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busdriver last won the day on December 24 2016

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  1. He's not particularly conservative. Like much of the internet, too many dumb people just listen to what other dumb people say about topics/people and draw the same conclusion they had from the beginning.
  2. Designated/dedicated is a false dilemma. The DOD has a limited number of certain assets to do certain things, those assets should be placed where they are most needed at any given point in time. Sometimes that would be dedicated to a specific mission, sometimes not. But that would require the GCC to actually sack up and make the call, and the components would have to actually fall in line. And PR doctrine would have to change.... All of those things should happen. Rescue being in AFSOC vs ACC is a red herring.
  3. It's doctrine. Each component is responsible for their own PR requirements.
  4. Sort of. Moseley wanted Rescue back in ACC from the get go. I'm not sure what straw was, but he was looking for a reason the moment he became the Chief. I also haven't heard any actual first hand info about Brown influencing the selection, just heard the rumors.
  5. busdriver

    Lifestyle of Helicopter Pilots

    I would have thought that would be obvious.
  6. busdriver

    The Next President is...

    Be honest, neither schmucky side is squeeky clean on this. The GOP wants to get the confirmation complete before the next election, so any delay is unacceptable. The Democrats want to drag this out till after the election, so there is no stone too small to turn over.
  7. Given the wild, fear mongering nature of the speculation?
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    Gun Talk

    I have an xde in 9mm. It's basically a Glock 19 sized single stack with a hammer. It shoots fine. Holsters were hard to find. I haven't carried it due to the last point, but that's not an issue anymore. If you aren't proficient with a double action gun, either skip it or dedicate the time to be ok with the double action. It actually isn't that hard. The low effort slide thing is just a function of having a heavy hammer spring.
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    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    That's quite the wish list of capabilities. Should be totally achievable inside the FVL timeline.
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    F-35 Lightning info

    60 percent of the time....
  11. busdriver

    The Next President is...

    Didn't the last two presidents also "militarize the border?"
  12. busdriver

    Gun Talk

    9mm commander size 1911 with an aluminum frame.
  13. busdriver

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Got out just in time I guess.
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    Gun Talk

    Jim Crow laws weren't very Laissez-faire.
  15. busdriver

    The Next President is...

    Countering Russia is cornering a dying bear. Russia is a mess and sanctions only work if they choose to play by the rules of the international political game that was created post WW2. What about when they go all conqueror again? Renewable energies are currently and for the foreseeable future, a pipe dream. They will not be economically competitive for the developing world for a very long time. The need for oil will persist long after that point. Shale oil and an energy independent N/S America seems to be legitimately on the horizon. Will the US continue to finance world security after that point? Interesting times are coming.