US Military Capability against a near-peer competitor

Ha! USA didnt refuse from buying Russian RD-180, or details from Titanium, for Boing, or Saphyre glass for iPhones and many other things. Sanctions (and countersanctions) are just an excuse for trading wars and protection of markets. Thats why USA try to restrict to Germany to buy Russian gas, but increase buying of Russian oil for themselves. Good sanctions are economically motivated sanctions. From another hand - do Germans need the Septic leadership, if it means loosing of money?
Do learn to spell, parse, and conjugate. And stop taking English lessons from undereducated, 19th century Eastender children and convicts. It doesn't do your image any favors to ineffectually engage in playground, or prison yard obfuscative argot which your bonobo brain cannot fully comprehend.
 
What carriers can do against hypersonic anti-ship missiles?
If nothing (I think so) - forget about the US fleet superiority.

"Russian state media reports (in Russian) that the 3M22 Zircon (Циркон) hypersonic anti-ship missile will be tested aboard the project 885M SEVERODVINSK Class (aka Yasen Class) K-561 Kazan in 2019. If successful, this weapon could transform the threat posed by Russian cruise missile submarines to Western navies.

Zircon is reported to have a range of 160 nautical miles at a speed of Mach 7. Some claims suggest a range of 540 nautical miles and speeds of Mach 9. In its cruise mode it uses a scramjet to achieve incredible speeds. "

H I Sutton - Covert Shores

That is a wide range of imaginary range.

Fortunately our real, nuclear cruise missiles have much more range than even your best cartoon wish spec, and they are fitted to more submarines than Russia has in it's functional inventory, even if you count all the nearly empty husks still flying their Naval Ensign so their skeleton crews can have some claim to their meagre pay.
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
We chat quite frequently about you.*

*Not really. In reality you aren't worth even the handful of seconds wasted on you here.
That's good. I thought for a moment, that you'd translated my nickname in Mandarine, and then - pronounced in Russian. (Actually, the old and stupid joke).
If you really have Chinese friends (I doubt in it) - ask them to translate and explane for you those words:

蘭菊不競芳
鴻燕各有時
可以人不如
大哉義曰隨
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
That is a wide range of imaginary range.

Fortunately our real, nuclear cruise missiles have much more range than even your best cartoon wish spec, and they are fitted to more submarines than Russia has in it's functional inventory, even if you count all the nearly empty husks still flying their Naval Ensign so their skeleton crews can have some claim to their meagre pay.
He-he-he... Its is not issue, are your missiles better or worse (really, they are much worse, but thats does not matter). The issue is that carriers are obsolete, they are tool of diplomacy, not of the modern war.
 

Grey Fox

*Russian Troll*
Well as you mentioned before in your Mumbo and Jumbo comparsion, there are hunters and there is prey. And Russia is prey for the Chinese.
No. Chinese are so close to 'pure farmers' as living society can be. Geography is the fate, and China was conquered by all waves of Norhen Barbarians, that was interested in it.
 
That's good. I thought for a moment, that you'd translated my nickname in Mandarine, and then - pronounced in Russian. (Actually, the old and stupid joke).
If you really have Chinese friends (I doubt in it) - ask them to translate and explane for you those words:

蘭菊不競芳
鴻燕各有時
可以人不如
大哉義曰隨

兰菊不竞芳
鸿燕各有时
可以人不如
大哉义曰随

Chin Zhu also said...

幻想短暂而漫长
白痴有梦想

*It just occurred to me that Chin Zhu almost sounds like Swallow in Mandarin.
That would be the bird, not your hobby.
 
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He-he-he... Its is not issue, are your missiles better or worse (really, they are much worse, but thats does not matter). The issue is that carriers are obsolete, they are tool of diplomacy, not of the modern war.
Our missiles are just fine, thank you, your imaginary hyper missiles look nice in your animations, but even their imaginary longest range is still a couple of hundred km short while being in range for ours.

What is obsolete is Russia's entire fleet of smoldering garbage scows and and rusty sardine tins.
 
You are either deluded, or liars.

Give 1 valid, concrete, definition of socialism. Then provide 1 real example of it functioning as labelled, without causing mass shortages, and mass death.

Venezuela is drowning in petrol and can't afford water.
United Kingdom, post WW2?
The introductuon of the NHS. An amazing, wonderful concept.
 
United Kingdom, post WW2?
The introductuon of the NHS. An amazing, wonderful concept.
You're being partially infected has already been mentioned.

Austerity, wunnerful, innit. Followed by more austerity while the workers pay for the *******, while getting dragged further into it by the luverly EU opening up borders and trying to force feed you more *******.

NHS! Yes socialised, one-payer, medicine! Luverly stuff. It is my understanding you even have the right to a maximum wait of only 18 weeks to receive non-urgent consultant-led treatments, where as in the US, where we remain less infected by the virus, we have to suffer with generally only getting treatment the same day, or after a couple day wait for a referral to a specialist, with or without insurance, and usually with or without money. See, our beneficiaries of socialism will back up the queue at the ER of hospitals wasting tons of dosh they didn't have to earn, taking their progeny in for non-urgent things like sniffles, and themselves for random complaints to recert their biff chits causing quite the wait at times, but still usually under 3-4 hours even in this case. But they may still eventually drag us UP to your level of wait times and service quality through their breeding habits. Urgent (real) cases still get to wade through the same line to get triaged, then moved to the front eventually. Emergent cases are, of course, chauffeured through the big back entrance.
 
