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Wasted: Feds pay to collect
human urine

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:mitzi, 12/17/2013 9:36:28 AM

The Pentagon spent more than $300 million on a battlefield blimp that didn’t work, finally canceling the project earlier this year at a near-total loss of the taxpayer money invested in the project, according to Sen. Tom Coburn’s latest report on government waste. The 2013 installment of Mr. Coburn’s Wastebook suggests that despite recent belt-tightening, the administration has still found new ways to squander money: • $15,000 to collect thousands of gallons of human urine and test it as a hay field fertilizer. • $5 million for new hand-blown crystal stemware, paid by the State Department, just days before the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NYBruin, 12/17/2013 9:50:42 AM     (No. 9657138)

The article doesn´t mention anyone being fired over these fiascoes. Why do you suppose that is??

/sarc

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/17/2013 10:36:46 AM     (No. 9657196)

If you think urine control of the government, you´re wrong!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: f64, 12/17/2013 10:52:49 AM     (No. 9657229)

UriNATION

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/17/2013 11:15:15 AM     (No. 9657282)

One lib to another...that´s NOT champagne you are drinking...we had to cut back.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/17/2013 11:22:51 PM     (No. 9658086)

A fool and our money is soon parted.
It´s that darn OPM again.

BTW Did the former SOS take any of the stemware as a parting gift ?

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