Old 22nd Apr 2016, 02:51
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Location: Australia
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So, predictably, the multi MULTI billion dollar decision on the submarine selection for the Navy will be primarily based upon winning a couple of marginal seats in South Australia rather than selecting the best submarine we can afford.

I'm sure, OVER 30 years from now (!), when a RAN crew is aboard one of their newly delivered Vickers Vimys... (sorry, President Turnbull Class) submarines and having to go to the surface to snort to recharge the **** batteries, thereby exposing themselves to almost certain detection and therefore destruction, they'll understand and 'take one for the team' because they will understand that their boat helped get President Turnbull re-elected waaaay back in 2016.
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