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Pentagon Spends $1.5 Million To Develop New Beef Jerky

Senate Report: How The Pentagon Wastes Billions

Just the overhead at the Pentagon is greater than the entire GDP of Israel.


Complete details on Sen. Coburn's report can be found in the following links:

"The American people expect the Pentagon's $600 billion annual budget to go toward our nation's defense," the Oklahoma Republican said. "That isn't happening. Billions of defense dollars are being spent on programs and missions that have little or nothing to do with national security, or are already being performed by other government agencies."

Mr. Coburn said that over the next decade, the Defense Department will spend $6 billion on non-military research, $9 billion on running grocery stores, and some $37 billion on support and supply services that could better be done by civilians or the private sector.

Among the more curious spending was:

• $300,000 spent by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to fund Brown University's research into archaeopteryx, the 150-million-year-old early bird, in which the researchers determined the creature likely had black feathers.

• Office of Naval Research research project that helped spawn Caffeine Zone 2, an iPhone application that tells people how to schedule their coffee breaks.

• $1.5 million to develop a special new beef jerky in roll-up form, which Mr. Coburn said was funded by taking money out of a weapons program.

• $100,000 for a 2011 workshop on interstellar space travel that included a session entitled "Did Jesus die for Klingons too?" The session probed how Christian theology would apply in the event of the discovery of aliens.

One of the costliest programs for the Pentagon is education.  The department operates 64 elementary and secondary schools on 16 military facilities in the United States, teaching 19,000 students.  The cost is more than $50,000 per student, far above the national average of about $11,000 per student. The schools have 2,000 teachers and staff.

But Mr. Coburn said the problems went beyond bad program funding choices.

He said the military now has more generals and admirals per troop than it did at the height of the Cold War.  He recommended cutting 200 generals and admirals, which he said would also cut 800 support personnel, for a savings of $800 million over the next decade.


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Reader Comments (11)

I'll show them how to make jerky for a lot less than that.
Nov 16, 2012 at 2:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Nov 16, 2012 at 10:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterLadyLiberty
I thought of you Gomp, when I posted this.
Nov 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Coburn: $500K To Study Shrimp On Treadmills, $300k To Study 'Farmville', Gelatin Wrestling In Antarctica, WTF!?!


The video is worth checking out.
Nov 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Nov 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
OBAMA STIMULUS WATCH: $800,000 Goes To African HIV Genital-Washing Program

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
"Coburn: $500K To Study Shrimp On Treadmills, $300k To Study "

We used to race crabs and lobsters also right before putting them in a "steam bath" and then checking the tissue for the proper tenderness and sweetness, never thought of drumming up a stupid grant for our little shindig.
Nov 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
If the Pentagon is willing to spend money examining how Jesus would respond to Aliens, I think a study on the effects of exercise prior to boiling crustaceans wouldn't raise an eyebrow at DoD headquarters.
Nov 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Beef jerky, Pemmican, is simply to make. Dry the meat in the sun, then pound berries into to it. That is how Native Americans do it. Too easy, of course the real objective of the Pentagon is extortion, fencing money from the Federal Reserve and working for Zionists.
Nov 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Can we make it for 4 more years of this Shit....?
Nov 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar

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