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Dipstick Donald slashed taxes then created a Space Force.

shortylickens

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Which, like many things Republicans sponsor, we dont fucking need anyway.


And despite him leaving, it looks like we're still getting another trillion dollar branch of the DoD. Maybe Biden can put a stop to it, and use that money for something useful, like educating our dumbass American children so they dont fail in the 21st century job market.
 
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Ken g6

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Trump didn't start Space Command. It's been here in Colorado for a long time. I think it's affiliated with NORAD, which used to be in Cheyenne Mountain. Trump just spun off the Space Force from being a division of the Air Force.

The rumor here in Colorado is that Trump is moving the Space Force from here to get a not guilty vote from a senator in Alabama. Hopefully Biden will move it back. Maybe he can even extract some concessions from the local congressman (Lamborn).
 
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As I’ve said, I really don’t think a Space Force or special space branch is a bad thing right now. I don’t like how there appears to be zero planning involved with it.
 

Sunburn74

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As I’ve said, I really don’t think a Space Force or special space branch is a bad thing right now. I don’t like how there appears to be zero planning involved with it.
It's not what the country needs to spend money on. Also you already have the air force.

I mean honestly do we need an underground force to deal with subterranean threats? Or maybe a microscopic force to deal with sub atomic threats? It gets ridiculous.
 
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uallas5

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It's not what the country needs to spend money on. Also you already have the air force.
This. We already had Space Command. If, at some point in the future, Space Command becomes so large in it's duties and personnel that it makes sense, spin it off into Space Force. The concept makes sense, especially when viewed with the current command structure of having Space Force under the Dept of the Air Force, but it's not necessary at this point in time.
 
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Aikouka

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The rumor here in Colorado is that Trump is moving the Space Force from here to get a not guilty vote from a senator in Alabama. Hopefully Biden will move it back. Maybe he can even extract some concessions from the local congressman (Lamborn).
The only Senator that would make sense for that would be Shelby, because we all know that Trump doesn't have to do much to get Tuberville to jump. The thing is.. Shelby is rumored to retire after this current term, so I don't know if he'd be that zealous as to look for re-election ammunition. Now, if Shelby is simply doing it to enrich the state, then that's another thing.

However, keep in mind that Huntsville is in Mo Brooks's territory, and we've seen the zealotry on display from Brooks. Although, Brooks is in the House, so unless it's a "present" for his actions over the past week or two, that wouldn't really work.
 

Ken g6

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This. We already had Space Command. If, at some point in the future, Space Command becomes so large in it's duties and personnel that it makes sense, spin it off into Space Force. The concept makes sense, especially when viewed with the current command structure of having Space Force under the Dept of the Air Force, but it's not necessary at this point in time.
I agree. We don't need a Space Force until we have Space Fighters weapon platforms piloted by Space Pilots. And since that's still forbidden by treaty, I don't think that's happening soon.

However, keep in mind that Huntsville is in Mo Brooks's territory, and we've seen the zealotry on display from Brooks. Although, Brooks is in the House, so unless it's a "present" for his actions over the past week or two, that wouldn't really work.
No that doesn't make sense. Lamborn is the senior Trump sycophant from Colorado. (Boebert being the junior one.)
 
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desy

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I watched a Youtube yesterday about why dumb people think they are smart, and its because they lack the skill to self-assess their dumbness
 

ewdotson

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SPACECOM and the Space Force are two different things. It's confusing because the Space Force was spun off from the Air Force Space Command, but it's an entirely different organization than the U.S. Space Command.

As far as it goes, it'll be interesting to see how the move shakes out. Huntsville *was* one of the finalists for the final location and there's reporting out of Politico that's very different that what the CO folks are saying. And it seems notable that Gov. Ivey thanked Shelby, Doug Jones and Tommy Battle (the mayor of Huntsville) for the work they did on this but pointedly did NOT mention Mo Brooks.

But - the CO folks could be 100% right, this could be corrupt as heck and a decision that then Biden admin really needs to reverse. This is really one of the big downsides of having a dirtbag like Brooks as our rep. How can a person *not* suspect corruption when this sort of thing happens?
 

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This. We already had Space Command. If, at some point in the future, Space Command becomes so large in it's duties and personnel that it makes sense, spin it off into Space Force. The concept makes sense, especially when viewed with the current command structure of having Space Force under the Dept of the Air Force, but it's not necessary at this point in time.
Exactly. Nasa doesn't even have its own rockets right now. Wtf do we need space marines? Bitches couldn't even get into space without hitching a ride from Elon Musk.

It's like Switzerland having a Navy, but at least those MFs have a lake to defend against the Nazis.





BTW, I googled Swiss navy and learned something today. Might have to give it a go w. the wifey...
 
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