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BidenSmellsKids 25 points ago

The US military spends 10x what other countries do because we charge our military $1500 for a hammer, $1400 goes into the pocket of our senators friends, while the military gets a wooden maul made in Vietnam.

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buco 16 points ago

Out of the blue and into the black, you pay for this, but they give you that.

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Yawnz13 4 points ago

Nice 40 year old trope, but okay.

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HissingFauna22 21 points ago

Didn't this happen right before 9/11, too?

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tangerinemanbad 16 points ago

we need to hang the people who have sold our country out publicly, to set an example.

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DearCow 6 points ago

I'd volunteer to cut their heads off.

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Desertwhale 3 points ago

I'd volunteer to watch.

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WisestGuru93 2 points ago *

I volunteer to record the event and market it as "actions have consequences" Pay per view hangings.

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CQVFEFE 2 points ago *

I said on deaddit, before they started flinging the ban hammer around like a crackhead attacking his girlfriend's windshield for trying to drive away, that the best method IMHO is the cattle stun gun. (Name is misnomer; it kills with very predictable effectiveness.)

Painless, humane death occurs instantaneously in over 95% of first strikes before the animal even falls to the ground; the other 5% get an immediate second strike that finishes them off. And that's cattle, with their thick skulls (even thicker than most criminals'). We could probably achieve close to 99% first strike efficiency on communists and traitors.

Very little blood, just a small hole punched in the back of the skull, which could be promptly plugged for even less mess. Cheap, clean, quick, humane, painless death for traitors, commies, and anyone else working to undermine our Constitution—the sole document standing between us and absolute subjugation under authoritarian despotism.

Guillotine is grand and intimidating and showy and historical, but very, very messy and disgusting in practice. Laughing while severed heads and necks spurt blood puts us in the same pigpen with the ancient Romans, islamofascists, and other barbarians IMHO. And it's slower than the cattle stun gun. We don't need to drag out the process for entertainment. We have a country to fix. :)

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VetforTrump 2 points ago

I'm down with that. My son in law has one on the ranch.

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CQVFEFE 1 point ago

:)

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DearCow 10 points ago

That's all going to Black Ops.

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Independenceforever 2 points ago

Fed drug running tends to fund most black ops according to Ron Paul.

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Kanbesto 9 points ago

That's enough money to give every man woman and child in this country $100k...

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ShiffsDeadHooker 7 points ago

Space Force

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DrBJTester 3 points ago

Fuck yeah!

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CQVFEFE 1 point ago *

Comin' again to save the motherfuckin' day, yeah!

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lanre 7 points ago

Like the article says, this $35 Trillion figure doesn't mean they lost $35 trillion. It's more like the compounded accounting errors equal that much.

So for example, if three organizations think they should have one item and an auditor goes in and finds only one, they would be in error for two of those items. So if it's a $500 item, they have $1000 in accounting errors.

Anyway, either way the military doesn't give a damn about accounting for its expenditures and it really doesn't need to. Even if we did hold everyone accountable and put proper controls into place, it wouldn't fix the problem in enough time to matter for an election. And now it seems like the military has successfully "convinced" the big four accounting firms and its civilian oversight that they should be able to report two sets of numbers. One balance sheet for the taxpaying public, and a real, classified one, for its actual masters. Unfortunately both will be inaccurate.

You could fire the top military brass every year for the next decade just because of this mess and nothing would change because the lazy ass bureaucracy would remain.

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DrBJTester 3 points ago

It's just another method for laundering corruption money.

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xbeefystux 2 points ago

The bureaucracy aspect is the problem. Unelected means unaccountable and unaccountable is where corruption incubates and grows in.

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Independenceforever 0 points ago

What a bunch of cuck-ism.

There are always solutions.

45 himself says view the impossible as motivation. Sounds like you need to grow some balls and gain a vision of victory instead of defeat in learned helplessness.

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VetforTrump 0 points ago

So we shouldn't try? Bullshit, theybsaid isis would take years to finish off. You still think like an npc.

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lanre 0 points ago

I didn't say that. I'm saying you can't chop off the head every couple years and expect to fix things. The problem is the bureaucracy itself.

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lunchboxx10 6 points ago

Drain the swamp!

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MAGAnic316 5 points ago *

Well where'd you last see it?!

Ukraine perhaps? Maybe at the annual Clinton Foundation car wash? Or maybe you accidentally dropped it outside the Epstein daycare center?

