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"We're broke!" Except for a $13 BILLION Nuke-powered AirCraft Carrier: USS Gerald Ford, THE Most Expensive Warship Ever Built!

Setting aside the 'Constitutional legitimacy' of maintaining a Navy, apropos of its eponymous sake, guess it too will be a failure, or a coverup artist like Gerald, eh? LOL...er.. .o?

Behold, "the most expensive warship ever built"! The Titanic of Naval warfare; hope it works better than oBUSHmaScare:

Time-Lapse Video: Building a Navy Aircraft Carrier

http://youtu.be/NcBc_0Ve75w
WSJDigitalNetwork
Published on Nov 9, 2013

Watch a time-lapse video that shows the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the PCU Gerald Ford, under construction. It is the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Courtesy: U.S. Navy

Costly ‘technological marvel’: US Navy christens new class $13bn aircraft carrier

Published time: November 10, 2013 17:57
Edited time: November 11, 2013 10:21


CVN 78 (Gerald R Ford) at the shipyard during the initial filling of the drydock. (Photo from Wikipedia.org

The US Navy has christened the first of a new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the 13-billion-dollar USS Gerald R. Ford. The ship, hailed as the most technologically advanced ever built, is expected to join the fleet in 2016.

The ship is the Navy's first carrier designed in more than 40 years. The Ford-class aircraft carriers will replace current Nimitz class that was launched in 1972. The Ford is projected to stay in service until 2057.

The ship, named after US President Gerald Ford, was christened at the ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. on Saturday. The new aircraft carrier is planned to replace the USS Enterprise (CVN-65).

H/T: InfoWars.com

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Christening the USS Gerald Ford: inside the most advanced, most expensive warship ever built
Is the $13 billion price tag worth it?

By Matt Stroud on November 12, 2013 09:31 am Email @ssttrroouudd

[LOL: gotta love the oddball juxtaposition; who knew that a $13 BILLION nuclear-powered aircraft carrier would have its prop bolts tightened by a manual torque-wrench, just like the one in your own garage...okay, so albeit: much larger]

This weekend, the United States Navy christened what many claim is its greatest engineering achievement: the USS Gerald Ford supercarrier, the first in a completely new line of warships called the Ford class.

The ship, seated in a huge dock on the James River near the southern district of Newport News, Virginia, is the most technologically advanced, the most expensive, and one of the largest warships ever built. That's according to the Navy, but there's not much reason to doubt the assertions. The ship is huge. Rising out of the ocean to the height of a large office complex and stretching out toward the horizon as far as a couple football fields, it’s able to house a town’s population of more than 4,500 people, and, when it’s finally commissioned for duty on the high seas in 2016, it will weigh an astonishing 90,000 tons.

What’s more, the USS Gerald Ford — identified by its hull number, CVN 78, and known conversationally as "the Ford" — is also outfitted with electromagnetic catapults designed to shoot fighter jets into the sky (these had previously needed pneumatic systems; Ford-class carriers offered all-new technology), and the most advanced radar system ever deployed by the US military.

America christens $13billion aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford capable of launching 220 airstrikes a day

+ USS Gerald R. Ford will cost $13Billion when finished
+ Carrier will be equipped to launch 220 airstrikes per day
+ Ship holds 4,000 sailors and marines and is virtually invisible to enemy radar
+ Project faces criticism after becoming beset by delays and cost overruns
+ Navy plans to buy another three carriers, at a cost of $43 billion

By Daily Mail Reporter, Ryan Gorman and Associated Press Reporter

PUBLISHED: 12:38 EST, 9 November 2013
UPDATED: 03:02 EST, 11 November 2013

The US Navy today christened the USS Gerald Ford, costliest and most deadly aircraft carrier ever built.

The $13billion warship is the first in the Navy's newest generation of aircraft carriers. It was launched in a grand ceremony Saturday from the Newport News, VA., naval yard.

The Ford is expected to stay commissioned for five decades and will enter the fleet in 2016.

The giant 1,106-foot USS Gerald R. Ford is be able to launch 220 airstrikes per day from its two runways, hold 4,000 sailors and marines while appearing virtually invisible to enemy radar.


