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According to a whistleblower in the State Department's Office of Inspector General, that department has a habit of covering up shenanigans committed by their senior staff. In one report, the current Ambassador to Belgium had a habit of ditching his security detail to go pick up some hookers and/or minor children for sexual activities. In a scene reminiscent of the Secret Service "Wheels Down/Rings Off" scandal, Hillary Clinton's security detail apparently regularly took time off to score visits with hookers while on overseas duties. Other reports suggest a drug ring set up near the US Embassy in Baghdad was used to supply State Department contractors with narcotics.
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Similar to the GSA scandal, employees of the Internal Revenue Service were found to have spent millions on luxury accommodations, wasteful travel expenses and paintings of Michael Jordan or some damn thing. This follows reports that the IRS politically targeted right wing tea party affiliated groups.
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A local high school student was suspended for putting a police mug shot of his principal on that instagram thingy all the kids are doing these days. In the post in question he wondered if the offending picture had been taken after a DUI -- it had not. Principal Jamille Miller Brown apparently just doesn't believe in showing up in court for traffic tickets. Principal Jamille Miller Brown attempted to have the police arrest the student in question but they laughed at her so she was forced to suspend him for four days. Principal Jamille Miller Brown obviously did not learn of the Streisand Effect during her stay in jail.
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Just a day after the insanity in Boston, mail addressed to Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) tested positive at least three times for the extremely lethal toxin ricin. The letter never made it to the Senator's office and was intercepted at an off site mail facility.
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Man posts a picture of his kid on face book holding a firearm. Somebody calls NJ's Child Protective Services folks who then show up at the house demanding access to the place and his firearms. When he refuses entry without a warrant they allegedly threatened to confiscate his kid.
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This is the thread where we discuss the Iraq invasion occurring exactly 10 years ago today and what has changed since then and where you feel the country is going, or whatever else you want.
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According to some guy on CNN.com, everything you do on the internet is tracked and google.com knows what type of porn you like. Pervert.
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Mayor Bloomberg, drunk with power off his large soda ban which goes into effect on March 12, has proposed that styrofoam packaging be banned in his city. Opponents say that styrofoam packaging can currently be recycled. Bloomberg will say in his state of the city speech "One product that is virtually impossible to recycle and never bio-degrades is Styrofoam ... something that we know is environmentally destructive and that may be hazardous to our health, that is costing taxpayers money and that we can easily do without, and is something that should go the way of lead paint."
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Israel had been injecting refugees from Ethiopia with Depo-Provera, a long term chemical contraceptive. Many were lead to believe this was required in order to move to Israel. New regulations require doctors to ensure their patients understand and consent to these treatments before giving them. This resulted in a 50% decline in Ethopian immigrant births in Israel over the past 10 years.
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"It's harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun, OK?" he said, as he mimicked holding a gun with both arms. "So if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells."
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The federal government has indicted Ray "Gun Confiscation" Nagin, the mayor whose response to the massive civil disorder and unrest following Hurricane Katrina was to order the law abiding denizens of his cesspool of corruption and despair to be forcibly disarmed in their own homes. Prior to issuing said order, he had fled his own city in a panic.
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The State of New York is close to passing one of the most restrictive rights degrading bills in the history of our nation. The "New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act" is likely to head to Governor Cuomo soon after a vote. The act bans gun magazines that hold more than 7 rounds, bans all "assault weapons" that have any "military style feature," requires all current "assault weapons" in play to be registered within a year and never transferred, for all ammunition sales to go through a state police background check, private transfers of firearms to be banned, for internet sales of ammo to be banned and for health care providers to report all "potentially dangerous" patients. Governor Cuomo has waived the usual 3 day public comment period before voting or signing a bill to ensure his is the first national gun control law passed in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting.
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In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, New York Governor Cuomo (D-NY) has announced that he is considering demanding gun owners sell their property to the state or risk confiscation of firearms. In an interview with an Albany, NY radio station he stated I don't think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, `I need an assault weapon to go hunting... Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option -- keep your gun but permit it."
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