo.
 
2013-03-13 08:26:08 AM  
Patriots at home could donate some of their hoard, but they're saving them to kill Marines.
 
2013-03-13 08:26:18 AM  
Answer is obvious, nuke it from orbit. Only way to be sure.
 
2013-03-13 08:27:05 AM  
Maybe they can borrow some from the DHS who just purchased almost 2 billion rounds of ammo...
 
2013-03-13 08:27:05 AM  
They want us to do what now? Think about how we spend our assets?? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!
 
2013-03-13 08:27:38 AM  
They have to cut back on the pheasant shooting.
 
2013-03-13 08:28:09 AM  
Oh, no! No money for bullets for the military?

I hope Canada doesn't invade!

/seriously. get over it.
 
2013-03-13 08:28:26 AM  

CeroX: Maybe they can borrow some from the DHS who just purchased almost 2 billion rounds of ammo...


loadpaper.com

Yeah. We can just steal from them. Not like the Coast Guard ever does anything anyway. farkin' Pussies, man. The Core is the real American Hero (GI JOE!!!!!)
 
2013-03-13 08:29:07 AM  
I don't buy it.  Tomorrow we'll have a contrary article but by then FOX will have shouted this from the mountaintops.
 
2013-03-13 08:29:12 AM  

ladyfortuna: Here's an idea, everyone who ponied up 1.5x or more the normal price for ammo in the last three months: send a box to the Marines (assuming proper type of course). Congrats, you helped the economy AND supported the troops.

/lives in a dream world
//well aware


What sort of deranged world do you live in that doing that even makes sense?

Even assuming it made any kind of sense to send my ammo to the military to make up for the GOP being dickheads, the military would have to be farking insane to accept it.  Talk about the potential for sabatoge or just plain out of spec crap coming in.
 
2013-03-13 08:30:21 AM  

manimal2878: What sort of deranged world do you live in that doing that even makes sense?

Even assuming it made any kind of sense to send my ammo to the military to make up for the GOP being dickheads, the military would have to be farking insane to accept it.  Talk about the potential for sabatoge or just plain out of spec crap coming in.


You, Sir, have learned from history, and deserve an internet.
 
2013-03-13 08:30:39 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Patriots at home could donate some of their hoard, but they're saving them to kill Marines.


To be fair, they have to scapegoat somebody for making them believe that those wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were worth fighting.
 
2013-03-13 08:31:04 AM  
Hudsonism's

so how do I get out of this chickenshiat outfit anyway?

Well that's great, that's just farkin' great, man. Now what the fark are we supposed to do? We're in some real pretty shiat now man...

That's it man, game over man, game over! What the fark are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?
 
2013-03-13 08:33:06 AM  
Oh please. This is a neo-con bs flame-bait article.

Take one F-22 offline for a couple of months. Bullet problem solved.

The thing barely flies anyway. (cnn)
 
2013-03-13 08:33:48 AM  
This is a drastic change from their normal mode of operations, where Marines often just throw cases of bullets out the back of their humvees to the kids they pass as they drive patrol, and they're always cracking jokes just like in that documentary starring Bill Murray to make sure they get the least possible from every minute of training.
 
2013-03-13 08:34:21 AM  
Time to recall the legions from Hadrian's wall.
 
2013-03-13 08:35:17 AM  
How about firing some of the ginormous DoD staff and use the saved money to buy ammo? All these sequestration cuts are being intentionally done where it'll make the most noise.
 
2013-03-13 08:36:29 AM  

Albinoman: How about firing some of the ginormous DoD staff and use the saved money to buy ammo? All these sequestration cuts are being intentionally done where it'll make the most noise.


That was the entire point.
 
2013-03-13 08:36:38 AM  

hardinparamedic: CeroX: Maybe they can borrow some from the DHS who just purchased almost 2 billion rounds of ammo...

[loadpaper.com image 850x658]

Yeah. We can just steal from them. Not like the Coast Guard ever does anything anyway. farkin' Pussies, man. The Core is the real American Hero (GI JOE!!!!!)


All that is "Under Contract"? Well yeah, steal from them. Get some sanity into our drug laws first and then the Coast Guard won't need to be turned into a second Navy with trillions of dollars of hardware just to make sure the next generation of Bushs have to overpay for their blow.
 
2013-03-13 08:37:11 AM  

Bung_Howdy: Hudsonism's

so how do I get out of this chickenshiat outfit anyway?

Well that's great, that's just farkin' great, man. Now what the fark are we supposed to do? We're in some real pretty shiat now man...

That's it man, game over man, game over! What the fark are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?


Why don't we put her in charge?
 
2013-03-13 08:37:44 AM  

hardinparamedic: CeroX: Maybe they can borrow some from the DHS who just purchased almost 2 billion rounds of ammo...

[loadpaper.com image 850x658]

Yeah. We can just steal from them. Not like the Coast Guard ever does anything anyway. farkin' Pussies, man. The Core is the real American Hero (GI JOE!!!!!)


lolwut?

First... 2 billion rounds of ammo is enough ammo to conduct a 20 year war based on the calculations of how many round of ammo were used between both iraq and iran... so what does the DHS need with 2B rounds of ammo that they can't spare some for other departments?

