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One of the biggest waste of my tax dollars finally cut!

This is by far one of the biggest waste of tax money next to all the war and welfare. It's about time this testosterone fest is put to rest.
Blue Angels grounded by budget cuts for rest of 2013
Facing major budget cuts in federal spending, the Navy has canceled the remaining 2013 performances of the Blue Angels.

In a statement, the Navy says the famous flight demonstration squadron will continue to train in Pensacola, Fla. but resources will make performance for the rest of the year impossible.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57578629/blue-angels-gro...



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I like 'em!

As a confirmed "airplane nut", as long as I am paying for the "Armed Forces", I might as well get a little entertainment out of them, and see what I'm paying for.

The Blue Angels are all just regular pilots on special duty demonstrating skills all navy pilots are expected to have. If they weren't doing air shows, they'd still be flying around just as much or more on regular training flights.

p.s. The Navy is authorized by the Constitution.

Oh Look! Its more washington monument syndrome

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument_Syndrome

is a political tactic used in the United States by government agencies when faced with budget cuts. The tactic entails cutting the most visible or appreciated service provided by the government, from popular services such as national parks and libraries[1] to valued public employees such as teachers and firefighters.[2] This is done to gain support for tax increases that the public would otherwise be against. The name derives from the National Park Service's alleged habit of saying that any cuts would lead to an immediate closure of the wildly popular Washington Monument.[4] Critics compare the tactic to hostage taking or blackmail.[5]

Depends on your definition of "biggest"

The Blue Angels budget is minuscule compared to the Navy's total budget. I'd like it if they'd cancel a new carrier and fly the Blue Angels.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

Saw them at Little Rock last year

Very talented pilots. Had to work in 100 degree weather for the entire show though. Burnt me up.

I used to see them all the time but wouldn't miss them and...

...wouldn't pay extra taxes to support them if I had a choice. I wonder if they will be cancelling the MEGA Fireworks extravanganzas and Navy Band concerts that ran all summer long in Newport, RI also.

I'd rather see them discontinue chemtrail spraying out of some of the airforce bases before they cut back on music though.

Ah, the Blue Angels. Never

Ah, the Blue Angels. Never seen em perform, but I could have. I have a 1995 advertisement poster of them in my room, figure it might be worth something some day.
Really though, while I agree things need cutting, It would be far better to cut the stuff that would actually make a difference instead of making a big deal of the side show stuff.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

They're creating a situation where people want more spending

They're not cutting back on building bombs or spying on people, lavish vacations and state parties continue as planned, and you don't see them releasing non-violent federal prisoners. Nope, it's all White House tours, TSA agents and Air Shows that get cut. So instead of dropping a few less bombs or skipping laser beams for a while, people can't tour around, have to wait longer at the airport, and can't see the cool air show.
I'm not saying it's not good to cut things from the government, but the way it's being done is so obviously planned to make people upset about spending cuts and beg for more government spending.

Biggest waste of tax dollars cut?

Was the State abolished?

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

The only purpose this serves is

To intimidate and glorify .

Shut it down!

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

If there were value, then they could make money performing.

But why does an Industrial Killing machine need to advertise the terror they can bring.

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Next we will see a flyby

In formation of drones... And I'm not being funny, you are spot on.

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The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Cloned for Drone Wars

The year before I attended the Ann Arbor Campus the Diag was pockmarked with symbolic bomb craters.

It was the same summer that Tricky Dick took us off the partial Gold Standard. The US declared bankruptcy then dared creditors to come and get it.

Here I am some 40 years later and the wars drone on, pausing only because the media looked away. The victims were not so lucky.

Have you heard of George Peace of ERIM? I always wondered what they were doing up there on Plymouth Road. It was Design build and test flying drones.

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No never heard of them

I heard there is a test site out off Kensington Rd in Brighton south of I96 by Island Lake.

I also know of a company named Williams Intl in Commerce off M5 that makes the turbines for tomahawk cruise missiles ....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I've seen one drone. May have heard several more.

I don't know who was controlling them. About 5mi from Island Lake here.

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I bet it came from Kensington

I haven't seen one yet and run those trails all the time...

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I haven't seen a picture of one like this.

It was a pusher prop, maybe 20 ft long.

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