There are 46.7 million Americans living in poverty (as of 2014), one in fifty children will be homeless each year (and don't forget about the tens of thousands of homeless veterans), 14 percent of households are food insecure, over one in five children is impoverished, 45 percent of those not receiving mental health care list cost as a barrier, and schools are being funded less than they were before the recession.
Oh, but tell me more about how we need to increase the military budget.
Thread: The Rant Thread
01-30-2016, 07:57 PM #6001
01-30-2016, 08:09 PM #6002
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Scientific research is the most tedious, annoying shit ever. I mean, props to those who can do it...but it certainly does not suit my nature.
Edit: Unrelated...but if I were to assign a type to research, I think NJs are the type most suited for it, leaning a bit toward NTJ depending on the subject.
01-30-2016, 08:45 PM #6003
01-31-2016, 05:41 PM #6004
01-31-2016, 11:42 PM #6005I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...
02-01-2016, 02:47 AM #6006
02-01-2016, 01:14 PM #6007
02-01-2016, 08:09 PM #6008
F-35 Blows New Year’s Resolution, Gains $25 Billion – Duffel Blog
But seriously, axing the F-35 (the 21st century F-111!) and LCS program (basically a convoluted frigate via the most expensive, wasteful route imaginable) would free up up a lot of money for more utilitarian things like stocking up on Advanced Super Hornets to replace the A/B/C/D Hornets, some of which are literally falling apart. Granted, the Marine Corps would be hosed (in regard to STOVL capability) but they're used to that by now.
Anyway, if you really want a more detailed understanding of what's wrong with modern defense procurement, read up on concurrency.1w2-6w5-3w2 so/sp
"I took one those personality tests. It came back negative." - Dan Mintz
02-03-2016, 12:09 PM #6009
02-03-2016, 12:28 PM #6010
It turns out that if you design an aircraft to do A, it doesn't tend to be so good at doing B or C or D. If you design it to be good at B, it tends not to be good at A or C or D. And so on. Therefore if you design an aircraft to be good at doing A and B and C and D, the fact that it does any one of these roles will make it bad at the other three. So overall, it will just suck because it can't excel at anything. Because it can't excel at anything, you get cost overruns because it never meets spec.
One of the best fighter aircraft designs to come along was, in my opinion, the F-16. Small and light and designed to be extremely maneuverable for dogfights, it can also carry a variety of missile and bomb loadouts. But it doesn't suffer the F-35 problems because it isn't supposed to also be stealthy, do VTOL, land on a carrier (with the requisite folding wings), etc.An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.
A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.
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