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MooseAg03

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    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Which one uses LOX? Buy that one.
  2. If they bought the jets they’d still have no pilots to fly them. The contractors utilize ex-military pilots which frees up the smaller number of AF guys to train and focus on their tactical proficiency. If they did try to purchase jets, you’d be talking an even larger burden on UPT to grow the 11F ranks in order to fill cockpits. We’re already seeing the strain and cuts to UPT in order to boost production just to man the jets we already have.
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    The Next President is...

    It violated rules because supposedly the individual mandate penalties were a “tax” which means it should have originated in the House. But then the Obama admin argued it was a “fine” and then switched to insisting the penalty was a “tax” in order to skirt being declared unconstitutional by SCOTUS. If it is between my parents not being able to afford their mortgage and my mom having health insurance, yes I’m fine with it. They make their own decisions and when she tells me her premiums were almost equal to their mortgage payment each month, that’s ridiculous and I don’t blame her for foregoing coverage. I don’t think they should be penalized for choosing not to go broke buying something the government forces down their throats. Since you say it’s more popular than the President, I’d love to see the sample from whom that poll was taken. My guess is it’s a majority of democrats and/or people receiving subsidies to make it more affordable. Unfortunately my dad actually works hard and is making a fairly decent living and doesn’t qualify for subsidies. If you don’t think we have a good healthcare system, why do people travel here from all over the world to seek treatment? Our medicine is excellent, it’s the bureaucracy both in the government and insurance companies that drive up costs. If I had the solution, I’d be making tons of money as a consultant but I believe it lies in free market principles. When five different patients are charged five different amounts for the same treatment based on their insurance plan or how much the provider can inflate charges to maximize reimbursement amounts, there’s an issue. Why not walk in and see an actual list of prices for services?
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    The Next President is...

    It was built through compromise with who, themselves? From what I recall they violated rules to get it passed with no bipartisan support. And if my family members who couldn’t afford the ridiculous premiums before the mandate repeal now don’t have to be taxed by the IRS for it, I’m fine with that. Most premiums for working people were already unaffordable, it was always an income redistribution ruse and I’m glad my parents won’t be penalized for not paying 1/3 of their income for premiums.
  5. It would be nice to have something more comfortable. Since there are no bayonets, I’m not sure how you would keep the helmet from moving when you integrate the hood or keep it on for ejection seat types. It would be nice if heavy guys could just get a modified headset for this setup with just the earphone portion and have the mic be in the mask.
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    The Next President is...

    “We believe this previously unscheduled session time can be put to good use to finally help Americans secure the affordable health care the President and Congressional Republicans have thus far failed to deliver,” - Chuck Schumer Wait a sec Chuck, didn’t your party pass a little 3,000 page piece of legislation a few years ago literally titled the “Affordable Care Act”? Mitch McConnell Just Tossed a Grenade into the 2018 Midterm Race - Vanity Fairhttps://apple.news/AmoQ3GdFAREOKqFE2ZNt1zw
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    Rushing Units

    First piece of advice, beggars can’t be choosers. There is also an RPA unit in Nashville that would require no travel. Someone in your situation with the age limit should be open to any and all possibilities to get your foot in the door.
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    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    I’m more pissed that he got C-40s to Hickam.
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    Latest Movies

    According to Wikipedia, the good ol’ Super Hornet was first operational in 1999. I would hope that this movie is not set in present day (Not sure how he could be an 0-6 at 30+ years with DOPMA, unless he’s some crusty reservist). My guess is it’ll be like all other unoriginal Hollywood movies and recycle the same plot. Maverick will be working at Fallon teaching some hotshot new rule breaker strike tactics in the Super Hornet. Shit hits the fan and miraculously, they are on the boat in the gulf pushing in to strike the Taliban with the first wave of OEF in Oct ‘01. The end will make it seem like they won the war, but we all know the reality is that we’re still trying to figure out how to do that 17 years later.
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    The Next President is...

    Geez drewpey, you must have missed all the links to news articles. Like brick says, if all this is just nonsense then you’ll have no trouble during the 2020 campaign when the intel apparatus is used to spy on the democrat nominee. It’s interesting to me that former high level intel folks are now at mainstream media outlets where they can shape the coverage of their misdeeds. The whole thing stinks and if you don’t think it does I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell you.
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    The Next President is...

