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How to Save Money in Washington? Ask Gibbs

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Brian Fuller
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Biting the hand...
Brian Fuller   2/13/2013 4:14:53 PM

Benji, great post, but have you seen Dolly Parton lately? She ain't 30 anymore. 

Seriously though, this is one of those classic challenges: As taxpayers we're keen on cutting spending where we think appropriate. And clearly the Defense Department is ripe for efficiencies. 

But the DOD is also a hulking consumer of electronics and an innovator as well. So I wouldn't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. 

I suggest a new review committee, to be headed by you and Dolly Parton, to really get to the bottom of redundancies in military spending. 


Bolaji Ojo
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Re: DeHoSe & ski racks
Bolaji Ojo   2/12/2013 12:33:51 PM

rohscompliant, Perhaps the ski equipment were to be used for tracking fugitives!

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DeHoSe & ski racks
rohscompliant   2/11/2013 11:41:03 AM

As I was on my way to my favorite ski slope in Maine yesterday I noticed a DeHoSe SUV passing me w/ ski racks & skis loaded on top of it........good use of my taxpayer $$$......the DeHoSe has go to go!

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Re: good points
Jacob   2/11/2013 9:08:19 AM
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Flyingscot, I don't think so far nobody had noticed about the errors in such algorithms. From where such revenue is l oozing, from invertors account or broking house.

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Institutes of National Importance
Jacob   2/11/2013 9:05:37 AM
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"Just closing down the Air Force Academy could save another $64 billion."

David, shut down the air force station to save $64 billion is not a good idea. Such organizations/institutions are of national importance and we cannot say that they are wasting the nation's wealth or money.

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good points
FLYINGSCOT   2/11/2013 8:47:14 AM

Interesting and amusing points on Homeland.  However you hit the nail on the head wrt millisecond trading.  A rule that makes it prohibitively expensive to day trade might encourage longer term thinking and stop the blinkin boat rocking so much.

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Re: Gibbs vs Carrie
hash.era   2/10/2013 8:32:58 AM

Wow this is simply amazing. is it really in practice and is it effective as well ?

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Gibbs vs Carrie
FreeBird   2/8/2013 9:12:43 AM

I'm a fan of NCIS, but a bigger fan of Homeland. In terms of cost-savings, spoiler alert: Homeland is on a premium channel. However, if you are willing to cough up the bucks, it is a great ride. However, Homeland centers on the CIA. I think they operate independently of everyone (DHS never shows up on Showtime.) And they have a handy way of cost-cutting: anyone who gets in their way is, let's say, written off the show in a dramatic manner

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