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Air Force says B-2 mission cost $2.1 million
AP ^ | 29 Mar 13 | RICHARD LARDNER

Posted on 03/30/2013 5:14:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot

Edited on 03/30/2013 6:45:50 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force says it cost $2.1 million to send two nuclear-capable B-2 bombers on a training exercise over South Korea that was widely viewed as a show of force in response to weeks of threats from North Korea.


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airforce; dod; northkorea; sequestration
And the Pentagon cannot make payroll. Over 750,000 DoD employees will be furloughed for 14 days, resulting in a 15% loss in pay.

Don't get me wrong, this type of show of force is precisely what the military is supposed to do.

But Sequestration leaves all the Entitlement takers unscathed, and punishes those who work for and serve this nation.

1 posted on 03/30/2013 5:14:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Obama speands that much almost every day with his Air Force One flights.

Think of it. The flight from the White House in a Marine Helicopter
Get on Air Force One to wherever he gose.

But the real kicker is that Security has already flown there to get ready for him. Another Air Force One goes there just in case, Two cargo planes carrying his car and helicopter, for his use, and another plane to take the Wookie where she wants to go while he is gone.


2 posted on 03/30/2013 5:19:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SkyPilot

> “the decision to send the B-2s for drills with South Korea was part of normal military exercises with a close ally and not intended to provoke a reaction from North Korea.”

Yeah like they really believe that line of BS. Why are people do afraid to tell the truth anymore? I old think a genuine answer like “well you threaten to send nukes to strike our Capitol so we just thought we’d make sure you would never ever be a threat to us again, fat boy. Make my day...


3 posted on 03/30/2013 5:22:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

> “the decision to send the B-2s for drills with South Korea was part of normal military exercises with a close ally and not intended to provoke a reaction from North Korea.”

Yeah like they really believe that line of BS. Why are people so afraid to tell the truth anymore? I would think a genuine answer like “well you threatened to send nukes to strike our Capitol so we just thought we’d make sure you would never ever be a threat to us again, fat boy. Make my day, punk...


4 posted on 03/30/2013 5:23:27 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SkyPilot

“But Sequestration leaves all the Entitlement takers unscathed, and punishes those who work for and serve this nation.”

I had an evil sister who was crazy. She got away with everything she wanted because my parent s know that any attempt by them to enforce any discipline would result in an all-out 100% craziness on my sister’s part. My sister seemed to have the energy of the sun. My parents had to handle all the ordinary jobs of life, which took everything they had. My sister was capable of disrupting anything for any amount of time and handling that was more than my parents could deal with, so they capitulated.

It’s the same with the entitlement crowd. Take 10% of their entitlement in Sequestration and there would be well organized Nazis picketing politicians homes and the capital. The news would cover it and politicians, especially Democrats, would be damaged. The military is like us kids who were not crazy. We got disciplined and said nothing; no fight at all. As a result the crazy sister took from us and although we resented it, we said nothing.


5 posted on 03/30/2013 5:28:15 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SkyPilot

Will there be enough left for the Moslem Brotherhood?

Will there be enough left for the Obama’s family’s and friends weekly vacations?

Will there be enough left to pay for the child brothel
of the US Congress (supplied with children by ACORN
and the DOEducation)?

What will we do? [/s is this necessary?]


6 posted on 03/30/2013 5:36:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: SkyPilot

Should have killed two birds with one stone on this ‘mission’.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 5:39:36 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Diogenesis
AP = Axis Propaganda...
8 posted on 03/30/2013 5:43:08 AM PDT by Errant
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To: SkyPilot

I’d rather spend $2.1 mil on a B-2 mission than $4 mil for Bammy to go play golf.


9 posted on 03/30/2013 6:00:54 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: SkyPilot

so what? fire 20 bureaucrats and you’ve made it balance


10 posted on 03/30/2013 6:09:00 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Gen.Blather

she dead now?


11 posted on 03/30/2013 6:09:58 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SkyPilot

The B-2 flight probably cost the tax payers less than the Obama brat’s spring break in the Bahamas and Sun Valley.


12 posted on 03/30/2013 6:11:34 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: yldstrk

“she dead now?”

She’s 64 and totally focused in on controlling the lives of underprivileged children in her church. On the surface it seems good, but man, is she ever in “control.” None of us have spoken with her except as absolutely necessary for decades.

