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  •  Yes, that is what your dad risked his life for. (0+ / 0-)

    Mine did as well, in Europe and in a prison camp. His feet were frozen there. But he still understood what was a necessary risk and what was runaway militarism.

    And Wisconsin isn't exactly a combat zone.

    "All war is stupid" - JFK

    by jorogo on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 09:04:33 PM PDT

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    •  "runaway militarism" ? (0+ / 0-)

      Pilots flying aircraft that crash ?

      And Wisconsin isn't exactly a combat zone.
      What part of the U.S. is ?
      Should U.S. military planes be banned from flying over any part of the U.S. where there might be innocent civilians ?

      "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

      by indycam on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 09:19:49 PM PDT

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      •  Flying? Maybe not. (0+ / 0-)

        Simulated air-to-air combat which the aircraft have never actually engaged in? Definitely, yes.

        Do I really need to tell you no part of the U.S. is currently engaged in combat? But don't rely on me - for someone who lives here it would be easy to be mistaken about that, what with the incessant fighter planes chasing each other around for a good part of each day.

        "All war is stupid" - JFK

        by jorogo on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 09:33:35 PM PDT

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        •  Did you read the link about the F/A 18 ? (0+ / 0-)
          Simulated air-to-air combat which the aircraft have never actually engaged in?
          No plane ever engages in an "air-to-air" until it does , should they not train for "air-to-air" until they have engaged ? How about the pilots , should they wait until after there first "air-to-air" to get training ? Or should they only get their training via T6A texans ?

          "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

          by indycam on Wed Jun 08, 2011 at 09:44:34 PM PDT

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          •  Yes, I did. This is about F-16's. (0+ / 0-)

            That should have been simple enough for most to comprehend.

            And thanks for the Yogi Berra philosophy, but I don't think this is in his "field".

            "All war is stupid" - JFK

            by jorogo on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 10:42:52 AM PDT

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