Among The Costs Of War: $20B In Air Conditioning!

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    War is no good, unless freedoms are jeopardized. However, we live in 1984 where freedoms must be sacrificed towards "promoting freedom".

    Of course the state is going to pillage us on they way.
     
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    Ever serve in a forward area?
     
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    It is hot in the middle east, dumbfuck libs.
     
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    Today's army runs on computers and they must be kept cool, plus all the REMF's have to keep cool too!
     
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    Must have been the same in the sixties; either that, or there really is some obscure army regulation that says REMFs must not be made to sweat. Anyone remember this little ditty:

    Excuse me, Dear Old Westy; I hate to bother you;
    but I've got so many problems, I don't know what to do!
    My air conditioner's broke, and my limousine's out of gas!
    My pencil sharpener's out of whack,
    and I can't get a seven-day pass!
    I'm a Saigon Warrior, helping fight this war!
    Pushin' a pencil; my finger's getting sore!
     
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    Pumping massive amounts of cold air into uninsulated tents is beyond retarded. A little foam insulation would cut fuel consumption, fuel delivery trucks & dangerous delivery trips, and cut the amount of generators & air conditioner units needed all by 92%.

    92% of $20 Billion = $18.4 Billion. Just a little spray foam insulation could have reduced the cost to $1.6 Billion saving US $18.4 Billion. Some defense contractor wanted to sell trucks, air conditioners, fuel & generators.

    $20B In Air Conditioning
     
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    I wonder what it costs to keep this place cold:

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    When I retired, my office was looking into this. We had a pilot program in place.

    All our personnel shelters have liners, so they're not totally uninsulated. The problem with the spray foam insulation is it renders the shelter one-time-use only. All our gear is designed to be taken down, packed up, restored to 100%, and put back on the shelf for the next contingency. Plus, there's the environmental concern of disposing of the polyurethane insulation.

    So NPR isn't giving the whole story.
     

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