Town Hall Meeting

11 Aug 2011

For Your Defense

Filed under: — Al @ 8:37 am

These are the types of things that the military spending (50% of your federal taxes) go to each year. Note that “the troops” aren’t part of it. Most people don’t realize where the bulk of taxes go, unfortunately. I suspect our much-talked-about existential threat, the al qaeda, isn’t very worried about hypersonic missiles. Although I must admit it is an interesting engineering experiment, and possibly not as ridiculous as the Gay Bomb idea.

“The first HTV-2, launched by Pentagon bleeding-edge research arm DARPA in April of 2010, disappeared over the Pacific after just nine minutes of flight. The vehicle was never recovered.”

“tens of millions of dollars poured into the Falcon program every year”

“Lockheed Martin was paid to build two copies of the aircraft before the first was even flown. If there turned out to be a flaw in the design, correcting it might’ve been near-impossible.”

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/08/pentagons-mach-20-missile/

A pie chart to show the craziness in picture form….
http://www.warresisters.org/pages/piechart.htm

The “Gay Bomb”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_bomb

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