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(WTKR)   Will the anti-wolf defenses work? Who will fall down the stairs? It's the christening of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford. LGT 11am ET livestream and 'Damn that's big' photos   (wtkr.com) divider line 85
    More: Spiffy, President Gerald Ford, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, navies, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, President Gerald R. Ford, Jonathan Greenert  
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2013-11-09 10:54:39 AM  
I am not watching unless I get to see it stumble and fall
 
2013-11-09 10:55:22 AM  
What does LGT stand for?  Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual?  Is this another one of them liberal groups?
 
2013-11-09 10:55:52 AM  
That's what she said.
 
2013-11-09 10:55:56 AM  
check check check, testing one too

my tax dollars at work
 
2013-11-09 10:56:37 AM  

sefert: What does LGT stand for?  Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual?  Is this another one of them liberal groups?


in case you weren't joking, it stands for "link goes to"
 
2013-11-09 10:58:05 AM  
and live now means live in a few minutes

worst link ever
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-09 10:58:17 AM  
I'm with sefert. Fark is discriminating against bisexual aircraft carriers. What if the crew includes both Navy and Marines?
 
2013-11-09 10:59:07 AM  

ZAZ: I'm with sefert. Fark is discriminating against bisexual aircraft carriers. What if the crew includes both Navy and Marines?


and seamen
 
2013-11-09 10:59:49 AM  

sefert: What does LGT stand for?  Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual?  Is this another one of them liberal groups?


"Link Goes To"

Our military is too goddamn big. This is a machine that will ultimately end up killing people in the name of protecting and extending US hegemony. It represents, in the final sense...

Still...military hardware is cool. Especially super-carriers.

/So conflicted.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-09 11:01:22 AM  
Fuggin Bizzy: So conflicted.

See also "Shipbuilding" by Elvis Costello.
 
2013-11-09 11:01:46 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: sefert: What does LGT stand for?  Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual?  Is this another one of them liberal groups?

"Link Goes To"

Our military is too goddamn big. This is a machine that will ultimately end up killing people in the name of protecting and extending US hegemony. It represents, in the final sense...

Still...military hardware is cool. Especially super-carriers.

/So conflicted.


oh my

resources3.news.com.au
 
2013-11-09 11:01:55 AM  
I'm on a boat,
1.bp.blogspot.com
motherf*cker!
 
2013-11-09 11:03:21 AM  
Wow, good thing. I couldn't sleep at night, just knowing we didn't have enough aircraft carriers to provide for the defense of this country.

img.fark.net
 
2013-11-09 11:03:28 AM  
HA!  It launches planes with FRIGGING RAILGUNS instead of steam!
 
2013-11-09 11:03:28 AM  
Allow all scripts
Allow all scripts
Allow all scripts

Still no video?

Are these the same guys that did the Obamacare web site?
 
2013-11-09 11:05:54 AM  
The signature dish in the officers mess will be chicken wings.

i.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-11-09 11:06:47 AM  

clkeagle: Wow, good thing. I couldn't sleep at night, just knowing we didn't have enough aircraft carriers to provide for the defense of this country.


You could always use a little more. Amirite or amirite? Right? Right.
 
2013-11-09 11:07:19 AM  
what a firkin clown show
 
2013-11-09 11:08:47 AM  
I watched my first ship, USS Horne, come out of dry dock in '82, it's a site to see.  May this ship never be used in war and may it's crew always have fair winds following seas.
 
2013-11-09 11:08:48 AM  
nice hat dick
 
2013-11-09 11:09:06 AM  
My old landlord was Steve Ford.  He doesnt really care for politics, but he's pretty pumped about this giant boat.

/Had to wait a couple weeks to tell him how excited I was that he was in Heat, and Starship Troopers.
//Weird guy, that man.
 
2013-11-09 11:10:04 AM  
Yeah, not watching Cheney and Rumsfeld.  F*ck those assholes.
 
2013-11-09 11:11:32 AM  
The Navy enters the 22nd century on Saturday with the christening of its newest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, at Newport News Shipyard

are my maths wrong or is this not the way math works ?

and oh my got that singing is horrid
 
2013-11-09 11:13:53 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Yeah, not watching Cheney and Rumsfeld.  F*ck those assholes.


double f*ck with sand and kerosene
 
2013-11-09 11:14:38 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: sefert: What does LGT stand for?  Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual?  Is this another one of them liberal groups?

"Link Goes To"

Our military is too goddamn big. This is a machine that will ultimately end up killing people in the name of protecting and extending US hegemony. It represents, in the final sense...

Still...military hardware is cool. Especially super-carriers.

/So conflicted.


