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fuzzy-uts
Apr 4 2017
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I’ve been to a few of these countries, throughout Europe and Asia. Two things Americans need to learn, situational awareness, and not making yourself a target. You can play it as safe as you want by staying out of “dangerous” areas, but you can make yourself a target for thieves by being clueless and not paying Read more

May 29 2016
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Let’s just down play $1 trillion because it’s a number that no one can really grasp. How about we put it this way. Each aircraft costs $100 million. Each flying hour is “estimated” to be at least comparable to the F22 which is already $68,000/hr. The F35 has gotten so expensive countries that were originally buying Read more

May 29 2016
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I don’t know if you know this, but the AF is required to wear reflective PT belts for EVERYTHING. With that in mind, do you really think the brass would let them fly in a plane without a helmet?

May 29 2016
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The issue with the F35 isn’t the “hiccups” in development, everyone expects that. It’s the way they’re going about developing the system. Everything has been done concurrently instead of testing systems prior to executing production. Back when Foxtrot Alpha covered this stuff and not Gizmodo, Tyler Rogoway wrote Read more

May 29 2016
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That’s the mentallity of everyone in the military. No one in the military ever expects the best equipment in the best working order, so they make it work. It’s how we fight. Read more

May 29 2016
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The only deterrence the F35 provides is to show rival militaries that a trillion dollar jet that can’t do its job can and will bankrupt your air force.

May 2 2016
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It has mattered ever since we’ve realized we can’t run wars on multiple fronts for 10+ years and expect our economy to handle it. Hence the downsizing of the military and the budget cuts we’ve seen in the past 5 years. Our current military leaders are having trouble justifying the unlimited budgets they’ve seen since Read more

Apr 12 2016
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I’m waiting for the inevitable comparison between the German Autobahn and their unrestricted speed limits versus American speed limits. As others have mentioned already, there are numerous contributions to the increase in traffic fatalities in the past 30 years. Speed is only part of the pie.

Apr 5 2016
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I think we’ve established that simply hopping the fence doesn’t equate to a bullet in the chest. Entering the house on the other hand, I think that’s a reason to put a bullet in someone, especially since you can shoot a bad guy entering your own home, not just the WH.

Apr 5 2016
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Ya, that’s perfect for the next fence hopper. It’s not like the door was locked anyway.

Mar 21 2016
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I wouldn’t say “they” got me at all. I’m doing a job I love for a cause that I believe in. I’m advocating for those who aren’t as lucky as I am. I went to school with guys who aren’t as lucky as me, and I know how hard they have it. I agree with you that accepting those low paying jobs allows the airlines to get away Read more

Mar 18 2016
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The reason for the pilot shortage is not due to the fact that there are not enough qualified and capable pilots, but due to the fact that those pilots that are qualified and capable are not being paid a sufficient salary by the airlines. Considering the barrier to entry is hours of flight experience that amount to Read more

Mar 17 2016
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I can’t wait to see the circus that ensues when the Saudis deliver those MANPADS. We’ll get to see how the Soviet media spins the inevitable shoot down of another aircraft.

Mar 12 2016
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I’m with you on this one. If the AF doesn’t want to provide CAS anymore, why not just give it up? The Army doesn’t have OH-58s that guys on the ground love, so why not replace it with a FW asset like the A-29? It’ll provide the endurance, range, speed, and ability to operate in High Density altitudes that the OH-58 Read more

Mar 8 2016
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Everyone is issued a weapon due to random attacks on base. It’s called Green on Blue and it’s because we don’t trust those assholes there to “protect” us. Read more

Mar 8 2016
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Saying there was a 0% causality rate for the SR-71 is comforting in hindsight. Like The Devil Drives a Rotary said, there were numerous attempts to shoot it down. The risks taken by those pilots went beyond attempts to shoot them down. Flying at the edge of space in an aircraft that was on the brink of tearing itself Read more

Mar 7 2016
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I think it’s funny they used “yards” in the first place. Last time I checked almost all of the FAA regulations regarding seperation of aircraft, clearance of obstacles, and the like involve either feet or miles. Whatever the legal team wants to use to obscure the facts I guess they’ll use it. Read more

Mar 2 2016
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I keep hearing rumors they’re going to put that thing in the museum around the corner, but I feel like it’s just more rumors. I don’t know where they’ll find space for it in there, but I think that’d be a great piece to remind the Army of a time when we had an “F35" on the books.

Feb 24 2016
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Oh ya, I mean planes and helicopters practically fly themselves nowadays so I don’t even know why they pay these pilots so much money, let alone why we even have them anymore. They should just raffle tickets from now on for who gets to sit up in the cockpit and press buttons.
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