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    Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

    Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget | Grist

    Hmmm I recall having a discussion in the chat with a few people about the military's wasteful spending and here is just some more proof of it.
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    Re: Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget | Grist

    Hmmm I recall having a discussion in the chat with a few people about the military's wasteful spending and here is just some more proof of it.
    It might be good for morale.

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    Re: Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

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    It might be good for morale.
    or it might toughen people up
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    Re: Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It might be good for morale.
    But why does it cost $20 billion? How many goddamned tents are there?*

    *Note: Might not actually cost $20 billion. A guy saying it's true does not make it so.
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    Re: Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

    Looks like this websites on the slow boat.

    My political science teacher told us this in 2008.

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    Re: Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

    You know why it costs so much? Becaue they're trying to cool ****ing TENT and TEMP buildings . .. geesh - it's really a stupid idea.

    Upgrade materials - get some insulation going on (as they're suggesting to do) - better yet - just do away with the actual tents unless they're necessary and build temp buildings (with better insullation) and it would greatly reduce the dissipation rate. . . and for tents that are produced they should use flexi-bon relfective insulation in the making process at the factory - subvert this entire issue.

    Als - they should go solar / wind to power each unit . . . part of the cost is actally electricity. . . and then when the electricity goes out (as it often does) it's just funky.
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    Re: Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

    Some things to note: it's not as easy as simply upgrading the tents. The tents have to be portable(which is why you are using tents) and probably quickly. Cooling those tents during summer is key for health reasons. It's not wasteful spending, it's just part of the cost of doing business.
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    Re: Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It might be good for morale.
    It ain't good for my morale.

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    Re: Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

    A decent chunk of the time, the seemingly stupid things end up making sense after further study.
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    Re: Military spends more to air condition tents than NASA’s entire budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Some things to note: it's not as easy as simply upgrading the tents. The tents have to be portable(which is why you are using tents) and probably quickly. Cooling those tents during summer is key for health reasons. It's not wasteful spending, it's just part of the cost of doing business.
    Let's not forget that service members who drive trucks, or operate heavy equipment don't get sufficient rest, they become a safety hazard.

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