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2013-08-01 12:41:25 PM  

Stone Meadow: trailerpimp: Stone Meadow: Makh: Other than debt, we could solve all of our problems with less than a trillion dollars.  We could high speed rail the country, fix our bridges and have roads that recharge electric cars...Or we could have this fighter jet.

Yeah, back in my Peace Corps days I calculated that the cost of building one nuclear-powered aircraft carrier -- forget manning, equipping and operating it -- would pay for Peace Corps' world-wide operations for 20 years.

So campaign for and vote for Hillary. She might actually make some of those smarter decisions.

/one can hope

Yeah given her record Hildabeast is just a farking genius. The peace corp? Please.

I also have a DD214 Honorable Discharge as a USAF E-5, too, and am equally proud of that service.

Anyway, yes, the Peace Corps. I was a graduate biologist and spent 3 years teaching itinerant farmers how to better feed their families: animal and crop science. I served the standard two years and then extended for another. It was the Tzedakah I set for myself. What have you ever done for anyone other than yourself?


while publicly lauding yourself is itself kind of douche-like, whatever.  you should be proud of all that.

however, then you take another train to douche-ville.  couldn't just say "i'm great & here's why" huh?
 
2013-08-01 12:49:03 PM  

alberta_beef: Um, Lockheed doesn't build the F-35, that's McDonnell-Douglas, same folks who make the F-18. Lockheed does have an interesting project in the works for compact fusion. If they pull that off, they'll own the world.  http://www.fusenet.eu/node/400


McDonnell-Douglas doesn't exist anymore after they merged with Boeing, who made the aircraft that lost out to the F-35.
 
2013-08-01 12:51:38 PM  
The cost will kill you two years before the weapons bay opens.
 
2013-08-01 02:10:55 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Every decade has its over budget and delayed all-in-one plane that's decried as a boondoggle at the time...

[www.vojsko.net image 850x637]


While true, previous boondoggles were at least confined to specific role aircraft/airframes. Since this is a Joint Services replacement, if it f@#$ up, it will be f@#$ing things up for several branches of service across the board.
 
2013-08-01 02:37:33 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: BHShaman: And NOT due to TopGun, I really miss the F14.

It's OK grandpa. Take a nap and feel better.
/F-14 was a hog.


Love the A-10 as well.

Guess I like aircraft that can bring their pilots home when hit.
 
2013-08-01 02:46:59 PM  
DoD just bought 70 more of the damned things.  But don't worry, they got a price cut.
 
2013-08-01 03:16:15 PM  

xxmedium: Quantum Apostrophe: Every decade has its over budget and delayed all-in-one plane that's decried as a boondoggle at the time...

[www.vojsko.net image 850x637]

While true, previous boondoggles were at least confined to specific role aircraft/airframes. Since this is a Joint Services replacement, if it f@#$ up, it will be f@#$ing things up for several branches of service across the board.


It's not for lack of trying. The TFX program tried to fark up several branches in the 60s and 70s, but luckily there were some people in the Pentagon who nipped it in the bud, and quickly developed the F-14 and F-15.
 
2013-08-01 04:32:37 PM  

inner ted: Stone Meadow: trailerpimp: Stone Meadow: Makh: Other than debt, we could solve all of our problems with less than a trillion dollars.  We could high speed rail the country, fix our bridges and have roads that recharge electric cars...Or we could have this fighter jet.

Yeah, back in my Peace Corps days I calculated that the cost of building one nuclear-powered aircraft carrier -- forget manning, equipping and operating it -- would pay for Peace Corps' world-wide operations for 20 years.

So campaign for and vote for Hillary. She might actually make some of those smarter decisions.

/one can hope

Yeah given her record Hildabeast is just a farking genius. The peace corp? Please.

I also have a DD214 Honorable Discharge as a USAF E-5, too, and am equally proud of that service.

Anyway, yes, the Peace Corps. I was a graduate biologist and spent 3 years teaching itinerant farmers how to better feed their families: animal and crop science. I served the standard two years and then extended for another. It was the Tzedakah I set for myself. What have you ever done for anyone other than yourself?

while publicly lauding yourself is itself kind of douche-like, whatever.  you should be proud of all that.

however, then you take another train to douche-ville.  couldn't just say "i'm great & here's why" huh?


