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#1 13 years ago

Retired Carrier Sunk Off Atlantic Coast

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050521/ap_on_re_us/carrier_sunk

Is it me or is there no respect for historic artifacts in this country? I've seen stories on all types of news stations (conservative, liberal, whatever...) about demolishing some buildings that has significant historical value.




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#2 13 years ago

I completely agree with you. I did a term paper on housing tear-downs -- some beautiful (and historic) homes have been demolished in the name of greed. It's rather sad...




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#3 13 years ago

Wonder how much nasty stuff they left aboard?




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#4 13 years ago

The hard, expensive part is maintaning something that big for eternity. If the taxpayers will shell out, I encourage it. But don't hold your breath.




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#5 13 years ago
!moofThe hard, expensive part is maintaning something that big for eternity. If the taxpayers will shell out, I encourage it. But don't hold your breath.

Good point, !moof. I imagine in certain cases (maybe even this one), the resources to maintain these relics are just not there (which is sad :(). I just hate seeing a building from 1855 (or something similar) getting mowed over to build a new wal-mart.




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#6 13 years ago
!moofThe hard, expensive part is maintaning something that big for eternity. If the taxpayers will shell out, I encourage it. But don't hold your breath.

Thats the issue. Sure, keep the old ships afloat, but how do u maintain them?

We have the 50+ year old Aircraft carrier Midway here in San Diego, and its open as a meuseum. But it costs like a million a year to maintain it. Thats ALOT of money.




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#7 13 years ago

Just keep one ship for every class (i.e. America class, Nimitz class), one ship for every state (i.e USS California, USS North Carolina), every ship named after a President (i.e. USS Jimmy Carter, USS George H.W. Bush), and historical ships (i.e. USS Lexington, WWII-era USS Enterprise, USS Constitution).




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#8 13 years ago

NiteStrykerThats the issue. Sure, keep the old ships afloat, but how do u maintain them?

We have the 50+ year old Aircraft carrier Midway here in San Diego, and its open as a meuseum. But it costs like a million a year to maintain it. Thats ALOT of money.

perhaps if you cut something from your defence budget you'd be better placed to pay for something educational, no?




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#9 13 years ago

How about the Missile Defense System? That will free up about 200 billion. That might just cover it.




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#10 13 years ago
!moofHow about the Missile Defense System? That will free up about 200 billion. That might just cover it.

Yeah, considering that it's faulty and has failed us several times in tests, I would have to agree. :beer: