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Old 4th May 2017, 10:02 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
Yes and??? The F35 boondogle is a major part of that as well. Those inexpensive new high tech planes were supposed to replace all those outdated ones. Just didn't work out that way.

On the contrary, with new technology, there are usually problems associated with new Air Force aircraft that are eventually worked out with modifications under the TCTO system. Even new civilian airliners undergo such modifications over time.


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It is what the military wanted when they voted for him.

In that case, it is about time.
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Old 4th May 2017, 10:06 AM   #162
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Originally Posted by skyeagle409 View Post
Believe me, the military was so seriously underfunded, that there were units in Afghanistan that had to cut back on breakfast items and flight crews who were unable to replace their worn flight suits due to lack of money, not to mention that flight training was seriously cut back as well. Other services for military personnel were cut back and not only had I had difficulty ordering safety gloves, but difficulty receiving replacement parts for aircraft as well, so what we did, we took perfectly good airplanes and used them to cannibalize parts in order to keep other aircraft flying.
Again, was it underfunded, or were billions and billions of dollars being wasted on pointless boondoggles ? The US spends more than the next 'n' countries on Earth put together on their military, so I find it difficult to believe that it's underfunded.

OTOH I can believe that there are plenty of examples of expensive pieces of the wrong kind of kit.
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
And so? You can't exactly fight everything from 35,000'.

We won't. It is apparent that you are not familiar with our current tactics and weapon systems. Even Trump is ignorant of that fact.
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Old 4th May 2017, 10:09 AM   #164
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
Again, was it underfunded, or were billions and billions of dollars being wasted on pointless boondoggles ?

Let's just say that much of what we have was well-spent.


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...The US spends more than the next 'n' countries on Earth put together on their military, so I find it difficult to believe that it's underfunded.

Ever wondered why other countries depend on the United States? However, Trump is the wrong leader for America in that regard.

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Originally Posted by skyeagle409 View Post
Let's just say that much of what we have was well-spent.
Even if much of it is well spent, that means that tens or hundreds of billions annually are not well spent - that'd buy a lot of breakfast items or gloves.

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Ever wondered why other countries depend on the United States?
No, do tell......
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
Even if much of it is well spent, that means that tens or hundreds of billions annually are not well spent - that'd buy a lot of breakfast items or gloves.

No, do tell......

Don't tell that to DoD employees, DoD contractors and military personnel. They may disagree with you.
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Trump seems like an opportunist and pragmatist so far. He's working his poll numbers.

Look how he turned the Establishment and legacy media around, with just a few dozen missiles. If he takes out North Korea, there are going to be some soaked panties.

One of the things I really like is delegation. The Congress delegated the war making power to the President. This president, a businessman, delegated it to his generals.

I just hope it doesn't stop there. The Generals delegate to the Colonels, who delegate it to the Majors, and down through the Lieutenants and Sergeants - right to where it really belongs: with each serviceman.

You just can't have a Congressional debate when you got a slope or brownie right in front of you that needs a good killing, raping, or burning out. And anyway these are not wars. They are police actions, anti-terrorism, or international alphabet-soup resolution enforcement.

Trump won't need his base from the last election to win the next one. He is going to have the Establishment and legacy media behind him. We'll "win" some hollow victories by finishing off the leveling of Mosul and then Raqqa at a staggering human cost, especially refugees and disease/malnutrition.

Yemen, boy does that look great! Imminent starvation for millions while we arm and assist Saudi Arabia in that mayhem. Afghanistan - bigger bombs! So what's not to be thrilled about for the Establishment and Military Industrial/Security complex?

Something I really wonder about now is his campaign platform against fighting these wars and not taking the oil. Well, on that logic if Trump continues fighting these wars am I to infer he's going to take the oil in Eastern Syria, Anbar of Iraq, and etc.?

Seems to me he got elected by being the "less war" candidate. But for this comment about seizing the oil he took no heat from the either the Establishment nor his populist base. What if he was serious?

