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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #91
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yes. But only after totally lying their faces off to the Canadian people.

They said there was a contract that protected us from further cost increases.

So my comments were based on their insistence of this contract.

Now it turns out, they were lying. There was, no contract.

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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 07:25 PM   #92
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Pentagon: Trillion-Dollar Jet on Brink of Budgetary Disaster

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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the supposed backbone of the Pentagon’s future air arsenal, could need additional years of work and billions of dollars in unplanned fixes, the Air Force and the Government Accountability Office revealed on Tuesday. Congressional testimony by Air Force and Navy leaders, plus a new report by the GAO, heaped bad news on a program that was already almost a decade late, hundreds of billions of dollars over its original budget and vexed by mismanagement, safety woes and rigged test results.

At an estimated $1 trillion to develop, purchase and support through 2050, the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 was already the most expensive conventional weapons program ever even before Tuesday’s bulletins.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 07:31 PM   #94
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yet another mess he inherited.



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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:36 PM   #95
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Despite the Barf Limburger/Lion O'Reilly attempts to blame BO, this mess certainly started growing under the Shrub. BOs failure to squash it, is merely another indicator that he really is Bush III.

Having said all that; the Pentagon (Br)ass are the real culprits. They were very likely in cahoots with the corporate slugs over at Martin (I believe it's Martin but would have to check back to be sure).
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:43 PM   #96
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Despite the Barf Limburger/Lion O'Reilly attempts to blame BO, this mess certainly started growing under the Shrub. BOs failure to squash it, is merely another indicator that he really is Bush III.

Having said all that; the Pentagon (Br)ass are the real culprits. They were very likely in cahoots with the corporate slugs over at Martin (I believe it's Martin but would have to check back to be sure).
It was just a joke on my part. I suppose some of his supporters hoped he would kill it, but I haven't heard anyone blame BO for the F-35.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:58 PM   #97
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maybe he had an iron clad contract, like Harper said they had.



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F-35s don't meet military's requirements, documents show

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The federal government didn't follow normal procurement procedures to buy the F-35 fighter jets and the plane fails to meet at least one critical feature the government stipulated must be met, documents viewed by CBC News suggest.
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One of the 28 mandatory requirements listed is for the plane's sensor requirements. The document says the plane must be capable of providing the pilot with 360-degree, out-of-cockpit visual situational awareness in a no-light environment.

"According to the U.S. Department of Defence there are so many problems with this feature that they're actually designing a backup. In other words, the plane can't do it,"
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F-35 program to get overhaul following AG report

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Canada will re-examine the F-35 jet fighter program following the release of an auditor general's report tomorrow that slams the Defence Department regarding its compliance with procurement policies.

CBC News has learned that Auditor General Michael Ferguson will focus his criticism on the air force and on procurement officials inside the Defence Department.

The government is expected to strip the Defence Department of its responsibility for the program and set up a special secretariat of deputy ministers inside the Public Works Department to manage the program.

Sources say the government believes it was misled by military officials and will promise to be more transparent about the fighter jet purchase from Lockheed Martin.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2012, 08:23 PM   #100
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what, Harper and co doesn't support our military? They wanna kill aerospace jobs? whaaaaa?


Gee it's a wonder cons are suddenly silent about that "contract" we supposedly had.



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