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    Re: Pentagon looks for $100B in cost savings

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Too bad Barney Frank has his hatchet at the ready, poised to slash our defense to pieces.

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    Hey, I have a beauty....What hits more balls than Serena Williams's racket?

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    Barney Frank's chin.

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    Re: Pentagon looks for $100B in cost savings

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Hey, I have a beauty....What hits more balls than Serena Williams's racket?

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    Barney Frank's chin.
    Kinda weird to have people on a political discussion forum who aren't old enough to vote.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Pentagon looks for $100B in cost savings

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Kinda weird to have people on a political discussion forum who aren't old enough to vote.
    I hope you are grotesquely distorting the truth.

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    Re: Pentagon looks for $100B in cost savings

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    I hope you are grotesquely distorting the truth.
    It was a crack about the maturity level of your "joke."
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Pentagon looks for $100B in cost savings

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It was a crack about the maturity level of your "joke."
    The crack about the maturity level will be on this admins if this **** gets through....

    www.comw.org/pda/fulltext/1006SDTFreport.pdf


    • Reducing the US nuclear arsenal to 1000 warheads deployed on 160 Minuteman missiles and seven nuclear submarines,
    • Curtailing nuclear weapons research and the
    planned modernization of the nuclear weapons
    infrastructure,
    • Curtailing national missile defense efforts,
    • A reduction of approximately 200,000 military personnel, yielding a peacetime US military active-duty end-strength of approximately 1.3 million,
    • Capping routine peacetime US military presence in Europe at 35,000 and in Asia at 65,000, including afloat,
    • Reducing the size of the US Navy from its current strength of 287 battle force ships and 10 naval air wings to a future posture of 230 ships and 8 air wings,
    • Rolling back the number of US Army active-component brigade combat teams from the current 45 to between 39 and 41,
    • Retiring four of the 27 US Marine Corps infantry battalions along with a portion of the additional units that the Corps employs to constitute air-land task forces,
    • Retiring three US Air Force tactical fighter wings,
    • Ending or delaying procurement of a number of
    military systems – the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, MV-22 Osprey, KC-X Aerial Refueling Tanker, and the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle – and fielding less expensive alternatives,
    • Reducing base budget spending on R&D by $5 billion annually,
    • Resetting the calculation of military compensation and reforming the provision of military health care,
    • Implementing a variety of measures aiming to
    achieve new efficiencies in DoD’s supply and equipment maintenance systems, and
    • Setting a cost reduction imperative for command, support, and infrastructure expenditures.

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    Re: Pentagon looks for $100B in cost savings

    How about getting our bases out of Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa for a start? Let these people pay for their own defense.
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    Re: Pentagon looks for $100B in cost savings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If you're going to ask what's best to spend the money on;
    Spend what money?

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    occupational wars which do nothing for our "safety"
    Who said anything about that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But the goal wasn't to alleviate the stress on the working class, but rather to make sure the politician's rich buddies staid rich, even at the expense of everyone else.
    LOL - what do you think high speed rail is for if not to make "politician's rich buddies staid rich"??

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