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avatar Chickens for jets
March 14, 2011 09:45PM
Lockheed Martin nearly sold Thailand F-16s in exchange for several boatloads of frozen chickens.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/business/2011/03/lockheed-martin-frozen-chicken/35628/
avatar Re: Chickens for jets
March 15, 2011 12:47AM
You trying to make me look at my buddy in a different light? spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
avatar Re: Chickens for jets
March 15, 2011 02:24PM
I can't help but wonder how Lockheed planned to sell 160 million lbs of chickens. Even if they could, it still sounds like a bad deal. How much do you think just one F-16 costs? Jon Stuart would have fun with this one.
avatar Re: Chickens for jets
March 15, 2011 02:57PM
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tomdisco
Jon Stuart would have fun with this one.

They had fun with it here: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=35&prgDate=03-12-2011
avatar Re: Chickens for jets
March 15, 2011 04:11PM
So, last night, I originally began to write my reply with some math breaking down the price per chicken... but I backed off cuz I did not know how many airplanes are part of the deal and I figured you guys would be all over me on that. I did find that the retail price of an F16 is around 45 million- I figure "discounts" must be factored in... So I can at least share that.

I also found and recalled that the pentagon sold hammers for $600 or so years back. So on that solid fact alone, I think these chickens maybe priced to sell. eye rolling smiley
avatar How chickens keep their cool
March 15, 2011 07:53PM
avatar Re: How chickens keep their cool
March 15, 2011 08:20PM
Chick-on's better looking brother.



Old Dude
avatar Re: How chickens keep their cool
March 17, 2011 11:34AM
I just read in today's paper in a local article (NC) that the majority of Americans don't as a general rule even like dark meat chcken. Because of this the large US producers have to export up to 20% of their chicken meat to other countries who favor it over white meat. What in the world would we do with a huge influx of chicken meat inventory when we are chicken meat exporters? Of course, the Pentagon can't be bothered with these small details. Good thing the deal fell through.
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