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  •  To be fair to the Coasties, (0+ / 0-)

    they spend much of their time dealing with antiquated equipment and tight budgets.
    Most of the cutters, aircraft and some of the smallboats are antiquated. Many of the cutters were first launched in the '60's (like the hulls are pushing 50 years old, Navy vessels are usually replaced by 20 years).

    Republicans: "Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your National Debt, and blame 'The One' "

    by Bluefin on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 04:22:55 AM PDT

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