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  •  Let's get real here. (2+ / 0-)
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    Steven D, OtherDoug

    $ 1,219,000,000,000-a-year is the budget for military-plus-psying.

    1.219 times 10-to-the-12th in dollars.

    $100,000,000 is the three year bill for the Tevatron.

    1.000 times 10-to-the-8th.

    That's a ration of 12,190-to-1.

    They can't find a way to reallocate 1/12,190th of the funds for military-plus-spying over to FermiLab to keep this machine whirring.

    Really ???

    Fuck all. We stole more than that every year to build fast attack boats in the 1970s and 1980s. More than that to get the Wart Hog (A-10) rebuilt right and to get the repair parts castings and CAD/CAM shop built. More than that gets pissed away every year with sole-source giveaways related to the aircraft carriers.


    At least that damn reactor mess in Japan is off the front burner. SPEEDI shows the worse aerial radiation outside the evac area at 434 nanoGrays/hour (in Ibaraki) and the Tokyo max is in the normal range at 93 nGy/h.

    Media types trying to report on engineering is as bad as the White House or the likes of Boehner trying to understand physics.

    Financial capitalism's criminals + Angry White Males + KKK wannabes + Personality Disorder delusionals + George Will =EQ= The GOPer Base

    by vets74 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 03:47:53 PM PDT

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