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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:13 PM

 

The Pentagon just wasted $7 billion tax dollars. Ho-hum.

US Army to Scrap $7 Billion in Equipment in Afghanistan

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/20/193978665/u-s-army-to-scrap-7-billion-in-equipment-in-afghanistan

That would have bought a lot of food stamps or medical care or infrastructure improvements. I understand that Republicans are total hypocrites when it comes to all their deficit talk, but have any Democrats spoken out about this boondoggle?

I'm starting to think that damn near everything in this country is a fucking racket.

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Reply The Pentagon just wasted $7 billion tax dollars. Ho-hum. (Original post)
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2013 OP
MrSlayer Jun 2013 #1
hack89 Jun 2013 #5
Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2013 #2
progressoid Jun 2013 #3
HiPointDem Jun 2013 #4
Lurks Often Jun 2013 #6
Hydra Jun 2013 #7
xiamiam Jun 2013 #12
frylock Jun 2013 #8
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #9
msongs Jun 2013 #10
Sherman A1 Jun 2013 #11
bigwillq Jun 2013 #13
Comrade Grumpy Jun 2013 #14
lpbk2713 Jun 2013 #15

Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:16 PM

1. What is the scrap value?

 

Half or less? Or are they simply abandoning it?

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:23 PM

5. They are scrapping about 2000 MRAP trucks. nt

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:19 PM

2. Another Glorious Victory! Maybe they can build a monument to the cannon fodder with it.

 

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:20 PM

3. 7 Billion?

That a drop in the ocean for the Military Industrial Complex.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:21 PM

4. "near everything in this country is a fucking racket" = indeed.

 

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:24 PM

6. Costs more then it is worth to fly it out of the country

 

None of our allies want the equipment because of the shipping costs and it is currently against the law to give to the Afghanistan government

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:34 PM

7. That's our future over there, being flushed

The other place it's being flushed is at the CIA and NSA where they use money that could bring us all healthcare, food and green jobs to spy on us and develop weapons that will be used to fight us(crowd control).

This is going to kill a lot of us in the end, I have a feeling.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:15 PM

12. this is what its about..profit and waste..and the surge really worked didn't it?

obscene

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:35 PM

8. 7b here, 7b there..

pretty soon you're talking real money.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:37 PM

9. We do this after every war

 

Go on to the outskirts of Hawaii... there are places that the local sea life has taken over, with M-4 Shermans and M-3 Halftracks. They were just thrown out from the end of transport ships. It was cheaper than getting them back stateside.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:46 PM

10. the soviets left piles of vehicles...and piles of corpses, we are doing the same nt

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:02 PM

11. Pardon me for a moment

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:16 PM

13. 'Merica

 

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:29 PM

14. Let's try to remember this the next time the Pentagon budget comes up.

 

Let's assume it costs $100,000 for someone to go to college and get a bachelor's degree.

That's 70,000 college educations, and we get a lot more out of those than piles of rusting junk.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:35 PM

15. It's Monopoly money to them.




No BFD.

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