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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:09 PM

Report: Austin selected as site of Army's new Futures Command center

Source: Austin American-Statesman

The U.S. Army has selected Austin as the site for its Futures Command center, according to published reports.

The Bloomberg news service was first to report the development Thursday.

Austin had been one of five finalists, along with Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Raleigh, N.C.

“Austin fits the mission as a city of innovation — a community that promotes creativity, entrepreneurship and diversity,” U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, told the American-Statesman. “We will now play a leading role in ensuring our national security. Together with our supportive neighbor, San Antonio, already known as Military City, we have a partnership that will help our local economies by helping to secure our country.”

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/business/report-austin-selected-site-army-new-futures-command-center/H8OyifMl0b3aXNAuRvP2BM/

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TexasTowelie Thursday OP
braddy Thursday #1
3Hotdogs Thursday #2
LudwigPastorius Thursday #3
olddad56 Thursday #4
ancianita Friday #5
ancianita Friday #6
MrScorpio Friday #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:39 PM

1. Nice.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:01 PM

2. Is that the formal name of the new Space Force? Futures Command?

If it is, I'm applying. I should be qualified for a command rand of at least, Lt. Colonel.

My qualifications: I watch Flash Gordon defeat the Emperor Ming and the Mud People. I watched Buck Rodgers. I watched "Captain Video and his Video Rangers." I saw Star Wars 1 on the opening day.

I even watched "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet." Opening lines of Tom's theme song:

"From the rocket fields of the academy,
To the far flung stars of outer space,
We are space cadets training to be,
Ready for dangers we may face.

Who is more qualified than me?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:30 PM

3. When the military killbots become sentient,...

that's where they'll be escaping from.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:32 PM

4. Too bad for the people of Austin

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:02 AM

5. Does "Futures Command" mean the militarizing of whole cities? Blue ones? Pay heed, civilians.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:06 AM

6. THIS is how a country becomes a military dictatorship -- SO Trump, white trash, and oligarchic.

Chile's history will be instructive.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:02 AM

7. Austin wasn't particularly friendly to the military when I was there 35 years ago

I doubt that it would be all that welcoming today

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