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joelhamill
joelhamill

LMAO @ Space Force. An acutal branch of the US militray.

That money could have been used to house the unhoused, fed the hungry, support those that need support.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@joelhamill I never understood why Biden didn’t reverse that one.

joelhamill
joelhamill

@JohnPhilpin I imagine it's because Biden is more of a conventional president than Trump ever was and since the previous president created it, now it's just part of our military. Much like how the Department of Homeland Security is part of our government thanks to W, even though there isn't really a need for the department.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@joelhamill @JohnPhilpin In the early rocket days the USN and USAF were both trying to build rockets for space. NASA was created to take civil and scientific exploration of space out of military hands.

In this case both USAF and USN have their own narrow needs and agendas (ie. navigation, finding enemy submarines or planes) Neither is able to step back and look at the Big Picture of defending against militarized Space. Hence Space Force.

I can see the logic, however because of who established it I'm having a hard time taking it seriously.

joelhamill
joelhamill

@bradenslen @JohnPhilpin Indeed. It all boils down to who created it. Add to that how close, realistically, are we to actually needing a 'Space Force' to protect against or utilize a militarized Space?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@bradenslen @joelhamill in that context I get the need … a wider mandate than the narrow interpretations that one of the other services would focus on … ✅ … and I know we have the air force … so space force … a natural extension …. Land, Sea, Air and now Space … and still it doesn’t sit well with me … maybe I’m too affected by the Malkovich / Carrell show? Maybe it’s the word ‘force’?

Ddanielson
Ddanielson

@JohnPhilpin @joelhamill @bradenslen It should be Space Navy.

odd
odd

@joelhamill Apart from Hollywood’s need for new things. (Homeland).

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@Pilchuck the new recruits can’t be called ‘space cadets’ … that title was used by the ‘founder’

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odd
odd

@JohnPhilpin Maybe he had listened to Suzi Quattro? 🎵

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@odd HA!

More importantly - see next post.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@Pilchuck @JohnPhilpin @joelhamill I like "Space Navy".

The good thing about using "Force" in the name is it does not sugar coat it: it's a force and it's about force. Truth in labeling.

odd
odd

@bradenslen Sign me up for Space Navy, Captain!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@odd - whilst I am looking at letterboxed RSS for posting to micro.blog - was wondering if you know whether song.link has something similar? Cant easily find anything - and it isn't even in dark mode - like letterboxed!

odd
odd

@JohnPhilpin No, I’m doing it all manually, would be nice if they built out a service at a low cost.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@odd yeah... I also checked with them directly...

No, unfortunately we don't have such a feature.

Kurt Weiberth Founder @ Songlink/Odesli Engineering Manager @ Linktree

odd
odd

@JohnPhilpin Maybe that sparked an idea?💡

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@odd hoping!

humdrum
humdrum

@joelhamill @JohnPhilpin not to rain on the trashing 45 parade (which I’m all for), but, as I understand it, Space Force was essentially just the renaming of an Air Force branch that’s existed for years with a focus on satellites and space-based missile monitoring systems…