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Space Force!

Post by Crazywisdom » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:19 pm

Prediction:

Everybody gets a ray gun!!! pew pew!!

“Come in, Star Commander, I think I detect space junk.”

This will inevitably become a joke that breaks his re-election chances. By far the silliest idea ever.
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Re: Space Force!

Post by conebeckham » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:33 pm

One can only hope.....










(That it breaks his chances, not that Buck Rogers in the 21st Century becomes a reality...LOL).
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Re: Space Force!

Post by Miroku » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:53 pm

I want a lightsaber :jedi: and cool beard ...
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Re: Space Force!

Post by conebeckham » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:41 pm

དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Space Force!

Post by Quay » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:55 am

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It is better to grasp straight away their very essence--
The unchanging fortress of the Dharmakaya."

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Post by justsit » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:52 am

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Re: Space Force!

Post by Fortyeightvows » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 am

Is it silly for China to have a space force?
Or only silly for trump?

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Re: Space Force!

Post by Grigoris » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:06 pm

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 am
Is it silly for China to have a space force?
Or only silly for trump?
For both.
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Re: Space Force!

Post by The Cicada » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:53 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:28 am
Is it silly for China to have a space force?
Or only silly for trump?
For both.
The events leading up to the plotline of Firefly are taking shape.

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Re: Space Force!

Post by Emmet » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:18 pm

"Spanky and his Space Cadets"
:alien:
Just think of the resultant endless stream of insanely lucrative R&D contracts flowing into the ravenous gaping maw of the military-industrial complex. For example, consider the estimated (and almost certainly low-balled) $406 billion they've spent just on the F-35, a state-of-the-art, ultra-modern, space-age fighter that can barely fly and is arguably less reliable and combat-ready than the P-51. Meanwhile, 1.6 million children in America are homeless, 16.4 million American children live in poverty, and over half of America lives paycheck to paycheck, one unexpected car repair or medical bill from destitution, while our empire (the world's largest arms dealer) spends $610 billion a year on industrialized death, 34% of the world's total military expenditure, which is more than the next seven largest militaries combined.
The DoD's budget for next year; $717 billion.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms in not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children...This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."
Dwight Eisenhower, 1953

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Re: Space Force!

Post by Nemo » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:14 pm

I don't find the weaponization of space humorous.

https://spacenews.com/commentary-why-th ... onization/

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Re: Space Force!

Post by PeterC » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:08 am

Nemo wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:14 pm
I don't find the weaponization of space humorous.

https://spacenews.com/commentary-why-th ... onization/
It's probably going to happen fairly soon. There have been several theoretical programs to develop a kinetic bombardment weapon, which is not prohibited by any treaty. The concept is beautifully simple: you drop a object from orbit, ideally something hard and high-density (tungsten was a preferred option). Because it's entering the atmosphere at a narrow angle and travelling very fast, it's almost impossible to intercept, and because it doesn't require launching or flying anything that terrestrial radar could pick up, there's very little early warning of an incoming attack. It accumulates kinetic energy as it falls and generates the same explosive yield as a medium-sized nuclear weapon, minus the radiation and other inconveniences such as being classified as a WMD. The only bottleneck was that getting a large, heavy object into orbit would be very expensive, and it wasn't a particularly easy weapon to test inconspicuously.

Of course you could just put an actual WMD in orbit and use that instead. The Soviet Union planned to do that with the Almaz space station, but claim they never actually did. But they did deploy defensive space-to-space weapons on that station.

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Re: Space Force!

Post by DharmaN00b » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:29 pm

Brilliant Buddhists.> being so silly!

No sense in any shame at this point.

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Re: Space Force!

Post by kirtu » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:36 am

PeterC wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:08 am
The Soviet Union planned to do that with the Almaz space station, but claim they never actually did. But they did deploy defensive space-to-space weapons on that station.
I had thought that they test fired a weapon on Mir but it turned out to be Salyut-3, Almaz 2.

A very bad precedent.

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Re: Space Force!

Post by PeterC » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:16 am

kirtu wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:36 am
PeterC wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:08 am
The Soviet Union planned to do that with the Almaz space station, but claim they never actually did. But they did deploy defensive space-to-space weapons on that station.
I had thought that they test fired a weapon on Mir but it turned out to be Salyut-3, Almaz 2.

A very bad precedent.

Kirt
Interesting.

A little-known fact, which may change under Space Force (tm), is that the US has for some time not had a manned space launch capability. NASA crews, on selection, start learning Russian, and they launch from Kazakhstan. That’s one of the reasons why NASA was ok with SpaceX hiring a lot of their technical staff and using their work.

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