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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:33 PM
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Anyone see the Republicans Presser Today on Missile Defense

Obama has put your Children in danger. Missiles are going to rain down on them now. BOOGA WOOGA

Must say I was surprised by some of their scary and nasty language

http://c-span.org/Watch/Media/2009/09/17/HP/A/23294/Hou...
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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:56 PM
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1. Missles were going to rain down on us anyway, 'cause they can't even
hit a target without a homing device on the target. Missile Defense = corporate welfare!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:57 PM
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2. Missile defense: Hitting a bullet with a bullet. n/t
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:14 PM
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9. No use having an obsolete system that doesn't work
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:21 PM
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11. No, it didn't bother the Russians at all. Just pissed them off.
Just what we needed -- more nations pissed at us.
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:05 AM
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16. The sea-based Aegis system works, and works well.
That's why Obama is going ahead with it.

He's cancelling the plan to put land-based radars and interceptors in former Warsaw Pact countries, not the concept of missile defense in general.
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JimWis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:02 PM
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3. The Repugs acted just as predicted.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 05:30 AM
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12. yeah, i they obviously were gonna pounce in this one, duh.
no democrat can EVER cut defense in any way without republicans calling them soft of defense or whatever. they're completely predicable on this topic, happens every time.
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andym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:07 PM
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4. ironic that missile defense is not being terminated just moved to ships in the Mediterranean nt.
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mascarax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:16 PM
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5. I'm listening & am unclear whether we'll be taken over by Iran or Russia
Seems like that's where we're headed.
And the children...danger, Will Robinson...

(Ha ha ha...3 minutes in, he introduces himself..."Buck" McKeon, that is)

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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:00 PM
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6. Cries of "Terra! Terra! Terra!" don't work on people who comprehend Reagan's "Star Wars".
It was science fiction/fantasy when St. Ronnie first proposed it nearly thirty years ago, and thirty years on, with trillions of government dollars spent on R&D for weapons that will never work or are too expensive to lose in battle, it's still a fiction.

These imaginary and expensive weapons programs are being curtailed or cut left and right. Further, most Dems and all liberals want our troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq along with an end to wars of aggression, wars for oil and every other attack not preceded by a direct attack on the U.S..

The defense hawks can wail about terrorism until they turn purple, but who among us doesn't know that 9/11 could have been prevented by the enforcement of our existing laws (especially border control and immigration) and simply listening to the CIA analysts, FBI agents, citizens and others who were screaming for attention prior to the attacks? What is it about "THEY ARE HERE!" that failed to grab BushCo*'s attention?

The Democrats are in control now, and if the defense industry wants to survive, it's got to lower earnings expectations and diversify. A business model based on guns is a loser in this political climate. However, if they begin building wind/water generators, solar panels and consumer goods - here in the U.S. - they could thrive, albeit, without the outrageous returns they're used to.

The big defense contractors are in possession of advanced technologies that could be turned away from the development of killing machines to the benefit of the nation. Why not? WE paid for it. It's time to turn the trillions invested in the R&D of vaporware to the benefit of the people.

It's time for the MIC to get off the government tit and start working for a living.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:17 PM
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7. They are only crying for the contractors who will lose out on building the missle defense system in
Poland. Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon were all going to be involved.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:19 PM
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8. So predictable..and since joeyouliewilson screaming out
the House Chamber..doesn't anything fucking go?
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:16 PM
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10. They're whining--it means Obama made the right decision.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 05:39 AM
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13. The reality of the situation is that the "shield" was far more likely to
set up a situation where the possibility of missles raining down was actually enhanced. It was viewed as a threat by the Russians. The thing that kept them from being more aggressive is the fact they know it doesn't work. The billions tossed into that fire-pit of waste could have fed half the world for a year... :(
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:36 AM
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14. Yeah wonder what they would say if Russia
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 09:51 AM by Thrill
Was building missiles in Cuba? There is a reason Russia didn't like it. You can't blame them.
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:48 AM
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15. This is the system that Obama is putting into place.
http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/2/US-shoots-down-...

They can intercept the missiles that Iran has. Stopping the Russians or any other nations MIRV's to my knowledge is still not a possibility.
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