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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    It is nice.

    A potent rendering of... “Don't Tread On Me”
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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Nice job Navy.
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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    While I appreciate the gesture, I don't like interfering with warship construction for political causes. The name is a fine way to honor the towers, the functional details of the warship should be decided only on its pragmatic merits.
    I don't think anyone really sees this as being a "political cause." The government builds warships and names them to honor people and things. This one was built after the WTC. They named it to honor NY. As a nice symbolic gesture, they used some WTC steel. This is the type of thing that people can read about in the paper, smile, and then forget about.

    Really not a big deal, IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So, honouring the dead of the Twin Towers = okay and acceptable for conservatives.... guess it is because Bush ordered the ship.

    But honouring returning dead from war = horrible political photo op...?

    Interesting double standard there...

    One would think that honouring both would be on the mantra of the US right wing.. guess not.
    Not that I'm defending the people criticizing the president's trip to Dover, but one would hope that even through your biased glasses, you'd be able to recognize the difference between those two scenarios.
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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    *salutes*


    Sail well, USS New York ...

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel - Military- msnbc.com



    Honoring those who fell with a ship of war. Nice.
    I'm not sure what the problem is. I think it's pretty cool.

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So, honouring the dead of the Twin Towers = okay and acceptable for conservatives.... guess it is because Bush ordered the ship.

    But honouring returning dead from war = horrible political photo op...?

    Interesting double standard there...

    One would think that honouring both would be on the mantra of the US right wing.. guess not.
    Dude, you're the king of double-standards. Get a clue...

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Thank God you live in Canada, where you can rely on those ships to defend you, without having to trouble your conscience about actually paying for them.



    I guess I missed that news. What are you defending us for again?
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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post


    I guess I missed that news. What are you defending us for again?
    I don't agree with Catz's assessment. It's a mutual thing...

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I don't agree with Catz's assessment. It's a mutual thing...
    Well I can agree with that. As far as I know, it is our tax dollars that are paying for our involvement in Afghanistan. And as far as I know, we are there to support our friendly neighbour.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: 21-gun salute for ship built with 9/11 steel

    I don't think it's stretch to assume the victims would want us to get those bastids for making their children mother and/or fatherless or for making their parents bury them way before their time. The ship is certainly a better use of that steel than a statue that pigeons and bums are going to sh*t on.
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