This is wrong-headed for creating a reason for war that should not be in place: naked theft. A full-on gangster nation.

Regardless, he's proven far to cavalier about war. This was the whole reason for putting the war-making power with congress. He had an infatuation with special ops teams like the Seals that quickly proved naive, but he didn't learn from it apparently. That MOAB was a loud dud insofar as moving events in Afghanistan/Pakistan. Leveling Mosul to save it is every bit as futile as the Viet Nam war leveling of SE Asia.

Candidate Trump liked Wikileaks but President Trump is fine with jailing Assange. Looks like a Bill of Goods to me.
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Don't tell that to DoD employees, DoD contractors and military personnel. They may disagree with you.
Exactly they make their money making things that serve no purpose other than to send pork to the right region. That is what is most important in defense spending after all.
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Originally Posted by skyeagle409 View Post
Don't tell that to DoD employees, DoD contractors and military personnel. They may disagree with you.
As a defense worker, I fully agree that billions per year are wasted on useless defense programs.
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
Exactly they make their money making things that serve no purpose other than to send pork to the right region.

Do they pay taxes? I think that speaks for itself.
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As a defense worker, I fully agree that billions per year are wasted on useless defense programs.

Then, you should be familiar with programs to encourage employees to identify and report fraud, waste, abuse. Have you submitted any such reports?
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Trump seems like an opportunist and pragmatist so far. He's working his poll numbers.

Look how he turned the Establishment and legacy media around, with just a few dozen missiles. If he takes out North Korea, there are going to be some soaked panties.

One of the things I really like is delegation. The Congress delegated the war making power to the President. This president, a businessman, delegated it to his generals.

I just hope it doesn't stop there. The Generals delegate to the Colonels, who delegate it to the Majors, and down through the Lieutenants and Sergeants - right to where it really belongs: with each serviceman.

You just can't have a Congressional debate when you got a slope or brownie right in front of you that needs a good killing, raping, or burning out. And anyway these are not wars. They are police actions, anti-terrorism, or international alphabet-soup resolution enforcement.

Trump won't need his base from the last election to win the next one. He is going to have the Establishment and legacy media behind him. We'll "win" some hollow victories by finishing off the leveling of Mosul and then Raqqa at a staggering human cost, especially refugees and disease/malnutrition.

Yemen, boy does that look great! Imminent starvation for millions while we arm and assist Saudi Arabia in that mayhem. Afghanistan - bigger bombs! So what's not to be thrilled about for the Establishment and Military Industrial/Security complex?

Something I really wonder about now is his campaign platform against fighting these wars and not taking the oil. Well, on that logic if Trump continues fighting these wars am I to infer he's going to take the oil in Eastern Syria, Anbar of Iraq, and etc.?

Seems to me he got elected by being the "less war" candidate. But for this comment about seizing the oil he took no heat from the either the Establishment nor his populist base. What if he was serious?

This is wrong-headed for creating a reason for war that should not be in place: naked theft. A full-on gangster nation.

Regardless, he's proven far to cavalier about war. This was the whole reason for putting the war-making power with congress. He had an infatuation with special ops teams like the Seals that quickly proved naive, but he didn't learn from it apparently. That MOAB was a loud dud insofar as moving events in Afghanistan/Pakistan. Leveling Mosul to save it is every bit as futile as the Viet Nam war leveling of SE Asia.

Candidate Trump liked Wikileaks but President Trump is fine with jailing Assange. Looks like a Bill of Goods to me.

Trump is a snake oil salesman who has managed to dupe a number of people to vote for him.
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Do they pay taxes? I think that speaks for itself.
So you are pro pork even if it costs you your gloves? We are going to have to seriously raise taxes to cover all this pork now.
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
So you are pro pork even if it costs you your gloves? We are going to have to seriously raise taxes to cover all this pork now.