He asked for it...he even said please.
 
2013-08-01 04:52:11 PM  

Science_Guy_3.14159: My favorite for the modern day fighters has to be the F-16, incredible maneuverability, pretty good speed but most importantly the only aircraft to cost less then it's predecessor


Cool plane, right up until this was found. I still would like one if it didn't come with the wing-or-cockpit-falling-off feature. Kind of like I would like a Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (not a super cobra, just the old one).
 
2013-08-01 05:37:47 PM  

RaisingKane: JonBuck: What would have been the comparative costs of designing three different specialized aircraft instead? I doubt they saved any money following this approach.

I've had to sit through DAU's damned classes on acquisition programs.  You underestimate the scale of the bureaucracy involved.


you get a smart clicky for that one. If folks really knew...
 
2013-08-01 05:43:05 PM  

zarberg: I wonder if we can consider the trillions in debt a kind of insurance policy on Taiwan. I.E. if China ever invades Taiwan we just claim all debt invalid.


Right, instead of causing a war it might actually prevent one.  The Chinese have so many people (unmarried males) that they would risk a war with the US if all that was at stake was lives.
 
2013-08-01 05:50:41 PM  

Cyno01: Its simple. Wrack up trillions of dollars in debt (much of it to China) maintaining military superiority over the world. Start a war with China, win, cancel our debts, remain the most powerful nation on earth for free.


completely off topic but related to your post- I say we let Texas secede and then invade them for their oil. Problem solved. Also, this will attract some more money to the m/I complex, what with rebuilding and replacing all the military shiat we destroy in the process. Like a mini-Iraq, we can install democracy and help them build a better place for their children and their children's children...
God told me it's what he wanted.
Just leave Austin and greater Houston alone.
Blah blah blah ok I'll stop now.

/already took a precious 3 minutes to write it, so post it I will
 
2013-08-01 05:58:00 PM  

lewismarktwo: INeedAName: Cyno01: Its simple. Wrack up trillions of dollars in debt (much of it to China) maintaining military superiority over the world. Start a war with China, win, cancel our debts, remain the most powerful nation on earth for free.

And you know someone at the Pentagon has already discussed this option. Sadly, the amount of people we would have to kill for this to work would be in the 10s of millions. We would basically have to knock China back 100yrs on infrastructure and decimate their population which would leave them as the big, starvingest third world country on the planet. Just to cancel some irresponsible debt.

The US doesn't need to worry about its "irresponsible debt" to China.  It is literally non-material.  Boogety boo.


It's all an illusion, man. Whop bop a doo whop, a whop bam boom
 
2013-08-01 06:00:53 PM  

BHShaman: HotIgneous Intruder: BHShaman: And NOT due to TopGun, I really miss the F14.

It's OK grandpa. Take a nap and feel better.
/F-14 was a hog.

Love the A-10 as well.

Guess I like aircraft that can bring their pilots home when hit.


the A-10 was a bad mutha
 
2013-08-01 06:22:47 PM  

TheMysticS: BHShaman: HotIgneous Intruder: BHShaman: And NOT due to TopGun, I really miss the F14.

It's OK grandpa. Take a nap and feel better.
/F-14 was a hog.

Love the A-10 as well.

Guess I like aircraft that can bring their pilots home when hit.

the A-10 was a bad mutha


Shut 'yo mouth!
 
2013-08-02 07:38:18 AM  
Completely off-topic, but Dolphins just announced that Cena is keeping the belt in the next PPV to stay consistent with the "reality" television show Divas, where the Bellas become more distant to DB before dissing him completely for Cena. Vince thinks reality show programming is where the real money is for wrestling. So, promoting a reality show is the new reason for where wrestling story lines may go in the future. I had thought that the kayfab in the TNA story lines were bad, but new levels of horrible are now being explored by both franchises.
 
2013-08-02 07:39:02 AM  
Wrong thread, lol.
 
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