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2020-06-30 10:32:58 PM  
[Golf Clap]
 
2020-06-30 11:14:44 PM  
Thank heavens the only important issue in America has now been taken care of!

The next issue is to determine why the "Space Force" series on Netflix sucks so much.
 
2020-07-01 2:17:10 AM  

NotCodger: The next issue is to determine why the "Space Force" series on Netflix sucks so much.


It's named after a thing Trump created.
 
2020-07-01 2:50:17 AM  

NotCodger: Thank heavens the only important issue in America has now been taken care of!

The next issue is to determine why the "Space Force" series on Netflix sucks so much.


It tried too hard, and never telling me why the general's wife was in prison just bugged the hell out of me.
 
2020-07-01 5:09:51 AM  
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2020-07-01 5:09:57 AM  
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2020-07-01 5:12:12 AM  
Sucks that we can't afford free healthcare for all, but seem to have extra cash laying around for this.
 
2020-07-01 5:18:19 AM  
I always want this to be a joke.
 
2020-07-01 5:25:45 AM  
Del Taco should sue for copy right infringement too.
 
2020-07-01 5:26:49 AM  

NotCodger: The next issue is to determine why the "Space Force" series on Netflix sucks so much.


It couldn't figure out what kind of show it wanted to be- goofy/satirical episodic comedy or heartfelt serial drama. I thought the first few epsidoes (the more goofy episodic ones) were good.

Also, the jokes about the personnel being called "spacemen" were funny. They should have gone with that.
 
2020-07-01 5:28:04 AM  
"Beta's and Gammas have too much to do
And Alphas have to think things through,
I'm glad I'm a Delta"
 
2020-07-01 5:28:08 AM  
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2020-07-01 5:34:04 AM  
It'd make more sense to split a theoretical space-bound military branch off of the Navy than the Air Force, honestly, given what space operations are actually expected to be and what the Navy actually does.

... okay, I'm done pretending that the decision to do this wasn't literally the president asking which military branch has the fewest black people and the highest concentration of white supremacists now.
 
2020-07-01 5:36:11 AM  

FleshFlapps: I always want this to be a joke.


Oh, it is.
 
2020-07-01 5:39:38 AM  
At least they have their own theme already

Alan Silverstri - Delta Force Theme
Youtube KXELfd3jaWA


/ Why Indy
 
2020-07-01 5:44:32 AM  

Abacus9: FleshFlapps: I always want this to be a joke.

Oh, it is.


No, haha funny joke. Not we have all of the branches of government full of imbeciles joke.
 
2020-07-01 5:46:28 AM  

Quaker: NotCodger: The next issue is to determine why the "Space Force" series on Netflix sucks so much.

It couldn't figure out what kind of show it wanted to be- goofy/satirical episodic comedy or heartfelt serial drama. I thought the first few epsidoes (the more goofy episodic ones) were good.

Also, the jokes about the personnel being called "spacemen" were funny. They should have gone with that.


It just started jumping over too many sharks around the time of the Captain taking botany lessons during lunch to qualify instantly for flying a moon mission. The general flying a helicopter in the last episode to save his daughter before also picking up his escaping wife and her guard was particularly bad.

If "Cats" is ever turned into a television series, this is what it would look like. I greatly enjoyed removing the series from"My Stuff".
 
2020-07-01 5:47:47 AM  
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2020-07-01 5:48:29 AM  

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I see what you did there with "Space Chief", but you also needed to add a "Prince of Space".
 
2020-07-01 5:48:54 AM  
"StarCom"?
Lame. The Shadow Force had way more biatching looking rides.

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2020-07-01 5:50:12 AM  

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2020-07-01 5:57:01 AM  
Delta Delta Delta can I help ya help ya help ya_
Youtube x13HJJwP62Y
 
2020-07-01 5:59:19 AM  
Found this on a GIS some months ago.

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2020-07-01 6:01:52 AM  

NotCodger: Steampunk Gallagher: [Fark user image image 367x750]

I see what you did there with "Space Chief", but you also needed to add a "Prince of Space".


Jared's busy.
 
2020-07-01 6:04:54 AM  
THE FEARLESS FLYERS /// Introducing Delta Force
Youtube tt6eqDv0cpI
 
2020-07-01 6:11:00 AM  
#geekjokes
 
2020-07-01 6:11:46 AM  

Quaker: Also, the jokes about the personnel being called "spacemen" were funny.


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/ It's pronounced "Spah-CHEM-in"
 
2020-07-01 6:14:49 AM  
I guess 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (SFOD-D) will be getting a new name?
 
2020-07-01 6:14:56 AM  
As much as I'd hate to see everyone who works for Space Force unemployed, I hope this is one of the 1st things the next president gets rid of.   Maybe they can all be transferred to a different branch.
 
2020-07-01 6:15:25 AM  

NotCodger: Quaker: NotCodger: The next issue is to determine why the "Space Force" series on Netflix sucks so much.

It couldn't figure out what kind of show it wanted to be- goofy/satirical episodic comedy or heartfelt serial drama. I thought the first few epsidoes (the more goofy episodic ones) were good.

