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    Re: NFL Flyovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Eriech View Post
    Unfortunately any display of patriotism triggers many on the left. It is only political because you see it such.

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    What is the difference between patriotism and militarism?

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    Makes me laugh when they fly over an enclosed Dome.
    This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years. (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: NFL Flyovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Logician Man View Post
    Not sure whether this is true or not, but a high level Air Force person told me that these types of flyovers are part of routine training/practicing, and the flyovers are part of the military budget, so there is no additional cost absorbed by tax payers.
    Ditto.

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    Re: NFL Flyovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    The militarism on display at NFL games is not for the vets (that's just lip service) it is a recruiting tool. It is done for the young men in the audience, future cannon fodder and PTSD candidates in the Global War On Terror.
    Yes it is used for recruiting, among other things.

    Do we shut down the Blue Angels now because you think pilots are nothing but cannon fodder?

    What a lame ass comment.
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    Re: NFL Flyovers

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Should it be routine though. It's part of the budget, but why? Why are taxpayers paying for that?
    Pilots require a x amount of flying hours to keep their quals.

    A sporting event fly over counts for flight hours.

    Where is the beef?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Realistically though, should the military be spending the money on a show for the NFL?

    Bet we won't hear from the "keep politics out of football" crowd on this one.
    Not to worry. To stay currant a pilot has to fly so many hours every month. A flight over a stadium counts in those flight hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Wrong. Try again. A pro-government demonstration is political.
    You dont like our government????

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    Re: NFL Flyovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Logical1 View Post
    You dont like our government????
    Our current government? Not a fan.

    But however you feel about it, that is a political opinion.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Re: NFL Flyovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Makes me laugh when they fly over an enclosed Dome.
    Especially one known as "Megatron's Butthole"


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    Re: NFL Flyovers

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    Yes it is used for recruiting, among other things.

    Do we shut down the Blue Angels now because you think pilots are nothing but cannon fodder?

    What a lame ass comment.
    No Chief, we don't shut down the Blue Angels. We shut down the fraudulent GWOT. See the difference?

    I love the Blues and the Thunderbirds, but I'm honest enough with myself to understand that as beautiful and exciting as they are, one of their major purposes is recruiting.

    TV News just had a story regarding the USS Fitzgerald collision last year. One of the causes they said was the crew being over-worked and under trained. You can thank the GWOT for that, as they chase phantoms all over the 7 seas in the name of that farce.

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