Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Homeland Insecurity Provides Triggers For IED's

Epic Fail.

Of course, after the first few times it happens, the insurgents merely have to make the triggering mechanism public and the "authorities" lose another big chunk of their legitimacy and will be forced by public demand to shut the nice new expensive system down permanently at great cost.


Bad Cyborg said...

LMAO ROFL Bureaucrats, what can you say?

Q: What do you call 500 bureaucrats scheduled for execution?
A: Too little, too late.

Q: What do you call 1,000 bureaucrats scheduled for execution?
A: A start. Not a terribly GOOD start, mind you, but a start.

Bad Cyborg X

Anonymous said...

Bad Cyborg - it really depends on which 500 or 1000 bureaucrats are executed. Get the right ones, several hundred might be sufficient to get the job done. Get the wrong ones or low level minions, 10,000 might be too little, too late.

Anonymous said...

That's probably considered a feature, not a bug by the people running that show...
Me, I'm going to be buying stock in all those throw-away phone companies.

Anonymous said...

Collective nouns:

Flock of sheep

Gaggle of geese

Circle Jerk of official journalists

Violation of homeland security bureaucrats

pdxr13 said...

The headline had me hoping to download schematics and part lists from an HSS ftp server.

Too bad.


Ed said...

After years of hearing that awful sound over the radio followed by "This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System....", last month the message was different. While driving my son to school, the message "This is not a test. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning..." for a neighborhood a few mile north of our location, perpendicular to our direction of travel. We pulled over to safely look northward across a field and a lake, trying to decide what to do next. Yup. Wide, but luckily lower intensity, yet I did not want to be anywhere near it.

The trouble with all the "tests" is that the brain associates the sound with still another "test" and is slow to recognize the reality of the situation when it is no longer a "test". This phone alert system will have the same problem.

Beagle2 said...

...never let a good crisis go to waste?

Ummm, make a crisis and lay waste?