State-of-the-art: This graphic illustrates the cutting edge technology in the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier



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Uncle Sugar Bucks is far from

Uncle Sugar Bucks is far from broke.

CAFRs (Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports) prove it. This ship proves it. America's military has proven that our government can fund wars for over a decade. No other nation on earth could sustain such an idea.

The one thing I never agreed with Ron Paul about was when he would often say, "We're broke, we can't afford it anymore." That always left me scratching my head because the real books, not the, "budget," clearly show that America is rolling in cash. "CAFR" Google it.

Feds’ 2013 tax haul will be biggest ever

"Both the CBO and the White House estimate the government will collect around $2.7 trillion in 2013, up from around $2.45 trillion last year."

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/147700-...

------------------- full article linked above

Most states are running tax surpluses, not deficits.

The Feds' are raking in record amounts of cash via taxation.

They rake it in and spend it just as fast on purpose. Why?

I've come to my own conclusions regarding the dollar. The government wants to take in, and spend as many dollars as possible - and wants people to spend dollars on FOREIGN goods as much as possible.

Why? To have the world's dominant currency. They literally want to shovel as many dollars in to the world's economy as possible, with no such thing as saturation because the world economy is limitless.

The FED created the housing bubble, it popped in 2008 and what happened? They bailed out the rest of the world with $16 trillion.

If the dollar was about to collapse, as many predicted back then and still do today...then why did the world economy essentially pay for America's housing bubble with $16 trillion in loans?

I never understood why a government paid for hammer or toilet seat would cost $10,000 but now I think I'm starting to understand why.

I think the whole purpose of the US military is to allow and hasten as many Federal Reserve Notes (debt instruments) in to the world's economy as possible.

Countries like Iraq, and Libya were threats to the US World Currency in the Middle East.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

That thing ought to scare the crap out of some Somali pirates.

I think that is the only adversary our Navy has faced in combat on the open seas in the past few decades.

Hold On Naysayers, This Money Pit Has a Duel Purpose

What the Navy has not divulged to the public (as a matter of national security) is when the USS Gerald R. Ford, CVN 78 is not training for war, it will be on loan to the Flotsam Universal Bilge and Removal project, code name, FUBAR.

FUBAR was created by UNCEOW (United Nations Committee TO Eradicate Ocean Waste) to coordinate with the coalition on Clean Ocean Action to address the gigantic pool of trash that originated from the horrific Japanese tsunami in 2011. The wreckage is currently reported to have accumulated in area equal to the size of the state of Texas and is floating towards the west coast of the U.S. (see: http://www.catholic.org/internation/international_story.php?... ).

The Ford will use its sophisticated maneuvering capability to sail back and forth around the flotsam and ultimately guide it to the shores of Mexico, similar to what a sheepdog does when herding sheep. The Mexican government does not know of this plan as of yet. However the Obama administration has every intention of informing the Mexican ambassador via U.S. State Department channels when the right time presents itself.

It has been suggested by Pentagon officials this duel role of preventing the invasion of flotsam must be considered equal to the problem of illegal immigration and therefore is requesting from the U.S. Congress additional funding for flotsam control. Several U.S. senators have commented this could be the next "big threat" the military has to deal with in order to assure the defense of the nation.

Some politicians have even suggested a flotsam fee should be assessed to every American very much like the Obamacare penalty currently enforced by the IRS. Next Tuesday the Committee on Removing All Pollution (CRAP) will meet in Washington with the insurance lobby to see if there is a viable way to subsidize the cost of this serious situation.

Stay tuned for further updates as they emerge. :)

Named after

the John F. Kennedy killer.

though the Nixon insider & dirty trickster Roger Stone seems to

think that it was certainly LBJ, with a few helping hands in the form of CIA, the Mob, and TX BigOil:

Roger Stone, O.G.Politiko/Nixon Insider: LBJ killed JFK! Along w/CIA, the Mob, and TX Big Oil + James Corbett on LAX False Flag!

