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      05-20-2009, 08:25 AM   #23
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I think it could be a publicity stint to start charging to maintain such services.

They already do. US taxpayers paid for its development and implementation.
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      05-20-2009, 02:04 PM   #24
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well if they stop spending a half million on photo shoots with low flying aircraft and scared ass New Yorkers we wouldn't have this problem

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Jesus.... The Air Force doesn't get enough? C'mon man, as a former member of the military, I fail to believe that Club Med can't cut fat here and there.... Definitely a ploy for more funds.
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They already do. US taxpayers paid for its development and implementation.
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I was hoping the thread would say: GPS system will soon identify idiots on the road. Beware!!!!!
the government wanted a real accurate gauge of how bad the pandemic of inbreeding really was!
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      05-20-2009, 03:10 PM   #26
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this is absolute crap. If GPS did not work, the DOD would not be investing heavily in it at our nations Universities, there are grants for GPS technology which will safely land military aircraft, not something you can just give up on
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Yes...i love it when the world's tech goes backwards. This is definite BS on the military's part. Good try though. =P
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I would suggest pulling the article from the main page ASAP, it's not strictly BMW related and not very credible. Not a single poster in this thread believed it for a sec.
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True story, but the USAF (and the rest of the world) will most likely meet its obligations and get the new "birds" into space at a quicker pace (which will of course cost more $$ ). The first replacement GPS satellite is 3 years overdue, as it's currently planned to go up in space this Nov., 2009. Read more here:

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...in_a_year.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520636,00.html
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The Air Force has responded.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/16530..._concerns.html
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