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2020-04-09 5:05:49 AM  
35 votes:
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2020-04-09 4:50:55 AM  
15 votes:
Fire the captain.  Problem solved, liberinos.
 
2020-04-09 5:51:34 AM  
11 votes:

Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
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They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.


Would you rather they show Battleship?
 
2020-04-09 5:47:26 AM  
9 votes:

punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
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They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.
 
2020-04-09 5:41:50 AM  
9 votes:

punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
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Instructions unclear. Vocals were terrible. 
worst cover ever! *the final count down*
Youtube FjeMDvCdrtc
 
2020-04-08 9:03:24 PM  
9 votes:
By the way there is a TV version of the 1976 film midway that's a bit longer and evens out the film a biatcharleston Heston still scenery chews his way through it looking like he's holding in a fart but still.
 
2020-04-09 5:31:44 AM  
7 votes:

Dahnkster: [Fark user image image 500x621]


SnowCrash was not a how to
 
2020-04-09 4:59:31 AM  
7 votes:
Those ships seem like good opportunities for epidemiology studies. Maybe they should isolate the crew on board.
 
2020-04-09 6:49:13 AM  
6 votes:
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Midway was mostly during my teen years.
 
2020-04-09 7:02:34 AM  
3 votes:

Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
[gstatic.com image 850x1275]

They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.

Would you rather they show Battleship?

Ship's propaganda was The Final Countdown, Tora Tora Tora, and 9/11 footage on a continuous loop back in 2005. So...movies from the future would have been an improvement, yes.

They didn't even show Midway? The Battle that showed how valuable aircraft carriers were...Interesting...

Here's the thing about modern warfare and carriers. They're not valuable. Modern carriers don't have armor and are easily sunk by submarines. They're purely for show and would be completely useless against an adversary like China or even Russia. One thing I learned during battle control drill was to get ready to kiss my ass goodbye if we were ever attacked.


Well, no and yes.  I was on the Carl Vinson back when the Lincoln went into service.  The Lincoln had a deeper draft due to kevlar armor at the waterline and downward.  All subsequent carriers were to be outfitted with kevlar and the then-current carriers would be refitted during overhauls.
 
2020-04-09 5:37:44 AM  
3 votes:

powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings


You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
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2020-04-09 8:10:05 AM  
2 votes:

Jerkstorebestseller: Xzano: punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
[gstatic.com image 850x1275]

They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.

Well it does get to show a lot of cool things about aircraft carriers.

Just taking a flyer here, but when you are aboard an aircraft carrier, the last thing you want to see is all the cool things it does as portrayed by hollywood.

/ Unless you are part the rust brigade and "Final Countdown" music is playing while you are pencil whipping the inspection sheet.
// Or onboard a the only russian carrier and want something to lift your spirits.
/// We need 2 tons of Chili Mac, extra greasy, now. Swabby start the intense mood music.

Let's beat feet to the galley. They got hamsters!


Now I feel bad for all those times I got off a mid at 7 in the morning, grabbed a beer, and watched the 25th ID soldiers running by doing their morning PT.

/No, I really don't.
 
2020-04-09 7:59:30 AM  
2 votes:

Dahnkster: [Fark user image 500x621]


That's an old Air Force carrier.
 
2020-04-09 7:12:50 AM  
2 votes:

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
[gstatic.com image 850x1275]

They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.

Would you rather they show Battleship?

Ship's propaganda was The Final Countdown, Tora Tora Tora, and 9/11 footage on a continuous loop back in 2005. So...movies from the future would have been an improvement, yes.

They didn't even show Midway? The Battle that showed how valuable aircraft carriers were...Interesting...

Here's the thing about modern warfare and carriers. They're not valuable. Modern carriers don't have armor and are easily sunk by submarines. They're purely for show and would be completely useless against an adversary like China or even Russia. One thing I learned during battle control drill was to get ready to kiss my ass goodbye if we were ever attacked.

Well, no and yes.  I was on the Carl Vinson back when the Lincoln went into service.  The Lincoln had a deeper draft due to kevlar armor at the waterline and downward.  All subsequent carriers were to be outfitted with kevlar and the then-current carriers would be refitted during overhauls.


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L O L
 
2020-04-09 6:04:24 AM  
2 votes:

punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
[gstatic.com image 850x1275]

They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.

Well it does get to show a lot of cool things about aircraft carriers.

I'm pretty sure the only areas shown are in Hotel Nimitz. Nothing below the flight deck.

But it did show a lot of the planes and aircraft onboard and when I was a kid it was impressive to think of all that hardware on one ship...


It's cool until you have to listen to the planes take off and land, and then realize they're mostly murdering innocent people at weddings.
 
2020-04-09 5:18:51 AM  
2 votes:
I thought they had thicker hulls...
 
