Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sometimes, Be Glad We Aren't Getting All The Government We Pay For

From the October 8, 2013 Fiscal Times is this discouraging article about how the NSA's new $2 billion data center keeps catching fire:
The National Security Agency's $2 billion mega spy center is going up in flames.
Technical glitches have sparked fiery explosions within the NSA's newest and largest data storage facility in Utah, destroying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, and delaying the facility's opening by one year.
And no one seems to know how to fix it.
I suppose if I had confidence that NSA was actually looking for terrorists, and not former girlfriends, or blackmail material to get Republicans to vote Democratic, I would be very upset about this.  But also, make sure you look at the "12 incredible examples of government waste" gallery, too.  Some may simply be good ideas whose time came and went, but others, like a training program to teach Moroccans how to make and sell pottery... when was this ever a good idea?

1 comment:

AlanKH said...

"The National Security Agency's $2 billion mega spy center is going up in flames."

My first thought at seeing that headline...

LET'S MAKE SMORES!