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Blue last won the day on February 26 2018

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  1. The internet is full of nutjobs spouting all means of bullshit. However, just because it sounds outlandish, doesn't mean there isn't a seed of truth there. To wit:
  2. Video of Ashli Babbitt getting shot yesterday.
  3. Anyone else expected that the US Capitol would have been a little more......defended? I mean, on today of all days, I would have expected the place to be guarded like Fort Knox. Instead, it looks like the halls of Congress have been stormed by the clientele from a Waffle House.
  4. I've heard that before, but I'm not sure I buy it. When has the DoD/VA given a shit about managing healthcare costs?
  5. Another message of thanks to Jon, Lisa, and the rest of the Trident team. I'm a first-time homebuyer, and the whole process (outside of Trident) was a mess. Our landlord was inflexible about our move-out date. The sellers of our new place were balky and difficult to deal with, and almost torpedoed the whole thing a couple of times. Our realtor had her moments, but we were clearly just one of many deals she was working, and nowhere near the top of her priority list. I had always assumed home-buying was a straight-forward affair, and it turned out to be anything but. Appreciated th
  6. For those keeping score at home, the Epoch Times has a decent summary. They have a right-leaning bias for sure, but they also have done a decent job of keeping up with the status of the various lawsuits and other legal actions. https://www.theepochtimes.com/election-2020
  7. Putting out a lot of smoke, noise, and bombast via Twitter, and then subsequently walking it back is kinda Trump 101. Early on, it did seem like there were a lot of legitimate questions about the election. Indeed, most of those have not stood up to any level of scrutiny. I anticipate Trump and his team will continue to push back until the Electoral College formally casts their ballots on 14 Dec. There is some precedent after all; Bush v Gore wasn't decided until 12 Dec. Assuming there isn't some kind of last minute "Hollywood-style reveal" of damning evidence in the next four week
  8. I love this article. "To be clear, we're not going to have quotas. Instead, we're going to...........................have quotas."
  9. Thought this was an interesting read on Arizona's shift from Red to Blue... https://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/jodv7y/with_senate_win_mark_kelly_becomes_4th_astronaut/gb7u03m?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
  10. How? Get rid of the tremendous amounts of Dark Money that really drives what politicians do. A worthy diatribe from Reddit just a couple hours ago below. Awful long, but I felt like it was worth the read. https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/ivlkl2/obama_calls_on_senate_not_to_fill_ginsburgs/g5t1vlj?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
  11. Mx Squadron culture and morale is a perennial topic on https://www.reddit.com/r/AirForce/ Toxic NCOs seems to be one of the more common threads, as opposed to O's.
  12. Timely question for me, as this as recently become a hot topic of discussion on the homefront. Stumbled upon this in Quora of all places, which I think captures what a lot of folks think. Not all encompassing by any means, but you get the idea.
  13. Not so much a defeatist. I'd say it's better described as cynicism, brought on by seeing all of the previous "attempts" to fix acquisition. Stract, can you give some examples of things Roper has done to make things better (honest question - not trying to be a smartass)? I've googled around, but didn't see anything concrete. I saw his bio as well. Props to him for rising to that position at just 41 years old, but his resume seems light for the caliber of the position.
  14. Sigh. He's about two and a half years into his tenure as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. This is a position where folks historically have spent anywhere from 1-3 years. And he wants to completely up-end how we buy fighter jets? At a base level, his reasoning is sound. The reduction in players in the defense business is a bad deal for the services and the American taxpayer. But the resultant "winner-take-all" production contracts are a great deal for the defense companies. So, I'm sure Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop and the like are nod
  15. I'm not as up-to-speed on these issues as many of you, however isn't drewpey right? The Supreme Court more or less told the Trump administration to "go back and try again?"
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