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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    What we need is debatable but the idea that this is an initiative unique to Trump is...laughable.
    I never made that claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the Slob View Post
    You know, I thought about ignoring this post and not reading it but then I thought, hey, maybe the poster will surprise us all and participate in a discussion. Well, my first instinct was right. More blah, blah, blah, quoting from Fox news and absolutely NO sign of intelligence.
    To the bold: irony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I never made that claim.
    No $#@!ing $#@!.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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    Why are you being a boner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Why are you being a boner?
    Because you have a habit of reacting defensively when you don't need to. Think. Then post.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    Because you have a habit of reacting defensively when you don't need to. Think. Then post.
    So, you being a boner is my fault?

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    Our force is broken and needs to be rebuilt. And the focus needs to be on near peer adviseries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    A shocking percentage of our military aircraft are not airworthy. Several of our navy ships are unable to deploy. Many of our combat units are not combat ready. The world is not getting safer day by day.

    Yes, it is about need.
    It does seem rather odd then that those obsolete aircraft and naval ships are not junked but sold to other countries that get another 10 to 20 serviceable years out of them. Do they just have better mechanics or could those who really want new toys be dragging their feet on repairs deliberately to make the stats look bad? In government, if you don't make a case for getting rid of something, you'll never get anything new. So if you keep the older planes and ships in really good working order then it's much harder to justify buying new ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    It does seem rather odd then that those obsolete aircraft and naval ships are not junked but sold to other countries that get another 10 to 20 serviceable years out of them. Do they just have better mechanics or could those who really want new toys be dragging their feet on repairs deliberately to make the stats look bad? In government, if you don't make a case for getting rid of something, you'll never get anything new. So if you keep the older planes and ships in really good working order then it's much harder to justify buying new ones.
    Different issue. That has nothing to to do with maintaining our readiness.

    Besides most other countries don’t have the ability to operate and maintain this equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    It does seem rather odd then that those obsolete aircraft and naval ships are not junked but sold to other countries that get another 10 to 20 serviceable years out of them. Do they just have better mechanics or could those who really want new toys be dragging their feet on repairs deliberately to make the stats look bad? In government, if you don't make a case for getting rid of something, you'll never get anything new. So if you keep the older planes and ships in really good working order then it's much harder to justify buying new ones.
    Different issue. That has nothing to to do with maintaining our readiness.

    Besides most other countries don’t have the ability to operate and maintain this equipment.

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