2020-04-09 8:00:32 AM  
1 vote:

Xzano: punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
[gstatic.com image 850x1275]

They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.

Well it does get to show a lot of cool things about aircraft carriers.

Just taking a flyer here, but when you are aboard an aircraft carrier, the last thing you want to see is all the cool things it does as portrayed by hollywood.

/ Unless you are part the rust brigade and "Final Countdown" music is playing while you are pencil whipping the inspection sheet.
// Or onboard a the only russian carrier and want something to lift your spirits.
/// We need 2 tons of Chili Mac, extra greasy, now. Swabby start the intense mood music.


Let's beat feet to the galley. They got hamsters!
 
2020-04-09 7:49:00 AM  
1 vote:

jso2897: I am just feeling really stubborn and reactionary right now about any attempt to deflect from the sickness that is rotting our own country, and it's body politic.


??????

It's working as designed.   Just because you don't like who is in charge doesn't mean it's rotting.   It just means you don't like who is in charge.

I mean, you're not one of those third standard deviation wackos who think that Trump is going to declare himself president for life and suspend elections, are you?   I certainly hope not.  While we may not always see eye-to-eye, you don't impress me as that type.

We've got an election coming up in a few months, and then at the very *WORST*, you've only got a bit over 4 more years to endure.   It'll go much easier on you if every so often you stop, take a deep breath, step away from the cable news channels and political websites for a bit, and just carry on with your life instead of being perpetually enraged and outraged by what you know who who is doing all the time.

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2020-04-09 7:38:33 AM  
1 vote:

Jerkstorebestseller: dittybopper: Jerkstorebestseller:

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Yes, because an approximately 8,000 to 14,000 ton WWII escort carrier is an adequate simulation for what would happen to a modern 100,000+ ton supercarrier.

As someone that was on the Nimitz. Yes, it is. A modern navy should be exactly three kinds of ships. Attack subs, nuke missile subs, and conventional missile subs. The bubbleheads are right, everything on the surface is just a target.


As someone who understands the concept of "displacement" and "relative size" and the concept of "power projection", no, it isn't.

This is like someone saying back in the 1960's that we don't need bombers anymore because we've got missiles.
 
2020-04-09 7:32:09 AM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: Jerkstorebestseller:

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L O L

Yes, because an approximately 8,000 to 14,000 ton WWII escort carrier is an adequate simulation for what would happen to a modern 100,000+ ton supercarrier.


As someone that was on the Nimitz. Yes, it is. A modern navy should be exactly three kinds of ships. Attack subs, nuke missile subs, and conventional missile subs. The bubbleheads are right, everything on the surface is just a target.
 
2020-04-09 7:18:26 AM  
1 vote:

punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
[gstatic.com image 850x1275]

They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.

Would you rather they show Battleship?

Ship's propaganda was The Final Countdown, Tora Tora Tora, and 9/11 footage on a continuous loop back in 2005. So...movies from the future would have been an improvement, yes.

They didn't even show Midway? The Battle that showed how valuable aircraft carriers were...Interesting...


I would have slipped in there Under Siege
 
2020-04-09 6:33:25 AM  
1 vote:

punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
[gstatic.com image 850x1275]

They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.

Would you rather they show Battleship?

Ship's propaganda was The Final Countdown, Tora Tora Tora, and 9/11 footage on a continuous loop back in 2005. So...movies from the future would have been an improvement, yes.

They didn't even show Midway? The Battle that showed how valuable aircraft carriers were...Interesting...


Here's the thing about modern warfare and carriers. They're not valuable. Modern carriers don't have armor and are easily sunk by submarines. They're purely for show and would be completely useless against an adversary like China or even Russia. One thing I learned during battle control drill was to get ready to kiss my ass goodbye if we were ever attacked.
 
2020-04-09 6:32:43 AM  
1 vote:

Jerkstorebestseller: punkwrestler: powhound: Just to clarify, if you don't know who Gay was in reference to the battle of Midway then you aren't qualified to reference it.

/one of my favorite WWII readings

You should be watching the Final Countdown to see all the capabilities of modern aircraft carriers...
[gstatic.com image 850x1275]

They played that goddamn movie every day on the ship's propaganda channel during deployment when I was on the Nimitz. Just awful.


User name checks out.
 
2020-04-09 6:23:09 AM  
1 vote:

Dahnkster: [Fark user image image 500x621]

Fwds from Grandma

 
2020-04-09 4:42:13 AM  
1 vote:
Gay is wondering what the hell subby is on.
 
2020-04-08 8:44:28 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA

Cmdr. John Fage, a spokesman for the 3rd Fleet, said the USS Nimitz is bringing many of its sailors aboard the ship to reduce their chance of being exposed to the virus as well as to more easily monitor their health for potential coronavirus symptoms.

Y
es, by all means, lets bring those sailors back on board a ship we know to have an outbreak of Covid 19.
 
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