1. Sound familiar? Mubarak jailed a blogger for 4 a couple years back. I’m not seeing a huge amount of difference there though. 

  2. Washington intends to buy 2,443, at a price tag of $382 billion.

    Add in the $650 billion that the Government Accountability Office estimates is needed to operate and maintain the aircraft, and the total cost reaches a staggering $1 trillion.

    In other words, we’re spending more on this plane than Australia’s entire GDP ($924 billion).

    …In a decade’s time, the United States plans to have 15 times as many modern fighters as China, and 20 times as many as Russia.

    — The F-35: A Weapon That Costs More Than Australia. Wild numbers in this piece.