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WTF is going on!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by kristopherl, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    kristopherl

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    28 presidential helicopters were just purchased for $400,000.000.00 a piece! That is 400 MILLION DOLLARS! When we are in the financial situation we are in.

    AMAZING 11.2 billion dollars
     
  2. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    you know somebody did the math on the stimulus and found out that the govt. could pay the mortgage on every families home in America, now that would be a stimulus
     
  3. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    aint it a shame!!! washington is full of retards now................have been for a long time......but just moreso now than ever!!
     
  4. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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  5. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    kristopherl

    kristopherl [OP] AKA: Jake the Wolf

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  6. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    My sister company makes those helicopters.... :thumbsup:

    It stimulates my stock... :D
     
  7. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    Not as many as the 98..
    Revolution!
     
  8. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    I understand it does help people like you and your sister but seriously.. 11.2 billion transportation for the prez.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Well the program is over budget and behind schedule...

    But, ya gotta look at a couple things:

    1. It would cost more to start over
    2. It would take more time to start over

    Bush ordered the helos after 9/11 -- stressing the need for a good platform with sate of the art comms, etc. The VH71 will do that.

    Current helos are old...
     
  10. Feb 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    OK.. so why 28 of them?
     
  11. Feb 16, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    I'm about there...

    Am I the only one that wonders what G. Washington or Lincoln, or even B. Franklin or T. Jefferson would think about what this country has become?

    After all they did to build a worthy nation, and here we are.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    There are probably the same amount or more of the current helos in service as Presidential Helos. Don't forget, the helos are also taken overseas with the President (the H-60 as it fits better on C5s).

    Plus, there are down times, red X's to deal with, and maintenance.

    Did you know there are 2 Presidential 747s? And they always fly together... (one is a backup and decoy).

     
  13. Feb 16, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    Don't get me wrong... I'm not defending... 28 probably isn't needed... maybe more like 20
     
  14. Feb 16, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    I don't mind the helo order,


    As long as one of those is delivered on my front door!!
     
  15. Feb 16, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    28 seems like a lot of helicopters, but interestingly enough, the main presidential helicopters Are pretty old. The current copters are: Vh-3 Sea King, made in the late 70's, and VH-60N, which came online in 1988. Thus they are 30+ and 20+ years old respectively. The current order was placed during Bush's admin, but ran into production problems and are not expected to come online until 2012.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I just bought 500 rounds of 9MM... That should take out the entire House and most of the Senate.

    Who's next?? :p
     
  17. Feb 16, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    :eek:

    Who's that knocking on your door? Why, the Secret Service no less...
     
  18. Feb 16, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Ok, so I'll save a few... :)
     
  19. Feb 16, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    OK.. so if there is almost 30 in use now and they are roughly 30 years old then why don't we just buy one an year and replace the oldest each yr. that way you always have the latest teckno. and only hit the budget for 400 mill per year rather than 11.2 bill all at once.
     
  20. Feb 16, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    No, you see that would be smart and responsible! We can't have our representatives acting like that, now can we??

    :mad:
     
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