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reply to post by buster2010
We also have at least five carriers reaching the end of their life cycle. A fleet of 10 carriers gives you less than half that available at any given time, a fleet of less than 5 would give you maybe one available.
reply to post by orangetom1999
THX THX. I feel a bit better about things on the Ford, now. LOL.
Seems to me a hot shower would be a big morale boost.
Thanks for the details in your post. Enlightening.
I wasn't on the minesweeper I was briefly assigned to, overnight, so I didn't experience the 'glories' of such a shower. LOL.
reply to post by Kukri
Ya it's neet and all but what bothers me is they don't build these units the way other countries do. They actually "use them". Like all these other superpowers and big countries build these for "defense only". They "never use them". But what bothers me is the states using them. That's ship is gonna be the instrument of death for possibly millions of people in 2nd and 3rd world countries. Because the states doesn't use them for defense, mostly offense. They just find whatever country has some resources, false flag, go in depose the dictator and steal the country. It's there new norm. But then in the process so many innocent civilians are killed. Often for no good reason. Just because. So ya nice ship that's gonna kill millions of innocent people.
His research shows that the death toll from democide is far greater than the death toll from war. After studying over 8,000 reports of government-caused deaths, Rummel estimates that there have been 262 million victims of democide in the last century. According to his figures, six times as many people have died from the actions of people working for governments than have died in battle.
reply to post by spartacus699
First, what other nations build Aircraft Carriers anywhere remotely close to the level or type the United States does? If there is one, I missed it. So there is no comparison to "Other nations make them but don't use them" .. Um.. No other nation in the world makes Super Carriers.
Also.. This ship will kill MILLIONS? How do you figure? What US Carrier or even combination of Carriers have ever 'killed millions'?? How about the Millions they have saved and helped? Now Millions DOES apply as a number there. Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines...just to name a few recent disasters where US Carriers were directly involved and instrumental in the assistance and aid to innocent victims.
Not everything about the US is evil. Not every ship in the US Navy is out to kill people as it's primary mission (only a couple are so singularly focused, actually) and not everything the US does is to hurt people. I think that's a fine vessel being put to Sea.
One of the few true American symbols our President hasn't managed to destroy.