Billions for an Aircraft Carrier That's "A Mess."

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    Among the most glaring problems facing the vessel: those “goddamned” electromagnetic catapults. While the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft experienced “excessive airframe stress” on launches, according to the DoD report, the Navy also “identified an inability to readily electrically isolate Electromagnetic Aircraft Launching System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) components to perform maintenance” — a complication that means sailors could find themselves unable to perform underway maintenance or repairs on one of the ship’s most critical systems.

    And one has to wonder about the training and reliability of the crew.

    From The Navy’s Urinal-Free Brand New Supercarrier Is A Big Fat Mess w/videos
     
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    As Patton would say though "it's a big sumbich".

    So when the crewmen walk into the electromagnet generation area do their watches and glasses fly off of them and stick to the thing like a cartoon? This is what $750 billion buy the American taxpayer, defense contractors who don't actually PROVE a concept works in a lab, a huge lab in this case, before building it into a $4 billion dollar aircraft carrier.

    "Hey, we've made 3 million new assault rifles for the Army that shoot forwards AND backwards at the same time."
    "Aaaaand you don't see a problem with that?"
    "Well we have to get them in the hands of the soldiers and see how they work in the field"
    "Hmm yeah, ok we've invented a payment method where if the crap you build using taxpayer money doesn't work as it is supposed to you don't get paid."

    That last one is of course tongue in cheek, the rat bastards always get paid no matter what pile of shit they put out. Because it isn't about 'defense' it's about welfare for military contractors.
     
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    Defense contractors say we need like 10 more of those, or else you hate the troops.
     
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    This is what happens when you build and test at the same time...welcome to Little Crappy Ship times 10
     
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    Stupid Trump though for saying ..hey maybe we should go back to steam
     
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    Trillions spent on the military, while millions of Americans live in poverty and near poverty, and many can't come up with $1,000 for an emergency.

    Isn't America great?
     
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    Why? It works and the electro magnetic system is crap.
     
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    Time to cut the military DRASTICALLY. The war machine is dangerous, wasteful, and dumb.
     
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