Don't be silly.
We'll need to throw some major tax breaks to the corporate heads of the defense contractors and suppliers... which will encourage them to streamline and "trickle down" the benifits throughout the population.

After all... that's the core of the new healthcare bill.
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So you are pro pork even if it costs you your gloves? We are going to have to seriously raise taxes to cover all this pork now.

I am not pro pork. However, there are programs that DoD personnel and contractor use to report abuses and waste, but what I am saying is that without proper equipment, safety gear and spare parts, don't expect anything to get done. There are also benefits to be gained for DoD civilians, DoD contractors and military personnel who can save the government money and I am one of the recipients of such a program.

I might add that high-tech research is not cheap, but it has paid off in the past, the present and will in the future. Case in point:


ONE BOMB KILLS 40 TANKS US Air Force CBU 105 cluster bomb new

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RtNvyemGx0


US Navy To Go Full Star Trek With New Laser Weapons

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/25/us...laser-weapons/


Despite the fact that I am anti-Trump, I support an increase in military spending because I have seen firsthand how the military has become a basket case, financially speaking. I also like to put it in another way:

You don't wait to have an accident to buy insurance. We can also take a look at the latest developments near Alaska as one example.

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Air Force intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets near Alaska

(FOX NEWS) Two Russian Bear bombers — escorted for the first time by a pair of Su-35 “Flanker” fighter jets — entered Alaska’s Air Defense Zone early Thursday morning, U.S. officials told Fox News.

The Russian formation was intercepted by a pair of U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets that were already flying a patrol about 50 miles southwest of Chariot, Alaska.

It was the first time the U.S. Air Force has seen advanced Russian Su-35 fighter jets escort Russian Cold War-era bombers near Alaska.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/air-force...IVC3Gz0kHMC.99

Since the Russians also had a "Mainstay" aircraft in the area during the time of the intercept of the Russian bombers and fighters, it was clear to me what the Russians were up to, and it wasn't for the purpose to look for new fishing grounds for their fishing fleet. I might add, that one of my chapters for which I have led, has ties to the 477th Fighter Group and the 302nd Fighter Squadron, which are based at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. That unit flies the F-22 Raptor has also intercepted Russian aircraft in the past.

The public is largely unaware of what occurs behind closed doors, and another reason why I have stated that you don't wait to have an accident to buy insurance because you have to stay a step ahead of of the competition whose goal is to destroy you along with your government. Another example was made when Russia sent JDAM jammers to Iraq to render our JDAM bombs ineffective, but the Russians were unaware that we tend to place backup measures up our sleeve until needed (your tax dollars @ work). Case in point: we used JDAM bombs to destroy the Russian JDAM jammers because the Russians were unaware of what was up our sleeve and the American people are not familiar with what their tax dollars have been purchasing in regard to high-tech exotic weaponry. The military cannot report every cent it spends for obvious reason because even our adversaries can read English.

As mentioned, such technology is not cheap but it is also essential and I hope that Trump understands that as well. The F-15C is now behind the power curve when compared to today's generation aircraft and will eventually be retired to the boneyard. Just to let you know that we are currently in the stages of research regarding artificial intelligent unmanned jet fighters and bombers and the cost to replace current aircraft replacements with those exotic aircraft of the future won't be cheap either. In fact, I'd submitted an unmanned aerial platform using a laser years ago under a special program and I have noticed that the unmanned surveillance stealth aircraft of today reveal similarities to my original design.

I did not vote for Trump, but I think he understands where I am coming from as far as military spending is concerned and even things as simple as safety gloves are essential for the production of high-tech weaponry.

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Since the Russians also had a "Mainstay" aircraft in the area during the time of the intercept of the Russian bombers and fighters, it was clear to me what the Russians were up to, and it wasn't for the purpose to look for new fishing grounds for their fishing fleet. I might add, that one of my chapters for which I have led, has ties to the 477th Fighter Group and the 302nd Fighter Squadron, which are based at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. That unit flies the F-22 Raptor has also intercepted Russian aircraft in the past.
They seem to have had the situation well in hand. It is, after all, what they're well tooled up for.
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Can we get back on topic?

