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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/06/2018 08:21 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/06/2018 08:21 AM
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Vice President Pence Before United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM) Briefing with Aerospace and Missile Defense Leadership

Anchorage, AK...THE VICE PRESIDENT: Great. Well, first off, General Robinson, thank you for this gracious welcome to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. And to Governor Walker, thank you for your presence here today and for your leadership. And to all of the tremendous members of this command, I bring you greetings from our Commander-in-Chief, and the gratitude of President Trump as well as the American people for the extraordinary service that you render here in providing for the common defense.

As the President has made clear, he has no higher priority than the safety and security of the American people, and missile defense is essential to our national defense. And the work that you do at this base and at other facilities across Alaska is the tip of the spear in missile defense for the United States.

And General, you and I have met at other locations associated with NORAD, and I’m particularly grateful for your great leadership and efforts.

But missile defense really begins here in Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and other bases — Fort Greely, the Missile Defense Agency, North American Aerospace Defense Command. These are the facilities, these are the men and women, and the technologies that identify, track, and ultimately destroy ballistic missile threats inbound from the United States.

And with the ongoing threats and provocations from North Korea, your work here is even more urgent and more important in the life of the nation. And it’s the reason I wanted to be here on my way to the region: to learn more about the work that you’re doing, but also to assure you that this Commander-in-Chief, our entire administration has your back.

I know, in the last fiscal year, we were able to secure an additional $5 billion in funding for missile defense. I also know there will be another 20 new ground-based interceptors here in Alaska.

And we’ll soon be releasing our missile defense review, which, in combination with our nuclear posture review, will continue to formulate and inform decisions within the administration and policymakers in the Congress about how we ensure that the men and women who serve here with such distinction have the resources and the training you need to accomplish your mission.

So to General Robinson and to all the other members of the command here, again, on behalf of your Commander-in-Chief, thank you for your leadership, thank you for your service, and thank you for the work that you do here 24/7 to keep America safe.

GENERAL ROBINSON: Thank you, sir. We appreciate it.

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Nuclear Weapons Accepted
Posted on: 2018-02-06 08:54:21   By: Anonymous
The pentagon is working on new small yield nuclear weapons. This is the beginning of the use of nuclear weapons.
The neo cons feel that people can survive nuclear attack, and continue their lives.
Any attack however small renders large land masses uninhabitable.
It is insane to esclate the production and use of small tactical nuclear weapons.
Say NYc is attacked. The entire city would be rendered a no go zone.

The idiots in the pentagon, and other governments around the world must stop this slow walk to a use of nuclear weapons.

It appears sustainable world thought is now abandoned, for the desires of the military morons.

We must tell the military NO to new nuclear weapons.

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    Re: Nuclear Weapons Accepted
    Posted on: 2018-02-06 09:52:45   By: Anonymous
    I agree, these small nuclear bombs would just breed contempt and hostile feeling towards us if one were ever used. However, we should upgrade all of our larger nuclear bombs so we could completely wipe out whole continents completely off the map. Men, women and children, that would teach the rest of the world to never pick on us again or thy will be wiped off the world forever. Fear among our foes will keep them in check and obeying us as they should. If we are going to continue being the worlds policemen, we need to do it with an IRON FIST.

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      Re: Nuclear Weapons Accepted
      Posted on: 2018-02-06 11:18:10   By: Anonymous
      The Neutron Bomb exists. Almost as good as a nice EMP atmospheric explosion.

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        Posted on: 2018-02-06 18:54:47   By: Anonymous

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          Trumpers Most Uninformed
          Posted on: 2018-02-07 10:43:57   By: Anonymous
          For evidence, one need look no further than the latest findings of Oxford University's Computational Propaganda Research Project.

          After studying the Twitter feeds of 13,000 users across the political spectrum, the Project determined that Trump supporters are among the most prolific purveyors of "misleading, deceptive or incorrect information purporting to be real news about politics, economics or culture.” (For the purposes of its research, the Oxford team compiled a "watch list" of approximately 100 websites with a history of publishing conspiracy theories or overt propaganda.)

          The numbers are striking. Less than 16 percent of the sample group—2,000 accounts who have either shared explicitly pro-Trump links or contain the hashtag #MAGA in their bios—were responsible for 55 percent of the "junk news" tweeted out. Of the 47,000 Facebook accounts the Project examined, Trump supporters posted 60 percent of the content deemed spurious or inaccurate. Meanwhile, left-leaning accounts tended to circulate more stories from the mainstream media.

          "The social networks mapped from public Twitter and Facebook data show that the junk political news and information was concentrated among Trump’s supporters," the report concludes. "The two main political parties, Democrats and Republicans, prefer different sources of political news, with limited overlap."

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