Jul 14, 2018

ZeroHedge | Jul 14, 2018 | ~ Meet The Air Force's $1200 Cup Of Coffee ~ | .. So the Air Force charged taxpayers $32,000 this year alone for cups with solid gold handles "faulty plastic handles" so that pilots can ensure their tea and Folgers get adequately reheated.. Meanwhile in the same report we learn about "$10,000 toilet seat covers" which when combined with $1200 coffee cups "just adds up" — in the words of one government spending watchdog group .. | Blogger: [CASH-COW! 🔩 Anyone who buys this paperback for $4.95 gets a $2,043 nut free😄] ... (Why Do Air Force Planes Need $10,000 Toilet Seat Covers? To boost or maintain the above-top-secret MIC-SSP?) ... Other items offered in the catalogue include a $285 screwdriver, a $7,622 coffee maker, a $387 flat washer, a $469 wrench, a $214 flashlight, a $437 tape measure, a $2,228 monkey wrench, a $748 pair of duckbill pliers, a $74,165 aluminum ladder, a $659 ashtray and a $240- million airplane... Recent audits have shown repeatedly that the Defense Department continues to spend too much for spare parts. In 2011, it was Boeing charging $644.75 for a gear smaller than a dime that sells for $12.51—more than a 5,100 percent markup. In 2014, it was Bell Helicopter charging $492.17 for a $36.08 straight-headed pin. In most of these cases, we only learned the specifics because audit reports were leaked. The versions released by the government redacted the prices as “business sensitive” information... 💭 PS: Why, yes why, do verdensalt.dk keep posting stuff about F-35 Lightning II or Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) all the time?? Because it might be one of the BIGGEST money scams of all time, atleast in peacetime of military history (Global Participation - There's No Such Thing as Peacetime).. Over the years, the Skunk Works division of Lockheed has designed and built a number of high-tech aircraft such as the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird, the F-22 Raptor and the F-117 Nighthawk. On the other hand, the F-35 is a $1.4 Trillion national disaster. The JSF is a terrible fighter, bomber and attacker - and unfit for aircraft carriers. It didn’t start with the F-35 or even the $640 ($10,000) toilet seat. Military overruns and rip-offs have a long (and expensive) history, starting in the earliest days of the republic. A timeline of more than 230 years of military waste, from gouging George Washington to ditching $7 billion worth of stuff Afghanistan.... |

The Air Force's $1,220 reheating coffee cup. Image source: US Air Force
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