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(Slate)   "What Biden Should Do With the Space Force." Besides laugh?   (slate.com) divider line
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2021-01-21 10:37:20 PM  
Kicking "space force" back under USAF with a very limited budget makes sense.
 
2021-01-21 10:46:20 PM  
There's nothing wrong with the Space Force, just move them over with DAARPA so they have cutting edge access.  Kind of like the Coast Guard goes with Homeland Security.

/Air Force is a logistics organization with medals.
//Army and Navy are the military.
///The USMC is a cult.
 
2021-01-21 11:05:46 PM  

ShavedOrangutan: ///The USMC is a cult.


dude
 
2021-01-21 11:14:36 PM  
"But the more meaningful action would be to choose to see space as a commons, breaking with Trump's orbital policies that treated a war in space as inevitable-and America's to win. "

Those aren't policies. They're things Teddy and Vern dreamed up in Stand By Me.
 
2021-01-21 11:15:35 PM  

Kittypie070: ShavedOrangutan: ///The USMC is a cult.

dude


Wore blue in a field of green so not concerned by a mischaracteization.
 
2021-01-21 11:19:19 PM  

Kittypie070: ShavedOrangutan: ///The USMC is a cult.

dude


"The Army and the Navy are run like traditional military services.
The Air Force is run like a corporation.
But the Marine Corps is a religion."  - attributed to a Navy Admiral

/A member of said religion/cult
 
2021-01-21 11:24:22 PM  

ShavedOrangutan: Kittypie070: ShavedOrangutan: ///The USMC is a cult.

dude

"The Army and the Navy are run like traditional military services.
The Air Force is run like a corporation.
But the Marine Corps is a religion."  - attributed to a Navy Admiral

/A member of said religion/cult


But the good fun cult. Human sandbags are fun to drink with and play rugby.
 
2021-01-21 11:36:58 PM  
You know how you can tell a  stupid good Trump thing vs a stupid awful one? How long Trump continued to promote it.

Once Space Force was put into place. He spent what? A week clamoring over it.. Then... You hardly ever heard Trump pop his collar over it again. This is a man who LOVES flaunting his accomplishments no matter how small or minor as long as it benefits him.. Yet.. Up to and including the race for his election he NEVER brought up Space Force.. He knew it was a failure, he knew it was stupid and moved on from it almost immediately.
 
2021-01-21 11:39:55 PM  

eurotrader: ShavedOrangutan: Kittypie070: ShavedOrangutan: ///The USMC is a cult.

dude

"The Army and the Navy are run like traditional military services.
The Air Force is run like a corporation.
But the Marine Corps is a religion."  - attributed to a Navy Admiral

/A member of said religion/cult

But the good fun cult. Human sandbags are fun to drink with and play rugby.


Oh agreed 100%.  The cult comment comes from that weird loyalty Marines have for each other.  And it's not just US Marines, was in the Netherlands and went drinking with some Dutch Marines, they treated me like one of their own.
 
2021-01-22 12:02:37 AM  
The only reason Trump created the Space Force in the first place was so he could use the phrase "separate but equal" at a press conference without the press taking him to task for it. It never did and never will have any other reason to exist outside of USAF.
 
2021-01-22 1:25:34 AM  
I never got my starship.
 
2021-01-22 2:37:30 AM  
Renew it for a second season?
 
2021-01-22 3:14:07 AM  
Trump is gone. I'm excited for what that means; we now have adults do the right thing with it.

We need a permanent presence at the southern hemisphere and on the far side of the moon. The far side of the moon should be used in conjunction with NASA so that they can investigate the stars without interference from earth such as radio communication.As a military branch funding will be not an issue at all as Americans like spending big bucks on the military. We're about to have a well-funded space program in America for the first time since the 60s!
 
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2021-01-22 4:44:13 AM  
I think the logo needs a redesign.
 
2021-01-22 5:56:47 AM  
We can build a Death Star.
 
2021-01-22 6:13:13 AM  

Jake Havechek: We can build a Death Star.


You mean "Freedom Moon."
 
2021-01-22 6:45:38 AM  
Throw it out the airlock?
 
2021-01-22 6:48:57 AM  
Recruit this guy.

Mass Effect 2: Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a bitch in space
Youtube hLpgxry542M

"Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a biatch in space."
NSFW language.
 
2021-01-22 6:49:00 AM  
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Space Force - into the sun!
 
