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I wonder how many trillions the taxpayers are gonna pony up for this harebrained idea?
And how many billions will be siphoned to his cronies.
Like I said, it's just an excuse to further inflate the defense budget.
The sound! It NEEDS the sound!!
Each military branch has its own cyber space and space force components. This would consolidate resources to one spot, which means less $.
See, I do get that logic...but I somehow feel like that's not what will happen -_-
Well, if things were honestly and efficiently managed, that's how it'd work. So, how many trillions is it gonna cost?
Exactly. Everyone knows this trainwreck is running out of rail. Need massive new expense to hide the siphoning.
Does he really mean cyberspace as well? Because I feel like he's more like:" Pew, Pew, die you stupid aliens!".
Simpson did it first.
It's all fun and games til it turns out the galactic federation stops protecting planets when they have a space military and the krogan come
Whenever they announce the budget, just remember that whenever UHC and mincome are brought up, the GOP claims we can't afford them.
The concept of a 'space force' isn't that stupid in reality. It's really just going to be weaponized or defensive satellites at present.
And UHC would consolidate and lower healthcare expenses, and that's a fuckton more proven and practical than a fucking space force.
"THEY TOLD ME THAT THE ALIENS ARE SPACE MEXICO AND I AM SCARED AND WANT A SOLDIER TO PEW PEW SHOOT THE BULLETS AND SHOOT THEM AT THE ALIENS"
dont forget when the martians enforce space tariffs on us
More than enough to subsidize college, bring our primary/secondary education system up to first world standards and fund medicare for all.
Ya, just like they center all Fighter Jets on the AirForce..oh wait the Marines and Navy have those too
And davidtennantsleftnut knows that it won't. The right always argues in bad faith. Engaging with them directly is a fool's errand.
I think you're responding to the wrong post, my dude.
You already have UHC thanks to Obama.
We will build a bigger space force and neptune shall pay for it. Bigly!
1) ACA was crippled twice by the GOP. It's basically nothing now. 2) ACA was never UHC. Do you even know what UHC is?
but wait I thought he was the left nut
…Goddamn it. +1.
As if the military industry wasn’t complex enough.
Hint: All of it. This is just a blatant money-making scheme for government contractors.
Sauce? I want to hear the sad sighs
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And because it's the US military it will cost 10 billion US Dollars. Each.
Like how the Air Force handles all the air operations for the other branches?
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It’s as good as we’re likely to get anytime soon.
Space Force is such a dumb sounding name. Couldn't have come up with better?
I'm not sure that's what Trump meant. And I'm not sure realistic options for weaponised satellites have any interesting use.
That doesn't make it UHC. That said, if this backlash against the GOP keeps growing, we're going to be Trek levels of socialist by 2020.
The president has had sex with pornstars and wants a space corps. I should be thrilled. But i fucking hate him
None. Any new branch has to be created by Congress. And weapons are currently banned in space
I'd be all for it given I'm a Sci fi nut, but ffs, space is an ocean which means it'd be a NAVY.
wow just like the X-37B!
Dude don't try to reason with the salty uninformed liberals on this site.
Google "Rods from God" people can't think outside of that they already know. Not an army, negotiating position to launch.
False: SOME weapons are banned in space. Weapons of mass destruction, like nukes, are banned. Conventional weapons are fine.
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They should funnel the funding for the Space Force through to NASA, or have them work together or something. Win/win.
The Leader is good. The Leader is great.
As a Scandinavian. Yes..
Meanwhile, I recently heard of a 10 yr old who has been running a lemonade stand to raise money for her mom's cancer treatment. USA! USA!
"Your mother sucks dwarf cock!"
The whole thing is just a distraction from real issues that you're all falling for, so who cares
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Exactly how I pictured it.
You cant ban Newtons third law!
This happened in the 80s w a cult. Heavend gateway iirc
Lol Scientologists lol
We need more for gender studies!
As a right leaning veteran of 21 years I must say, the Pentagon really needs to be audited. We waste soooooo much money.
Are you in need of a messiah?
