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Security expert pulled off flight, interrogated by FBI - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/16/security-expert-pulled-off-flight-by-fbi-after-exposing-airline-tech/ The FBI has hired him in the past to investigate security flaws in the air travel system. Yet now the FBI seeks to punish him for warning the public....
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DEA chief to House: can't fire agents involved in sex parties - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/15/dea-chief-tells-house-committee-says-hands-are-tied-when-it-comes-to-firing/ She is right, though: it is nearly impossible to get rid of a FedGov worker once s/he gets past his/her probationary period. I've been with FedGov 28 years and I've only seen ...
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TSA Screeners fired over groping scheme - Quidam65
Sorry if Germans, I searched and found nothing: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/15/2-tsa-screeners-in-denver-fired-over-groping-scheme-allegations/?intcmp=latestnews Essentially the agents had a female (probably a straight ally) who would find hot looking men and mark them as "female", then ...
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Seattle Boss Raises Entire Company's Minimum Wage to $70K - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/14/seattle-boss-raises-entire-company-minimum-wage-to-70000/?intcmp=latestnews This may be the first time that I've actually heard of a company doing this on their own....
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US workers fired, forced to train foreign replacements--Senators seek probe - Quidam65
The workers claim that if they didn't train their replacements, they would lose their severance package: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/10/senators-seek-probe-claims-thousands-us-workers-fired-forced-to-train-foreign/ In one of the rare instances of bi-partisanship, Senators from both...
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Secret Service supervisor hit with sexual assault claim - Quidam65
He was going to head the Louisville office. Now he's on administrative leave, and has had his badge and gun taken away, his security clearance suspended, and is now on a "do not admit" list: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/09/secret-service-supervisor-put-on-leave-after-reported-assault-...
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Utah city threatens to shut down kids' cardboard castle - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/06/city-threatens-to-shut-down-kids-cardboard-castle-calling-it-junk/ But I thought that the government did everything "for the children"?...
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Arkansas General Assembly passes Indiana-style RFRA - Quidam65
I searched the board and didn't see this posted, sorry if Germans. The Governor is expected to sign the bill: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/01/arkansas-passes-religious-freedom-bill-similar-to-new-indiana-law-sparking-more/...
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Lawmakers seek changes for FedGov union "official time" - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/26/taxpayers-foot-bill-for-union-work-lawmakers-seek-changes/ As a FedGov employee and union member, I agree changes are needed. It's one thing to have some time if one has to file a grievance (say, to complain against a harassing boss). But to have uni...
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Bill prohibiting FedGov workers from watching porn at work passes - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/25/not-onion-bill-prohibiting-federal-workers-from-watching-porn-at-work-passes/?intcmp=latestnews 1. I thought it already was illegal. I know that if you are on a telework plan and you download it on the computer, you automatically lose telework privileg...
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F-35 software glitch (can't tell if adversaries are in formation or not) - Quidam65
Same song, but I've lost count of what verse: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/25/software-glitch-causes-f-35-to-incorrectly-detect-targets-in-formation/?intcmp=ob_homepage_tech&intcmp=obnetwork...
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WH Florist resigns over "clash of aesthetics" - Quidam65
Looking at the picture and given the background of how this Administration approaches issues (and dissent), I can tell you what "aesthetics" were clashing--the white florist clashing with the A-A First Lady. Apparently not acceptable in a "post-racial" society. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/20...
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Stolen from OT Lounge: LA Campus Closures a possibility - Quidam65
http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/55009262/louisiana-higher-education-officials-say-campus-closures-are-a-possibility/ Not having a dog in this fight (being in Texas) but I've been in agreement with advocates....
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Court orders Nevada prisons to disclose prison food contents - Quidam65
http://www.twcc.com/articles/2015/01/08/c/court-orders-nevada-to-disclose-what-s-in-prison-food This sicko should be sent to Maricopa County. After a week of Sheriff Joe's offerings, he'll never complain about prison food again....
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Boehner moves to punish dissenters - Quidam65
Dissent from the Speaker's will shall not be tolerated: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/06/boehner-moves-to-punish-dissenters-despite-past-statements/ So what's the difference between his snit fit and Obama's recurring ones?...
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IT'S WEDNESDAY! (Ruston version of Zach's weekly post) - Quidam65
Each week I look forward to Zach's weekly post of names that no one should ever name their offspring. It turns out this week I have the privilege/horror (depending on your POV) of being in Ruston on business. The local paper (the Ruston Daily Leader) has provided yours truly with some wonderfu...
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Denver student protestors cheer when car strikes officers - Quidam65
One was wounded critically: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/05/denver-police-union-says-students-acted-disrespectfully/ The school district says it has no plans to try to keep the kiddos in school....
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Hillary calls for affordable higher ed--and charges $225K to do so - Quidam65
The amount is the price she got to make the speech. She sure has come a long way from being dead broke in 2001. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/14/hillary-clinton-to-cash-in-on-225k-vegas-speech/...
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"Cozy ties" between EPA, NRDC on "War on Coal" - Quidam65
Not unexpected; Obama did say that you could build a coal plant, but they would bankrupt you in the process: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/14/emails-show-cozy-ties-between-epa-environmental-group-over-power-plant-rules/...
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IRS decides Iowan can't speak on his own behalf in IRS matter - Quidam65
The case is more funny than anything and shows how idiotic bureaucracies can be. But I am taking over/unders on how long before he gets audited. Summary: IRS tells company that their accountant can't discuss matters on their behalf. Except that the accountant -- IS the company (a sole propriet...
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