The point of the posting is the extended and abnormal childhood of society’s takers. They get their way by being so vocal and physcial nobody wants to go to the mats fighting and politically dying against gay marriage, unions or whatever the takers are focused on.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 6:19:46 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SkyPilot

Reminding that fat retard in N.K. that we can zot his dumb ass any time we want to?

Money well spent.


14 posted on 03/30/2013 6:20:56 AM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: IbJensen

Damn, that could have payed most of the next vacation for the firsts.


15 posted on 03/30/2013 6:21:11 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Gen.Blather

hey I grew up with 2 narcissist parents and two narcissist siblings. Only my brother and I were close to being “normal” but we have both paid a huge price. I know what you are talking about. You said “had” so I thought maybe she croaked.


16 posted on 03/30/2013 6:22:32 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: billhilly

Yeah. It might come close.

These occupants of the White Hut create so much air traffic they might require a White Hut airport and air traffic controllers.


17 posted on 03/30/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: yldstrk

I grew up in highly dysfunctional family, but they all got better after I left home.


18 posted on 03/30/2013 6:31:16 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SkyPilot
Nuking Pyongyang without warning and simultaneously bombing their military installations would be better for the people of NK than all the “aid” we ever sent there combined.
19 posted on 03/30/2013 6:43:04 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: SkyPilot

2.1 mil? Seems like a lot of jet fuel. Taking the entire cost of two B52’s and dividing by operating hours is bound to give some huge number. What if they just sat idle - would the cost of B52 construction have changed? Like all gov’t operations, the military is a money pit staffed with people who’s primary focus is to endlessly increase their operating budget.


20 posted on 03/30/2013 7:08:37 AM PDT by zagger
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To: SkyPilot

It costs less to send two state-of-the-art bombers halfway around the world than for the average monthly vacation for the “O” girlzzz...


21 posted on 03/30/2013 7:13:08 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: SkyPilot

Wow, you mean is cost “almost” as much as sending Obama on few days vacation?


22 posted on 03/30/2013 7:20:31 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: SkyPilot

A couple days ago I looked at the Apple Maps satellite pictures of Whiteman AFB. I was surprised to see a B-2 on the flightline (instead of in a hanger) and a bunch of T-38s. What a re 50 year old trainers doing on the same base as our most advanced bomber? Apparently the B-2 is so expensive to fly, the pilots maintain their hours flying the T-38s. (I believe the U-2 pilots do the same up at Beale AFB.) This sounds like money well spent as our pilots participated in a valuable exercise and we showed our enemies we can project power anywhere in the world from Missouri! (It sort of reminds me when a couple B-52s launched from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana all of the way to the middle east so they could fire off their ALCMs at Iraq during Desert Storm.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 7:45:19 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: Gen.Blather
The difference being that when Obama gets what he has worked so hard to achieve, the collapses of the United States government, there will be no money on the EBT, not a ten percent reduction. The hard working son will survive, on less once again by working hard and diligently, the crazy sister will starve to death throwing a tantrum that nobody has time for or cares about anymore.
24 posted on 03/30/2013 8:00:02 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SkyPilot
Air Force says B-2 mission cost $2.1 million

We can pay for it by canceling four or five of Idiot Joe Biden's trips home to Delaware.

25 posted on 03/30/2013 8:25:45 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Gen.Blather
It’s the same with the entitlement crowd. Take 10% of their entitlement in Sequestration and there would be well organized Nazis picketing politicians homes and the capital. The news would cover it and politicians, especially Democrats, would be damaged. The military is like us kids who were not crazy. We got disciplined and said nothing; no fight at all. As a result the crazy sister took from us and although we resented it, we said nothing.

Apt analogy.

No politician "fears" a bunch of NASA engineers, VA nurses, T-38 mechanics, or Intel Analysts going crazy on them. They DO fear a bunch of out of control takers who would resort to violence in a second if their EBT cards were cut.

26 posted on 03/30/2013 9:03:36 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Joe 6-pack

lol!


27 posted on 03/30/2013 2:18:33 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SkyPilot

We should have had them tow advertising banners.

Like Bud Light or Burger King.

Those pics got a LOT of views.....


28 posted on 03/30/2013 2:20:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SkyPilot

The day I see Democrats complain about the cost of something is the day I know we did something right.


29 posted on 03/30/2013 2:38:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Gen.Blather

“Takers” are “Looters.” Keep thinking of it in those terms. They are not just taking, they are taking from you. That’s looting.


30 posted on 03/30/2013 2:44:33 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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