Also, the jokes about the personnel being called "spacemen" were funny. They should have gone with that.

It just started jumping over too many sharks around the time of the Captain taking botany lessons during lunch to qualify instantly for flying a moon mission. The general flying a helicopter in the last episode to save his daughter before also picking up his escaping wife and her guard was particularly bad.

If "Cats" is ever turned into a television series, this is what it would look like. I greatly enjoyed removing the series from"My Stuff".


I think Malkovich's occasional zingers were the highlights for me.
 
2020-07-01 6:15:58 AM  

Jim_Callahan: It'd make more sense to split a theoretical space-bound military branch off of the Navy than the Air Force, honestly, given what space operations are actually expected to be and what the Navy actually does.

... okay, I'm done pretending that the decision to do this wasn't literally the president asking which military branch has the fewest black people and the highest concentration of white supremacists now.


Hmm...
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2020-07-01 6:25:45 AM  

BadReligion: NotCodger: Thank heavens the only important issue in America has now been taken care of!

The next issue is to determine why the "Space Force" series on Netflix sucks so much.

It tried too hard, and never telling me why the general's wife was in prison just bugged the hell out of me.


And how he kept his clearance after that, and how people this stupid got their ranks...
 
2020-07-01 6:30:27 AM  
I'm fine with this as long as they used hardened Trump supporters and the uniforms have red shirts.
 
2020-07-01 6:31:32 AM  

Cythraul: As much as I'd hate to see everyone who works for Space Force unemployed, I hope this is one of the 1st things the next president gets rid of.   Maybe they can all be transferred to a different branch.


No. If you heard Donald Trump created a military branch and volunteered to join it I hope youre our in the street before the inauguration crowd has made it to the first red light on the way home.

Same as if you volunteered to join anything else under Trump, including the other five branches of the military.
 
2020-07-01 6:33:24 AM  

Jim_Callahan: It'd make more sense to split a theoretical space-bound military branch off of the Navy than the Air Force, honestly, given what space operations are actually expected to be and what the Navy actually does.

... okay, I'm done pretending that the decision to do this wasn't literally the president asking which military branch has the fewest black people and the highest concentration of white supremacists now.


It was based on the fact that space command is under the Air Force and the Air Force was in control of most space related assets. Everything being turned over so far had air force logos on it. Even the delta they're using, the delta on the patch itself, is a hand me down from early missile units under the Air Force.

Space as a place of naval operations was promoted by people who either didn't know what space was or had a history of service with the navy (yes I'm looking at you, Gene).  While the navy has involvement in some satellites and anti-sat weapons, it's not the one that managed the tracking ranges or launch sites.
...Of course the Air Force itself was to blame for why space command was consistently held back in its mission. There were multiple committees and attempts to try and remedy this, and that stalemate has been broken for now by creating a semi-independent Force with the intent that it become fully independent (on the assumption the air force does not learn its lesson, continues to fark around).

I think in fifty years the space force will resemble its Air Force roots about as much as the Air Force resembles the Army air corps that it spawned from.

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2020-07-01 6:45:36 AM  

Abacus9: Found this on a GIS some months ago.

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Raquel Welch was much fappier in her 1966 Fantastic Voyage body suit.

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2020-07-01 6:59:58 AM  

Cythraul: As much as I'd hate to see everyone who works for Space Force unemployed, I hope this is one of the 1st things the next president gets rid of.   Maybe they can all be transferred to a different branch.


The concept does make a certain kind of sense. People like Elon Musk want to go to the Asteroid Belt and make trillions of dollars extracting heavy metals. Do you expect (or want) these billionaires to spend their OWN money on self defense? Because, at some point (I think at least 30-50 years in the future IF space exploitation proceeds apace), cargo hijackings and high-tech space piracy will become a reality. Most if not all of it will be sponsored by other nations. Sheer speculation of course, but this guy is smart:


Space Police
Youtube 8aNqpKmRn5o

Another YT link follows.
 
2020-07-01 7:00:45 AM  
Space Pirates
Youtube pzlaLJIhh5I
 
2020-07-01 7:01:26 AM  

Abacus9: FleshFlapps: I always want this to be a joke.

Oh, it is.


Think of this. Think of when Trump had given his rallies, when he would talk about violent brutal scenes and use gory imagery. Like a sociopath. and he has people like Stephen Miller and William Barr running shiat. And he likes to take whatever bad shiat has ever happened and make it worse.

What Nixon shut down. What is exagerrated about only a little bit here..

Trump is doing to immigrant children. That's his 'deltas'. This.


Delta--This is a Greek letter shaped like a triangle which symbolizes change in calculus. It has become a favorite word to use Dedication_and_Introduction http://mercury.spaceports.com/~persewe​n/fritz/fritz-intro.html (15 of 18) [7/15/2000 7:53:14 PM] in naming things for the occult elite. Delta teams are 4 person assassination teams which usually are secret teams. Delta Forces is an elite unit that operates under the Joint chiefs of staff that is made up of highly trained total mind-controlled slaves. Delta models are slaves whose sole purpose is assassination. Delta alters are alters within an Illuminati alter system which are programmed to be assassins. These alters are often some of the deepest in a system and in a Genie bottle or with Umbrella programming.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/​d​ownload?doi=10.1.1.656.9508&rep=rep1&t​ype=pdf
 
2020-07-01 7:01:31 AM  

Mollari: I guess 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (SFOD-D) will be getting a new name?