Before you start thinking these things are juggernauts--remember, we don't even know whether we can defend them against China's "carrier-killers"...

And one day--we may have to.
 
2013-11-09 11:16:23 AM  

BravadoGT: Fuggin Bizzy: sefert: What does LGT stand for?  Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual?  Is this another one of them liberal groups?

"Link Goes To"

Our military is too goddamn big. This is a machine that will ultimately end up killing people in the name of protecting and extending US hegemony. It represents, in the final sense...

Still...military hardware is cool. Especially super-carriers.

/So conflicted.

Before you start thinking these things are juggernauts--remember, we don't even know whether we can defend them against China's "carrier-killers"...

And one day--we may have to.


well it's got nice whitewall tires
 
2013-11-09 11:19:15 AM  
Waste of money /dwindling defense resources. Nimitz still exceeds anything any future enemy has will have fro a long time. We could even afford and should downgrade to a smaller size to something along there Forestall or even the UK's Queen Elizabeth class and still out class everything else and meet our needs.

Old ship need to be replaced and yes we need to expand our navy but this is not the way to do it.


The Ford is a nice to have but unrealistic want in the face of a more pressing National Security issue-the National Debt.
 
2013-11-09 11:19:41 AM  

BravadoGT: we don't even know whether we can defend them against China's "carrier-killers"...


Good point. We'd better double the defense budget. We cannot allow a carrier-killer gap!
 
2013-11-09 11:23:23 AM  
Ship's Motto: "Quomodo autem posset infernum Nixon ignoscit?"
 
2013-11-09 11:23:52 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Yeah, not watching Cheney and Rumsfeld.  F*ck those assholes.


Hoping that they use their heads to do the christening with.......
 
2013-11-09 11:23:53 AM  
"The arresting gear that grabs planes when they land will be software-controlled, with the goal being less wear and tear on the planes."

You'd think the "goal" would be less explosions, fireballs, death, destruction and general mayhem on deck during landings. But what do I know about programming software.

"Ghost Rider to Tower"
"This is Tower, go ahead"
"Permission to buzz the Tower?"
"Negative Ghost Rider, the buffer is full, I repeat, the buffer IS full"
 
2013-11-09 11:25:38 AM  
and then there's Bob McDonald........just before he is indicted for fraud, accepting bribes, theft and just being stupid.
 
2013-11-09 11:26:10 AM  
talk talk talk, we pay these folks for what?  and we are terribly in debt?  we fly them all over the planet to talk talk talk. I have a question.
 
2013-11-09 11:27:14 AM  
Meanwhile, there's a dinky missile frigate named after Mr. and Mrs. FDR; tell me again how the US military is apolitical?

/The largest military spendgasm in US history was under FDR, but never mind because Commie Dimocrat!!
 
2013-11-09 11:32:34 AM  
Can't wait for "The Real Locker Wars of The USS Ford" reality show. Every week a bunch of sailors' lockers are switched and they have one day to track them down.
 
2013-11-09 11:33:24 AM  

clkeagle: Wow, good thing. I couldn't sleep at night, just knowing we didn't have enough aircraft carriers to provide for the defense of this country.

[img.fark.net image 554x677]


The point still stands, but the image is outdated.  Strike off those first three ships in each of the USA columns; they're not presently active.  Haven't checked for the other countries.
 
2013-11-09 11:35:30 AM  
imageshack.us
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-09 11:36:04 AM  
BolshyGreatYarblocks

Ford saw combat on a carrier, so he got a carrier. Carter served on a sub, so he got a sub. FDR was assistant secretary of the Navy, so he got an assistant surface vessel.

Actually CV-42 was named after FDR.  It was decommissioned. Get over it.
 
2013-11-09 11:36:14 AM  
why yes I know, here is my great granpaw he made a few ships and stuff

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Blake_Glover
 
2013-11-09 11:36:49 AM  

mudpants: The Navy enters the 22nd century on Saturday with the christening of its newest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, at Newport News Shipyard

are my maths wrong or is this not the way math works ?


It's like how you can buy a 2014 model year car right now, or the December issue of your favorite magazine.
 
2013-11-09 11:36:56 AM  
The stumblestairs are the best feature of the Gerald R. Ford.

/We have secretly made one step an inch higher than the rest. Let's see if anyone notices the difference.
 
2013-11-09 11:37:39 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: BravadoGT: we don't even know whether we can defend them against China's "carrier-killers"...

Good point. We'd better double the defense budget. We cannot allow a carrier-killer gap!


Fear China's 'Squeaky Fromme'-class frigates!!
 
2013-11-09 11:38:23 AM  
Yeah, what we really needed was another carrier

/4 years as a nuke on the Lincoln
 
2013-11-09 11:38:36 AM  
what the hell, let's see if it floats this is boring
 
2013-11-09 11:41:19 AM  

ZAZ: BolshyGreatYarblocks

Ford saw combat on a carrier, so he got a carrier. Carter served on a sub, so he got a sub. FDR was assistant secretary of the Navy, so he got an assistant surface vessel.

Actually CV-42 was named after FDR.  It was decommissioned. Get over it.


So on which carrier did St. Ronald serve?
 
2013-11-09 11:42:42 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: ZAZ: BolshyGreatYarblocks

Ford saw combat on a carrier, so he got a carrier. Carter served on a sub, so he got a sub. FDR was assistant secretary of the Navy, so he got an assistant surface vessel.

Actually CV-42 was named after FDR.  It was decommissioned. Get over it.

So on which carrier did St. Ronald serve?


he was in a movie
 
2013-11-09 11:43:37 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Yeah, not watching Cheney and Rumsfeld.  F*ck those assholes.


Maybe the ship will stumble and fall on them, or the wolves will eat them first before feasting on the ship.
 
2013-11-09 11:45:02 AM  
or cheney will shoot them in the face, by accident
 
2013-11-09 11:45:33 AM  

itsaidwhat: You'd think the "goal" would be less explosions, fireballs, death, destruction and general mayhem on deck during landings. But what do I know about programming software.


They've already got that down pretty low, so now they're going for less wear and tear. The launch and recovery system on that ship is also built to accommodate drones- right now, the steam catapults on our other carriers would tear them apart, but the electromagnetic ones can be programmed to however much force you need. And the software controlled arresting gear is kinda important for drones as well.


It's a substantial upgrade on the Nimitz class, and better configured to modern warfare. This thing is planned to stay in service for about 60 years, they need to plan ahead. Can't keep building Nimitzes. Also, aircraft carriers are about projecting power, which is why we have so many. A US Aircraft carrier parked near the South China Sea ensures that the various parties in the South China Sea don't start lobbing missiles at each other. Which would probably have already happened if the US wasn't there.

The world cop bit gets a bad rap because we've used it as an excuse to invade small nations on a few occasions. But somebody has to walk the beat, and right now it's us. It would be great if international tensions didn't exist and we all got along. Someday, we may be there. The overall trend of World History makes me think that we will. But just like in policing, you need to be there if anything starts going wrong, and people need to know you're there if things start going wrong. Should it just be the US? Hell no. Other nations need to chip in, and that's been a long term effort in US Diplomacy, and it's paying off. Several European nations are ramping up their military spending so they can help out. Japan is taking on additional responsibilities for that region. Which might be a bit of a fox guarding the henhouse deal considering their interests in the region, but we trust them. But it takes time to design and build the infrastructure. Right now, we're the ones doing it because we're the only ones who CAN do it.

Military power is necessary to keep the world peaceful, and that's really been the job of the US in recent decades. We use diplomacy, we use economic power, and we use military power, usually just as a deterrent and a calming influence that keeps people from doing stupid things in the first place. Just remember what happened the last time we had an isolationist streak and withdrew from world affairs.
 
2013-11-09 11:48:25 AM  

cptjeff: itsaidwhat: You'd think the "goal" would be less explosions, fireballs, death, destruction and general mayhem on deck during landings. But what do I know about programming software.

They've already got that down pretty low, so now they're going for less wear and tear. The launch and recovery system on that ship is also built to accommodate drones- right now, the steam catapults on our other carriers would tear them apart, but the electromagnetic ones can be programmed to however much force you need. And the software controlled arresting gear is kinda important for drones as well.


It's a substantial upgrade on the Nimitz class, and better configured to modern warfare. This thing is planned to stay in service for about 60 years, they need to plan ahead. Can't keep building Nimitzes. Also, aircraft carriers are about projecting power, which is why we have so many. A US Aircraft carrier parked near the South China Sea ensures that the various parties in the South China Sea don't start lobbing missiles at each other. Which would probably have already happened if the US wasn't there.

The world cop bit gets a bad rap because we've used it as an excuse to invade small nations on a few occasions. But somebody has to walk the beat, and right now it's us. It would be great if international tensions didn't exist and we all got along. Someday, we may be there. The overall trend of World History makes me think that we will. But just like in policing, you need to be there if anything starts going wrong, and people need to know you're there if things start going wrong. Should it just be the US? Hell no. Other nations need to chip in, and that's been a long term effort in US Diplomacy, and it's paying off. Several European nations are ramping up their military spending so they can help out. Japan is taking on additional responsibilities for that region. Which might be a bit of a fox guarding the henhouse deal considering their interests in the region, but we trust them. But it ...


trolling?
 
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