2021-01-22 6:52:08 AM  
Several possibilities come to mind.

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2021-01-22 6:55:25 AM  

RasIanI: [Fark user image 300x250]

Space Force - into the sun!


Neil deGrasse Tyson would tell you that the sun is actually white, and not yellow.  Your yellow sun pictures are kicking science in the balls.
 
2021-01-22 6:57:26 AM  
slate: for when the daily fail is too plausible
 
2021-01-22 6:59:33 AM  
Does the Space Force have a marching band yet? Maybe they can be in the 2024 inauguration parade...
 
2021-01-22 7:00:26 AM  
Let it do what it do since 1982.
 
2021-01-22 7:01:52 AM  
Just put Peter Dinklage on the stage in a futuristic costume. extremely cost effective measure:
Mafia Meeting - SNL
Youtube MwpmqMnngRk
 
2021-01-22 7:04:07 AM  
I thought space force was created in the defense budget and is under the Air Force.  So I don't see what there is for Biden to do about it.
 
2021-01-22 7:04:50 AM  

Get Your Dick Out Of My Food: Does the Space Force have a marching band yet? Maybe they can be in the 2024 inauguration parade...


They won the international Call of Duty video game tournament against the Brits, so that's the appropriate.
 
2021-01-22 7:05:20 AM  

ShavedOrangutan: Kittypie070: ShavedOrangutan: ///The USMC is a cult.

dude

"The Army and the Navy are run like traditional military services.
The Air Force is run like a corporation.
But the Marine Corps is a religion."  - attributed to a Navy Admiral

/A member of said religion/cult


I know this was probably tongue in cheek when it was said, but I had a really weird experience online with USMC members. I used to be an avid reader of Cracked.com and one of their articles referenced Full Metal Jacket. It referred to R. Lee Ermy's character as a a drill sergeant. Here's the apparent problem with that. Marines don't have drill sergeants, they have drill instructors and every farking Marine that ever lived let the writer know that in the comments section. Like it was the biggest farking insult to the Marines to call him a drill sergeant.

One guy said, "I used to be a Marine and calling him drill sergeant made me cringe! It's drill instructor! Get it right!" Then someone replied to him, "You didn't used to be a Marine. Once a Marine, always a Marine!" It was some of the most surreal shiat I ever saw.
 
2021-01-22 7:06:58 AM  
Am I the only one here who thinks that the Space Force is an excellent idea and that it should be kept in commission?  With Donald Trump as its commander, with a rank of lieutenant general?  And that its entire command should be posted to Mars to keep ever-vigilant watch for any aliens, asteroids, or other potential dangers from space that might impair the security of the United States?
 
2021-01-22 7:08:30 AM  
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2021-01-22 7:09:57 AM  

sprgrss: I thought space force was created in the defense budget and is under the Air Force.  So I don't see what there is for Biden to do about it.


Save money and bin the stupidest branch of the military?
 
2021-01-22 7:12:18 AM  

bloobeary: Jake Havechek: We can build a Death Star.

You mean "Freedom Moon."


Patriot Sphere
 
2021-01-22 7:14:40 AM  
Thought: Reassign all Trump appointees as active space force, deploy them into space on their first mission to visit the surface of the sun.
 
2021-01-22 7:15:08 AM  

sprgrss: I thought space force was created in the defense budget and is under the Air Force.  So I don't see what there is for Biden to do about it.


From what I understood it was the opposite, the requirements for space related defence has got to the point where their budget needs to be separated from the Air Force since Space Command was under the AF. Kind of like how the AF separated from the USAAF
 
2021-01-22 7:17:05 AM  

hodgemann: RasIanI: [Fark user image 300x250]

Space Force - into the sun!

Neil deGrasse Tyson would tell you that the sun is actually white, and not yellow.  Your yellow sun pictures are kicking science in the balls.


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2021-01-22 7:18:52 AM  

RasIanI: hodgemann: RasIanI: [Fark user image 300x250]

Space Force - into the sun!

Neil deGrasse Tyson would tell you that the sun is actually white, and not yellow.  Your yellow sun pictures are kicking science in the balls.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the REAL Color of the Sun
Youtube C9MdbxPCSYw
 
2021-01-22 7:20:29 AM  

OmnomnomCookies: Thought: Reassign all Trump appointees as active space force, deploy them into space on their first mission to visit the surface of the sun.


