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4938 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 10 Jun 2021 at 6:40 PM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
41 votes:
And since it's built by Hyundai, you get the 10-year warranty.
 
5 days ago  
35 votes:
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What is this? A aircraft carrier for ants? The aircraft carrier has to be at least... three times bigger than this!
 
5 days ago  
16 votes:
Zoolander and Beetlejuice and Spinal Tap..? Dark gods damnit, leave something for me to contribute... * dejectedlyshuffles off *
 
5 days ago  
15 votes:
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5 days ago  
14 votes:

casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?


It's fallout from the Trump era.  Turning our back on the world, has had the result that despots know they can build up huge militaries without worrying about America turning them into expensive scrap heaps, and our allies realiing they can not depend on us to protect them from the despots, because the next Trump might value economics over human rights.

This is gonna cause local arms races all over the world, including the buildip of nuclear arms, and the eventaul unleashing of those arms.

At least nuclear winter may stave off global warming so there is that going for us.
 
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5 days ago  
13 votes:

farkingismybusiness: [thedrive.com image 850x478]What is this? A aircraft carrier for ants? The aircraft carrier has to be at least... three times bigger than this!


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5 days ago  
13 votes:

AlgaeRancher: Nice model


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5 days ago  
11 votes:
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5 days ago  
10 votes:
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5 days ago  
8 votes:

Enigmamf: And since it's built by Hyundai, you get the 10-year warranty.


but only on the propulsion
 
5 days ago  
7 votes:

g.fro: Remnants of Santa: casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?

I thought carriers were about projecting power.  How does an aircraft carrier help defend against an enemy that you share a border with?

Maybe by carrying aircraft?


The article said they would be carrying F-35s.  How are those going to help anything?
 
5 days ago  
6 votes:

lolmao500: Since south korea is the second biggest ship builder in the world, they can pull this off easy... with some american help.


My main worry is industrial espionage.
A mass produced knock off of a decent carrier design could be trouble.
 
5 days ago  
5 votes:

casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?

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They won the war in the Pacific in 1945. So they must be good!!

/ LOL Every carrier will be destroyed by a million-dollar missile (or swarm of $10K drones) in the first minutes of a major power conflict.
 
5 days ago  
5 votes:

casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?


You are of course technically correct, the best kind of correct in that yes the world has a fetish, and it is for the carrier.

But think about it for a second.  Would you rather the Navy have it's guys swim to the where we need to bring democracy?  Sure they could, they're in the Navy!  but it's not very fast. Also sharks.
 
5 days ago  
5 votes:

BigNumber12: casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?

Clearly reports of their obsolescence have been greatly exaggerated.


Hypersonic cruise missile. Don't even have to destroy the beast. Just injure it enough to send it back to a friendly port.

Y'know....assuming you can find a friendly port in the blue ocean.
 
5 days ago  
4 votes:

AlgaeRancher: Nice model


Yeah, but what does it transform into?
 
5 days ago  
4 votes:

AlgaeRancher: Nice model


Nice marmot.
 
5 days ago  
3 votes:
South Korea, you disappoint.

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5 days ago  
3 votes:

AlgaeRancher: Nice model


It's an aircraft carrier for ants.
 
5 days ago  
2 votes:

iToad: OgreMagi: BigMax: in case the US does not fulfill its traditional role of protecting sea lanes.

Perhaps they realize Americans are kind of getting tired of being the World Police and there could be a major policy shift in the near future.

The world now faces the unpleasant reality that we elected Donald Trump as President of the United States. If something like that happened once, it can happen again.

Yes, it can happen here.


God forbid other countries realize it is in their own interest to be able to defend themselves and their interests. It has to be because of Trump and evil, unreliable America.
 
5 days ago  
2 votes:

OgreMagi: BigMax: in case the US does not fulfill its traditional role of protecting sea lanes.

Perhaps they realize Americans are kind of getting tired of being the World Police and there could be a major policy shift in the near future.


The world now faces the unpleasant reality that we elected Donald Trump as President of the United States. If something like that happened once, it can happen again.

Yes, it can happen here.
 
5 days ago  
2 votes:

casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?


