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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:38 AM
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We spent $704 million on ship that was supposed to have cost $200 million dollars.


And now we spend another $30 million to fix it up.

http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=4254

MAR Inc.*, Rockville, Md., is being awarded a maximum amount $30,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in support of the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme, for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the M/V Independence, including providing research, development, testing, and evaluation of undersea surveillance systems, load handling systems, acoustic array systems, cable system components, cable and system survivability studies, installation methods, test vessel support, and training range establishment and maintenance. Work will be performed in Port Hueneme, Calif. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of April 2015.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:32 AM
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1. the military has more money than god and answers to no one.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:59 AM
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2. McDonalds
should send their customers to the Pentagon for a year of re-education. After that, $750 for a Big Mac will seem like a reasonable price.
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