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Offline Halloran

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...than NASA's annual budget.

http://cryptogon.com/?p=16709

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But outer space is already cold.  Why would we want to air condition outer space?

Desert seems like the better place for air conditioning.  Fight global warming and all that.

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...than NASA's annual budget.

http://cryptogon.com/?p=16709

And that's your depressing fact of the day.


What is NASA's budget and how much did the A/C cost?
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...than NASA's annual budget.

http://cryptogon.com/?p=16709

And that's your depressing fact of the day.


What is NASA's budget and how much did the A/C cost?



NASA's budget hovers around 18 billion
The AC cost 20 billion
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Start writing our congressmen?

Children were willing to give their lunch money to getting Hubble repaired so I think NASA has more support than their are given credit for.
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Star writing our congressmen?

Wish I could, but "Star writing" got cut from NASA's budget years ago...
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...than NASA's annual budget.

http://cryptogon.com/?p=16709

And that's your depressing fact of the day.


What is NASA's budget and how much did the A/C cost?



NASA's budget hovers around 18 billion
The AC cost 20 billion


And according to the wiki, the US spends about $12 billion a month on the war.

Can we just give NASA the military's budget for like a couple of months or so?

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What a pathetic country I live in...
My country yearly spends more money on sports-related injuries -alone- than on national defence!

This can be either a good or a bad thing, depending on how you feel about unprovoked wars of aggression and free public healthcare.
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What a pathetic country I live in...
My country yearly spends more money on sports-related injuries -alone- than on national defence!

This can be either a good or a bad thing, depending on how you feel about unprovoked wars of aggression and free public healthcare.

Does the healthcare cover injuries due to riots?  If so, we're so there!  :)

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Re: We spent more money in 2010 air conditioning tents in Afghanistan....
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2011, 03:47:22 AM »
20 billion dollars on air conditioning?

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Re: We spent more money in 2010 air conditioning tents in Afghanistan....
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2011, 04:02:53 AM »
How can you spend 20 billion on AC?  I call shenanigans.
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Re: We spent more money in 2010 air conditioning tents in Afghanistan....
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2011, 04:20:00 AM »
That's $21,000 for every soldier there.  Sorry not buying this. 

Also this story is from a year ago.   And for some reason I can not find any real coverage of this story.
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Re: We spent more money in 2010 air conditioning tents in Afghanistan....
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2011, 07:34:32 AM »
That's $21,000 for every soldier there.  Sorry not buying this. 

Also this story is from a year ago.   And for some reason I can not find any real coverage of this story.

I buy it.  Air conditioning for just me is several hundred a year.  I don't live in an uninsulated tent, I don't live in the desert, and I keep my windows closed.  If I had to run twice the AC 16 hours a day all through the hot season in a desert, with all my windows open and no insulation, it would probably end up costing me 10,000, and I wouldn't have to be carting convoys of diesel through a war-zone.  That has to up the cost.

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Re: We spent more money in 2010 air conditioning tents in Afghanistan....
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2011, 07:52:00 AM »
How can you spend 20 billion on AC?  I call shenanigans.

Dude! Sssssssh.

Unexpected payments to small, innocent-seeming military supplies are funds that support "other" operations. You'll end up in a black van with a hood over your head if you keep asking questions!
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