It's gotta be around here somewhere ?‍♂️

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cetrqwestor 5 points ago

Drain the Swamp.

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BurnedExperiment 5 points ago

Military man here. You would not believe some of the shit that happens in meetings. Granted, im not that high up, but the DoD encourages you to spend money out of fear that your budget will get reduced the year after for not spending that money. There is absolutely no incentive for frugality, but I will say it isnt exatly a "$4000 for a hammer" situation because there is so much motherfuckin red tape you have to go through before making the slightest purchase outside of the standard supply chain. The fact is that miliary hardware, pensions, benefits, and salaries are expensive.

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VetforTrump 2 points ago

True, inwas an OPTAR manager for a couple of years for my unit in the navy. Last quarter they make you spend

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datagod 5 points ago

Who is their accountant, Mr. McGoo?

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K-Harbour 4 points ago

I call bs. We only recently broke into trillion dollar budgets — most of it going to our social benefits and programs. Even at $700 billion per year for military, that would be 50 years of the entire military budget & assuming not one Jeep in the entire military to show for it. Didn’t happen.

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lanre 5 points ago

Read the article. It talks about how some things are counted for multiple times. So for example Unit A thinks they should have a tank. Unit B thinks they have the same tank. Unit C also thinks they have that tank. But when the auditor comes, they don't find the tank anywhere. So 1 tank is missing, but 3 units thought they bought it and had one so the error is 3 x the price of the tank. This doesn't make it excusable by any means, and people would probably go to jail if it was a publicly traded company, but it does cause the numbers to be inflated if you're thinking about it in terms of money wasted or lost.

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Texapede66 4 points ago

That's well explained, and also funny. Of course, the actual tank is parked at a unit that didn't order it, and also isn't a tank unit.

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VetforTrump 1 point ago

Holy shit, I think they built a fake military, a paper tiger and had us all duped into thinking we were ready. Or it was to trick our enemy which would fall into psyops which this scenario exactly was spoken about as the new doctrine at the 98 worldwide public affairs conference in d.c. we termed the stupid proposal the sheep in wolves clothing. Cant believe I'm seeing this reported.

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V_exodus 3 points ago

I remember when the figure was 21 trillion.

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jschmid4 3 points ago

Alot of this traces back to Dov Zakeims shaddy finances at the Pentagon!

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cldi984 3 points ago

Which is why raising the military budget was a stupid idea until they get some competent people in there to run the place & kick out all the leftists & other corrupt turds there.

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timoxhy47uica 3 points ago

It's those pallets of cash, you lose track.

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VetforTrump 2 points ago

USA is what, 23 trillion in debt? That would put us 58 trillion in debt and bankrupt by default because we cant even mKe the interest payment in the debt at 23 trillion. So the fed is gonna go away, that missing money will be useless to whoeverr stole it.

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Trump-45 2 points ago

Sounds like those who did this need to go to the electric chair.

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thirteen13on_three 2 points ago

Solar Warden isn't cheap. /s?

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llurenpetrraoJ 2 points ago

This doesn’t make sense. That’s way bigger than the total budget for the entire US government. Still, gotta increase the budget for the military....

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trout007 2 points ago

Let me help explain this. I’m not saying there isn’t any shady stuff but let’s say you need to buy some fasteners, tools or material for a project. You use some of it for the project and leave the rest in your stockroom for future use. So the area kind of looks like your garage where there are left over bits of stuff.

The stockroom could potentially have millions of dollars in equipment sitting there. But there aren’t enough people to keep track of all of this since most people are mechanics not accountants.

So now the accountants come in and say you spent $10M last year on tools and equipment where is it all. You could spend a few thousand hours you don’t have to track every line item. Instead you pick out the big obvious things or things people might steal and sell on eBay and report those. The balance is what gets rolled up into this number. So it’s pretty misleading.

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qwarkyuinp7777 2 points ago

They "made" $35 Trillion..

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VetforTrump 2 points ago *

Odious debt, we are going to boot the fake money makers and let them eat their debt.

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WhatIsOnePludwne 1 point ago

You gotta pay for that secret spacefleet somehow!

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CQVFEFE 1 point ago

WTAF is $35 trillion?

More than all the money in the US, depending on which source you read.

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SilentFreedom 1 point ago

How much would it cost to build a Star Destroyer for the Space Force?