Yeah I was looking at the Yukon too, because there's a Northern allowance but the rents are higher than Vancouver And you should hear all the losers crying for $800 a month rent when a one bedroom is like $2000 a month.
See nobody wants to take the risk of building suites in an economy that's based on current resource prices. The bust could come at any moment then you'd be caught hanging on to a bag of frozen shit.
the 36,000 man IDF got it's ass kicked by the 6000 man Hezbollah in the last war they had and Hezbollah even knocked out an Israeli warship off the coast with a surface to surface missile...that surprised a lot of people..
and Israel enjoyed complete and total air superiority. No contest.
he lesson here is the same one all of you suckers should have learned from watching the financial news this year: the people at the top are just as dumb as you are, just meaner and greedier. And that goes for the ones running the US surface fleet as much as it does for the GM or Chrysler honchos. Hell, they even look the same. Take that Wagoner ass who just got the boot from GM and put him in a tailored uniform and he could walk on as an admiral in any officers club from Guam to Diego Garcia. You have to stop thinking somebody up there is looking out for you.
One day we'll wake up to a second Pearl Harbor. Maybe not this year--fighting a joke like Saddam, the US Navy can probably getting away with sending its carriers into the Persian Gulf. But if Iran gets involved, those carriers won't last one day. If they ever approach the Chinese coast in wartime, they'll just vanish. If a carrier-based group steams anywhere near the North Korean coast...well, there won't even be enough left to make a good dive-site.
And the sickest part is that the admirals and the captains and the contractors all know it. Goddamn. Maybe we deserve what's gonna happen to us. Only thing is, it won't be the brass who die. It'll be the poor trusting kids on those carriers who'll die, the poor suckers who thought they'd get free training and a world tour, or even get the chance to "defend America." They'll die not even believing what's happening to them as the whole giant hulk starts cracking up and sliding into the water.
What the battleship was in 1941, the aircraft carrier is now: a big, proud, expensive...sitting duck.Aircraft carriers came out of WW II looking powerful, but that was before microchips. Now, when an enemy tanker can fire 60 self-guiding cruise missiles from hundreds of miles away, no carrier will survive its first real battle.
Carriers are not only the biggest and most expensive ships ever built--they're the most vulnerable. Because even one serious cruise-missile hit means the carrier can't launch its planes, its best weapons. They will sink to the bottom with their crews, not having fired a shot.
That was the real lesson of Millennium Challenge II. And that's what has the Navy so furious at van Riper: he blew their cover. He showed all the hicks back home that the carrier battle fleet can be sunk by "small planes and boats." As weapons become smaller and deadlier, big targets just won't survive.
Due to his criticism regarding the scripted nature of the new exercise, Van Riper resigned his position in the midst of the war game. Van Riper later expressed concern that the war game's purpose had shifted to reinforce existing doctrine and notions of infallibility within the U.S. military rather than serve as a learning experience.
Van Riper also stated that the war game was rigged so that it appeared to validate the modern, joint-service war-fighting concepts it was supposed to be testing. He was quoted in the ZDFNew York Times documentary The Perfect War as saying that what he saw in MC02 echoed the same view promoted by the Department of Defense under Robert McNamara before and during the Vietnam War, namely that the U.S. military could not and would not be defeated.
Red, commanded by retired Marine Corps Lt. General Paul K. Van Riper, used old methods to evade Blue's sophisticated electronic surveillance network. Van Riper used motorcycle messengers to transmit orders to front-line troops and World War II light signals to launch airplanes without radio communications.
Red received an ultimatum from Blue, essentially a surrender document, demanding a response within 24 hours. Thus warned of Blue's approach, Red used a fleet of small boats to determine the position of Blue's fleet by the second day of the exercise. In a preemptive strike, Red launched a massive salvo of cruise missiles that overwhelmed the Blue forces' electronic sensors and destroyed sixteen warships. This included one aircraft carrier, ten cruisers and five of six amphibious ships. An equivalent success in a real conflict would have resulted in the deaths of over 20,000 service personnel. Soon after the cruise missile offensive, another significant portion of Blue's navy was "sunk" by an armada of small Red boats, which carried out both conventional and suicide attacks that capitalized on Blue's inability to detect them as well as expected.
At this point, the exercise was suspended, Blue's ships were "re-floated", and the rules of engagement were changed; this was later justified by General Peter Pace as follows: "You kill me in the first day and I sit there for the next 13 days doing nothing, or you put me back to life and you get 13 more days' worth of experiment out of me. Which is a better way to do it?" After the reset, both sides were ordered to follow predetermined plans of action. After the wargame was restarted, the war game was forced to follow a script drafted to ensure a Blue Force victory. Among the rules imposed by this script, Red Force was ordered to turn on all his anti-aircraft radar in order for them to be destroyed, and Red Force was not allowed to shoot down any of the aircraft bringing Blue Force troops ashore. Van Riper also claimed that exercise officials denied him the opportunity to use his own tactics and ideas against Blue Force, and that they also ordered Red Force not to use certain weapons systems against Blue Force and even ordered that the location of Red Force units to be reve
We know that Muslims are evil violent ass backwards shitheads. But they have their own corner of the world and they are firmly lodged in it. Even if you wanted to exterminate them as many do that is practically impossible for many reasons not the least of which are economic.
In the world I grew up in this was not a problem. The muslims were easy to ignore; you simply didn't go to their country and our government kept them out of our country. They were seen as sneaky treacherous morons but they were also seen as lazy idle rug riders that just wanted to sit around smoking hash and chewing khat leaves all day.
With the 70's this changed; suddenly we had to be deeply embroiled in their affairs to an almost insane degree while all of a sudden it became imperative to allow large numbers of them to come pouring into here. Anyone with half a brain could see this was a recipe for multiple explosions of violence at any one of a number of flash points.
Pat Buchanan saw this and wrote extensively about it in many books. It was all too obvious. All one had to do was go and see The Battle For Algiers to see that such an engagement would be unwinnable and intractable.
So one is compelled to ask; why this sudden need for engagement? Why the need to embroil ourselves in their affairs? Ike had put his foot down and stopped it during the Suez crisis.
But the immigration reforms of 1965 that affected all of western civilization were imposed on us by some invisible force that is unmistakable. And now we're into the middle east neck deep.
When a crime is committed one asks immedately; "Who profits?"
Who does profit from this double edged engagement with Islam?
A handful of jewish power brokers do, that's who. The big shots in the City of London and Wall St. The rest of us are dragged along for the ride.
Here's an idea for peace; we keep them out of here, out of Paris and Marseilles and Rome and Milan and New York and Toronto and Australia and we stay out of there. Stop wasting money on insane unwinnable wars that are the equivalent of jamming a broomstick handle up a doberman's asshole.
Buckminster Fuller felt that something like 85% of the human race was engaged in pointless make work that was wasting huge amounts of valuable resources just on commuting alone. He said it would be cheaper to pay that 85% to stay at home and just do nothing rather than have it bustling around getting in the way. The 15% could do all the serious work that was necessary to sustain the rest and continue what we consider human technological progress. The 85% could then do what they wanted within reason and limited means. Watch sports, jack off or study mathematics and physics. Whatever.
Right now computer scanners have great difficulty seeing hair...they can see solid objects like the head but the hair is soft and feathery and doesn't show up on scanners. That's a problem that eventually will be solved.