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KSLA Shreveport joins sequestration insanity-Barksdale



Claims all 1300 civilian employees could be laid off.

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SHREVEPORT, LA -
"We don't need to do this to ourselves to know it's going to hurt. It's going to hurt, badly," said retired Brigadier General, Peyton Cole. He believes Barksdale Air Force Base, a base he describes as a mainstay of the Department of Defense, will feel that pain soon thanks to the automatic cuts that will be implemented should Congress fail to pass a budget.

Billions of dollars in cuts to the military is seen by many as dangerous and irresponsible, especially considering the level of violence throughout the world today.

"We're going to have to cut back on flying hours, and that means training. And training is going to be impacted very severely," says General Cole.


I watch them train everyday, they aimlessly fly B-52's around 24 hours a day burning millions of dollars of jet fuel every day. It takes 5-6 thousand pounds of jet fuel just to get a B-52 off the ground







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I watch them train everyday, they aimlessly fly B-52's around 24 hours a day burning millions of dollars of jet fuel every day.


Hahahaha yeah that what it is.






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Strannix
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Hahahaha yeah that what it is.


I've lived here my entire life, how much much benefit can come from doing touch and go's 24-7 365, this isn't the cold war, we have Subs and Silos, we don't need planes in the air 24/7.

We are out of money, what benefit does training do when you are borrowing the money from China?



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Jbird
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Yeah why do you think they do all those worthless ill planned touch and goes at KBAD?

What could be different about KBAD than say Minot? Hmmm could it be it is the training base for B-52 newbies?

Everything from basic flight through to wepaons deployment.

Which is cheaper launching an aircraft for touch and goes only or using one that has flown to the range so that the rest of the crew gets training?







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texashorn
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I'm too lazy to do a search, and figured this would be a good thread to ask, but has anyone seen the White House's "sequestration state-by-state impact report"?

This one is for Texas.

whitehouse.gov

Listen to this crap from the true believers:
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Already, the President has
worked with Congress to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion, but there’s more to do. The
President has put forward a balanced plan to not only avoid the harmful effects of the sequester but
also to reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion in total. The President’s plan meets Republicans
more than halfway and includes twice as many spending cuts as it does tax revenue from the
wealthy.
Unfortunately, many Republicans in Congress refuse to ask the wealthy to pay a little more by closing
tax loopholes so that we can protect investments that are helping grow our economy and keep our
country safe. By not asking the wealthy to pay a little more, Republicans are forcing our children,
seniors, troops, military families and the entire middle class to bear the burden of deficit reduction.



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BIG cuts are GOING TO HAPPEN. Just a matter of whether it's deliberate and targeted...or across the board.

No way they can give Obama the power to 'target'...cause he'll demagouge and do cuts to support his ideological agenda, while hurting his political opposition for the '14 election.

There needs be some BAD HURT, so what's left of the sane folk will wake up an NEVER elect a man like Obama again.

It's goin down; we'll have to build from the bottom up.







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BIG cuts are GOING TO HAPPEN. Just a matter of whether it's deliberate and targeted...or across the board.


The problem is he doesn't want departments to have the flexibilty to do the smart thing, he wants it to be a slash and burn plan so he can score easy political points.






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Congress and Obama are bitching about 85 billion dollars this year, not 2.5 trillion as Oboe and the media are bitching about loudly. Woodward said the other day that Oboe was fibbing about the deal. Why did he not say that the Messiah was lying his arse off as that is what a fib is, a lie.





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How about replacing some of those civilians with actual military personnel. I'm sure the USAF has some reservists/ANG members they can recall to fill the billets. Civilians are one of the reasons VAW-77 is no longer operational.





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Why did he not say that the Messiah was lying his arse off as that is what a fib is, a lie.


'Civility', and 'respect for the office', C.

Can also be labeled 'strain at a gnat and swallow a CAMEL'.







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Zach
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KSLA ... the TV station that cuts into LSU games to tell you that it's raining.





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Strannix
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KSLA ... the TV station that cuts into LSU games to tell you that it's raining.


I remember when that retard had to have a police escort home because he received death threats, and deservedly so.

He interrupted the entire second half of the LSU BAMA game to talk about some weak arse thunderstorms in East Texas






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It is depressing to see military brass carrying water for Obama. Even with the cuts they will still have more operating revenue than was received last year, what has changed that makes this not enough?





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Jbird
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Even with the cuts they will still have more operating revenue than was received last year, what has changed that makes this not enough?


The problem is the number of months remaining in the fiscal year to get it done, basically half way through the fiscal year. Compounded by the CR we are operating under is rapidly running out as well. Weak I know but that is the reality.






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