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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:00 am
 


Title: Navy looks into buying fuel tankers
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Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2008-08-28 09:26:32
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:00 am
 


Why? Harper won't pay for those either...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:01 am
 


Hopefully he'll pay for something, eventually. CASR had some interesting ideas about this - buying surplus 'merkun stuff at a reasonable price.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:25 pm
 


Streaker wrote:
Hopefully he'll pay for something, eventually. CASR had some interesting ideas about this - buying surplus 'merkun stuff at a reasonable price.


Do you want Canada to be a dumping ground for unwanted or obsolete American military hardware?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:35 pm
 


saturn_656 wrote:
Streaker wrote:
Hopefully he'll pay for something, eventually. CASR had some interesting ideas about this - buying surplus 'merkun stuff at a reasonable price.


Do you want Canada to be a dumping ground for unwanted or obsolete American military hardware?


The proposals put forth by CASR weren't for obsolete stuff, just surplus, thus possibly available to Canada at a good price.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:37 pm
 


Streaker wrote:
saturn_656 wrote:
Streaker wrote:
Hopefully he'll pay for something, eventually. CASR had some interesting ideas about this - buying surplus 'merkun stuff at a reasonable price.


Do you want Canada to be a dumping ground for unwanted or obsolete American military hardware?


The proposals put forth by CASR weren't for obsolete stuff, just surplus, thus possibly available to Canada at a good price.


It's probably better than their ideas for Russian hardware... but would you really want Canada to finance the American Military-Industrial war machine? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:42 pm
 


saturn_656 wrote:
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saturn_656 wrote:

Do you want Canada to be a dumping ground for unwanted or obsolete American military hardware?


The proposals put forth by CASR weren't for obsolete stuff, just surplus, thus possibly available to Canada at a good price.


It's probably better than their ideas for Russian hardware... but would you really want Canada to finance the American Military-Industrial war machine? :lol:


:lol:

No such danger if we can get the stuff at below cost. :idea:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:48 pm
 


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No such danger if we can get the stuff at below cost. :idea:


Canada isn't the kind of country the USA typically supplies military hardware at below cost too.

So we don't get a repeat of the Upholder mess, we should look at any used military hardware with a very critical eye.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:01 pm
 


Streaker wrote:
Hopefully he'll pay for something, eventually. CASR had some interesting ideas about this - buying surplus 'merkun stuff at a reasonable price.


No, he's cutting back on defence spending because he's learned that it doesn't get votes.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:25 pm
 


Streaker wrote:
Hopefully he'll pay for something, eventually. CASR had some interesting ideas about this - buying surplus 'merkun stuff at a reasonable price.



HYPOCRITE

What happened to your Anti USA stance at every venture?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:28 pm
 


I hear the Exxon Valdez is on sale for a pretty good price.

What about nuclear powered ships? Possibility or pie in the sky?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:39 pm
 


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What about nuclear powered ships? Possibility or pie in the sky?


Not really practical unless you're thinking aircraft carriers or SSN/SSBN's.

The Russians do use nuclear powered icebreakers but I doubt such beasts would be cost effective for us, having none of the required infrastructure to support nuke ships.

I vote pie in the sky...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:44 pm
 


PENATRATOR wrote:
Streaker wrote:
Hopefully he'll pay for something, eventually. CASR had some interesting ideas about this - buying surplus 'merkun stuff at a reasonable price.



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What happened to your Anti USA stance at every venture?


Wouldn't buying from them below cost be consistent with my anti-Americanism?


We should screw 'em whenever we can.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:45 pm
 


We could build Conservative Party ships and have inmates row them asea. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:11 pm
 


Streaker wrote:
PENATRATOR wrote:
Streaker wrote:
Hopefully he'll pay for something, eventually. CASR had some interesting ideas about this - buying surplus 'merkun stuff at a reasonable price.



HYPOCRITE

What happened to your Anti USA stance at every venture?


Wouldn't buying from them below cost be consistent with my anti-Americanism?


We should screw 'em whenever we can.


well you twist your hate to suite your adgenda man, whatever floats your boat. As soon as a sale like this was announced, you would be the first one on here complaining and you Know it.


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