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A New Computer Top All For An S

Today, an entire top of a laptop computer just got thrown away because it was missing an S key. That’s outrageous waste. [...]

Con Game Behind DDG 1000 Military Waste

The Pentagon increases a huge spending program by 50 percent, and then claims to be ending the program’s waste. The 2010 military budget proposed by the Obama Administration is full of little maneuvers like this. [...]

Proposed Military Spending Increase

The research budget of the Littoral Combat Ship has ballooned from 856 million dollars to 2.1 billion dollars. Even as the first two ships are being deployed, not all of the ship’s “critical technologies” are described as “fully mature”. The Navy has also described the mere act of putting the Littoral Combat Ship into the water as a “major risk” to its design. How would you like to be sent out to sea on that ship in wartime? [...]

Jet Skis Are For Wimps

Look to the canoeists andkayakers. While the jet skiers sit and bend their wrists, people who go by canoe and kayak put their whole bodies into it. They’re pulling through the water with their chests, their backs, their arms, and even using their legs. They’re tight. They’re hard. They’ve got the circulation it takes to really perform. [...]

14 Billion Dollars To Control 2 Helicopters in Iraq?

Fourteen billion dollars for a control tower on an airfield where nothing flies other than two helicopters? If this report is true, it’s just one more of a long line of anecdotes of obscene waste of money by the American military. [...]

Save Jobs! Fund The P-34 Lickbox Fighter!

When the P-34 Lickbox Fighter is subjected to an attempted attack, it will divide into 50 robots, each a few feet in height. These robots will quickly disperse, engaging in a random array of possible behaviors… [...]

Fund Ocean Acidification Research, Not Anti-Sex Mumbo Jumbo

That 176 million dollars being spent on abstinence-only education could be spent much better in other places – such as the proposed research into the problem of ocean acidification. [...]

Oceangoing Warship Versus The Ocean

The 62 billion dollars that were spent on the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier would pay for 85,517 years of coral reef protection grants, funded at current levels. [...]

Will Obama Cut Military Waste?

The F-22 is wasteful spending, and should be the first budget cut suggested by Barack Obama. [...]

Big Brother Spying Is Wasteful Spending

Those Americans who truly value fiscal discipline cannot support the continuation of rampant, inefficient, misdirected government spying programs against Americans citizens. It’s not just a matter of right and wrong. It’s also a simple matter of dollars and cents. [...]

150,000 dollars of clothes isn't enough for Sarah Palin

This week, just as the story about her use of donors’ money to buy clothes for herself was breaking, Sarah Palin sent an assistant out to buy yet another new suit for Palin to wear at a campaign rally. [...]