Uniformed liberal is redundant
No, it handles all fixed wing operations for the Army.
You know we have one of those space forces since the Reagan administration and this is a publicity stunt for reelection?
Space Force already exists, for decades, it is called the Air Force Space Command
Your logic means nothing to most people here. I appreciate it though!
You just don’t want to believe that will happen. Since that doesn’t fit the “Trump does everything that’s bad” narrative.
Seems like the avenger from xcom...
You just want to keep the narrative going that everything he does is wrong or isn’t beneficial. Maybe wait to see facts?!
That’s not what he’s been saying at all. Don’t get your news from memes.
I mean sure, you can keep hoping that Mexico will pay for that wall like he promised again and again. Or, you can take it as a predictor...
of the value of his "deals".
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He grouped outer space and cyber space together
Doesn't that go against a lot of international treaties though?
There are treaties against weapons of mass destruction in space but not against conventional weaponry or other offensive tools.
The leader is good, the leader is great
Looked for this
By Vectron's Kindly Claws! [me and my gf call our pasta claw Vectron since that sketch]
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Because shooting random debris into orbit isn't also incredibly hazardous.
This. What the hell is going on?
Far too accurate...
Scientology in a nutshell
Is that Elon Musk?
And when is this free weekend? It's this weekend. What is the cost of this free weekend? It's free...Free weekend? Out of my way jerk ass!
Except that Imgur has already added the feature to the Android app
As if it'll get off the ground...
Ya... this was supposed to be on the spaceforce image.. no idea what happened
I wish this were the case, cults are financed by crazies with their own money and (usually) not the taxpayer
Depending on your definition of "space" the air force has been "space force" since the 50s (for super-high altitude reconnaissance jets)
Lol love the username
Certainly in the 50s it was considered the "edge of space" at 100k feet, although that's now considered 100km
Really? Maybe I should update..?
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The worst part of all of this is that people believe it's something it's not. The space force is to clean up space junk.
Weird how the bits that fall off just disappear
Space and Cyber are already mostly handled by the air force. Other commands are for either specialized or for coordinating.
Making a whole new branch is just bloat. It's like making an Air Force branch when all we had was balloons in the civil war.
I get it. Nobody wanted radioactive material in orbit or exploding in the atmosphere. Doesn't mean I want a rail gun in orbit either.
I don't get it, ever since the announcement of audio I've had the sounds. That was with my S6
No, they didn't want nukes dropped on them from orbit, because they're much harder to detect compared to a missile launch. Kinetic and ~
conventional weapons are much more limited in dmg/mass (as opposed to mass destruction), thus impractical to haul up in sufficient numbers.
Blocked in the USA?
Possibly, UK comedy show called Mitchell and Webb.
Yeah. Even the name is better
Why do you need it? ICBMS can reach anywhere. Seems like a really stupid idea to boost military spending and space debris.
Yes. We're not having a space war. Though the general public has sparked a debate within the government on who would run such a program.
Wait, how would that work with the lid on top?
Space junk is a real problem too. It'll harm furture space programs. We may be trapped on Earth due to the junk if we don't start cleaning.
Surrender your will as of this date
I LOVE the Leader!
Too bad he has space spurs, otherwise he would be up there now to get away from Bob Mueller.
my definition of "space": which existing armed force isn't using at least 4 dimensions
you can have a weapon with the destructive power of a nuke without the politics and pollution of a nuke
isnt television magical ? animation even more so right ?
As I said, "realistic options". This tech doesn't even have a prototype, and doesn't do anything long range nuclear missiles can't do.
it wouldnt leave radioactive waste, or cause public outrage, like a nuke would. nukes are a political nightmare.
1) Radioactive fallouts of nuclear weapons have been greatly reduced, almost entirely eliminated, since the 70s-80s. 2) If you think 1/?
if you need more than 1 comment to reply you are on wrong forum
...a nation putting orbital cannons above the planet wouldn't cause a political outrage, you're insane. 3) That tech is extremely costly 2/?
