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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    The threat of being “invaded” by a missile is real but I wouldn’t put Russia or China very high on the list of possible threats and only a buffoon would consider Canada a threat.

    As to why this we should fund this vs social programs: Government is wasteful no matter what it does. Social programs aren’t constitutionally mandated but programs like this are. Besides, even if the government were capable of running every social program under the sun with 99% efficiency, they would all be worthless if/and when a nuke hit a major city.

    Take your buddy Hugo Chavez as an example. If he builds utopia in Venezuela but the USA decides to bomb him into the stone age, his utopian programs will be pretty worthless at that point won’t they?
    Work on this some, dude.

    Social programs aren't constitutionally allowed to the federal government.

    Period.

    National defense is required.

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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    They won't have to steal it. Corporations are loyal to the strong currency and the renminbi is really comin' on. Corporations are in business to make money and if the Chinese offer the top dollar, they will own the technology. That is the American Corporate way. They don't live and breathe and I don't notice anything about patriotism in an accounting ledger. The sad facts!
    If an American defense company did this they would be blacklisted and gutted with fines and imprisonment. The death penalty is also on the table for treason.

    Major defense contractors take ITAR very very very seriously.
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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Still we already spend 687,105,000,000, which is 4.7% of the GDP. China comes in second wayyyy behind us 114,300,000,000 which is only 2.2% of their GDP. Do we really "need" to do this. No matter what it states in the constitution that does not excuse the grave amount we spend on defense. Hell when our country was on the red button during the height of the cold way we did not even spend this much!
    You should be aware that part of the issue with our military budget is that we have much higher wages as well as all sorts of social services for military personnel that you may not have in other countries or that are more expensive than in a country like China. It should also be noted that the latest budget figures include spending on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan that were previously separate from the budget so part of the increase is not really an increase at all. These ballistic missile defenses, however, have plenty of bang for their buck. Even though it will not be 100% effective, I cannot think of any weapons that are, just preventing a single nuclear weapon from hitting near a major city would avert billions of dollars in damage never mind the obvious value of saving human lives and I think these systems will be capable of more than just one successful interception in combat conditions.
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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    American corporations that work in the American defense sector aren’t about to sell America out to the highest bidder. You have some serious issues if you think otherwise.
    That's utter bull****. Loral Corp under umm.. Bernie Schwartz gave China MIRV technology simply to close the deal on a single satellite launch, and the Clinton administations Department of Commerce, in exchange for campaign cash to the DNC, gave it the go ahead.

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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    How can we teachers teach kids when their parents don't push their kids to do homework and instead let their kids play basketball all hours of the night???
    "WE" cannot. Nor is it our responsibility to force the children of others to learn when their parents believe the correct positioning of condoms is more important than bounding an algebra problem or writing a successful essay about MacBeth (in case some of you are public school graduates, a MacBeth is not vegetarian beef substitue at a global fast food chain.)

    As the Mayor insists, the nation will never have a need to import unskilled labor when there's a public school around somewhere to fill the need.

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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Missile defense systems are the most idiotic waste of taxpayer money imaginable. These kind of programs should be the first thing on the chopping block when we're looking at budget cuts. The threat from nuclear weapons doesn't come from nation-states with ICBMs, it comes from terrorists smuggling them into New York Harbor.
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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Here we go with "I hate everything America" talk again :roll
    Ok, what do you love about America?

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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Work on this some, dude.

    Social programs aren't constitutionally allowed to the federal government.

    Period.

    National defense is required.
    Says who (other than you)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    That's utter bull****. Loral Corp under umm.. Bernie Schwartz gave China MIRV technology simply to close the deal on a single satellite launch, and the Clinton administations Department of Commerce, in exchange for campaign cash to the DNC, gave it the go ahead.
    I don’t know what rock you live on but you are about to pick a fight you can’t win.

    I wasn’t talking about the government passing military grade secretes to China, I was talking about corporations passing military secrets for profit. You need to back up and check the dialogue or I’m going to open a can of humiliation on you my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Sea-based Missile Defense Flight Test Results in Successful Intercept

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Missile defense systems are the most idiotic waste of taxpayer money imaginable. These kind of programs should be the first thing on the chopping block when we're looking at budget cuts. The threat from nuclear weapons doesn't come from nation-states with ICBMs, it comes from terrorists smuggling them into New York Harbor.
    Thanks for the inaccurate opinion. The government, which you love and trust whole heartedly because you are a liberal, disagrees with you.

    Oh, news flash for the politically numb: the threat isn’t one dimensional. We live in the same four dimensional world that those who want to kill us live in. Thank God you aren’t in charge of defending America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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