The surface is only like 6000 degrees.  They need to be deployed in a coronal orbit.
 
2021-01-22 7:20:54 AM  
Turn it into "help the homeless" force?  "Pull down all the moldy abandoned buildings in baltimore" force?  "Rescue animals" force?  There's plenty that can be done.  Plenty that needs doing.
 
2021-01-22 7:24:18 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Turn it into "help the homeless" force?  "Pull down all the moldy abandoned buildings in baltimore" force?  "Rescue animals" force?  There's plenty that can be done.  Plenty that needs doing.


Give Everyone Actual, Real Healthcare Force
 
2021-01-22 7:27:23 AM  
Give them a Howard W. Campbell jr uniform and make them Trump's SS guard.

He wore a white ten-gallon hat and black cowboy boots decorated with swastikas and stars. He was sheathed in a blue body stocking which had yellow stripes running from his armpits to his ankles. His shoulder patch was a silhouette of Abraham Lincoln's profile on a field of pale green. He had a broad armband which was red, with a blue swastika in a circle of white.
 
2021-01-22 7:29:55 AM  
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2021-01-22 7:32:57 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: ShavedOrangutan: Kittypie070: ShavedOrangutan: ///The USMC is a cult.

dude

"The Army and the Navy are run like traditional military services.
The Air Force is run like a corporation.
But the Marine Corps is a religion."  - attributed to a Navy Admiral

/A member of said religion/cult

I know this was probably tongue in cheek when it was said, but I had a really weird experience online with USMC members. I used to be an avid reader of Cracked.com and one of their articles referenced Full Metal Jacket. It referred to R. Lee Ermy's character as a a drill sergeant. Here's the apparent problem with that. Marines don't have drill sergeants, they have drill instructors and every farking Marine that ever lived let the writer know that in the comments section. Like it was the biggest farking insult to the Marines to call him a drill sergeant.

One guy said, "I used to be a Marine and calling him drill sergeant made me cringe! It's drill instructor! Get it right!" Then someone replied to him, "You didn't used to be a Marine. Once a Marine, always a Marine!" It was some of the most surreal shiat I ever saw.


I remember when he died Duffel Blog had a scathing obituary. Looks like they took it down though. https://twitter.com/DuffelBlo​g/status/​986614588383924224

I was surprised. I hadn't realized that even a guy like him who appears to have been a positive ambassador for the Corps was still derided as nothing but a REMF.
 
2021-01-22 7:33:31 AM  

eurotrader: Kicking "space force" back under USAF with a very limited budget makes sense.


And send the flags and uniforms to Goodwill.
 
2021-01-22 7:33:42 AM  

rikkards: sprgrss: I thought space force was created in the defense budget and is under the Air Force.  So I don't see what there is for Biden to do about it.

From what I understood it was the opposite, the requirements for space related defence has got to the point where their budget needs to be separated from the Air Force since Space Command was under the AF. Kind of like how the AF separated from the USAAF


SF is separate from the AF just as much as the MC is separate from the Navy.
 
2021-01-22 7:33:49 AM  

styckx: You know how you can tell a  stupid good Trump thing vs a stupid awful one? How long Trump continued to promote it.

Once Space Force was put into place. He spent what? A week clamoring over it.. Then... You hardly ever heard Trump pop his collar over it again. This is a man who LOVES flaunting his accomplishments no matter how small or minor as long as it benefits him.. Yet.. Up to and including the race for his election he NEVER brought up Space Force.. He knew it was a failure, he knew it was stupid and moved on from it almost immediately.


I just hope Space Force doesn't become one of those political things like tanks, where we might not have the need, but too much money, jobs, and votes are tied up to do anything about it. They just announced Huntsville, Al as the headquarters. With idiots Tommy Tuberville and Mo Brooks it might not be too hard, but Richard Shelby still has enough clout to fight any changes.
 
2021-01-22 7:35:01 AM  
"Welcome to Costco. I love you."
 
2021-01-22 7:36:24 AM  
Since there is no oil on the moon, space force will be quietly defunded.
 
2021-01-22 7:40:09 AM  
dissolve it. its another blank check to defense contractors and we should not be militarizing space
 
2021-01-22 7:45:42 AM  

BadReligion: I never got my starship.


It's in the mail.

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2021-01-22 7:47:37 AM  
Shoot Trump into the sun.
 
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