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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    If I have 100 nukes, I can obliterate your country just as thoroughly as if I had 1000 nukes. That's just how nukes work. Are you going to attack me with your 1000 nukes knowing that? We don't need more than a couple hundred to form a rock solid deterrent.
    Thank you for proving my point.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Considering the maintence downtime on carriers, the MOST we can get rid of is 2.
    I disagree. I don't think we need a constant patrol of aircraft carriers all over the world. We currently have 11, which is as many as everyone else in the world combined, and ours are a whole lot bigger than anyone else's. Pretty sure we could get by with 5 or 6.

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    This I agree. Aside from the B-2s. We really don't need B-52s anymore. Unless it's Megafotress style. That I would be okay with.
    The thing with strategic bombers is that they're really only good for two things: carpet bombing and dropping nukes. ICBM's make the second irrelevant, and the first isn't something we want to be doing IMHO. Cruise missiles are better for taking out specific targets at long range.

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    You do know that some of the harriers, F-16s F-18s and F-15s are going on 30 years? It's really time to replace them.
    You may have a point. I do like some of the features of the F-35, especially the vertical take off, but the project has been handled horrendously. Also, if we do get the F-35's, I'd want us to get rid of our entire force of F-15's and F-16's to save the maintenance costs. Auction them off to someone.
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I can piss off my front porch and no one can do a ****ing thing about it.
    Actually, they can have you arrested for indecent exposure.
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Is that how you define, "freedom"?

    You mean he is not free to have his own criteria?

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    I disagree. I don't think we need a constant patrol of aircraft carriers all over the world. We currently have 11, which is as many as everyone else in the world combined, and ours are a whole lot bigger than anyone else's. Pretty sure we could get by with 5 or 6.
    That was the attitude of alot of Americans in the 1930's. Wanna tell us how that turned out? Ever hear of, "World War 2"?



    The thing with strategic bombers is that they're really only good for two things: carpet bombing and dropping nukes. ICBM's make the second irrelevant, and the first isn't something we want to be doing IMHO. Cruise missiles are better for taking out specific targets at long range.
    If we need to carpet bomb a target, then we're going to need those aircraft. Remember Tora Bora?

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    You mean he is not free to have his own criteria?
    Sure he is. And I'm free to have mine.

    See what a great country we live in?

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    Actually, they can have you arrested for indecent exposure.
    Actually, no. Not on my private property.

    Indecent exposure only applies to public property.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Socialist. View Post
    No it's not, because all those things I listed are illegal in some if not all 50 states. That is the point we are not freest country on earth. As for tapping your phone, the mere possibility that it could happen should raise red flags.
    It can't happen without a warrant.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Sure he is. And I'm free to have mine.

    See what a great country we live in?

    Then why did you question his criteria in the first place?

    Oh and totally avoid his point.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Socialist. View Post
    You fail to realize that doing so just creates more terrorism. Terrorism arises because of specific historical circumstances. We have prompted up dictators in middle-east for decades, we have exploited them and their people, and now we invade them, for no reason. You just creating more recruits for terrorist organizations.
    You're making excuses for the terrorists, now.

    What if we had taken that attitude during WW2? "You'll just create more Nazis". Think about it.

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