quote: Because I thought the issue was pork-barrel over-payments to military contractors who keep asking for more money constantly and never deliver.
quote: The entire F-35 program has been a huge farce of mismanagement and embezzling.
quote: I think that irrational expectations have far more to do with it. The DOD wanted something that would go across the lines and work for all the services and that is a problem. The other problem here is defense contractors that thought they could realistically do it somehow without listening to their engineers.
quote: I can't think of anyone now that thinks that us killing over a million vietnamese was justified.
quote: Global large-scale war is very, very unlikely to happen again if it involves any 2 nations with nuclear power. You do not start a war if you don't think you can win, and against nuclear, you cannot win (for now).
quote: The scary thing is that our knowledge and technology has changed but our DNA is exactly the same as 5000 years ago. We still have the same drives and instincts as we always had.
quote: In a war where the F-22 is necessary, we likely lose due to not having enough.
quote: Because our F-35's wouldn't last two minutes against their F-15 Eagles in a real air battle.
quote: The matter of the fact is that right now there is nothing which can stand against the US Air Force and that is not gong to change for a while so why spend more money now on something which might never be needed?
quote: 3:The engine used in the F-35 is a modified version of the one used on the F-22, but they got it up to 45 000 lbs with afterburner, so a pair of those would get an additional 10 000 LBS of thrust for a total of 90 000 on an updated F-22.
quote: Lt. Gen Christopher Bogan, the military officer in charge of the F-35 program
quote: quantum bogodynamics/kwon'tm boh`goh-di:-nam'iks/ n. A theory that characterizes the universe in terms of bogon sources (such as politicians, used-car salesmen, TV evangelists, and suits in general), bogon sinks (such as taxpayers and computers), and bogosity potential fields. Bogon absorption, of course, causes human beings to behave mindlessly and machines to fail (and may also cause both to emit secondary bogons); however, the precise mechanics of the bogon-computron interaction are not yet understood and remain to be elucidated. Quantum bogodynamics is most often invoked to explain the sharp increase in hardware and software failures in the presence of suits; the latter emit bogons, which the former absorb. See bogon, computron, suit, psyton.
quote: 4. By synecdoche, used to refer to any bogus thing, as in "I'd like to go to lunch with you but I've got to go to the weekly staff bogon".5. A person who is bogus or who says bogus things. This was historically the original usage, but has been overtaken by its derivative senses 1-4. See also bogosity, bogus; compare psyton, fat electrons, magic smoke.
quote: Lt. Gen Christopher Bogdan, the military officer in charge of the F-35 program, added, "Long gone is the time when we're going to pay for mistake after mistake after mistake."