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Thread: Do you support this military project?

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Can't really comment to be honest because I don't know what other projects are being done and how much they are.

    Do I think military spending needs to be cut? Absolutely. Do I suggest I know specifically which things to cut and where? No, because I don't know what all that money is going into. R&D is absolutely important for the military and we need to continue to push the level of technology. The goal needs to be to be proactive, not reactive, in regards to the next great technology for battle. That said, the R&D budget likely does need to be trimmed some. However, I can't speak to whether or not this program is where to trim. There's some definitive benefits that could potentially spring from this program, including budgetary benefits in the long term based on the technology and the lack of need potentially for bases abroad for quick responses.

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    DARPA funds low probability research. Meaning that it's research not likely not net anything. But it's funded because you never quite know with science. If it were all known before the experiments were done, there'd be no need for experiments.

    Which basically solidifies what I am saying. For now, this investment is essentially high risk. Why are we spending 320 million dollars on a high risk military investment, when we owe over 14 trillion dollars and have the mightiest military in the world?
    No risk, no reward. Often times its these far off programs and experiments that net the largest increase in technolgy. Scientific research is always going to be in this light, what you get you don't know on the onset. But information and knowledge are always worth striving for. DARPA partially funds a few experiments in the physics department here at CSU (they fund a lot of base research) which is looking at neutrino-less double beta decay. It's an unlikely measurement, but if it can be detected we can figure out the mass of the nuetrino.
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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Nice response. It is in my view, that we have to accept the consequences of our spending actions. Unfortunately, we just can not keep spending like we have, especially on high risk investments. We should not be spending money like this, especially on something like this. Do not hate the messenger, hate the people that insist upon spending regardless of what state the economy is in. It is the people in Washington that are not allowing us to advance our technology, whether it be in military, space exploration, or increasing standards of living.

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Would calculating the mass of the neutrino, provide more evidence for the hons boson? It is my understanding, that neutrino oscillation can only occur if the neutrino has mass. If it does has mass, does that mean the Hons Boson exists?

    No risk, no reward. Often times its these far off programs and experiments that net the largest increase in technolgy. Scientific research is always going to be in this light, what you get you don't know on the onset. But information and knowledge are always worth striving for. DARPA partially funds a few experiments in the physics department here at CSU (they fund a lot of base research) which is looking at neutrino-less double beta decay. It's an unlikely measurement, but if it can be detected we can figure out the mass of the nuetrino.
    That is too black and white thinking. Obviously the more risk, the more reward. The more the risk, the higher probability of failure as well.

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    Once again, elaborate on your logic.
    I don't have any logic. All I got is what you wrote. Ironic that it is without such. Have you seen logic lately?
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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    I don't have any logic.
    That readily is apparent. How does you conceding defeat besting me?

    Why don't you state specifically how I have lost all perspective on this project? Why do you refuse to cite where I said that 320 million dollars is a lot of money?

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    This thread has me laughing my ass off. A lot of those supporting this are the same ones that are screaming "No tax increases until spending stops!!!"

    Oh, my bad, the only spending that needs to stop is the spending that cares for people, not the kind that kills people.

    Sorry, I lost track for a minute, I blame it on common sense.

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Sorry, I lost track for a minute, I blame it on common sense.
    I see many people losing track. It's like this track is made of Jello. Hypersonic transport doesn't kill people, people kill people - just ask sook. If sook is pro-gun-control, I might lose my crap.
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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I see many people losing track. It's like this track is made of Jello. Hypersonic transport doesn't kill people, people kill people - just ask sook.
    Well, I have a differing view on what wins wars to begin with. It's logistics, for a case study of this, review Germany outrunning their supply lines in WWII.

    Supply lines, communications, hell, even latrines are logistics. Not to mention feeding an army.

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    How could you argue that logistics is key and dismiss hypersonic transport? You don't wanna win?
    Last edited by ecofarm; 08-12-11 at 01:56 PM.

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