You're being partially infected has already been mentioned.

Austerity, wunnerful, innit. Followed by more austerity while the workers pay for the *******, while getting dragged further into it by the luverly EU opening up borders and trying to force feed you more *******.

NHS! Yes socialised, one-payer, medicine! Luverly stuff. It is my understanding you even have the right to a maximum wait of only 18 weeks to receive non-urgent consultant-led treatments, where as in the US, where we remain less infected by the virus, we have to suffer with generally only getting treatment the same day, or after a couple day wait for a referral to a specialist, with or without insurance, and usually with or without money. See, our beneficiaries of socialism will back up the queue at the ER of hospitals taking their progeny in for non-urgent things like sniffles, and themselves for random complaints to recert their biff chits causing quite the wait at times, but still usually under 3-4 hours even in this case. Urgent (real) cases still get to wade through the same line to get triaged, then moved to the front eventually. Emergent cases are, of course, chauffeured through the big back entrance.
I don't know what you're getting at. But this is my take on things, having been on both sides of the pond and having experienced both systems:

The U.S: Is awesome, as long as you're gainfully employed and have a decent healthcare plan. Sure, you will get emergency treatment, that's a given, but I've also seen a couple of friends of mine almost go bankrupt because of the costs as they were out of employment at the time and couldn't afford the non-emergency (but vital) treatment. They had to put it on their cards - lucky for them they had one.

The U.K. - it's a bit slow, but you will get through to someone, eventually, but at the same time it doesn't seem to bankrupt you. Especially, if you are down on your luck. I pretty much always had private healthcare given to me by my work (which I never ever used) but you can live here not worrying about "shit, can I afford that treatment, if I really need it?"

But again, I am not a native person of the UK, but this is my take on things. So, can be way off mark.
 
You're being partially infected has already been mentioned.

Austerity, wunnerful, innit. Followed by more austerity while the workers pay for the *******, while getting dragged further into it by the luverly EU opening up borders and trying to force feed you more *******.

NHS! Yes socialised, one-payer, medicine! Luverly stuff. It is my understanding you even have the right to a maximum wait of only 18 weeks to receive non-urgent consultant-led treatments, where as in the US, where we remain less infected by the virus, we have to suffer with generally only getting treatment the same day, or after a couple day wait for a referral to a specialist, with or without insurance, and usually with or without money. See, our beneficiaries of socialism will back up the queue at the ER of hospitals wasting tons of dosh they didn't have to earn, taking their progeny in for non-urgent things like sniffles, and themselves for random complaints to recert their biff chits causing quite the wait at times, but still usually under 3-4 hours even in this case. But they may still eventually drag us UP to your level of wait times and service quality through their breeding habits. Urgent (real) cases still get to wade through the same line to get triaged, then moved to the front eventually. Emergent cases are, of course, chauffeured through the big back entrance.
Deluded.
 
I don't know what you're getting at. But this is my take on things, having been on both sides of the pond and having experienced both systems:

The U.S: Is awesome, as long as you're gainfully employed and have a decent healthcare plan. Sure, you will get emergency treatment, that's a given, but I've also seen a couple of friends of mine almost go bankrupt because of the costs as they were out of employment at the time and couldn't afford the non-emergency (but vital) treatment. They had to put it on their cards - lucky for them they had one.

The U.K. - it's a bit slow, but you will get through to someone, eventually, but at the same time it doesn't seem to bankrupt you. Especially, if you are down on your luck. I pretty much always had private healthcare given to me by my work (which I never ever used) but you can live here not worrying about "shit, can I afford that treatment, if I really need it?"

But again, I am not a native person of the UK, but this is my take on things. So, can be way off mark.
My one major incident of being chauffeured into the ER as a civilian came at the end of a period where I gave up my business at home and moved 1400 miles to Seattle to settle down near the last ex's family and spent a year of massive spending bringing a new business into existence and just living in this overpriced market. I had spent the last of my real cash on national print ads (remember those?) and was waiting for them to hit the stands (three months submission to print). My ER trip, surgery, and week long stay were decidedly not cheap. The six figure bill was largely written off, and the remainder paid by a grant funded by an org set up by the hospital and staff for just such purposes. This was initiated without my asking by the Chief of Surgery, who had me sign the request form as a formality after it was already done. When I asked why the forgiveness and grant, he explained they did this for those they could afford to do it for of those whom they felt deserving.

For all intents and purposes, I hadn't worked in over a year, and had no real streams of income coming in, and could have signed up on medicaid and the cost would have been paid out of that budget instead.

If your friends were out of work, without coverage, like me they could have signed up as well... but of course, those of us who work, and have seen our tax dollars spunked up the wall of the ER for sniffles and "mah elbow hertz," somehow tend to do everything to distance ourselves from those entitlements we actually paid into.

I wonder why...

*Also, Urgent, yet non-Emergent treatments can generally be resolved at any of the many private Urgent Care Centers that seem to be on every four blocks these days for about $95 visit + supplies.
 
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You were lucky to live in that specific area.
Actually, that is a rather large "specific area" as in the US, hospitals that are registered as Non-Profits are actually required to provide financial assistance to no and low-income patients who can't repay their medical bills. Every hospital group I have looked at since seems to have some sort of "Medical Financial Assistance Program", and every state and community has services to help with such issues as well... Anyone can find just about anything they need going through USA.gov .

Every time I have been in an ER, in any part of the country, for merely Urgent reasons, there has always been the same "sniffles and diffys" queue wasting the best portion of the program funds.
 
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