Ocasio-Cortez (America's Original Crackpot) steps in it again, now she has her very own Megathread!

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Long and short of it... AOC says that the Pentagon has fraudulently failed to account for $21 TRILLION in spending, which she says "could pay for 66% of Medicare for all for the next 10 years". Problem is, according to the linked article, the ENTIRE spending history of the US military since the inception OF the US military from 1789 to present, INCLUSIVE, is only $18 Trillion.

Must be that "Common Core" math... Or she's just a complete MORON.

LOL: Ocasio-Cortez Hurts Her Own Cause By Absolutely Butchering Stats on Defense and Healthcare Spending
 

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The ironic thing is she won awards for science and math in high school ( a well to do high school) plus graduates cum laude from BU.
I work with a lot of PhDs. Some are long of "book smarts" but are helpless in the real world.

Also, the squeaky wheel gets the oil. I'm sure there were a lot of kids in her schools that could have out done her in awards but weren't motivated by that kind of attention.
 

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You're forgetting: with the Progs words really don't have hard-and-fast meanings, especially those representing some sort of numeric value. Everything's all loosey-goosey, intended to convey a feeling, with the actual meaning varying, Humpty-Dumptyesque, depending on what they may want it to mean on that particular occasion.
 
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I work with a lot of PhDs. Some are long of "book smarts" but are helpless in the real world.

Also, the squeaky wheel gets the oil. I'm sure there were a lot of kids in her schools that could have out done her in awards but weren't motivated by that kind of attention.
My FATHER was a PhD - I can guaran-damn-tee that a Ph.D in physics doesn’t mean you can balance a checkbook ... (My mother, with a mere MS in chemistry did that chore <grin>)

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You're forgetting: with the Progs words really don't have hard-and-fast meanings, especially those representing some sort of numeric value. Everything's all loosey-goosey, intended to convey a feeling, with the actual meaning varying, Humpty-Dumptyesque, depending on what they may want it to mean on that particular occasion.
Progs are treated by our edu instutions just like football players. Anything of a substance would have a negative impact on their performance in the field! Thus, let them pass with flying colors!

Ocasio-Cortez shreds Mike Huckabee: ‘Leave the false statements’ to your daughter
"Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee. She’s much better at it," she added, referencing the former governor's daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who currently serves as White House press secretary.
IN FOR MEGA! Well deserved!
 

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NY Education System Fail!!! It's hard to even believe that a socialist bartender woman from NY can be that utterly clueless and stupid. [thinking] She had to at least be able to pour drinks at one time without spilling them... yes? [thinking]
 

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Long and short of it... AOC says that the Pentagon has fraudulently failed to account for $21 TRILLION in spending, which she says "could pay for 66% of Medicare for all for the next 10 years". Problem is, according to the linked article, the ENTIRE spending history of the US military since the inception OF the US military from 1789 to present, INCLUSIVE, is only $18 Trillion.

Must be that "Common Core" math... Or she's just a complete MORON.

LOL: Ocasio-Cortez Hurts Her Own Cause By Absolutely Butchering Stats on Defense and Healthcare Spending
I'm going out on the proverbial limb and opt for the latter...
 
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A friend of mine says that you "should never confuse education with intelligence".
This. Look at what her degree was in, then look at her many gaffes surrounding geopolitical issues - "oh that's a country" nope, "oh that's the leader" nope, "oh that's the capital" nope. The kind of stuff anyone who graduated in the last few years or has a GED and watches cable news should know.
 

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U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds | Reuters

It isn't clear if any of the money was stolen, it appears more like it was accounted for incorrectly, but the accounting was so poorly done that it's unknown where it went, and
evidently numbers were made up to try and cover that poor accounting. But with that much money just sitting there and poor controls, it's a certainty that some of it was pocketed somehow.


Jack Armstrong, a former Defense Inspector General official in charge of auditing the Army General Fund, said the same type of unjustified changes to Army financial statements already were being made when he retired in 2010.

The Army issues two types of reports – a budget report and a financial one. The budget one was completed first. Armstrong said he believes fudged numbers were inserted into the financial report to make the numbers match.

“They don’t know what the heck the balances should be,” Armstrong said.

Some employees of the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS), which handles a wide range of Defense Department accounting services, referred sardonically to preparation of the Army’s year-end statements as “the grand plug,” Armstrong said. “Plug” is accounting jargon for inserting made-up numbers.​
 

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Damn,you could dedicate a whole website with that one picture "Deep Thoughts from Alexandria Cortez-Ortiz" with real and not real quotes from her and have people vote on whether or not it is an actual quote.

Would still bang regardless of ..anything.

Really want to piss her off,every website should be filled with posts sexualizing her and talking about how she is nothing but an object to be used for pleasure.

Women tend to hate that.
 

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Ocasio-Cortez attended Yorktown High School, graduating in 2007,[20]where she won second prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with a microbiologyresearch project on the effect of antioxidants on C. elegans' lifespan.[21] As a result, the International Astronomical Unionnamed a small asteroid after her: 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.[22][23] In high school, she took part in the National Hispanic Institute's Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session. She later became the LDZ Secretary of State while she attended Boston University. Ocasio-Cortez had a John F. Lopez Fellowship.[24] In 2008, while Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father died of lung cancer.[25][26] During college, she was an intern in the immigration office of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.[27] She graduated cum laude from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in international relations and a minor in economics
 
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