Ted Cruz says Space Force is necessary to prevent space pirates

Sunster

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Oct 5, 2018
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This is equivalent to an early 10th century Chinese government official saying that they need an anti-terrorism task force to prevent mass shootings.
 

Tokyo_Funk

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Is there a high level of arsenic in the water in America? So many politicians are beyond bat shit insane.
 

Camwi

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Oct 27, 2017
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That beard makes Ted Cruz look manly as fuck. Beto doesn't stand a chance against him now.
 

Robdraggoo

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Remember when "I invented the internet" was the dumbest thing said by a politician? Oh those were the days.
 

CHC

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Probably the only time I have ever wanted to live in a world envisioned by Ted Cruz
 

Figgles

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I'd like for us to reach a point where it's even feasible to have space pirates, before we waste money on this nonsense.
 

Omegasquash

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It's not adversarial states, it's not climate change, it's not just the GOP in general fucking everything up.

It's the potential damage space pirates could do.
 

Xe4

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See, this is what I'm talking about when I say the Space Force being created as a 6th branch of the military being a good idea supported for the worst fucking reasons.

Yes, we need to prevent bad actors from applying undo pressure to our assets in space, but that is already what the Air Force Space Command does. The reason creating a 6th distinct branch for space operations is a good idea is because it would decrease bureaucracy and increase specialization, while allowing our military assets in space to be controlled by one branch instead of 4 separate ones (not counting the Marines here). It has nothing to do with "bad actors" or piracy or anything that Trump spews on Twitter at 3 AM.

The sheer amount of ignorance towards basic space policy to understand the *actual* rational of a Space Force is astounding, especially when it would take 5 minutes of reading a Wikipedia page to figure out.
 

Olaf

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Oct 27, 2017
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I can already see the Commander of the Space Force giving an inspiring speech in 2200 about the time when they were all ridiculed.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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The space pirate pitch is stupid but far, far down the road there will be a need to protect commercial interests in space if resources are obtained from there. Right now instead of focusing on creating another branch of the military, we should be putting that money toward combating climate change.