    Sharyl Atkisson is one of the few true journalists left. No surprise she was targeted by DOJ under Obama and they are still keeping the reasons behind their illegal tapping of her computer under wraps even with Trump in power. If you can’t objectively look at what the intelligence apparatus has done over the past few decades and agree we have issues then I’d say you don’t give a shit about Constitutional rights. It doesn’t matter who they’re spying on or who is committing the acts, this behemoth has grown too big and something earth shattering will have to happen to cut it back to size. http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/388978-growing-signs-of-a-counterintelligence-operation-deployed-against-trumps And she’s pretty hot for an older lady.
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    Raptor Gear Up at Fallon?

    Failed as in pilot failure, or did it have engine trouble?
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Actually, it seems tax revenue is up following the tax cuts. It probably would have increased without the reform due to the improving economy, but it doesn’t matter a whole hell of a lot when Congress keeps spending a shit ton more than we bring in. I know sequestration hurt, but the massive omnibus we just passed is not the right answer. The pain will come sooner or later, and right now we’re just pushing that pain on to my future grandkids and I hate it.
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    I remember reading we were supposed to make no modifications to the uniform, but the first thing we have to do with it is take it to alterations to have Velcro sewn above the Air Force tape to be able to add wings. Makes sense.
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    Iran Lied . . . No One Is Surprised

    You honestly think they stopped development when they agreed to the deal? All they did was sign it to buy themselves more time to complete their work and we gave them billions to aid in that endeavor. How stupid can we be? They are the worlds largest state sponsor of terror, I wouldn’t want to see what they would do with live nukes. They’d probably give/sell them to some psycho third party who would be crazy enough to cause a mushroom cloud in a major US city.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    With $21 Trillion in debt and interest rates held artificially low for such a long time, I’m not sure I’d bank on any pension backed by the government as fool proof.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    https://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/payentitlements/military-pay-charts.html
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    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    That’s my issue with it. Whatever happened to celebrating Air Force heritage?
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    Military appreciation has jumped the shark

    Since toll roads are out of control in Texas, I’d be all for getting a plate to avoid paying. My research shows the TX Tag and Harris county toll roads (Houston) only recognize the Medal of Honor, Service Cross or Purple Heart for free tolls. Am I missing something?
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    Changing/Switching airframes

    Sorry, couldn’t help it. As another RPA returnee to manned, I wish you the best of luck. You are in a different situation since you were UPT direct and don’t have a MWS to return to. I do remember seeing white jets as an option for 11Us on the AFPC assignment slides, and if they are hurting like they say that’s probably your best bet.
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    Military appreciation has jumped the shark

    Especially after finding out the DOD was paying millions for “patriotic displays.” I also do not take advantage of early boarding, I usually take that to mean active duty in uniform even if that isn’t stated. I also have no desire to board early to sit on the plane longer. As for the license plate thing, I used to have Air Force plates on my truck, but after being at Creech for years I’m leery of putting anything on my vehicle that says I’m military. Maybe I’m selfish, but I don’t want the next crack pot lone wolf ISIS sympathizer to target me because I wanted to show off some medal I was handed for a PCS. Especially since I’m not ever armed going to or from base.
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    Iran Lied . . . No One Is Surprised

    I know it’s a long article, but if you read it you’d understand my comment. Nixon was set on getting out of Vietnam, because of this he signed the peace accords before seeing a final list of Americans being held by North Vietnam. The number accounted for was hundreds below what multiple intelligence agencies believed to be alive and in captivity. North Vietnam held back a significant number of prisoners to bargain for reparations, even trying to negotiate as late as 1981 for payment. Maybe if the Senate was included in framing the treaty, we wouldn’t have been so quick to abandon people over there. It may seem like conspiracy theory to some of you, but when one of your family members was MIA for 4 decades and could possibly be one of the ones left behind it takes on greater significance.
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    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    I for one hope they don’t figure this mess out for another 6-9 months before I’ll be eligible to 3 day opt. I understand trying to be equitable by using short tour return date and such, but maybe they should also look at retainability as well. I have seen one drop recently, it was 3 day opted. It was for a Sept ‘18 - Sept ‘19 in place with safety training beginning this month. Can’t get out soon enough.
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    Iran Lied . . . No One Is Surprised

    Maybe if the Senate had been included at the time we signed the Paris Peace Accords, we wouldn’t have left behind hundreds of POWs. http://mobile.wnd.com/2015/07/mccain-and-the-pow-cover-up/
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    Iran Lied . . . No One Is Surprised

    “He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; ...” The vote you are referring to was to block legislation to keep our previous president from agreeing to a treaty outside the limits of the Constitution. Definitely not the same as seeking approval from the Senate. Only the in the tank media would spin that as a Democrat victory when he was agreeing to the deal in an illegal manner in the first place. A treaty requires 2/3 of the Senate, period. Now maybe we’ll do it the right way.
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