Da Debt Bomb
…the Pentagon funded an iPhone app to warn about low caffeine levels,
conducts research into how babies and robots interact, and
built a roadside bomb detector with the same accuracy rate as a coin flip.
73-page report titled, “Department of Everything,” [Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma] estimated the government could save at least $67.9 billion over a decade…
…include proposals to reduce the $212 billion that Coburn estimated the Pentagon spends on “overhead”
…the Pentagon has spent more than $1 million on the 100-year Starship Project, including $100,000 for a workshop sure to attract Trekkies. One of the discussions was titled “Did Jesus Die for Klingons Too?”
…more than $1.5 million to develop a beef jerky in roll-up form.
“Beef jerky so good it will shock and awe your taste buds,” the report said. “That is the goal of an ongoing Pentagon project, which is attempting to develop its own brand of jerky treats that are the bomb! Only, the money is coming from a program specially created to equip soldiers with the weapons they need.”