...compared to other options, and barely has any tactical advantages over conventional artillery. 3/3
...if you expect people to explain complex concepts in less than 140 characters, you're in the wrong conversation.
i dont expect that, lol
Then you're bound to only have the most simplistic explanations available to you. 140 characters isn't enough for that subject.
you are arrogantly assuming you have things to teach me, lol
It is quite arrogant to assume one has nothing left to learn. Especially there were indeed several misconceptions in your comment.
i dont make that assumption. 'you' have stated you wanted to explain things to me without first understanding my viewpoint and education.
anyway as fun as this is its bedtime now for me
You expressed your understandings of nuclear weapons and kinetic bombardment. What more do I need to discuss those understandings ?
Google search says this is false. I found Pence's announcement of the 6th military branch, the Space Force. "American Supremacy" was used.
Please do your due diligence to not spread misinformation.
He is incorrectly mixing up statements. Space Force is to be sixth military branch. There is a separate directive to clean up space junk.
Two upvotes in one day? The Imgur users are overstimulated. Remove all the quality OC.
Against wmd, but Russia and the US have conventional space weapons. They even had an armed space station.
It may actually end up saving money. The military wastes on duplicate satellite programs under different commands doing similar missions.
You said "military branch" and "less $" in the same sentence. Good idea on paper, but so was the F-35.
Rods are awesome but impractical. No realistic way to get that much weight into space. Yet.
but Trump supporters would cheer for him when they find out it's just a scam
Yes, the Zeus project. But realistically, lasers mounted to satellites to knock out enemy satellites to cripple comms and the like.
Inst a coincidence Musk tries to take people to Mars and Trump decides to create Starship Troopers? Like on a plausible scenario the 1/2
ship with those astronauts reaches space and all of a sudden BOOM then Trumpo comes and say "oops, friendly fire, testing the star troops".
And SPAWAR, and JPL, and Army Missile and Space Command, and even NASA gets up to military shenanigans. One umbrella might do some good.
No, 1:60. He just said it.
Meanwhile there's no money for water in Flint or power in Puerto Rico.
Like I said. Facts don't work on the right. Their brains are set up to deflect them and run on fear and angry-feels.
S'ok. It happens!
The right is not unique in possessing fact-resistant zealots.
Ah, thanks for the correction. May need to review what's going on.
Due diligence, on imgur? Lol
If you say so, my dude. Have a good day!
But HOW MUCH is this free weekend
Oops! Meant to put 1:50. Laugh out loud... :)
it just occurred to me that Trump could be Kang and Hillary was Kodos.
We have billion dollar industries that are 100% reliant on GPS and other satellite technology.
So a space force of some kind makes sense.
Because the Trumpsters are all Space Cadets.
I want one! Me, personally though. No one else.
How many broken promises has any given President made?! Both Republican and Democratic Presidents have made broken promises. The wall was
Never one I gave two shits about.
They sure as hell don’t work on the left. Libs cry & throw tantrums when they don’t get their way. There’s plenty of video evidence of this.
It was created to move all Space operations under one umbrella and more unified budget. I’m sure as a side “benefit” to increase the budget.
Fair enough, Just play nice I guess.
Has nothing to do with Trump, and everything to do with general mistrust in govt military spending
Nah he is right on that account. Humans are generally fact-resistant. It stuffs with our sense of stability to have our minds challenged
And, generally, due to the mechanisms that cause that, the right is more fact resistant.
How did I not know that’s the same actor, I should be ashamed
This isn't about liberals..the military leaders think this is a bad idea...
The F-35 is a amazing fighter. It has a insane amount of features that just can't be talked about because they are classified.
By that logic, unify the services. Actually, am Canadian, why NOT unify the services?
That is utterly false. There's no point in debating the point. You will attempt to piss farther than I. Your statement proves your knowledge
I'm in the military. Both the Navy and AF secretarys are on record saying they think creating a new branch is a bad idea. Google it please.
Not in the C2ISR field I can see. Advancements in technology are dictating a need much more than a MAJCOM like the AFSPC can sustain.
UFO represents how nasa is a hoax and money bags represent the 50 million dollar they get per day to funnel to secret government projects.