I'm tired of the total acceptance of drug taking in the higher echelons of society. The little jokes in the media world about powdering your nose, about the use of Bolivian Marching Powder to help get through deadlines.
These are drugs, no matter how wealthy or powerful you are, and using these drugs helps criminals.
Let's have a little equality.
You only help criminals by criminalizing drugs.
We don't need a next gen bomber, we have murdering human beings down pat. There is no need for improvement on that front anymore.
Yes, we do. Bombers get old. And we no longer have the capability of building B-52's. The assembly line is long since gone to wherever old assembly lines go when they stop making something.
Since the B-52 is pre-interwebs and mostly pre-computer, recreating the ability to manufacture B-52's is likely to be even more expensive than designing a new bomber from scratch, even ignoring that we want stealth and other fun things in a new bomber.
Note that the B-1 and B-2 suffer some of the same problems - not making them anymore means recreating the ability to make them with modern machine tools may be as hard as or harder than starting a new bomber from scratch.
No we don't. The point he was making is the old bombers we have now murder just fine.
Were there fewer fools, knaves would starve. - Anonymous