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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Green Logistics

I have always wondered how the huge annual budget (from our faithful and loyal taxpayers no less) to the MoD is spent.

Till this day, they give no clear indications for that. During the annual budgeting session, our DM asked for more budget almost every year, but gave no clear indications on why... Just the standard answers like, "our security is important" :/
I meant isn't that always true? If so, why more budget this year?

Nevertheless, I do trust them, thus giving them a benefit of a doubt, I will safely presume that all the money is well spent. After all, these are probably sensitive and classified stuff, which average folks like me will not know.

One thing I am sure they DID NOT enough spend on is logistics. Recently, I have to put on my green uniform and go back for my rightful duties. The green uniform, by the way, has this magical effect where it can undo the evolution progress achieved by humans (I believe my IQ decrease by at least 20 when I wear it), turning us into slow, mindless zombies awaiting for the next command. But that is not that main point of this post, I will leave that to another day. Back to logistics, the night before I report in, I checked online to double confirm on the location, it wrote clearly - K camp. Cool... fine.... I know that place. The next morning, I was all geared up, woke up darn early and took a bus to K Camp. I waiting there for like 1 hour, I started to figure out that something is wrong for a simple reason - there isn't anyone else around! Lucky, I met another friend who was also there. After walking around aimlessly in vain around the camp for 30min and making several calls, we finally figured out that they got the place stated wrongly. It is at NS camp instead and we have to drag our sorry asses over. A total waste of time.

How on earth could our self-proclaimed 3rd Gen organization, world class force make such a mistake? I hope that they can improve in the area of logistics and coordination. After all, what good is it in having all the best equipment in the world, when you cannot properly deploy it, right?

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