Trump has signed an executive order guaranteeing freedom of religion and speech. Which, of course, means exactly the opposite. Fortunately it appears pretty toothless.

I had to look up "Johnson Amendment" to see if it referred to Lyndon B. It does.
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Don't be silly.
We'll need to throw some major tax breaks to the corporate heads of the defense contractors and suppliers... which will encourage them to streamline and "trickle down" the benifits throughout the population.

After all... that's the core of the new healthcare bill.
"Trickle down" is . I learned this when Reagan was in office. The fat cats got rich, everyone else got .
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Believe me, <snip>
I don't, by a long shot. That you can cite some anecdotes about poor funding in a very specialized case does not in any way make your general case. The Pentagon is so bloated that an attempt to audit it a few years ago was unsuccessful. Maybe I'll shed a tear when, as just one example, we don't have nearly 1000 military installations in foreign countries.
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You just can't have a Congressional debate when you got a slope or brownie right in front of you that needs a good killing, raping, or burning out..
It's not often we get treated to such ugly bigotry in such an explicit manner.
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Looks like a Bill of Goods to me.
If only someone had thought to warn you.
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I don't, by a long shot.

But then again, you were not in the same positions that I held to understand where I am coming from. There is much that you are unaware of.

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Increasing the military budget is one thing that I agree with Trump.
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But then again, you were not in the same positions that I held to understand where I am coming from. There is much that you are unaware of.




Increasing the military budget is one thing that I agree with Trump.
Does your secret insider knowledge make all their horrible decisions just plain go away?

How about bottom-up funding. Equip the man in the field, the engineers and the maintenance people/pools FIRST. After we get all the gloves you need and the double-ought 203 right-handed ratchet floozles, then buy a battleship. The way it works, and you know it, is that Hil's and Electric Boat and Rockwell and Lockheed get paid and get their budgets approved and the people in the field come in last.

When was the last time an Officer's Club had its funding cut back so that the grunts could have better food? When was any time they cancelled one of their fact-finding tours of the best hoochie bars in Satahip (2 days @ 4 hours of meetings wrapped around four days of leisure time) so they could get improved body armor for the troops?

It runs top to bottom. The Japanese just did a study on Okinawa and the US base there produces something like double the waste as the locals. That's waste in the area of waste!

How many pairs of gloves can you buy for $125,000,000,000? That's 125 billion dollars. That's the estimate by the Pentagon of their own waste.

It ain't the budget. It's the management. (And the lobbying industry.)
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We have to honestly ask ourselves how much of the well-being of the US depends on its global power projection.
It is laughable to call it spending for "Defense" since that could be achieved for 1/1000th of the budget.
If it turns out that, yes, we need to have bases everywhere, control all shipping lanes and have to dominate air and space everywhere on the globe then the budget probably is too small.
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Can we get back on topic?

Trump has signed an executive order guaranteeing freedom of religion and speech. Which, of course, means exactly the opposite. Fortunately it appears pretty toothless.

I had to look up "Johnson Amendment" to see if it referred to Lyndon B. It does.

But Trump said the order lifts a ban on hospitalized military personnel from receiving religious items...
Except, of course, such a ban doesn't actually exist.

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When President Donald Trump signed an executive order promoting religious liberty on Thursday, he singled out the US military for preventing troops from receiving religious items.

"People were forbidden from giving or receiving religious items at a military hospital where our brave service members were being treated, and when they wanted those religious items," Trump said at the signing ceremony. "These were great, great people. These are great soldiers. They wanted those items. They were precluded from getting them."

It was a comment that raised eyebrows at the Pentagon.

