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    I jus don't know what to say about this. I think we're probably all thinking the same thing. However, I would like to know why the hell they wanna build a WW2 museum at UNO. The Libbos need to tell their side of the story, or does New Orleans just need two WW2 museums? I remember about 10 years ago when UNO wanted to evict the Confederate Museum from the Memorial Hall and turn it into an artsy-fartsy picture museum, so the WW2 museusm at UNO surely didn't have anything to do with real history. It was probably going to be The Museum of American War Crimes during WW2.

    Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.

    Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.

    U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects - Washington Times
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    Re: U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects

    You know how much we scramble for RDT&E dollars to improve Army technology, and these clowns are now raiding the funds for the war. It was over 10 years before we got reasonable funding for research programs, and they always wait till a war is on before handing it over. That way nothing new is sure to be ready when the troops need it. Then they raid the O&M funds the troops need to keep their old equipment running. Unfreakingbelieveable!!!!
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    Re: U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects

    Money and troops should be pulled out of the war steadily until the entire pullout, but that money could be spent on better things than this.

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    Re: U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects

    More proof that politicians in Washington do a crap job, no matter who is in charge.

    I wonder which Senators were part of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Money and troops should be pulled out of the war steadily until the entire pullout, but that money could be spent on better things than this.
    WTH could be better than finishing the real war in Afghanistan that The Bush abandoned ?
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    Re: U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects

    I am not defending Earmarks but were funds "taken" away from the defense bill or were these favaorite follies of the fool Sentors funded with added funds for these earmarks ?? Just want the facts mame, just thefacts!!
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    Re: U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Money and troops should be pulled out of the war steadily until the entire pullout, but that money could be spent on better things than this.
    I agree. I'm not sure why we're still mired in Afghanistan.

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    Re: U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects

    How many up-armored Humvees and Interceptor vests would this buy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Money and troops should be pulled out of the war steadily until the entire pullout, but that money could be spent on better things than this.
    Like welfare and earmarks, right?
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    Like welfare and earmarks, right?
    That is... insurance towards the re-eletction of Democrats...

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