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Solo dive on the U853 WWII German Submarine

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by FiddlerOnTheRoof, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. ozzydamo

    ozzydamo Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    I don't know where you're getting you numbers from 60+% for Social welfare/Illegals.
    The defence budget is 54% of the GDP for 2015
    I suppose you could be right as a % of total spend , the USA spends way more then it earns, it won't last forever at some point the world will drop the USD and the USA will see some serious inflation and interest rate rises.
  2. oldschoolto

    oldschoolto Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: maine
  3. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
    IMO they should have thought of all that before they started the war. The time to be concerned about your people is before war.

    All it would have taken was one German bullet or shell and I wouldn't be here today because my father would never have been my father because he would have been killed. Don't think I don't think of that when I think of WWII. The Japanese caused us to send our men to the South Pacific if not for them our guys would have stayed home. There's no tears in this family for any German or Japanese combatants from WWII.

    ---------- Post added July 30th, 2015 at 09:09 AM ----------

    I got my info from the IRS in the back of a 1040 tax book. There were 2 pie charts one intake the other output.

    The GDP is much smaller than the budget the info you have was presented in such a manner as to bias the perception. Figures lie and lairs figure. That's not directed at you but the authors of your info.

    Since 1965 we have spent over 26 trillion dollars on the Great Society / War on poverty, more than the amount spent on all the wars we have been in since 1776. We were at 14% poverty then and we still are now. Money well spent? Or money down a well?
  4. PeterNBiddle

    PeterNBiddle Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Seattle, WA USA
    Using that logic we should be done with war, right? Because we spend so much on it?

    Or are we equally incompetent at both?

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  5. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
    Nice thought to be done which war. Just how is that done living in this world governed by the use of deadly force? The fact is we spend a lot more on social welfare programs with no progress.
  6. FiddlerOnTheRoof

    FiddlerOnTheRoof Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Connecticut
    I think you should all just join me and go for a dive at Fort Wetherill in Rhode Island this coming Sunday. I'll be there, care to join me?
    Life's too short for politics, let's have fun while we can!
    oldschoolto likes this.
  7. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    This thread would had had stopped couple of pages earlier if certain "action" was not mentioned.
    Penetrate a war grave will always provoke certain sentiment. I had dived with British on HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse but never met any Japanese divers in Truk.
  8. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC/Honolulu
    They seem to be busy taking jubilant group photos at the Arizona memorial.
  9. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    We all remember the victory rather than defeat.
    You won't see the French celebrate in Waterloo.
  10. descent

    descent Solo Diver

    Those waters were far and away the most important battlefield on the planet. Our refinery output and war materiel shipments kept our Allies off of their knees.

    The Battle of the Atlantic was the dominating factor all through the war. Never for one moment could we forget that everything happening elsewhere, on land, at sea or in the air depended ultimately on its outcome.

    — Winston Churchill​

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