Pentagon officials are adamant there is no policy that prohibits members of the military from receiving religious items at military installations.

Military hospitals are considered the same as a military base, so security and patient privacy concerns require that any donation of any outside items by non-military groups be reviewed and distributed with chaplains overseeing religious matters. And no outside group can enter a hospital or a patients room without permission, according to defense officials.

But that doesn't mean service members there can't receive religious items. Indeed, service members have the option of declaring their faith in their personnel records so chaplains of that religion can ensure they get whatever religious items or services they wish.

It turns out he was likely referring to a vaguely worded policy that was revised years ago.

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Pentagon officials said he was likely referring to a situation in 2011 at the Army's Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.

"In 2011, a local patient visitation policy was issued at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that was written to prevent unsolicited proselytizing from religious groups, including the distribution of their religious items to patients who had not asked for them," the Pentagon said in a statement sent to CNN.

"Due to the wording of that policy, religious groups interpreted the policy to be an outright ban on visitation and distribution of religious items," the statement continued. "The policy was subsequently re-written to eliminate ambiguity, stating that, 'Patients determine their visitors.'
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We have to honestly ask ourselves how much of the well-being of the US depends on its global power projection.
It is laughable to call it spending for "Defense" since that could be achieved for 1/1000th of the budget.
If it turns out that, yes, we need to have bases everywhere, control all shipping lanes and have to dominate air and space everywhere on the globe then the budget probably is too small.
This is the crux of the argument. What is our strategy and I would agree it seems to be to project overwhelming power anywhere in the world and on multiple fronts.

I haven't read through this document but it is a 2015 document on US military strategy. The strategy is clearly trying to address multiple threats from state and non-state actors at a global level and therefore requires the massive military spending. I think the strategy needs to be more focused on specific threats to the United States and not a such a widespread set of threats.

On top of this, you have of course congressmen (of both parties) who feed their local military industries with lucrative contracts whether the military wants them or not. I don't have any ideas how you stop this.
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Old 5th May 2017, 11:01 AM   #187
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This is the crux of the argument. What is our strategy and I would agree it seems to be to project overwhelming power anywhere in the world and on multiple fronts.

I haven't read through this document but it is a 2015 document on US military strategy. The strategy is clearly trying to address multiple threats from state and non-state actors at a global level and therefore requires the massive military spending. I think the strategy needs to be more focused on specific threats to the United States and not a such a widespread set of threats.

On top of this, you have of course congressmen (of both parties) who feed their local military industries with lucrative contracts whether the military wants them or not. I don't have any ideas how you stop this.
Probably nobody does. That was Eisenhower's anxiety when he coined the phrase "military industrial complex."
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Old 5th May 2017, 11:04 AM   #188
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I think the strategy needs to be more focused on specific threats to the United States and not a such a widespread set of threats.
To some, though, the best defense is a good offense.

Keep knocking them down in a forever war "over there", but they will never have the industrial or technological capacity to build nukes and submarines capable of sneaking up the Potomac.
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Does your secret insider knowledge make all their horrible decisions just plain go away?

How about bottom-up funding. Equip the man in the field, the engineers and the maintenance people/pools FIRST.

Just to let you know they also require safety equipment.

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How many pairs of gloves can you buy for $125,000,000,000?

Quite a bit but it is apparent that you are not familiar with the way things work in the military.


US commanders say budget cuts could hurt response to security crisis in Asia

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics...diness-in-asia


Trump is on the right track to raise the military budget.
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All Major TV Networks Block Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Ad

And of course whiny right wing snowflakes scream censorship as if Trump has some sort of right to use other's property to tell lies about them.
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Old 5th May 2017, 03:30 PM   #191
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All Major TV Networks Block Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Ad

And of course whiny right wing snowflakes scream censorship as if Trump has some sort of right to use other's property to tell lies about them.
The headline says "all" major news networks, but I notice Fox was absent from the list of examples.

