Topsy Turvy Bus

Topsy Turvy BusThe Topsy Turvy Bus was commissioned by Ben of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream fame and built by car artist Tom Kennedy.

The point the bus makes is that we Americans spend enough money each year to blow up all the major cities on the planet about 12 times.

What if we only gave the Pentagon enough money to blow up all the major cities only 6 times, and put the savings into something like education? Naaaa…that’s crazy! ;-)

Topsy Turvy Bus Pie ChartAnother point graphically depicted on the inside roof of the bus is how our military budget compares to the budgets of other countries in billions of dollars spent each year:

Entire Axis of Evil: $10 billion
Russia: $62 billion
China: $63 billion
USA (not counting Iraq funds): $865 billion

[tags]topsy turvy bus, budget, military, pentagon[/tags]

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9 Responses to Topsy Turvy Bus

  1. Lynne says:

    I’ve passed Outrage and moved into Numb.

  2. JoeC says:

    Me too…uncomfortably numb, but getting more comfortable. Screaming at a brick wall does it.

  3. pelmo says:

    All that money spent on a little four letter word.
    All the freedoms given up for that word.
    All that hate generated by one little word.
    Not only here but around the globe.
    Not just now, but from the begining of time.
    And how many have died for it.
    And the word is FEAR and how well those in powere have used it.

  4. La Sirena says:

    $865 billion not counting Iraq?

    Pelmo is right — and how willing we the people have been to be afraid. Aaargghh…. (I’m frustrated.)

  5. Xman says:

    The fear that bothers me most is what I see in my friends and countrymens eyes when anyone asks them to consider thinking about an issue from a different perspective. No one wants to be seen as other than normal and healthy as defined by those in charge…so they certainly can’t consider what Ron Paul has to say, or think for a minute that maybe Israel is part of the problem, or the corporations are the real problem, or that all the evidence suggests that WE, the great USA have become more like a virus than a civilization. And even if they do see, sense or suspect that something bad is happening, they are afraid to say anything for fear they will risk their possessions, their job, their social standing, etc.
    Yeah, fear. My fear is that it can’t be turned around.

  6. pelmo says:

    Xman, you hit it on the head. Watching the debates you see all the leading candidates spewing the same lines, afraid to deviate even the least bit. As you say someone like Ron Paul or Gravel are considered novelties and we are told not to pay attention to them even tho they have some original and well thought out ideas. Plus they are not the Madison Ave. good looking and suave as the rest of the field.

  7. JoeC says:

    Fear…I think you hit the nail on the head! I’m also frustrated at how closed-minded we seem to have grown (maybe we were always this close-minded and just disguised it well?) It’s gotten to where some thoughts are just off-limits, or even if they’re allowed they are labeled “crazy” without consideration and disallowed via ridicule.

  8. La Sirena says:

    YES! Fear is the cancer that is devouring our nation. The Democrats are afraid to check the Bush Regime, the people are afraid to talk about impeachment, afraid to call a man greedy and blood thirsty because that man calls himself a christian, afraid to rock the boat because they might have to swim.

    As FDR said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

    And as Zapata said,
    “Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.”

  9. Ahhhahahhahaaaha…………..Waaaaaahhhh….



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