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Air Force: We're At The Breaking Point

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by jimmydean, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Officials Seeks Billions To Upgrade Air Force's Aging Office Chairs, I mean Aircraft.

    Link.

    I would hate to be the PotUS that has to approve/disapprove of that repair bill.

     

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  2. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    dont get too excited.. it's all about jockying for $'s..
     
  3. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    $20B MORE a year for 5 years? I've never seen a jockey that big before.
     
  4. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    that's the equivalent of buying a happy meal on your credit card when you've already maxed it out anyway.
     
  5. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    :stupid:

    Whats $20 billion more? Our equipment is being used up more quickly than originally planned (due to the wars), we have to bite the bullet and pay for replacements
     
  6. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Or stop. Just saying.
     
  7. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    your naïveté underwhelms...
     
  8. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    can i getta triple word score??
     
  9. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    Well, we'd have more jets if the air force had tighter security to keep the 16 year olds, who aren't playing xbox, from stealing their fighter planes on irresponsible missions.

     
  10. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    freekin AF:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20080222/us_time/theairforcereachesforthesky

     
  11. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Its really just because I am getting a raise...suck it up princesses!

    And Manimal, whatshisname in Iron Eagle was not an irresponsible 16 year old. He was a hack 20 something actor, PLAYING an irresponsible 16 year ole. Geez, get it right...
     
  12. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    i think keanu reaves used doug masterson as inspiration in many of his films.
     
  13. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Whoa. :shocked:
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Does he have a water balloon in his underwear or his just naturally not outmatched by the black guy behind him?
     
  15. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    that's his refueling probe
     
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    DRB unemployed bum

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    Let's add $1.2 billion to that bill

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23302483/

    Though it is the first one that has been lost.
     
  17. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Meh what's 20 bill???
    what a month in Iraq? :busted:
     
  19. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    First stealth lost that way. One was shot down in Serbia way back when.
     
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    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    That was an F117, not a B2, no?
     
  22. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Yeah, 117, not B2. Thats what I get or not reading the article and drunk posting!
    They can all be detected, to some extent. Its the aircrafts radar profile that is the "stealth" issue.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    If I recall, the f117 was flying low in broad daylight and was hit with an Sa-6 gainful SAM. They were flying the sam ingress and egress routes day in and day out and the serbs camped out and waited for one.
     
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    I think it was said to be shot down during the night and was tracked by slightly modified 1950s radar. I remember reading the interesting story of hungarian baker commanding the unit which shot down the plane and managed to survive the war without losses. However it's quite impressive story, even if only half of it is true.


     
  25. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    i also think they would fire masses of unaimed AA and SAMS in an attempt to hit something...

    that time they got lucky.
     
  26. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    its also to pay for all the cable tv and air conditioning in the barracks... errr Dorms... in SW Asia...
     
  27. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Oh man, the AF Barracks I went to in Hawaii had a paid security guard and janitors.

    WTF?

    Private security for the military?
     
  28. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    oh yeah... gotta keep the riff-raff out..

    i know an Army officer who lived in his humvee for weeks during gulf war.. only to be sent to the rear to a 'bare bones' AF base.. while they had single person air conditioned dorms, pools, a self contained Pizza Hut in a conex box they didnt have cable tv...