Could this be related to [FDA Department Gets Order From White House Saying All Office TVs Must Be Programmed To Fox News Only] ?
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Trump is proudly proclaiming that unemployment is at record lows. But I have it on good authority that those "official" numbers are fake news.

Unfortunately, the Coward in Chief seems to have deleted the tweet I saw earlier taking credit for the latest numbers.
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Originally Posted by blutoski View Post
The headline says "all" major news networks, but I notice Fox was absent from the list of examples.

Could this be related to [FDA Department Gets Order From White House Saying All Office TVs Must Be Programmed To Fox News Only] ?
I recommend this little gadget: http://www.tvbgone.com/
It's a mini remote that sends "off" codes.

Also, initial reports might be wrong...
An FDA spokesperson got back to CBS News after our deadline, telling us, "There was no directive or memorandum from the Administration that went out to employees about broadcast news channels displaying on monitors in common areas throughout the FDA's White Oak campus."

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All Major TV Networks Block Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Ad

And of course whiny right wing snowflakes scream censorship as if Trump has some sort of right to use other's property to tell lies about them.
For me the worst thing about this is, it's part of Donnie's 2020 campaign. Already? What is this, nonstop campaigning? Really is like someone out of 1984. Unbelievable.
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For me the worst thing about this is, it's part of Donnie's 2020 campaign. Already? What is this, nonstop campaigning? Really is like someone out of 1984. Unbelievable.
He signed up for the 2020 campaign on literally the day he was inaugurated.
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Originally Posted by Tony Stark View Post
All Major TV Networks Block Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Ad

And of course whiny right wing snowflakes scream censorship as if Trump has some sort of right to use other's property to tell lies about them.
That's an insidious commercial. Everything is great and the news media is lying to you that it isn't.
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Originally Posted by skyeagle409 View Post
Just to let you know they also require safety equipment.




Quite a bit but it is apparent that you are not familiar with the way things work in the military.


US commanders say budget cuts could hurt response to security crisis in Asia

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics...diness-in-asia


Trump is on the right track to raise the military budget.
I'm quite familiar with how the military spends their money, their bidding processes and budgetary constraints. And they have those lovely little house rules that prevent them from moving funds from A to B or C.

I'm also quite familiar with 'THEY LOST ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE BILLION DOLLARS AND THEY BURIED THEIR OWN AUDIT THAT SHOWED THIS".

Just don't lose $125,000,000,000.00 and you have all the money for gloves, body armor, plating for the troop carriers, etc...

Your solution is to throw more money at it because someone down the line is getting screwed. My solution is to throw out the guys up the line who are *********** with the funds that should be protecting front line personnel, engineers, maintenance, etc...
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I'm quite familiar with how the military spends their money, their bidding processes and budgetary constraints.

Then, why are you arguing with me? If you truly know what you are talking about, you would know the process when waste and abuse are identified. As a military supervisor and later, a defense contractor supervisor, I have dealt in financially military affairs. You do not understand the specifics of what I am talking about, so don't pretend like you know what you are talking about.

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Kushner family hawking EB-5 Visas for investors.

https://mobile.twitter.com/emilyrauh...45047121076224
Do we have a corruption thread? If not we need one.

Apparently Murdoch and Trump are speaking weekly or daily depending on which report you read. Murdoch gives Trump his own news channel to rival Pravda. Trump pulls strings to help Murdoch?

Murdoch Is Reportedly Advising Trump While DOJ Investigates Fox
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The Justice Department is currently engaged in a wide-ranging investigation of Fox News. The inquiry includes a review of the network’s “settlements made with women who alleged sexual harassment by former Fox News boss Roger Ailes,” as well as “possible misconduct by Fox News personnel” over a period of years, and has grown to include the United States Postal Inspection Service, which has jurisdiction over some financial crimes, according to CNN.
Of course they weren't always friends. Guess that changes when you want something.

But I digress.
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