government incompetence

It's not just about the numbers

I don’t personally expect the sequestration to happen. If it does, I don’t expect it to last long. It’s all speculation at this point. But I’m going to take the unpopular (in Libertarian circles) stance of saying that it shouldn’t happen.

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ISAF Drops Candy To Afghan Children, Kills 51

International Security Assistance Force inadvertently killed 51 Afghans today near the city of Mazar-i-Sharif while attempting to drop candy to a group of children. Approximately 1.4 million M&Ms were to be delivered via Container Delivery System in a single package with a weight of 1500 lbs. Due to a malfunction in the static line, the parachute failed to deploy and the container crashed through the roof of a local school at nearly 100 miles per hour. Upon impact, the force of the rapidly settling candies caused the sides to explode outward, causing what physics professor Dr.

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A man is dying because of negligence

Personal story and more information about the Orlando postal worker who said a mysterious package from Yemen made him ill

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Woman makes it onto flight in Texas with gun in her purse

Posted January 19th, 2012 by PC Harris

"A 65-year-old woman made it past a checkpoint and onto a flight at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Wednesday with a revolver tucked away in her handbag, and was only stopped after the plane was called back to the gate, the airport said."

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NASA and scientists warn of Super Solar in 2012.

Posted April 26th, 2011 by ZeeDante

NASA and scientists warn of super solar storm that could take place in 2012. The affect of such a storm could paralyze industrialized countries around the world who rely on technology and satellites to run their day to day lives. Reputable scientist Michio Kaku warns that this storm could cost countless lives and set us back as a species 100 years if we fail to reinforce our technological infrastructure. Admittedly, through government, we lay vulnerable to a number of things, this is yet another one.

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City of Houston protects homeless from evil unlicensed food

Posted January 14th, 2011 by xenophobe51

City of Houston stops homeless food bank due to licensing

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Posted January 10th, 2011 by Stu Pitt Moran

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had two friends on YouTube, guess who one of them is? That's right, the man who shot her Jared Lee Loughners. YouTube is not like facebook making friends with total strangers. I don't want to start a conspiracy but why isn't this info on the news? Why isn't this link being checked? Seems strange to me.

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Virtual Fence is a Virtual Disaster

Posted December 31st, 2010 by EtotheRic

After 5 years and almost a billion dollars the "virtual security fence" is non-existent except on one 50 mile stretch. As usual, government demonstrates the only thing it does well is doing things badly.

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Cash-Strapped OTB Takes Final Bets

Posted December 3rd, 2010 by stuntmantdave

The government cant even make gambling a money making operation. Everyone else can. Government is bad, mkay?

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Oregon Secretary of State sued over party abbreviations

Posted September 1st, 2010 by Watrfrnt

Two Oregon political parties and a state senator on Monday sued Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown over her decision to abbreviate party names on the ballot this year.

State elections officials said the three-letter abbreviations were needed because of a new state law allowing candidates to list the backing of up to three political parties next to their name on the ballot. The "fusion-voting" law was aimed at giving minor parties more clout by allowing them to cross-nominate major-party candidates who would presumably compete for their support.

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