Sgt.Deweyya well my skool doesnt have rotc so ive been in that fer about a year and i like it so ya
Dewey, though I do appreciate your contribution to the converesation, I have to interject here.
During an internet discussion, there are only two ways to convey intelligence. One is to converse in a proper manner. This includes puncuation, grammar, spelling, capitalization, et cetera. The other is to know what you're talking about. You seem to have the latter covered, so just try to make your posts look more like the following...
Yeah, well my school doesn't have an ROTC program, so I've been in that for aboutu a year. I like it. Now, who do you think people will think more highly of?
Well, that's assuming people know what "aboutu" means^.^
Crazy WolfSo, in other words, our government is being run by idiots.
Don't tell me that comes as a surprise to you.
It kinda does. I mean, there was that problem with one of the Hawaiian-island hoppers(Aloha or Hawaiian), where the front top of the plane ripped off, sucking out a stewardess. This was caused because of the massive amounts of stress put on the aluminum, combined with the corrosive salt in the air(over an ocean), and the almost-constant take offs and landings. I mean, I know they were idiots, but this is something, I a 15-year old student, knows more about.
Well there was a Japanese airliner that crashed because they only put one row of fasteners on the aft pressure bulkhead instead of the required 2 during maintenance. When it gaveway they lost all steering. They could keep the plane level, but that was it. Kind of sucks to lose steering right when your course takes you right into a mountain.
TWA flight 800 and the center fuel tank. The risk of a center fuel tank explosion was known by Boeing years before it happened. However, the decision was that it would be cheaper to pay off the lawsuits from an actual incident than to actually fix the problem.
One of my dad's favorite stories (I think it was from when he worked at Boeing's customer service) was when the Air Force needed to procure a wrench. It cost them tens of thousands of dollars because the damn thing wasn't the right color. They told the Air Force that any damn wrench would work, BUT because of all thre red tape in the Air Force and the government, they couldn't just go to a hardware store to get it. Well they could, but once the paper pushers find out, then that's when things start to get hairy.
Well, that sounds like fun. Maybe it'd be easier for the maintenance crews to get a foundry, get a forge, and build their own damn parts.
Oh no no no no no, we can't have that either. Remember, the business model says we need to out source.
Now here's a positive feed back loop if I've ever seen one. Let out source the business side that makes these decisions. It would be a never ending loop since we'd be out sourcing to one group who says we need to out source. So we send it to another group that says we should out source. At some point we'll end up back where we started.
Well, that seems so simple and easy, why don't we apply the same principle to our government?