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Military Concludes $5B Uniform Project was "Universal Failure"

Posted June 25th, 2012 by celestrion

In 2004, the hottest new fashion to wear while killing "terrorists" was the US military's "Digital Camouflage." At the cost of $5B US, the US military forced its adoption in all branches of service, replacing the former "woodland" and "desert" camouflage, but not before running it through layers of bureaucracy and compromise. The result, say bureaucrats and consultants alike, was a complete waste of money that failed in every combat application. It, in effect, "shows [the enemy] where to shoot."

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San Jose's $100,000 pension club is rapidly growing

Posted December 4th, 2011 by EtotheRic

With San Jose leaders locked in a heated debate over how to curb retirement costs, an analysis by this newspaper shows a startling jump in six-figure pensions for retired cops, firefighters and top City Hall bureaucrats.
Nearly 1 in 3 retired San Jose police officers and firefighters now receive annual pensions of $100,000 or more -- up from 1 in 5 just two years ago, according to newly released records.

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Washington Could Learn a Lot From a Drug Addict

Posted October 7th, 2011 by rmyofme

Short commercial on the idiocracy of the Governments current spending.

Washington's chronic overspending is just like a junkie's addiction to drugs. Unless the cycle of addiction is broken, our economic and unemployment situation will continue to suffer. Washington is out of time. To avoid hitting rock bottom, Washington must cut spending today. To spread this message, Washington Could Learn a Lot has created this video. Learn more at

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U.S. credit downgrade

Posted August 8th, 2011 by EtotheRic

WASHINGTON (NBC) -- The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's Friday, in a dramatic reversal of fortune for the world's largest economy.

S&P cut the long-term U.S. credit rating by one notch to AA-plus on concerns about growing budget deficits.

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‘Historic’ budget cuts increased 2011 spending by $3 billion

The fiscal 2011 funding bill roundly hailed for its "historic" spending cuts actually raised government spending by more than $3 billion, according to a new report.The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded Monday evening, "Total discretionary outlays in 2011 will be $3.2 billion higher as a result of the legislation, CBO estimates—an increase of $7.5 billion for defense programs, partially offset by a net reduction of $4.4 billion in other spending."

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Carbon Motors: Super Police Car Technology

Posted May 14th, 2011 by Klaas

Carbon Motors: Super Police Car Technology. The 'Best' Police Car In The World.

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The Shameful Attack on Public Employees

Robert Reich writes about how public employees are unfairly criticized.

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Pentagon: 2.3 TRILLION unaccounted for

On September 10, 2001 Donald Rumsfeld mentioned that thanks to "military bureaucracy" that trillions (with a T) could not be accounted for, saying it was a matter of "life and dead." Then, 24 hrs. later world history was changed forever, and most have seemingly forgotten about this financial disaster.

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school with no pupils stays open

Posted August 14th, 2010 by ziggy_encaoua

A Carmarthenshire primary school is being told it must stay open at the cost of up to £110,000 - despite not having a single pupil.

education officials say the school must be ready to open in the autumn - with a fully paid head teacher.

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Government builds police station in Afghanistan for $45 million

Posted July 24th, 2010 by delelles

It's "too complicated" for Afghanis to operate, so independent contractors will run it for $800 MILLION. Isn't government spending great?!

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