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|#148 - I seriously want the pants one||09/26/2014 on I compiled 4chan shirt...||+1|
|#20 - the marines also eat less apples than ever before wow romney d… [+] (19 new replies)||09/25/2014 on You cheeky cunt||-14|
#23 - rapathazar (09/25/2014) [-]
It was a sick burn because it A.) Effectively countered Romney's attempt at saying Obama was weak. B.) Flipped it on Romney by insinuating his talking point was not only incorrect but derivative of an outdated mentality on warfare. and C.) It was a smooth instant reply that seemed almost hand crafted to discredit Governor Romney's point.
#50 - angelusprimus (09/25/2014) [-]
No, we have evolved beyond use of battleships (last decomissioned in 1996) and huge amounts of relatively smaller ships who's main weapons were rifled cannons, like in ww1.
Instead of muskets we have assault rifles, so we no longer need a large battle lines, we have skirmish groups. Instead of horses we have tanks, APCs and helicopters.
Instead of a huge navy filled with small ships each with relatively small amount of power, we have fewer ships each more powerful then entire navies in 1917. Carriers, nuclear submarines and guided missile destroyers changed the nature of naval war, just like better rifles and transportation changed the ground war.
#36 - theruinedsage (09/25/2014) [-]
If you can't understand how the role of a navy has changed during a hundred years of political and technological progress/change, you should probably shut up instead of yapping your mouth.
#47 - wyldek (09/25/2014) [-]
That doesn't change the fact that we don't want a small navy. The sizes of the military can be judged many different ways. My guess is that Romney was referring to budget and personnel.
So sure, we don't need as many $7B Aircraft Carriers as we need $3M (1906) Dreadnaughts, but we do still need the ~7000 people to crew each one, and the resources to produce and maintain them. Which you can't do with a "small" navy.
Now, whether we NEED a big military is a different discussion. But that would have nothing to do with technology and everything to do with the political climate.
The point is, when talking about the size of a military branch, technology is irrelevant. Having a big army in the 1800s and having a big army now means different things. That doesn't mean that a small army is better than a big one.
#54 - bigredthunder (09/25/2014) [-]
#58 - wyldek (09/25/2014) [-]
Dude, this isn't civ. It's not like we have nuclear subs and they're rocking triremes. Yeah, one of our subs could take a whole 1917 fleet. But guess about how many other modern subs it can take? Im guessing the number is somewhere around 1(±1). Which means if it DOES come to that, yeah, the bigger navy with the most subs will probably win.
And all the funding to develop and install and maintain those automated systems cost money. Money they gave to the navy. Increasing the navy budget and size.
Come on guys, this isn't crazy.
#67 - bigredthunder (09/25/2014) [-]
First off Romney was explicitly talking about number of ships not funding. Secondly, there has only been 5 naval "battles" since 2000 and during all of those only 3 ships were sunk. Massive naval battles with huge fleets slugging it out is never going to happen again. What we need now is a streamlined quick response navy that can assist ground units more effectively. This means a smaller navy. Fact is we simply don't need a huge ass navy and having one would be horrific waste of money that could be put to better use in other areas.
#71 - wyldek (09/25/2014) [-]
And we know it's never going to happen again how? WW1 was called "The war to end all wars". I'm sure they thought everything was going to be fine after that too. WW2 showed us that all it takes is one charismatic crazy to start a big ass fight. I can think of several crazies in positions of power RIGHT NOW.
And if we're scattered all over the globe like the dumbass world police we're trying to be, we WILL need more ships to support the troops all over the damn planet. Best way to have a quick response is to be in a lot of places at once. Smaller ships maybe, but more of them in strategic places to support troops. We have less warships than countries we have troops in right now.
#51 - wyldek (09/25/2014) [-]
Yeah, there are instances of technology being very important to victories, but there are also cases where it counted for jack shit (Isandlwana anyone?), but that's not the point.
We don't have a navy for any unruly natives anymore. And the nuke was a military project funded by military money. We wouldn't have been able to develop it without the large wartime infrastructure and funding we had. One might call that a big military.
We have large a large military because there's a chance some crazy is gonna start a conventional war, which we haven't REALLY seen in decades (although Gulf War 2 counts, it was kinda short). And in a conventional war, excepting some CRAZY technological advantage, the larger military with the most resources and best logistics (all of which cost money that you're using on the military) has the advantage.
And holy shit, how did this get so off topic. I'm not even agreeing with Romney that we need a big navy. Im just saying the presidents analogy was shit.
|#10 - my favorite is when 40-year-olds without a college education t… [+] (5 new replies)||09/25/2014 on MFW republicans and...||+35|
#29 - anonymous (09/25/2014) [-]
Lack of higher education?
|#10 - bitch that grip is awful who the **** taught you to pla…||09/25/2014 on not amused||+1|
|#232 - or maybe somebody who actually DOES something you ******* … [+] (1 new reply)||09/25/2014 on SJW takedown||0|
#242 - noblexfenrir (09/25/2014) [-]
Yes let's vote for the assistant of the Virtual boy 2.0.
Livingston is the only worthwhile person to vote for since he's one of the few with credentials to bother with. Yoshida maybe, but I think Microsoft boosted the PS4 sales more than any action taken by Sony.
Pewdiepie is only being propped up because you really don't have to convince anyone to, they just will out of pure fanboyism which is basically what we want to make sure Anita doesn't have a chance. Considering the fact that their can be hordes of SJW's and white knights who will blindly vote for her, I just don't think asking people to vote out of pure basis of merit and self-worth in the gaming community is going to cut it.
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|#9 - >bailout >irresponsible spending [+] (2 new replies)||09/20/2014 on Politics around the internet||-1|
#38 - itembox (09/21/2014) [-]
Analyst and financial advisers studied the affects of going with a bailout or without. After a lot of deliberation they decided that although a bailout is harmful in most cases that to not allow for a bailout would be worse.
They basically had the same choice voters have at every election. The lesser of two evils.
|#44 - but all the science/engineering types I know have no *****… [+] (1 new reply)||09/16/2014 on Fuck yeah technocracy!||+4|
#72 - anonymous (09/16/2014) [-]
There is a science called economics. There is also the science of international business.
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