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  • There shouldn't even BE a DHS budget

    /nor should there be a DHS
  • $98K for an underwear-clad robot?! $257K for an armored truck? Are we sure this isn't a satirical piece?
  • SD zombie event = run-of-the-mill boondoggle, vacation dressed up as work so someone else can pay. Outrage +2 for use of public funds, ho hum. Real bfd here is large scale distribution of paramilitary equipment to rural police and sheriffs, where it is used in WoD since there is no WoT in Bumblefark.
  • Apos: $98K for an underwear-clad robot?! $257K for an armored truck? Are we sure this isn't a satirical piece?


    That was an underwater robot, not underwear. The question I have is: Does that get you a robot capable of functioning and maneuvering under water, or does it get you a robot that can only function under water (like an R/C sub)? I'd like any robots I purchase for the purpose of disarming bombs to be able to do so in just about any environment.
  • Heffaloo: Apos: $98K for an underwear-clad robot?! $257K for an armored truck? Are we sure this isn't a satirical piece?

    That was an underwater robot, not underwear. The question I have is: Does that get you a robot capable of functioning and maneuvering under water, or does it get you a robot that can only function under water (like an R/C sub)? I'd like any robots I purchase for the purpose of disarming bombs to be able to do so in just about any environment.


    Or perhaps they meant 'underwater' in the sense of owing more for it than it's worth?
  • Heffaloo: Apos: $98K for an underwear-clad robot?! $257K for an armored truck? Are we sure this isn't a satirical piece?

    That was an underwater robot, not underwear. The question I have is: Does that get you a robot capable of functioning and maneuvering under water, or does it get you a robot that can only function under water (like an R/C sub)? I'd like any robots I purchase for the purpose of disarming bombs to be able to do so in just about any environment.


    Oops......My incredulity at the expenditure obscured my vision for a minute. Thanks.
  • MaudlinMutantMollusk: There shouldn't even BE a DHS budget

    /nor should there be a DHS

  • See, guys, it's not that bad. They're just dressing up people so the military can practice mowing down US citizens angry for being abandoned in the wake of a massive disaster...
  • Glad my tax money is being put to good use. If we ever lose the zombie apocalypse, Imma gonna eat the brains of the morans that failed their training.
  • Well, when you flood the trough with some rich, greasy slop, you're gonna attract pigs.

    Remember, folks, the "party of small government" was all about establishing the DHS.
  • MaudlinMutantMollusk: There shouldn't even BE a DHS budget

    /nor should there be a DHS


    I always though even the title, "Homeland Security", was kinda skeevy. Conjures up images of jackboots and dying for the motherland.
  • RidgeRunner5: See, guys, it's not that bad. They're just dressing up people so the military can practice mowing down US citizens angry for being abandoned in the wake of a massive disaster...


    Damnit, it removed the quoted section...

    "The shows performed this past Halloween were intended "to challenge authorities as they respond to extreme medical situations where people become crazed and violent, creating widespread fear and disorder," according to Brad Baker, president of conference organizer HALO Corp."
  • fun and creative way to let train your personnel for worst case scenarios and get the public interested in disaster preparation.

    what a waste. we could have killed some syrians with that money.
  • Who owns the resort, and which congress person are they friends with?
  • Clearly we need to raise taxes to keep the Gov funded!

    /Am I doing it right?
  • Phony_Soldier: Clearly we need to raise taxes to keep the Gov funded!

    /Am I doing it right?


    Trolling? Not really. Go home and get your shine box.
  • theorellior: MaudlinMutantMollusk: There shouldn't even BE a DHS budget

    /nor should there be a DHS

    I always though even the title, "Homeland Security", was kinda skeevy. Conjures up images of jackboots and dying for the motherland.


    Yeah... that always creeped me out a little, too
  • If only there had been some way that a fully GOP controlled government could have not given a blank check to that agency to have prevented it and therefore been truly Fiscally Conservative and not full of it.
  • I don't have a problem with the robot. It's probably supposed to be used to search for bodies or evidence in the water rather than risk divers. In that way, it's probably cheaper than paying divers.

    Those trucks though. Those are just police departments having a dick waiving contest with their neighbors.
  • theorellior: Phony_Soldier: Clearly we need to raise taxes to keep the Gov funded!

    /Am I doing it right?

    Trolling? Not really. Go home and get your shine box.


    I'll try harder next time.

    /Seriously though, gov waste is a huge problem.
  • " zombie homeland security programs are sucking the life out of the Department of Homeland Security"

    I believe he means the Department of Homeland Security. Disband it, return the Secret Service to Treasury and let the FBI and CIA get back to business.
  • I for one am incredibly surprised that Coburn, one of my horrible state's senators and author of that stupid list of government "waste" that's 99% non-wasteful, said he's willing to raise taxes on the wealthy in an attempt to avoid the fiscal cliff. It'll pretty much ensure that, in the heart of the teapartiest state in the country, he'll not only lose his job next time around, he'll also probably have his head cut off by roving mobs of Islamic Christian fundamentals.
  • reillan: I for one am incredibly surprised that Coburn, one of my horrible state's senators and author of that stupid list of government "waste" that's 99% non-wasteful, said he's willing to raise taxes on the wealthy in an attempt to avoid the fiscal cliff. It'll pretty much ensure that, in the heart of the teapartiest state in the country, he'll not only lose his job next time around, he'll also probably have his head cut off by roving mobs of Islamic Christian fundamentals.


    What's sad, and I mean really sad, is that of our two senators, Coburn is the rational one.
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