The teo other official names I've heard of are Army Compartmented Element, and Combat Applications Group.
 
2020-07-01 7:01:57 AM  
*two
 
2020-07-01 7:15:41 AM  

way south: Jim_Callahan: It'd make more sense to split a theoretical space-bound military branch off of the Navy than the Air Force, honestly, given what space operations are actually expected to be and what the Navy actually does.

... okay, I'm done pretending that the decision to do this wasn't literally the president asking which military branch has the fewest black people and the highest concentration of white supremacists now.

It was based on the fact that space command is under the Air Force and the Air Force was in control of most space related assets. Everything being turned over so far had air force logos on it. Even the delta they're using, the delta on the patch itself, is a hand me down from early missile units under the Air Force.

Space as a place of naval operations was promoted by people who either didn't know what space was or had a history of service with the navy (yes I'm looking at you, Gene).  While the navy has involvement in some satellites and anti-sat weapons, it's not the one that managed the tracking ranges or launch sites.
...Of course the Air Force itself was to blame for why space command was consistently held back in its mission. There were multiple committees and attempts to try and remedy this, and that stalemate has been broken for now by creating a semi-independent Force with the intent that it become fully independent (on the assumption the air force does not learn its lesson, continues to fark around).

I think in fifty years the space force will resemble its Air Force roots about as much as the Air Force resembles the Army air corps that it spawned from.



This.

I think the main reason people obsess on a "Navy-style" space military is that whole "alien environment where it is super easy to die and requires a hunk of technology around you to survive" thing. The whole concept is solidly embedded in the human consciousness. Sorry for the TV tropes link (you weren't doing anything else today, right?) but: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwi​ki.php​/Main/SpaceIsAnOcean. (Take water and snacks.)

But then again, flying in the air is also being in an environment where it is super easy to die (though, technically, I suppose it is more accurate to say that you die when you leave that environment and return suddenly to ground level).
 
2020-07-01 7:21:30 AM  

FleshFlapps: I always want this to be a joke.


Oh it is.
 
2020-07-01 7:27:39 AM  
Tanya Tucker - Delta Dawn
Youtube Ir3gAak9LkY
 
2020-07-01 7:35:07 AM  

BadReligion: NotCodger: Thank heavens the only important issue in America has now been taken care of!

The next issue is to determine why the "Space Force" series on Netflix sucks so much.

It tried too hard, and never telling me why the general's wife was in prison just bugged the hell out of me.


Not at all, I think they nailed a really good cast set up.  At first, I wasn't sure, because Steve Carell tends to be over the top silly for my taste.  I don't have a problem with him, but sometimes too much for me.  But I really like his character, and how he's playing that character.  Why, because the character is surprisingly smart at times.  I feel a bit like John Malkovich's character, not really liking the guy, but then warms up to him.  The home life awkwardness, because mom is out of the picture, a daughter to contend with, after years of spending a crazy amount of time away done well.  It isn't just like how my FIL struggles, but it is in the ball park.  So I get it, he's used to only hanging around military people, and now adjusting to being the only parent.  There's some different levels to the show that I don't think they're trying too hard at all.

/I seriously want their moon camo.
 
2020-07-01 7:35:28 AM  
Party of Small Government: let's add another completely unnecessary layer of bureaucracy to things.

Isn't there a treaty preventing the militarization of space/space based weapons, or did Trump back out of that one too?
 
2020-07-01 7:38:24 AM  

Koodz: BadReligion: NotCodger: Thank heavens the only important issue in America has now been taken care of!

The next issue is to determine why the "Space Force" series on Netflix sucks so much.

It tried too hard, and never telling me why the general's wife was in prison just bugged the hell out of me.

And how he kept his clearance after that, and how people this stupid got their ranks...


Like his aid?  Even The Head Scientist kept asking, "he's really a General?" Brigadier General, actually. Still.

Whatever the commander of Space Force is called, if it's a four star general, his second in command is going to be another four star general. Witness the actual Space Force and every other actual service branch. I know this Branch was supposed to have a "thrown together" feel, but they're with it enough to send people to the moon, they'd have a proper command structure.

And yes, the "real" thing should be folded back into the Air Force. It still stuns me now easily another military branch could be just created from a Moran's stupid wish.
 
2020-07-01 7:43:10 AM  
Funny headline, although a little derivative.
 
2020-07-01 7:54:32 AM  
Shouldn't we have much more viable space travel before we have a space force? It's like having an air force when the best technology is the Wright Flyer 3.
You'd have most of the Air Force sitting around doing nothing, while just a couple of guys actually flew in the air.

/So basically like the Air Force now.
 
2020-07-01 7:56:44 AM  

Gleeman: Party of Small Government: let's add another completely unnecessary layer of bureaucracy to things.

Isn't there a treaty preventing the militarization of space/space based weapons, or did Trump back out of that one too?


That's what I thought but I never heard an answer.
 
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