Report: GPS System Could be in Trouble

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K0BALT

Just another foreshadowing event leading to Dec. 21, 2012

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quickone

It is kind of crap that the US Government funds the development and
implantation of GPS and other governments all over the world use it. 
Something like this should not burden one country, especially not one
military branch. 

Hey Nuxes, an American has not taken fire from the air since the start of the Koren war, there is a reason for that. 

Maybe the Army or Marines should take it over, they are getting everything else the AF does through Gates.  

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Cyberdiver

Brits are working their own version. The europeans luanched the first sat for their version last year or the year before. These other countries want their own becuase we have the means to shut it down and controll access. The reason for all these 2 other systems is becuase they don't want to rely on our system and generousity.

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mesiah

Ahhh, yet another succesful government run program.... And we want these people in charge of our healthcare?

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KaylaKaze

Well, not the republicans, who were the ones who ran this, and all other government programs into the ground, intentionally, to make morons like you think governemnt can't do anything right. If you put people in charge of a government when they are ON RECORD as being against governemnt of any kind, then you shouldn't be surprised when they do their damnedest to destroy it.

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mesiah

It's ignorant people like you that amaze me. It doesnt matter what party is in charge, the government still fails when it comes to things like this. It's just the nature of the beast. If you want to be a fool and blame lack of spending, go right ahead. You can also blame it on corruption, and politicians stuffing their pockets. But the bottom line is, when you dont have to compete with anyone you have no reason to do your best. Therefore no matter how much or little support it gets, its still going to be a half assed run government project. If you need an example, go down to your local DMV or BMV to renew your drivers license and just marvel at the incompetence and lack of caring that goes on there. Or, you can just sit there and blame republicans or democrats and cry about how everyone is stupid but you. /endrant.

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kracka

Ooh ooh and Jews! Don't forget the Jews!

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comptech08

what do the Jews have to do with this at all?

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ferds7

I believe the comment was of sarcrasm due to the comment above it trying to place the blame on one single group of people.

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r7mr7m

Let's share in the agony of the the Europeans (namely, the UK) and Canada.

Neither the Republicans or the Democrats can or should be using every breath to take away the rights of the individual. Get rid of big government (not all governement) and let people decide for themselves.

Get rid of social programs that support welfare lifers. Don't try to run the banks, auto or any other industries/businesses.

Stop going the wrong way! Less government = Fewer problems.

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QUINTIX256

They are going to start... ... taxing navigation devices.

We are all DOOMED!

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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comptech08

i read up on this a week ago and you forgot to mention that the UK is developing a GPS sattilite of its own called Galileo, and it looks like it will be launched in the year 2013.  The air force is looking to use it to "fill in the gaps"  But if it is set to fail, idk if one will help that much.  But i am not an expert about it, so i really dont know.

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Nuxes

F-22 Raptor: $361 million each.

B-2 Stealth Bomber: $1.57 billion each.

Cold War ended: 18 years ago.

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r7mr7m

US Budget (not to mention intereset and inflation):1.5 Trillion

oh and btw...

China, North Korea, Russia, etc still don't really play well with others

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Cache

A government agency running far behind schedule while staggeringly over-budget?  Stop the presses!

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habuza

Good thing I don't use GPS then I guess, too bad for the directionally challenged saps.

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r7mr7m

for every military operation.

by law enforcement and search and rescue teams worldwide.

by scientists.

by commercial and personal vessels.

etc.

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kracka

then they get paid too much, reliance on fragile tech just makes you a victim waiting to happen.

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Phated1

For one, how does them using GPS to get to emergency calls have anything to do with their salary?

Also, would you rather the person who just busted into your house to rob you have and extra minute or more while the cop checks his map to find your house? Or would you rather the dispatcher just plug the address of the phone call directly into the officer's GPS unit so he/she can immediately roll to your house?

Also, what happens if you have a serious accident on a mountain road and you call 911 from your cell but you dont know what mile marker you are at?  They pull your location up using the GPS built into your phone.

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r7mr7m

Ha!

Fat lot of good a thomas guide does in the ocean.

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ETNPNYS

OH YEAH - cuz flipping through a Thomas Guide will get the cops to an urban gangfight quickly!

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