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(Jalopnik)   To be fair, no one would expect a submarine base in Idaho   (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) divider line 14
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12307 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Jun 2014 at 1:36 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-06-15 08:30:59 AM  
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nickdaisy: Waste of money.  Shut the program down and send the cash to schools, the debt, and roads.

Subs are virtually useless against terrorists and we have enough land launched ICBMs to blow any state away that threatens us.  Keep a few diesel powered ones for inserting SF types, and get rid of the rest.

Okay, okay, since you protest I'll allow a half dozen of the ballistic ones as a nuclear deterrent, the way the Brits use 'em.  But sink the rest.

Military industrial complex boondoggle.


Terrorists aren't the only threat in the world. If we wound up in a shooting match with China those subs would probably see more action than the carriers.
2014-06-15 02:14:55 AM  
2 votes:

nickdaisy: Waste of money.  Shut the program down and send the cash to schools, the debt, and roads.

Subs are virtually useless against terrorists and we have enough land launched ICBMs to blow any state away that threatens us.  Keep a few diesel powered ones for inserting SF types, and get rid of the rest.

Okay, okay, since you protest I'll allow a half dozen of the ballistic ones as a nuclear deterrent, the way the Brits use 'em.  But sink the rest.

Military industrial complex boondoggle.


No more diesel boats in the US. Pretty much all of your other points are as well informed.
2014-06-15 01:06:25 AM  
2 votes:
Waste of money.  Shut the program down and send the cash to schools, the debt, and roads.

Subs are virtually useless against terrorists and we have enough land launched ICBMs to blow any state away that threatens us.  Keep a few diesel powered ones for inserting SF types, and get rid of the rest.

Okay, okay, since you protest I'll allow a half dozen of the ballistic ones as a nuclear deterrent, the way the Brits use 'em.  But sink the rest.

Military industrial complex boondoggle.
2014-06-15 11:29:26 AM  
1 votes:

leevis: nickdaisy: Waste of money.  Shut the program down and send the cash to schools, the debt, and roads.

Subs are virtually useless against terrorists and we have enough land launched ICBMs to blow any state away that threatens us.  Keep a few diesel powered ones for inserting SF types, and get rid of the rest.

Okay, okay, since you protest I'll allow a half dozen of the ballistic ones as a nuclear deterrent, the way the Brits use 'em.  But sink the rest.

Military industrial complex boondoggle.

Terrorists aren't the only threat in the world. If we wound up in a shooting match with China those subs would probably see more action than the carriers.


You're trying to reason with somebody who is willfully ignorant.  Give it up, they're not going to change their fantasy
2014-06-15 08:46:54 AM  
1 votes:

leevis: nickdaisy: Waste of money.  Shut the program down and send the cash to schools, the debt, and roads.

Subs are virtually useless against terrorists and we have enough land launched ICBMs to blow any state away that threatens us.  Keep a few diesel powered ones for inserting SF types, and get rid of the rest.

Okay, okay, since you protest I'll allow a half dozen of the ballistic ones as a nuclear deterrent, the way the Brits use 'em.  But sink the rest.

Military industrial complex boondoggle.

Terrorists aren't the only threat in the world. If we wound up in a shooting match with China those subs would probably see more action than the carriers.


I didn't catch that the first time.  He's trolling.

www.americanspecialops.com
2014-06-15 07:40:53 AM  
1 votes:

Naritai: OscarTamerz: Idaho is no more landlocked than Illinois and ocean going ships dock there to drop off and pick up cargo. Of course farktards from gawker aren't going to know that. My cousin's daughter flew off both the Reagan and the Bush and she was the only female F-18 fighter pilot on both boats and did multiple tours of Iraq. When she was on the Reagan whose home port was San Diego instead of getting to live in San Diego she was assigned to China Lake Naval Weapons Testing Range which meant she had to live out in the desert over by the Nevada.

The fact that ocean-going ships can make it to Illinois would mean that it is, actually, less land-locked than Idaho.  Exactly where / how can an ocean-going ship sail to Idaho?
Side note: the ships that go to Chicago are usually lake freighters, that run Chicago <-> ~Montreal. Large ocean-going vessels can't get upstream of the Welland Canal.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes_Waterway


Also, aircraft carriers are ships, not boats.  Subs are boats, but not ships.  My fil was very clear on this, ships float and boats submerge.  This would include frigates as ships, like the ones he served on.
2014-06-15 04:06:27 AM  
1 votes:
Montana on the other hand.

/I would like to have seen that
2014-06-15 02:08:43 AM  
1 votes:
Just put the subs in a big slingshot and fling them into the ocean when they are needed.
2014-06-15 01:52:36 AM  
1 votes:
You'd surprised how many Navy bases are in the desert.
2014-06-15 01:49:25 AM  
1 votes:
My dad moors his boat in Bayview. The naval testing yard is not a secret. You can't really miss it.

Something something Athol... I'm too drunk to make a good joke...
2014-06-15 01:46:31 AM  
1 votes:
Not too much of a secret if I knew about it. And if you think this is unexpected, guess where the Navy did aircraft carrier takeoff and landing training and sub training during WW2?
2014-06-15 01:43:23 AM  
1 votes:
i291.photobucket.com

One potato only, please.....
2014-06-15 01:42:27 AM  
1 votes:
As a bonus: no whales to screw up with their sonar testing.
2014-06-15 01:06:16 AM  
1 votes:
CON, SONAR. Crazy Jehoshaphat!
 
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