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sarnali2 05-11-2009 10:01 AM

That was a bad one, we almost felt sorry for you airdales losing a couple of guys like that.


The thing I think most people don't get with "defense spending" is that that's where 90% of our advanced technology starts, stuff we take for granted now like microwave ovens, cell phones and internets all started out as military applications, not to mention the defense industry provides thousands of high paying jobs (mine included) and maintains America's industrial capacity.

A country that loses it's ability to provide arms for it's own defense is not goin to be a country for long, I'd rather see my tax dollars support our military than pay for some welfare flake to sit on his ass all day.

schizuki 05-11-2009 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 213052)
The thing I think most people don't get with "defense spending" is that that's where 90% of our advanced technology starts, stuff we take for granted now like microwave ovens, cell phones and internets all started out as military applications

Not to mention GPS, trauma care, titanium... It's not like defense spending goes solely to bombs that blow up...

seruzawa 05-11-2009 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by schizuki (Post 213059)
Not to mention GPS, trauma care, titanium... It's not like defense spending goes solely to bombs that blow up...

So you guys are saying that without bloated defense budgets we wouldn't have technological advancement? LOL!

sarnali2 05-11-2009 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 213062)
So you guys are saying that without bloated defense budgets we wouldn't have technological advancement? LOL!


Ummmm.... yup!... we'd all be riding horses and packing cap & ball Navy Colt's ...


http://z.about.com/d/militaryhistory...-/ColtNavy.jpg

schizuki 05-11-2009 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 213062)
So you guys are saying that without bloated defense budgets we wouldn't have technological advancement?

Not saying that. Just not as fast.

schizuki 05-11-2009 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 213065)
Ummmm.... yup!... we'd all be riding horses and packing cap & ball Navy Colt's ...


http://z.about.com/d/militaryhistory...-/ColtNavy.jpg

1861? Pah. If the 1851 was good enough for Hickok, it's good enough for me.

(I always get a kick out of guys dissing the .38 Special. None of the guys Hickok dispatched with his .38-less-than-Specials rose from the grave after the .45 ACP was invented...)


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