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(Washington Times)   Army develops "combat gum" that fights soldiers cavities in the field. At least there's one military technology they won't have to worry about falling into the hands of the British   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 22
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2014-01-29 10:20:07 AM  
"No, sir, I did not mean to insinuate there is a spy within this unit. I said 'molar', sir."
 
2014-01-29 10:22:23 AM  
Xylotol gum has been known for decades as helping with oral health.  Nothing new here really.
 
2014-01-29 10:22:40 AM  
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2014-01-29 10:23:40 AM  
Plus, you can stab someone with a toothbrush.
 
2014-01-29 10:27:40 AM  
we make holes in teeth!

world.std.com
 
2014-01-29 10:35:55 AM  
Ammo for shooting ones mouth off?
 
2014-01-29 10:43:37 AM  
They just had to work out the glitches first.

blogs.houstonpress.com
 
2014-01-29 11:09:15 AM  

Pocket_Fisherman: Xylotol gum has been known for decades as helping with oral health.  Nothing new here really.


That's my thought, this has been out for a long time. The article mentions that it costs the government 2 dollars per piece of gum. Some contractor is making a killing at taxpayer expense again. I wonder which general in the pentagon will get a cushy job at this company when he retires.
 
2014-01-29 11:36:51 AM  
"Wait, so the Army is JUST NOW developing a gun for use in combat?! What the hell have we been paying for all this time?"
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2014-01-29 12:02:45 PM  

mikieb: Pocket_Fisherman: Xylotol gum has been known for decades as helping with oral health.  Nothing new here really.

That's my thought, this has been out for a long time. The article mentions that it costs the government 2 dollars per piece of gum. Some contractor is making a killing at taxpayer expense again. I wonder which general in the pentagon will get a cushy job at this company when he retires.


So much this.  I'll sell them Trident at 2 bucks a pack, get rich, and save the taxpayers millions.
 
2014-01-29 12:11:49 PM  
And now there will be a 2 hour Power Point presentation from Sgt. Jones, the company gum chewing NCO, to make sure you all know how to properly chew your new Gum, Dental Hygiene, Peppermint, One (1) Piece.  Attendance is mandatory.
 
2014-01-29 12:46:34 PM  
So, this must mean its only a matter of time before I start seeing ads for "Tactical" gum show up in my inbox.

Got one yesterday for a "Tactical" water purifier.  WTF is that?
 
2014-01-29 01:37:19 PM  

mikieb: Pocket_Fisherman: Xylotol gum has been known for decades as helping with oral health.  Nothing new here really.

That's my thought, this has been out for a long time. The article mentions that it costs the government 2 dollars per piece of gum. Some contractor is making a killing at taxpayer expense again. I wonder which general in the pentagon will get a cushy job at this company when he retires.


Jesus tap-dancing Christ! Someone needs to go to the block for that! Say it's treason and murder to divert funds from things like body armor to your buddy in the gum industry if you really want to, but whoever came up with that should be on the chopping block.
 
2014-01-29 02:12:39 PM  

Dr Dreidel: "Wait, so the Army is JUST NOW developing a gun for use in combat?! What the hell have we been paying for all this time?"
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I read it as "combat gun" as well. A combat gun that fights soldiers cavities.

I was envisioning some sort of organ or rectal disruptor.

Very disappointed.
 
2014-01-29 02:50:15 PM  
content.ytmnd.com
 
2014-01-29 03:04:48 PM  

Skyd1v: So, this must mean its only a matter of time before I start seeing ads for "Tactical" gum show up in my inbox.

Got one yesterday for a "Tactical" water purifier.  WTF is that?


One of those straws that lets you drink scummy malaria water straight from the pond?
 
2014-01-29 03:14:28 PM  
Don't swallow the gum.

static2.wikia.nocookie.net

NEVER swallow the gum.
 
2014-01-29 03:53:41 PM  
Combat bubble gum:

www.sadgeezer.com
 
2014-01-29 07:19:32 PM  
The irony is subby probably voted for obamacare.
 
2014-01-29 08:22:49 PM  
The military has been putting gum in its field rations for decades to help keep teeth clean.
 
2014-01-29 09:05:28 PM  
Or you could just have your NCOs make their squad brush their nasty teeth by the numbers, Barney-style.
 
2014-01-30 12:28:41 AM  
Your mom has combat gums.
 
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