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Administrator 09-17-2008 02:36 PM

Motorcycle training for U.S. military
 
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Motorcycle training for U.S. military

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pushrod 09-17-2008 07:19 PM

$1.2M a year to teach MSF and off-road courses to captive audiences.

Wow. That's a bunch of per diem!

sarnali2 09-18-2008 01:27 PM

Does that include those nifty orange vests they make them wear?...

seriously I think it's a good idea, every week there's some poor SOB from Ft. Lewis who just got back from Iraq wadding himself on a new sportbike. It's a cryin' shame for these kids to survive a year or two in the sandbox only to bite it on I-5 a week after they get home.

Kenneth_Moore 09-18-2008 03:56 PM

$52 million taxpayer dollars for motorcycle training? Another fine example of wasteful government spending.

seruzawa 09-20-2008 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 193936)
$52 million taxpayer dollars for motorcycle training? Another fine example of wasteful government spending.

It would seem like it but if that training keeps just a few pilots from getting killed then it pays for itself. If it saves just one life......

sfcdjevans 09-20-2008 10:52 AM

Consider the cost of training of even the ordinary snuffy. Tack on the pay out for buying the farm or the medical costs even. It's nothing personal it's just business.

That may seem alittle cold but it's part of the story. If we can save say 150 lives....

pushrod 09-22-2008 07:31 AM

We've had a thread on this before. The Navy is tired of having so many young Marines and sailors get back from the SandBox with a pocketful of money and buying a landspear.

Sure, it's the common 'rulemaking for the lowest common denominator', but the youngsters were offing themselves at an alarming rate.

But still. $52 Million!?

seruzawa 09-22-2008 09:52 AM

Ha!
 
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Originally Posted by pushrod (Post 194084)
We've had a thread on this before. The Navy is tired of having so many young Marines and sailors get back from the SandBox with a pocketful of money and buying a landspear.

Sure, it's the common 'rulemaking for the lowest common denominator', but the youngsters were offing themselves at an alarming rate.

But still. $52 Million!?

You guys is waaaay behind the times. 52 million is chump change. Even a looming 59 Trillion dollar unfunded debt problem don't stop the govt from asking for new multi-billion dollar programs. No one cares about a "mere" $52mill. Only a mill will actually go for actual training. The other $51mill will go for administering the program. So that's plenty of new govt jobs. And once they are started they can never go away too.

Hey! They can just print the money they need. Free money for everyone!

Zod will give you a couple mill just for voting for him. So don't forget to pull that lever for Zod/Non.


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