Archive for the ‘Government WTF’ Category

Million Dollar Pole – National Gallery of Canada

August 7, 2011

OTTAWA – The National Gallery of Canada, which laid off five people last month due to financial woes, has confirmed the 30-metre steel tree it purchased in 2010 cost just under a million dollars.

Sun News.

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No Rights in Canada: State Confiscates Child

August 1, 2011

The same people that advocate gun control complete helplessness also believe in taking your children away at their whim.

Basically, what they’re saying is I’m a single dad and I have two autistic kids and my other son and it’s too much for me to handle. So, they’re going to take one of my kids away to lighten my load,” said Derek on Tuesday, after learning he wouldn’t even be able to see his daughter until a hearing determines access rights.

more here.  And here.

This is Canada.  This happens in Canada.  BECAUSE YOU ALLOW IT TO.

Cheating runs rampant in Atlanta Public Schools

July 8, 2011

“APS is run like the mob,” one teacher told investigators, saying she cheated because she feared retaliation if she didn’t.

The voluminous report names 178 educators, including 38 principals, as participants in cheating. More than 80 confessed. The investigators said they confirmed cheating in 44 of 56 schools they examined.

The investigators conducted more than 2,100 interviews and examined more than 800,000 documents in what is likely the most wide-ranging investigation into test-cheating in a public school district ever conducted in United States history.

http://www.ajc.com/news/investigation-into-aps-cheating-1001375.html

SWAT team invades man’s home over student loans

June 8, 2011

http://www.news10.net/news/article/141108/2/Questions-surround-feds-raid-of-Stockton-home

Student Loan officers keeping it real.

The French will soon surrender to Mark Zuckerberg

June 6, 2011

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394558/French-ban-words-Twitter-Facebook-used-TV-radio.html

… of course France would try to make people not talk about Facebook.

USS Cesar Chavez

May 17, 2011

from the comments at the LA Times:

“Cesar Chavez firebombed buses, threatened innocent people, sexually harrassed underlings, had affairs with the wives of union members and ran the UFW like a megalomaniacal dictator. Why are we honoring him with a Navy vessel?”

Secret Service Goes After 7th Grader Over Obama Facebook Post

May 17, 2011

Fox News:

A 13-year-old boy in Washington state faced federal interrogation by a Secret Service agent over a Facebook posting that warned President Obama of suicide bombers, q13fox.com reports.

Vito LaPinta of Tacoma, Wash., said he posted a message on Facebook after Usama bin Laden’s death, saying Obama should be careful of possible retaliatory acts against him by other terror members, according to the station.

“I was saying how Usama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers,” the boy told the station.