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  1. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Is it considered a micro aggression or a macro aggression if I tell someone to grow a pair of goddamn balls. Probably highly offends the gender neutral sensibility as well. I vote Democrat lately and consider myself somewhat left of center. This is the kind of thing that gives liberals such a bad name amongst conservatives. These people need to understand how to be progressive without being such pussies about it.
  2. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Good luck with that. Evergreen and North American are gone. Atlas and everyone else are busy with Amazon and their own stuff. Not exactly a lot of excess lift out there right now.
  3. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I really don’t understand this concept in the first place. Let’s see if I have this straight.....The USAF is going to send a guy to the airline side to get training on an airframe they both operate. Presumably this will be on the 767 unless they are planning on sending new Lts straight into C-40s and C-32s, or unless United has some super secret F-16s on order. Once the guy has his type, he heads over to the AF side to complete his 10 year commitment. Now the airline gets him back with 10 years of seniority and likely has to re-train him in new equipment because they no longer operate the type he was on, or his seniority allows him to hold something else. What’s the upside for the airline? Think the union might want a say in this? This whole concept seems like a pipe dream dreamt up by some shoe clerk who literally has no fucking clue how airlines work. I imagine airline management laughed in the CSAF’s face when this was brought up in their little meeting a while back.
  4. Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    How many Wing, Group, & Sq execs at those bases? How many jobs across the AF being done by guys with wings that could just as easily be done by someone else, or better yet, eliminated all together? How many bullshit missions being flown just to show the AF is all in? How many flown just to close out flying hours? How much time wasted fucking around in DTS, dealing with pay, mpf, and myriad other tasks that should be done by support personnel,you know, to, like, support the operators? There is LOTS of low hanging fruit here, but seemingly very little motivation to actually harvest it.
  5. "Center the Bug"

    ICEMAN - The Later Years - watch more funny videos Seriously, this is all I could think about reading this thread.
  6. "Center the Bug"

    Rebels! You guys are everyone’s problem. That’s because every time you go up in the air you are unsafe. My airline pays me a bunch of money and they say they want the heading bug centered, so I do it.
  7. Future T-38 replacement?

    My airline recently started installing touch screens in place of physical CDUs. They suck donkey balls. My opinion is that touch screens have very limited applications in aviation, if any. Boeing, I’m sure, sees it as a cost saving measure. If you have to have a display anyway, why not incorporate the buttons into the screen vs installing physical keys. I think the trend is probably here to stay.
  8. The Next President is...

    Sorry, still don’t get it. Law enforcement agencies get information from all sorts of sources. Some are unsavory, some are politically biased, some are even criminal. What difference does it make if the evidence presented is actionable? So the Clinton campaign paid to dig up dirt on Trump. I know you know the republicans were doing the same thing against Hillary. What if she had won and evidence was uncovered pointing to criminal activity on her campaigns part. Are you arguing that since it’s origin was political in nature it shouldn’t be used against her? Shit, that would put all of the Clinton’s previous scandals off limits. Sorry. If Robert Muller, the lifelong republican special council thinks there is reason to continue his investigation, regardless of whether some of the evidence was politically driven, let him continue. I don’t for a minute buy the idea that all of these republican law enforcement professionals are part of some grand, deep state Democratic conspiracy to bring down the trump administration.
  9. The Next President is...

    Here’s a question: What place does any discussion about Hillary Clinton have in an argument about whether Donald Trump and his administration are fit to govern? Seriously, I see this all the time and it bugs the shit out of me. Trump is the president of the United States. Hillary is a private citizen. If she is guilty of a crime, try her and dole out whatever punishment is appropriate. Totally separate issue from what’s going on in the White House and does not belong in the same discussion. It’s like trying to pin Iran Contra on Walter Mondale. The Hillary discussion, regardless of whatever merit it may or may not have, is just chaff, meant do distract. I wonder why the administration feels such an urgent need to turn everybody’s heads in some other direction? Trump is the president, not Hillary. Frankly, I don’t give a fuck about what happens to her, what she says publicly, how much she gets paid for speeches, or whether she still gives Bill head. None of that will affect the economy, immigration, crime, US foreign power, or American sovereignty.
  10. Raise Taxes, Fire up the Draft.

    Understood. However, the discussion has been about how to pay for the wars we are in. The idea was to use your vote to let your representatives know you don’t approve of such liberal use of the military. Help me understand how cutting taxes while ratcheting up combat operations fits into the discussion.
  11. Raise Taxes, Fire up the Draft.

    Yet the bills for our wars are not.
  12. Raise Taxes, Fire up the Draft.

    To the original sentiment of this thread: The American public is FAR to disconnected from their military and the foreign policy that results in its (over) use. Some sort of mandatory national service would go a long way toward rectifying that situation for all of the reasons discussed in previous posts. Personally, I think it’s a good idea but the implementation is potentially fraught with problems. Anyone have a better idea for re-acquainting the average American with the costs and consequences of the wars his country is currently waging? Love to hear it. To the Libertarians here, I ask you this: Do you use the interstate? Hospitals? Accept police protection? Enjoy relatively affordable gasoline? Send your kids to public schools (or at least accept the fact that universal literacy is probably a good thing)? I could go on but you get the point. There is a cost to living in a civilized society. Most of us recognize that fact even if we may disagree vehemently on how much/little that cost should be or on whom the costs should fall. Mandatory national service falls somewhere on that spectrum of argument. It seems though, that there are a few “true believers” here taking the black & white argument. I have a question for you. Do you really think our society would be a better place if you were literally asked to pay nothing for your inalienable rights?
  13. The Next President is...

    Yes. I do. And there are. And the restrictions are likely to get tighter soon with bipartisan support from what I understand. Doesn’t change the fact that that was some of the dummest shit yet uttered from a man who has said some stupefyingly dumb things.
  14. The Next President is...

    So we should bring highly educated, highly skilled people over to compete with established American citizens for high paying jobs, but god damn, no fucking way are we letting those Haitians come over and nab that taxi driving gig that soooo many Americans have been dreaming of for years???? Really? Give me a fucking break.
  15. The Next President is...

    Yeah. Fuck those people.
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