View Poll Results: Will the sequester result in a "Pearl Harbor II"?

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    "Hawaii Governor warns that sequestration will make Pearl Harbor less secure"

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/h...-politics.html

    Is anyone else concerned about this? I've heard that sequestration is 85 BILLION in cuts to future spending increases. Do you think this might leave us vulnerable to the Japanese?

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    my mind is full of wat

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    Quote Originally Posted by cymraeg13 View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/h...-politics.html

    Is anyone else concerned about this? I've heard that sequestration is 85 BILLION in cuts to future spending increases. Do you think this might leave us vulnerable to the Japanese?
    So, the Japanese are going to attack Pearl Harbor again?

    Don't really see that happening.

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    we nuked them twice already. im sure if they get froggy we can do it again. just the fear of us being able to will keep them in check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krunksmash View Post
    we nuked them twice already. im sure if they get froggy we can do it again. just the fear of us being able to will keep them in check.
    Or, you know, the fact that they aren't a fanatic feodal society with moder weaponry anymore, but a cradle of technology and global business? I daresay Japan won't attack you, and you having nukes has jack shit to do with that.

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    I didn't know Pearl Harbor was at risk by the Empire of Japan.

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    Reading this article in a half sleep made me get angry, but not for the reason you think. I kind of missed that the governor's name was Neil Abercrombie, so when reading it I was like "Who gives a fuck what a clothing retail store thinks?!"

    But on topic ... I'm pretty sure we don't have to worry about Pearl Harbor being attacked. But I will eat my shoe if that happens.

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    Hes right it could make it less secure..... from an attack that is never going to happen.

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    Haha I got the same thing with Ambercrombie.

    But yeah if anything it's China they'd be worrying about, with the focus on fleets in the pacific and recent posturing and all that. I really don't think the security of Pearl Harbor is something to get too worried about though. If China, or anyone else, was going to invade the US (they're not) that's not going to change their mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krunksmash View Post
    we nuked them twice already. im sure if they get froggy we can do it again. just the fear of us being able to will keep them in check.

    There will come a day in which arrogance like this will end. You are just begging for it.

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    Last time I checked, the US actually defends Japan with our own Military since we forced them to abandon any military funding after WWII...

    So no, I don't think Pearl Harbor is going to be attacked by the very people we now protect with out own military.

    Last time I checked Malaysia and the Philipines aren't much of a hostile force to be reckoned with either, and China really doesn't give enough of a fuck to attack us since they pretty much own us as it is.
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    Why has no one mentioned North Korea?

    They've been flexing their nuclear program for years now. They hate America. They aren't able yet to carry a payload to Hawaii, but if they ever are I'd be worried if I was the governor of Hawaii as well since they're the closest high profile American target to Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celltrex View Post
    There will come a day in which arrogance like this will end. You are just begging for it.
    There will come a day when you realize that will never happen. Sad, but true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cymraeg13 View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/h...-politics.html

    Is anyone else concerned about this? I've heard that sequestration is 85 BILLION in cuts to future spending increases. Do you think this might leave us vulnerable to the Japanese?
    The Japanese Self-Defense Force is roughly as relevant a danger to the US as smallpox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iracor View Post
    Why has no one mentioned North Korea?

    They've been flexing their nuclear program for years now. They hate America. They aren't able yet to carry a payload to Hawaii, but if they ever are I'd be worried if I was the governor of Hawaii as well since they're the closest high profile American target to Asia.
    Their nuclear program produces maybe one barely-working nuke a year, and you can almost flip a coin to determine whether or not it'll even make it ten miles offshore before giving out.

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    The Japanese DEFENCE force is a joke, no way they can take on the USA's 13 carrier groups.
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    I do sympathize with these so called terrorist organisations. As far as I'm concerned, at least they are fighting for something they believe in, and for what they see to be the greater good. They're not fighting to line the pockets of statesmen, governors and oil barons. I wish we could the same about the people on this side of the planet.
    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cymraeg13 View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/h...-politics.html

    Is anyone else concerned about this? I've heard that sequestration is 85 BILLION in cuts to future spending increases. Do you think this might leave us vulnerable to the Japanese?
    "Cuts to future spending increases" is worded so vaguely.
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    I think they meant Pearl Harbor would be less secure from anyone wanting to attack it, not the Japanese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    But I will eat my shoe if that happens.
    Left or right, and which pair exactly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lockedout View Post
    Left or right, and which pair exactly?
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    They make it sound like Pearl Harbor is the sole recipient of cuts and that they are struggling to fend off attacks on a daily basis.
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