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  1. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I want to read that speach, Secretary Pinko mus have stepped on some toes.

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    The generals are not the problem. Procurement is, and politics.

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    A second engine for a plane that nobody wants? A plane that was specifically designed to be build in every state, so it can’t be killed? Magnetic guns? Lasers in airplanes? And on the other side there are people who live on a hand of rice a day and are about to kick your ass out of Afghanistan! And the long-term situation in Iraq is not so clear either.

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    As a German I’m – of course :-) – a master of efficiency, and I can tell you that you do get a lot of bang, but don’t get a lot of bang for your buck, relatively speaking…

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “As a German I’m – of course :-) – a master of efficiency”

    Morty, thanks for sharing your Teutonic superiority with us. The truth be told a substantial part of our economy is wrapped up in that flying debacle you bring up. In 2000 the military budget was 300 billion. Today it is 700 billion and change and it’s still growing.

    Being the pragmatist I am I often wonder what great things we could do with our military budget diverted to scientific and technical research and medicine just to name a few. Of course that means you would have to pay us rent for our military to hang out in your country, (part of my new budgetary program).

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    One of my professors used to say before there were computers there were German scholars.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You have to admit the German chemists before 1900 were brilliant the way they combined all of the elements in succession to see what they would come up with. They invented many things including the drug Ecstasy which they had no use for.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The military totally lives off of the public weal.

  7. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    You are both right – I think Morty’s point was that the US needs to find a way to drive the economy which isn’t a contionuous debacle, and which doesn’t have to be justified by a continuous state of war.

    If that’s not Morty’s point I’m sure he’ll let me know, but I’m willing to own it if he won’t. Politics, and, naturally, procurement.

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    There still are. My favorite son-in-law is a Super Efficient Bavarian, and not only does he have a formidable intellect, he has had an excellent education. Nice to know good basic education survives somewhere.

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Well, that seems reasonable enough, really.

    Too bad our military are being so badly shortchanged by Patriotic American Politicians. They are bait and switch artists … we pay the taxes to support the wars, but boots on the ground see very little of it . How much support do our vets get?

    I don’t mind supporting the soldiers, and I don’t mind equipping them, but remember the unarmoured humvees? I don’t know about you, but I’d have sent armoured humvees … maybe they mixed up the orders, and their kids got new armoured humvees for graduation presents.

    Or maybe they just didn’t bother ordering armour at all. After all, it saved money not to armour them, right?

    A standing army is expensive, but it’s not something I’d want to dispense with. However, when I fund the army, I expect to be funding the army, not lining political pockets and bloating off shore bank accounts.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    Great comment Mickey. This was also interesting,
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    http://truth-out.org/news/item/10784-congress-as-enabler-the-pentagon-cant-kill-the-m-1-tank-only-an-ied-can-part-two
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    A recent news program showed hundreds o M1 tanks parked in the deserts because we have no buyers or use for them, but they are still being assembled.
    The older article above shows how the Army would like to redesign the tank for urban warfare.
    I have felt for a long time one of the worst aspects of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was the fact our enemies had a chance to learn the best way to disable/destroy a really good piece of battlefield technology.
    There were early images of IEDs going off next to tanks that just kept on rolling.
    Not anymore.
    Keep the good messages coming.
    Appreciatively,
    C.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    That statement is an overbroad and frankly,cruel, Right.
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    Employers who create an environment of low pay, unsafe working conditions, and other unethical, immoral, and even illegal working conditions are the reason people created unions to begin with
    ^.
    It would be good if all Americans had honorable, ethical employers like you seem to have had. Sadly, too many employers treat the humans working on their behalf like a necessary evil at best or disposable tools.
    That’s not right.
    Respectfully,
    C.

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