I thought carriers were about projecting power.  How does an aircraft carrier help defend against an enemy that you share a border with?
 
5 days ago  
2 votes:

TrashcanMan: casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?

You are of course technically correct, the best kind of correct in that yes the world has a fetish, and it is for the carrier.

But think about it for a second.  Would you rather the Navy have it's guys swim to the where we need to bring democracy?  Sure they could, they're in the Navy!  but it's not very fast. Also sharks.


Of course not.

The Marines swim to shore.
 
5 days ago  
2 votes:

TrashcanMan: casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?

You are of course technically correct, the best kind of correct in that yes the world has a fetish, and it is for the carrier.

But think about it for a second.  Would you rather the Navy have it's guys swim to the where we need to bring democracy?  Sure they could, they're in the Navy!  but it's not very fast. Also sharks.


That's silly.  They could water ski there in half the time
 
5 days ago  
2 votes:

farkingismybusiness: [thedrive.com image 850x478]What is this? A aircraft carrier for ants? The aircraft carrier has to be at least... three times bigger than this!


Fame for this. Leaving with ants in my pants.
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:
The South Korean shipbuilding industry has shown off a range of models of the country's planned first aircraft carrier, now known as CVX, which is intended to operate* F-35B stealth** fighters***.

*Under certain values of "operate"
**As long as you don't fly too fast (again) or their radar isn't too good
***As long as the weather is nice

/Really this whole project has been such a shiatshow. But they had to have an inexpensive fighter that could do everything and now they've got a really expensive fighter that isn't particularly good at anything
//They probably would have been better off buying some Super Hornets
///On paper just about everything about the F35 is better than the Super Hornet. In actual use...
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:

iToad: OgreMagi: BigMax: in case the US does not fulfill its traditional role of protecting sea lanes.

Perhaps they realize Americans are kind of getting tired of being the World Police and there could be a major policy shift in the near future.

The world now faces the unpleasant reality that we elected Donald Trump as President of the United States. If something like that happened once, it can happen again.

Yes, it can happen here.


I almost said something about that.  South Korea saw a president who would probably stab them in the back despite treaties, and came to the conclusion that they need to be prepared for that happening again.
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:

Remnants of Santa: g.fro: Remnants of Santa: casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?

I thought carriers were about projecting power.  How does an aircraft carrier help defend against an enemy that you share a border with?

Maybe by carrying aircraft?

The article said they would be carrying F-35s.  How are those going to help anything?


You haven't been keeping up with aviation news, huh?
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:
I expect it'll do much better than the Chinese one. Pretty soon everyone in the neighborhood will have one.
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:

casual disregard: TrashcanMan: casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?

You are of course technically correct, the best kind of correct in that yes the world has a fetish, and it is for the carrier.

But think about it for a second.  Would you rather the Navy have it's guys swim to the where we need to bring democracy?  Sure they could, they're in the Navy!  but it's not very fast. Also sharks.

Of course not.

The Marines swim to shore.


Silly person.  Marines walk to shore.
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:
If they build two of them they will have a good start towards copying the Japanese.

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5 days ago  
1 vote:

winedrinkingman: casual disregard: What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?

It's fallout from the Trump era.  Turning our back on the world, has had the result that despots know they can build up huge militaries without worrying about America turning them into expensive scrap heaps, and our allies realiing they can not depend on us to protect them from the despots, because the next Trump might value economics over human rights.

This is gonna cause local arms races all over the world, including the buildip of nuclear arms, and the eventaul unleashing of those arms.

At least nuclear winter may stave off global warming so there is that going for us.


Eh, it's not like a warship building arms race has ever (partly) lead to a years-long conflict with millions dead 🤷🏻♂
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:

maxandgrinch: Even if it's a crappy neighborhood, it's unlikely they'll be shot by their own police because of their skin color.


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5 days ago  
1 vote:
Sounds like fun.......!!!!!


But I don't know if I'd wanna join in on the fun!!!!!
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:
Even if it's a crappy neighborhood, it's unlikely they'll be shot by their own police because of their skin color.
 
5 days ago  
1 vote:
What's with this fetish with carriers, anyway?
 
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