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Old 02-08-2013, 17:21   #1
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US NAVY short of fuel.. tomorrow is here, folks.

Fuel shortage, financial uncertainties = USS carrier stand-down.
http://news.usni.org/2013/02/08/navy...rier-readiness


Another view.. another boat?
http://www.sofmag.com/carrier-deplyoment-delayed
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Old 02-08-2013, 17:35   #2
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Got to fuel up those EBT cards ...

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Old 02-08-2013, 17:41   #3
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Old 02-08-2013, 17:49   #4
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Wow. It's getting pretty bad out there.
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Old 02-08-2013, 17:59   #5
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Fuel shortage, financial uncertainties = USS carrier stand-down.
http://news.usni.org/2013/02/08/navy...rier-readiness


Another view.. another boat?
http://www.sofmag.com/carrier-deplyoment-delayed
So there's no money to refuel the carriers that have been in use that long and no money to deploy those that haven't? Lovely. Next thing we'll be hearing is likely to be that the Ford's(CVN-78) construction is being delayed.
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:09   #6
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:16   #7
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Oh noes! Don't cut our budget! We need more money to fuel carriers, not less! The $900 BILLION per year we get just isn't enough!

How about we turn that carrier into some new bridges here at home so it can help Americans instead of defending the airspace of foreign countries.
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:20   #8
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I thought the budget cuts only effected bayonets!?..


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Old 02-08-2013, 18:36   #9
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How many went to the 2nd amendment protest?

How many watched/heard JB say the .GOV can tell its' citizens what weapons theymay own?

Who cares about carrier fuel? That is the least of my concerns. The BIGGESTconcern I have is freedom, legal .GOV, and wondering when the armor/drones willroll on us United States citizens with live fire.

How many are actually ready to fight right now? How many can actually fight rightnow (i.e. weapons, gear, & ammo)?

Yeah, tomorrow is here.
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:44   #10
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"tomorrow is here"...funny, reminds me more yesterday. More specifically, it reminds of Jimmy Carter days.
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:55   #13
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Oh noes! Don't cut our budget! We need more money to fuel carriers, not less! The $900 BILLION per year we get just isn't enough!

How about we turn that carrier into some new bridges here at home so it can help Americans instead of defending the airspace of foreign countries.
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Old 02-08-2013, 18:59   #14
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thanks Ron
Im flattered but he isn't the only fiscal conservative left on this planet.
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Old 02-08-2013, 19:21   #15
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Oh noes! Don't cut our budget! We need more money to fuel carriers, not less! The $900 BILLION per year we get just isn't enough!

How about we turn that carrier into some new bridges here at home so it can help Americans instead of defending the airspace of foreign countries.
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Old 02-08-2013, 19:24   #16
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The Navy will be ok, they still carry oars onboard!
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This is all manufactured BS to scare Republicans into approving more tax increases.
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Neoconservative alarmism, nothing more.

Apparently the gigantic military budget isn't enough to fuel an aircraft carrier.(I thought they were nuclear anyway?)

Maybe you close a few of the HUNDREDS of bases around the globe that serve no purpose, maybe you stop worrying about other countries internal disputes and I'll bet you have more than enough taxpayer/chinese money to play Battleship all year.

My guess is that this is BS meant to kill the military budget cuts being talked about.

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Neoconservative alarmism, nothing more.

Apparently the gigantic military budget isn't enough to fuel an aircraft carrier.(I thought they were nuclear anyway?)

Maybe you close a few of the HUNDREDS of bases around the globe that serve no purpose, maybe you stop worrying about other countries internal disputes and I'll bet you have more than enough taxpayer/chinese money to play Battleship all year.

My guess is that this is BS meant to kill the military budget cuts being talked about.
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Old 02-08-2013, 20:23   #21
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Seems I read that a nuc carrier or sub is built for fifty year life expectancy and the reactor must be refueled after twenty-five years.


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Old 02-08-2013, 20:29   #22
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And people wonder why folks shouldn't speak on topics about which they are uneducated.

Further proving the stereotype of Kentucky, my fellow from the eastern portion of the state shows his ignorance. Pray tell, do you know the difference between CV and CVN? While you're at it, how is the rest of the battle group powered? You don't believe that carriers sail out without support ships, both armed and unarmed, do you?


Honestly, I'm surprised you are allowed in whatever county you reside. Anti military folks don't do so well in the hills.

Lest you think I'm some city dweller - I own a farm in eastern KY (like near the WV border) and have family in Boyd county. Also grew up in rural AL so I'm not some ignorant city slicker running his mouth. I know the area, and know what kind of folks populate it - you're definitely atypical.
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Old 02-08-2013, 20:30   #23
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It's not about filling the tank with fuel, it is a major overhaul, probably hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars. see below from the article.

"Shipyard later this month to begin the 4-year refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the ship."
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Neoconservative alarmism, nothing more.
More like Obama and his minions trying to scare Republicans into trading the sequestration for more tax increases. So far, almost every Republican is favoring the sequestration.
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More like Obama and his minions trying to scare Republicans into trading the sequestration for more tax increases. So far, almost every Republican is favoring the sequestration.
Why shouldn't the military budget of 900 billion be cut?

I dont like huge government spending no matter if it is on the military or the welfare state.

Seems to be a double standard with you folks. I'd say trillion dollar deficits, a 16 trillion dollar national debt warrants a cut on government spending across the board. Obviously you prefer big spending.
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