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originally posted by: CantStandIt
a reply to: Jonjonj
Actually, I did have a similar thought... put the teleporter in the hands of the peaceable populous, who will be charged with zapping the bullies, warmongers and violent criminals off to the martian landscape or some such.
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: peck420
Yeah I guess, my point was simply that they could have chosen something less...I don't know...more hopeful. All day every day we get war and stuff, damn mindset is killing us. I get it, I really do, it just struck a nerve is all.
I think they meant to strike, more of a funny bone, and aimed it at people like us. A good attempt I think
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
This can't seriously be an official site of the US military, could it?
Like seriously, if it is, 'only in America'! What other country in the world would allow a government site to go to such extremes for an April fools joke?
... that's awesome, lol.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Subaeruginosa
They do it every year. There was another one earlier today about a new Army uniform that is accident proof and glows bright yellow.
originally posted by: HUMBLEONE
April fools day is such a stupid friggin "holiday". People play lame assed practical jokes on each other... its obnoxious. It's stupid. In fact all Holidays are stupid.
Except all the ones you get a day off for. I'm for days off. Lots of days off.
I like Festivus though? I think this year, I'm erecting an aluminum pole because it has light weight but high tensile strength. Festivus for the rest of us. They'll be the airing of grievances and then Aunt Mable has to pin me to the floor...she now has a colostomy bag so it might get interesting.
originally posted by: Snarl
.mil website link
Army scientists have successfully "teleported" a fully equipped squad from a Massachusetts research and development facility to a training area in Germany, the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) announced today.
I know they've been working on this for a while. Maybe we won't have to spend so much $$$ keeping our troops posted in foreign lands. zzzzzzt and they're right behind you.
Officials at Natick were elated by the event, which promises to one day revolutionize the way that American troops and equipment are transported around the globe. It also could ultimately make overseas bases obsolete as forces are instead moved from U.S. soil to remote trouble spots in the blink of an eye.
According to Storm, a device not unlike the "flux capacitor" seen in the "Back to the Future" movie series was employed during the experiment. This led to immediate speculation that the Army was also working on time travel, but time travel requirements of generating 1.21 gigawatts is no trivial feat.
"We're only concerned with place, not time," said Storm, a twinkle in his eye. "This development could change the entire course of human history."
The Task Force expects to report its initial findings by April 1, 2017.
This was a story that couldn't wait for tomorrow.