Second... the point is... the DHS purchased 2B rounds of ammo and the marines are running low... wtf...
 
2013-03-13 08:38:00 AM  

Albinoman: How about firing some of the ginormous DoD staff and use the saved money to buy ammo? All these sequestration cuts are being intentionally done where it'll make the most noise.


The sequestor law REQUIRES that everything is cut - everything. They are legally banned from just firing the useless deadwood; they can fire 5% of them, but they need to take 5% from the ammo budget, 5% from contract xyz for helicopter rotor replacement, 5% from the shoe polish budget, etc, etc.
 
2013-03-13 08:38:30 AM  

Surpheon: All that is "Under Contract"? Well yeah, steal from them. Get some sanity into our drug laws first and then the Coast Guard won't need to be turned into a second Navy with trillions of dollars of hardware just to make sure the next generation of Bushs have to overpay for their blow.


Under Contract means it's currently being manufactured or actively maintained by civilian contractors.

Which, depending on who you talk to in the Military, is a huge farking problem and one of the reasons that our budget for our military is almost double of the next five major militaries combined.

A civilian contractor repairing a DOD weapons system would make 10 to 50x what an E3 or E4 would make repairing the same weapons system.
 
2013-03-13 08:38:42 AM  
How's John Behner doin'?
I worry so much about his welfare and continued subsistance on Uncle's tit.
I mean it would be terrible if this austerity thingie cut into his suntan time.
Or his time with the other criminally insane and treasonous Congressmen plotting to steal what is left in this country.
Sure glad the lobbyists and influence peddlers do not have these budget problems.
They must know best, let's ask them.

/my 3.5yo behaves better than all of Congress
 
2013-03-13 08:38:57 AM  
The obvious solution is tax cuts for the wealthy.
 
2013-03-13 08:39:17 AM  
Obama told you people would die, die from sequester and you paid no heed.
 
2013-03-13 08:40:57 AM  

homelessdude: Oh please. This is a neo-con bs flame-bait article.

Take one F-22 offline for a couple of months. Bullet problem solved.

The thing barely flies anyway. (cnn)


Or you could just ground the B3 Bomber.
 
2013-03-13 08:41:40 AM  

cubic_spleen: The obvious solution is tax cuts for the wealthy.


That sounds good.
How soon can we try it?
 
2013-03-13 08:42:32 AM  
We could disband the TSA and use the funds to buy ammo. Not only did they let a bomb go through 2 invasive security checks, but they stole a belt from my checked luggage last week-and didn't even have the courtesy to zip the compartment shut.
 
2013-03-13 08:43:38 AM  
This story is a repeat from the Vietnam war. It uses average statistics of X bullets per soldier, ignoring that most soldiers operate away from combat in support roles. The thirty men who service and repair a motor pool don't need to carry loaded rifles with them, but the fifteen men on patrol in hostile territory should have theirs everywhere.
 
2013-03-13 08:44:30 AM  

CeroX: Maybe they can borrow some from the DHS who just purchased almost 2 billion rounds of ammo...


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2013-03-13 08:45:31 AM  

Fool_Marquis: The thirty men who service and repair a motor pool don't need to carry loaded rifles with them, but the fifteen men on patrol in hostile territory should have theirs everywhere.


Which is not true anymore. Experience from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have shown that the second line combatants are the ones most likely to encounter combat situations thanks to insurgent operations.

It was one of the real reasons that women were able to push for front line combat duty - they technically already were seeing front line combat in convoys.
 
2013-03-13 08:47:17 AM  
To my knowledge, ongoing combat operations are NOT effected. Hooray fear-mongering!
 
2013-03-13 08:48:25 AM  

CeroX: 2 billion rounds of ammo is enough ammo to conduct a 20 year war based on the calculations of how many round of ammo were used between both iraq and iran...



I really need to keep up with current events.
 
2013-03-13 08:51:05 AM  
Welcome to Boehner's America.
 
2013-03-13 08:53:43 AM  
The military is never short on ammo.  There are millions or rounds of .223 and every other caliber we've use for the past 100 years stockpiled at weapons depots around the country.  Earle in Colts Neck has vast underground bunkers filled with the stuff.
 
2013-03-13 08:54:52 AM  
How about stopping the pork that congresscritters use to reward campaign contributors and dump equipment on the US military that it doesn't want.


Oh wait that would stop the generals and admirals getting those cushy jobs when they retire.

The US military budget is just a blank cheque used to line peoples pockets.
 
db2
2013-03-13 08:54:55 AM  
IDKFA

There, that should hold you for another couple of months.
 
2013-03-13 08:56:33 AM  
What the hell are we supposed to use man? Harsh language?
 
2013-03-13 08:57:57 AM  

Norfolking Chance: How about stopping the pork that congresscritters use to reward campaign contributors and dump equipment on the US military that it doesn't want.


Oh wait that would stop the generals and admirals getting those cushy jobs when they retire.

The US military budget is just a blank cheque used to line peoples pockets.


You're going to have to start by stopping the practice of paying a Civilian Contractor 120,000 a year to repair an M1 Abraham Tank, while paying an E2 who's MOS is Tank Mechanic 25,000 a year to do the same job.
 
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