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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-07 12:42 PM
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34. I wonder how many classroom supplies for first graders across the nation...
...could be bought for the cost of the fuel that gets wasted during a typical air shows week long run. Don't forget, the air shows are not just the Blue Angels, but also all the other transports, jets and choppers, that the Navy uses. The Blue Angels are just the conclusion of the show.

Don't get me going about what a complete waste of time, energy, and resources that a typical air show is. At best it's nothing more than a thinly veiled recruitment and dick waving / muscle flexing / strutting-preening-alpha male/ chest thumping session for the military industrial complex. At worst it's a demonstration by big brother that they can get at you any time you get out of line, so you better mind your manners.

If your an old crank, I'm right there with you as an old AND crusty crank...
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  -I'm not crazy about daredevil jet air shows in neighborhoods. Philosoraptor  Apr-22-07 06:53 PM   #0 
  - Yes, they are dangerous  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-22-07 06:55 PM   #1 
  - And they are so loud.  Philosoraptor   Apr-22-07 06:56 PM   #2 
  - I absolutely hate them.  smirkymonkey   Apr-22-07 06:59 PM   #3 
  - You old crank, you...  MethuenProgressive   Apr-22-07 07:00 PM   #4 
  - They DON'T give me a patriotic thrill.  Philosoraptor   Apr-22-07 07:01 PM   #6 
  - They have them in Seattle for the Hydroplane races.  bahrbearian   Apr-22-07 07:02 PM   #7 
  - I use to like to watch them , till I figured out what a waste of resourses  bahrbearian   Apr-22-07 07:00 PM   #5 
  - I agree.  Island Blue   Apr-22-07 07:04 PM   #8 
  - And after the crack flying teams leave the area, local military pilots try to emulate them  havocmom   Apr-22-07 07:07 PM   #9 
  - When there's an air show at March, our roof is a primo viewing platform  SoCalDem   Apr-22-07 07:08 PM   #10 
  - I love it. During Fleet Week (SF Bay) we party on the parking deck  TomInTib   Apr-22-07 07:22 PM   #14 
  - The military needs all the recruiting help they can get.  El Supremo   Apr-22-07 07:08 PM   #11 
  - They have one every year about 6 miles from me- and they do fly low  depakid   Apr-22-07 07:10 PM   #12 
  - I beg to differ....  Aviation Pro   Apr-22-07 07:19 PM   #13 
  - "Morale booster" Try propaganda instead  alarimer   Apr-22-07 07:26 PM   #18 
  - The simulated bombing runs are not done by the Blues....  Aviation Pro   Apr-22-07 07:28 PM   #20 
  - I fully agree.  TomInTib   Apr-22-07 07:28 PM   #19 
  - "Desperately needed" by whom? "Morale booster for the country?"  Garbo 2004   Apr-22-07 08:41 PM   #25 
  - a much needed morale booster for the country in these dangerous times?  Philosoraptor   Apr-23-07 05:36 AM   #29 
  - During the air show they simulated bombing runs with pyrotechnics?  alarimer   Apr-22-07 07:23 PM   #15 
  - Everything you said -- and more. I'm sick of the glorification of militarism, period. (nt)  scarletwoman   Apr-22-07 07:23 PM   #16 
  - Airshows 1952-2002 - 364 killed  ThoughtCriminal   Apr-22-07 07:23 PM   #17 
  - I think that is worse than auto-racing  Twillig   Apr-22-07 07:52 PM   #22 
  - I tend to agree  Neecy   Apr-22-07 07:37 PM   #21 
  - The Luftwaffe had some crack pilots too.  Hardrada   Apr-22-07 08:22 PM   #23 
  - Bastards were buzzing my neighborhood late last summer  Warpy   Apr-22-07 08:28 PM   #24 
  - I agree...  snacker   Apr-22-07 09:10 PM   #26 
  - We used to live just east of Richards Gebaur in Grandview  proud2Blib   Apr-22-07 09:26 PM   #27 
  - That'd be just my luck to have a balloon hit my house.  Philosoraptor   Apr-23-07 04:45 AM   #28 
  - They come here every other year  JNelson6563   Apr-23-07 06:16 AM   #30 
  - ..........  Philosoraptor   Apr-23-07 08:11 AM   #31 
  - I watched them practice from a distance in Arizona  HeeBGBz   Apr-23-07 08:14 AM   #32 
  - ..............  Philosoraptor   Apr-23-07 12:01 PM   #33 
  - I wonder how many classroom supplies for first graders across the nation...  tjwash   Apr-23-07 12:42 PM   #34 
  - They're not dangerous.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-23-07 12:44 PM   #35 
  - I saw the Blue Angels when I was a kid in the early 70's and at Fleet Week in SF in 2001...  devilgrrl   Apr-23-07 12:48 PM   #36 
  - I used to love the air shows...  InvisibleTouch   Apr-23-07 12:53 PM   #37 

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