Apropos of the 50th 'Anniversary' of the JFK Assassination, this month; Roger Stone interview segment-only:

Nixon's Dirty Trickster: LBJ Killed JFK | Interview with Roger Stone

http://youtu.be/IeDRov7zutY
breakingtheset
Published on Nov 4, 2013

Abby Martin speaks with former Nixon White House advisor and self-proclaimed 'GOP Hitman', Roger Stone, about his new book 'The Man Who Killed Kennedy' as well as his career behind the scenes of dirty politics.

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[270] Obama Kills Proudly, How to Start a Revolution, GOP Hitman on JFK Murder [FULL Show]

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breakingtheset
Published on Nov 4, 2013

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin calls out President Obama for boasting about his proficiency in targeted assassinations, citing the book 'Double Down' where Obama was quoted speaking to aides about the US drone program. Abby then speaks with Jamila Raqib, executive director of the Albert Einstein institution, about the work of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp in setting guidelines for non-violent resistance and the steps for achieving a peaceful revolution. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with former Nixon White House advisor and self-proclaimed 'GOP Hitman', Roger Stone, about his new book 'The Man Who Killed Kennedy' as well as his career behind the scenes of dirty politics.

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[271] Voting Day Blues, TSA Shooting Aftermath, Stopping Stop and Frisk & Million Mask March

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breakingtheset
Published on Nov 5, 2013

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on voting day in Virginia and New Jersey, highlighting important ballot initiatives such as a marijuana legalization and GMO labeling, and calls out the corporate influence of elections that undermines the democratic process.

Abby then comments on the LAX shooting that claimed the life of one TSA officer, and calls attention to the agency's request for more armed guards at airport checkpoints.

Abby then speaks with James Corbett, independent journalist and host of the Corbett Report, about the decades long clandestine NATO operation called 'Gladio', that fostered terror in the post-Cold War era, discussing evidence that suggests the program continues to this day.

Abby then speaks with Deepa Kumar about the halting of the overhaul of the NYPD's Stop and Frisk program by a district court and the continuing surveillance by New York police on Muslim communities well outside New York City's jurisdiction. BTS wraps up the show with coverage of the Million Mask March and a discussion about what Guy Fawkes Day signifies for the modern world.

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UPDATE 1: Roger Stone interviewed by Lew Rockwell

Roger Stone: It Was LBJ
Roger Stone talks to Lew Rockwell about who murdered JFK.

November 6, 2013
Podcast Length [ 17:31 ] Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download

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http://www.facebook.com/RogerStone

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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

They may not make websites very well

But they sure can make a boat! I don't think OPEC will abandon the dollar any time soon, not with this thing out there spreading democracy. LOL

well,

the Titanic did float...for awhile, too!

xD

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

18 minutes

Our own Admiralty has estimated the US Carrier fleet will last 18 minutes in a head to head confrontation with Russia's sub fleet. Do you remember when the chinese popped an old sub up undetected 600 meters off the Nimitz a few years ago? ...just remember 18 minutes.

The story about the

Chinese sub surprising the Nimitz was BS. They had the sub locked on for destruction and the Chinese knew it, as their subs are a POS. Now, the Rusky's subs are a different story, and their supersonic missles make our carriers nothing more than 'sea graveyards'. While we bow to the MIC to build useless project like this, and wasting trillions on the phony ME wars, the Rusky's have spent their money on hightec superior missle technology, that we can't stop!

Carriers are not meant to go

Carriers are not meant to go to war against other top notch militaries, they are really just a platform of oppression so we can bomb third world countries into submission...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Like the huge battleships of WWI and WWII

Not really that functional in an out to out war, but the intimidation factor is off the scale. They are also very good in humanitarian disasters, the aircraft carrier now in the Philippines can desalinate 450,000 gallons of water a day, treat many hundreds in the sick bay, transport thousands of pounds of food inland, so they do have other functions than war.

the second picture (down) looks like an . . .

evil cartoon face--

bizarre--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

actually

more like the ass of an evil cartoon face.

xD

PS. well, the first picture (initially thought you were referring to the prop photo, because the first image is a YT still...) does indeed look like a "Y-shaped" face of a Decepticon, for sure.D

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul