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(Aero-News Newwork)   Hey General, what do you want us to do with these brand new C-27 cargo planes? H-m-m, ya' know, we really don't have a practical use for them - Just send 'em straight to the aircraft bone yard in Arizona   (aero-news.net) divider line 22
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2014-02-03 09:23:55 AM
3 votes:

bloobeary: China builds residential districts nobody will ever live in, and shopping malls nobody will ever open a store in.

We build planes that nobody will ever fly.

And thus, the illusion that the system isn't broken is maintained for another day.


They fly at least twice. Once to test, and once to the boneyard strip.
2014-02-03 09:42:31 AM
2 votes:
Boy, I'm glad we don't waste our money on socialist pork like infrastructure and technology.
2014-02-03 09:21:28 AM
2 votes:
But by all means, GOP, please save 0.05% of this wasted money by cutting the NPR budget.
2014-02-03 09:20:45 AM
2 votes:
China builds residential districts nobody will ever live in, and shopping malls nobody will ever open a store in.

We build planes that nobody will ever fly.

And thus, the illusion that the system isn't broken is maintained for another day.
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-02-03 08:27:23 AM
2 votes:
They have already served their purpose, so it doesn't matter what happens to them now.

All American taxpayers should be grateful they were allowed to have a role in such a great achievement.
2014-02-03 10:25:54 AM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: m00


dittybopper: Of course, it's not the military's fault: Blame the politicians who use military funding to get jobs for their districts, essentially purchasing votes.

$567 million for 800 jobs! what a deal!
But obama's 2 Billion for a few GM jobs was a wise investment.

/// hypocrites.


Ah yes, the tried-and-true "But MoOOom!  He started first!" argument.  That one's a real winner.
2014-02-03 10:18:31 AM
1 votes:
There is waste, but there are also things that need continuous funding, or they loop wildly out of control.  However, we're performing experiments on what happens when bridges aren't maintained.  Articles about the results will likely be popping up on Fark.

Additionally, we're performing an experiment on how poor people with no jobs, no money and no food stamps modify their lifestyles when food is removed from the equation.  Some will get money using leverage provided by handguns, some will explore the "starving to death" lifestyle, and ten years from now, some survivors will have a work ethic and be working at low wage jobs, supplemented by selling blood plasma and/or stolen credit card numbers.  We've already done a few test experiments on cutting corporate welfare, and it turns out that Congress doesn't like the "reduced campaign contributions" effect, so we're continuing with various acquisitions programs.
2014-02-03 10:12:07 AM
1 votes:
they should just leave the planes in poor neighborhoods and let people srcap them for extra spending money.
2014-02-03 10:05:47 AM
1 votes:

Billy Bathsalt: In that case, we should probably cut food stamps some more.


Don't forget ACORN. We should totally defund those guys.
2014-02-03 09:56:07 AM
1 votes:
I thought conservatives hated welfare programs. All that wasted money.
2014-02-03 09:52:27 AM
1 votes:

FatherChaos: No wonder our youth is borderline potato.  If we switched military spending with education, we'd have the smartest combat force in existence.


1. We already do:   Education spending in the US is 5.5% of GDP, whereas defense spending is only 4.4% of GDP.

2. We already do have the smartest combat force in existence.
2014-02-03 09:48:55 AM
1 votes:
Right wing troll accounts:
Please remember this article next time you biatch about wasted government spending and the DANGERS of cutting military spending.
2014-02-03 09:44:11 AM
1 votes:

Mikey1969: Well, in the first place, it says that they were originally ordered in 2007, and sequestration forced their mission to be reconsidered. This isn't WalMart, they couldn't just get to the Cargo Plane Checkout and say ' I don't want these, you'll need to put them in the GoBacks cart.'. The planes were ordered, they take awhile to be built, and the contract stipulates they get delivered.

In the second place, the "boneyard" has all kinds of planes ready to go in almost no time. Fill up fluid reservoirs, drop engines in on some, remove engine covers on others, throw tires on. A lot of the planes out there are just waiting to be made ready, they aren't "scrapped" in any way, so it's the perfect place to store planes that aren't going to currently get used.


Whoa whoa whoa.  This is fark.  What are you doing using logic around these parts?  We only have room for outrage here.
m00
2014-02-03 09:42:57 AM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: But obama's 2 Billion for a few GM jobs was a wise investment.

/// hypocrites.


You claimed somewhere that 2 billion for a few GM jobs was a wise investment?
2014-02-03 09:41:59 AM
1 votes:
Clearly we need to start culling the herd of defense workers. They are a threat to national security.
2014-02-03 09:37:27 AM
1 votes:
What they can't use it to transport all that Heroin from Afghanistan?
2014-02-03 09:31:30 AM
1 votes:

JacksonBryan: From the comments (have not verified but might look)

They have all been disposed of or will be on completion. Seven have gone to the US Army for Special Forces trainers. the remaining fourteen are going to the USCG in exchange for seven older C-130H models which are to be completely refurbished by the USAF (including wing boxes) and then transferred to the USFS (as title holder) for use as Air Tankers by private companies under contract to the USFS, probably using the MAAFF2 system.


Are they chemtrail spraying equipped?
2014-02-03 09:24:19 AM
1 votes:

lilbjorn: But by all means, GOP, please save 0.05% of this wasted money by cutting the NPR budget.


I don't understand what you mean.  DOD NEVER "Wastes" tax  money.  They purchase FREEDUMBS with it.
2014-02-03 09:23:09 AM
1 votes:
Someone create an Ebay page for them.
2014-02-03 09:21:08 AM
1 votes:
In that case, we should probably cut food stamps some more.
2014-02-03 09:19:05 AM
1 votes:
Sell them to rich Doomsday Preppers; those would make great flying bunkers.
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-02-03 08:53:44 AM
1 votes:

JacksonBryan: From the comments (have not verified but might look)

They have all been disposed of or will be on completion. Seven have gone to the US Army for Special Forces trainers. the remaining fourteen are going to the USCG in exchange for seven older C-130H models which are to be completely refurbished by the USAF (including wing boxes) and then transferred to the USFS (as title holder) for use as Air Tankers by private companies under contract to the USFS, probably using the MAAFF2 system.


Oh, well that's totes OK then.
 
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