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douglasjkruse Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:11 AM
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BUSH DECIDEDS TO BUILD PRESIDENTIAL HELICOPTER OVERSEAS!
"I am at a loss to explain why the Navy and the President would choose anything other than an all-American helicopter built by the company that has a flawless, 45-year track record," said Gov. M. Jodi Rell in a statement issued from her office. "It simply doesn't make any sense. I'm angry and I'm disappointed," said Rell.

Lockheed's winning entry, the US101, is based on a British-Italian AgustaWestland aircraft, now owned by Finmeccanica. The helicopter has several key components, including the main transmission and rotor blades, that will be built overseas.
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:13 AM
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1. he pisses on America and the repugs as for "more".... impeach this guy
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Mark H Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:18 AM
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2. More outsourcing. n/t
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:21 AM
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3. Rewards to Silvio and Tony
:evilfrown:
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:23 AM
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4. Yeah, that REALLY sucks for me
My company was really hoping for the Sikorsky to win.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:26 AM
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5. "Lockheed is American!!! Sikorsky is some Commie company"
I can hear it already.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:34 AM
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9. Yeah, I know. That's exactly what the morAns will say.
Good call.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:29 AM
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6. I liked the DUer that combined this bit of news with the news that
the Republicans believed that increasing benefits to our Veterans was a national security problem.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:36 AM
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10. Say what?
I didn't see that one. Do you have a link? Of course it doesn't surprise me.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:55 AM
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13. Here it is:
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:01 AM
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16. Thanks (n/t)
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:55 AM
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14. This bud's fer YOU!
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:01 AM
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17. Thanks (n/t)
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:57 AM
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15. Here's that thread with links.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:01 AM
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18. Thanks (n/t)
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:32 AM
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7. Is that the one with THREE engines...
And the Calvin pissing on a donkey sticker on the back window?
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:34 AM
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8. $6.1 Billion for these helicopters. Is it just me or...........
does anyone else think this is absurd?
It kills me that everyone reports this as 1.6 billion. A crock of shit!

From DOD briefing:
MR. YOUNG: The cost to go in the program is, in research and development, which includes the procurement of three test aircraft, five pilot production aircraft, which form the increment-one initial capability to be delivered in 2009, and also three of the increment- two aircraft as a low-rate procurement purchase. That's $3.5 billion of effort, to be followed by procurement of the remaining increment-two aircraft, 15 helicopters, for $2.5 billion. So the cost to go to the government is $6 billion -- $6.1 billion.



Q: One-point-seven of $6 billion is committed today?



MR. YOUNG: Committed on the contract today.

More:
Q: How many aircraft overall and the total price?



MR. YOUNG: The objective of the program is 23 aircraft. And then, as I -- the cost to go on that program is about $6.1 billion, split between research and development and procurement.



Yes, ma'am?

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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:42 AM
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11. The sound you just heard was my head exploding AGAIN.
Sooo, * says that if we the public are that worried about the trade deficit, then we should buy American (like that's easy to do to begin with these days), BUT his helichopper...

never mind. sigh.

Can't wait for * to send scads of military troops over to "supervise" Lockheed's overseas plants to make damnshure terr'ists don't plant li'l "gifts" in the helos...
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:48 AM
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12. I remember when Bush/Cheney campaign attire was made in Burma/Myanmar
a country from which the Bush Administration bans trade!
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:02 AM
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19. What does he need a new helicopter for
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 11:02 AM by notadmblnd
the old one looks fine to me. New Yachts and Helicopters, does he think he can take all this shit with him when he goes
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:47 AM
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22. "A" new helicopter? He ordered a FLEET!
How many helicopters does a monkey need?
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:35 AM
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20. Excellent! Are you getting it YET * supporters??
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:45 AM
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21. Exactly--this is one of those issues that can
be used to somehow raise the consciousness of his blind supporters. They hate people who don't "buy American" (even as they buzz around in their foreign-made trucks, a/k/a "SUVs".)
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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:48 AM
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23. Just suppose for a second that the better helicopter won.....
because it did. If spent, I want my taxdollars spent on a quality product. Seems like there are many that could care less.
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Stop_the_War Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:54 AM
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24. Billions for Helicopters? WTF?!?!?! n/t
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