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Old 02-23-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Lowering standards isnt just for the ecucation system

The US's Stealth Fighter Is Too Heavy and Slow | VICE United States

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The Pentagon's pursuit of the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter jet has been a heartbreaking one. If you're a taxpayer, the program's estimated $1 trillion price tag probably breaks your heart a little bit. If you're an aviation enthusiast, the constant whittling away of the do-it-all aircraft's features, which in many cases actually amounts to adding weight and taking away maneuverability, must hurt a little bit too.

If you're just an everyday American, though, you should be downright shattered that after a decade and a fortune spent, the F-35 will actually be more vulnerable than the aircraft it's replacing. At this point, the Pentagon is literally rewriting its rule book so that the dumbed-down superjet will pass muster.
Well so long as the contractors get there share of money confiscated from worker paychecks, mission accomplished.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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What you don't believe in "affirmative action" for airplanes?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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And yet this is what Republicans love. A trillion dollars wasted on a bloated fighter jet and republicans want to give more and more money to these useless programs.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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Made in China?

US Air Force using counterfeit Chinese parts ? RT News



Lawmakers fight to keep F-35 funded - San Antonio Express-News

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Other top recipients of Lockheed money include Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., the former appropriations chairman, who has received $144,250, and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, who also represents part of Fort Worth and has received $129,950.
Lockheed spokesman Tom Casey said the company's PAC supports lawmakers for a wide variety of reasons.


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Old 02-23-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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USAF ATF - Northrop YF-23 Black Widow II - YouTube
Should of built this instead the YF-23 is just so good looking and the performance actually matches the looks so it is one plane that should of been built over the F-35 and been picked over the YF-22
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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The F-35 should have been scrapped looong ago.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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And yet this is what Republicans love. A trillion dollars wasted on a bloated fighter jet and republicans want to give more and more money to these useless programs.
It hasn't cost a trillion dollars. It's projected to cost a trillion dollars over it LIFETIME for 2400 of then.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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Lowering standards isnt just for the ecucation system

The US's Stealth Fighter Is Too Heavy and Slow | VICE United States


Well so long as the contractors get there share of money confiscated from worker paychecks, mission accomplished.
I guess 0bama's promise to slow development of future combat systems is finally seeing fruition.


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Old 02-23-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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No one cares if the Pentagon employs Affirmative Action to stuff billions in the pockets of their pals.

It's only bad if someone darker than a light bulb benefits from it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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General Electric and Rolls Royce have decided to stop the development of an alternate engine for the next-generation F-35 stealth fighter -- an engine the military repeatedly said it didn't need -- closing the doors on a program that cost taxpayers $3 billion and the companies "tens of millions," the companies said today.

The two major corporations, which had created a joint company specifically for the F136 engine program, decided to pull the plug because of the ever-changing production schedule of the F-35, GE spokesperson Rick Kennedy told ABC News.

"The [F-35] development schedules are changing," Kennedy said. "When you're self-funding, it's hard to put millions of millions of dollars into the program when you don't know when the engine has to be ready."



Zombie F-35 Stealth Fighter Alternate Engine Finally Dies, Really - ABC News
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