6 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
Carrier design is a mature technology, so I strongly doubt some "no bid contract" deliberately made this mistake. The Nimitiz Class (including the Bush, named after the senior Bush, a carrier aviator in WWII) are built by Northrop Grumman, a regular contractor for multiple ships, and one of the few capable of building something of this magnitude.
Since the design is of a proven historical status, I concur with a prior poster that the Damage Control Officer is likely not managing his department and taskings properly.
Before ranting about a subject, a few minutes of google would at least give you a starting point to not being foolish.
Some of them enjoy that
How else to explain repeat offenders?
My only objection to the death penalty is the risk of an innocent person being convicted, which happened ridiculously often in Illinois, but then, what does one expect of a state with four former governors in jail and a fifth one heading that way?
But nope, no problem at all pulling the lever on filth like this. I'll drown him in the toilet if you prefer.
Not at all. We shoot rabid dogs, not out of revenge, but to stop them from injuring further. This is simply a case of taking out the trash.
If they're really worried about the pain, I'm sure there's a police officer with a gun nearby. A .40 between the eyes is about as instantaneous as it gets.
Camouflage disrupts perspective
The military problems with a camo uniform are that it needs to be standardized to avoid having to issue a dozen kits, and it needs to be cheap to produce. One of the arguments against Multicam is that it takes 7 colors to print. However, the US Army UCP and the USAF ABU patterns are utter crap, and INCREASE visibility, though the ABU is fairly decent if you're actually ON the flightline. It's no good for engineer, security or other support troops, though.
The argument that Multicam was used recreationally before military adoption is, ironically, the argument of an armchair commando who isn't aware that trials and adoption take time, and that getting the product out on display helps marketing and development.
As a 24 year veteran (US Army, USAF), consultant, product tester, and writer, I consider Multicam one of the best patterns available in the context of a standard issue, mass-produced military pattern. ASAT is another excellent one.
The cotton vs poly blend problem is based on the nancies in HQ who want the troops to not have wrinkles or creases, vs warriors who want a uniform that doesn't melt.
It's a commercial
Suppressors ("Silencers") can be bought easily in Finland and the UK, are readily available in the US but require a $200 transfer tax to BATFE. Full auto are available, but the cheapest start at $3500, and the .50 M2HB shown is about $35,000 (Plus the $200 transfer fee, plus ammo at $3.50 per round X 550 rounds per minute).
Seeing as there were professional cameras around, and it's at a well-known range, I assume they did, in fact check the backstop (It looks like a range I use up here in Indiana, that has a 1 mile clear zone...which I need with the .50).
It's a commercial. It's designed to draw attention, not be an accurate scenario.
And the only people who try to compare firearms to willies are those with small willies who are jealous.
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