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Air Force paid $1,280 apiece for coffee cups. Lawmaker wants to know why.
submitted 29 days ago by dcjogger from cnn.com
[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
The coffee cups had penis holes in the bottom.
[–]34679 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago (2 children)
Spoiler alert: They didn't pay $1280 for cups. They rolled the cost of something they didn't want Congress to know about into other things, like $1200 coffee cups and $10,000 toilet seats.
[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago* (1 child)
Or the guy selling the cups and the guy buying the cups made that deal, and then split the extra $1279 cash per cup between them in secret. Easy way to steal a bunch of money from the government, lots of people do it this way. Especially with big construction and military projects where it's easy to hide costs. That type of behavior is just so widespread now that it's leaking down to things as trivial and obvious as cups (and hammers and toilet seats, which also became national stories in the past for this exact thing)
[–]hej 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
A metal cup with a heating element made to withstand some sort of specifications at high altitudes costs more than one dollar.
[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
[–]dcjogger[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
In theory, the $22 trillion US debt could be paid off in 6 years if 100% of US tax revenues from the $4 trillion annual budget went toward the debt and Social Security was ended.
This will not happen because the elites have paid off the politicians and too many people make money from welfare and the wars.
The only end to the debt will be a a total collapse of the economy like the USSR.
No one knows, but a stock market crash could happen in the next 10 years. Social Security will be bankrupt in 2034.
Leaving now would be the best bet.
Consider moving to Chile or New Zealand.
Defending the government
just gets tougher everyday.
[–]dcjogger[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 27 days ago* (0 children)
Americans are so enslaved now that Americans scream that anyone who loves freedom, peace, and balanced budgets is a traitor and must get out of the USA.
Americans cannot see hypocrisy.
Americans swear that Biden is an evil monster for embracing war, debt, and tyranny, but then Americans turn around and insist Trump is a holy god for supporting war, debt, and the police state.
Strange how Trump can quickly regulate airline seats and ban bump stocks, but is powerless to stop illegal immigrants, reduce refugees, end wars, end Obamacare, reduce the debt, or restore the Bill of Rights.
4D chess, right?
Americans are only interested in bread and circuses, celebrities, movies, sports, sex, drugs, or irrelevant issues like free college, homosexuality, and slavery reparations.
Americans say surrender is the answer to tyranny.
Americans are not interested in solutions to the
collapse. Americans only want to blame,
point fingers, and say that they're victims and
not at fault and not responsible for anything.
Why can't Americans unite and agree that debt, wars, and tyranny are bad?
Do you think things would change in the US if Americans protested? What if the Gestapo, government workers, politicians, and soldiers went to work and were not sure that they would come home? What if Americans attacked government buildings?
Some of the problems with tyranny is that remaining silent means that you accept debt, wars, curfews, gun bans, NSA wiretapping, checkpoints, forfeiture, the end to the right to silence, free speech bans, torture, kill lists, no fly lists, searches without warrants, private prisons, mandatory minimums, 3 strikes laws, DNA databases, CISPA, SOPA, NDAA, IMBRA, FBAR, FATCA, TSA groping, secret FISA courts, and Jade Helm.
Assange is in jail because of your silence.
The blood from US wars is on your hands.
Another problem with tyranny is that it grows.
Do Americans think that because straws are illegal now that the USA is a paradise? Do you think tyranny will not continue?
The US seems to be waiting for a spark like Yorktown today.
Will Americans revolt when the stock market crashes, property is nationalized, books are burned, guns are confiscated national ID card are required, passports are revoked, domestic travel permits are required, Americans are required to submit a DNA sample, give fingerprints, get microchip implants, and be registered in a facial scan database, Internet filters are required on all computers, mobile phones are banned, the Internet is shut down, free speech and protests are illegal, reporters are arrested, government loudspeakers are installed on street corners, newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio stations are closed, churches are shut, neighborhood watch groups are set up, undercover police are everywhere, warrantless home searches are routine, taxes are raised, cash is banned, there are negative interest rates, bank fees, bail-ins, capital controls, gold is outlawed, torture and extra-judicial assassinations are routine, government drones and robots patrol everywhere, lawyers are arrested, elections are canceled, juries are banned, courts have show trials, congress is eliminated, Americans are required to wear uniforms and attend study sessions, or concentration camps are opened and Americans are starved and killed?
What if Americans never rebel?
How do people live under tyranny?
If you lived in China in 1947 would you join the Communists, fight Communists, or flee to Taiwan?
Would a Vietnam prison
guard in a re-education camp have ethics or try to justify his job?
How would feel if you spent your whole life in the USSR? Would you think that you are free? Would you think bread lines are normal?
How would feel if you lived in North Korea and were in a concentration camp because your dad found a Bible?
Cuba is a police state because they are cowards.
Are Americans pussies, too?
Can't freedom go viral?
Do you think tyranny is a joke? Do you see what is happening?