The government that insists you have your phone conversations snooped to keep us safe can not tie its own shoes. Consider:
Court documents show an armed man arrested in January near the Capitol allegedly had explosives in his truck and was trying to make and set off a large bomb.
Michael Gorbey, 38, of Rapidan, Virginia, was arrested January 18th for carrying a shotgun outside the Capitol. No one was injured in the incident that caused gridlock for hours on Capitol Hill. Police searched his truck and said at the time there were propane tanks and wires but no immediate danger.
Terrance Gainer, the Senate sergeant-at-arms, tells The Washington Post that police searched the vehicle again several weeks later and found “explosive material.”
The Defense Department mistakenly shipped nuclear-missile fuses to Taiwan more than 18 months ago and did not learn the items were missing until last week, Pentagon officials said Tuesday, deepening concerns about the security of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
While the shipment did not include nuclear materials, the error is particularly sensitive because China opposes U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan, which Beijing regards as a breakaway province.
Officials with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) sent four nose-cone fuse assemblies to Taiwan in August 2006 instead of four replacement battery packs for use in its UH-1 Huey helicopters. The fuses help trigger nuclear warheads on Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles as they near their point of impact.
I am moving to Montana with Tunch and a goat, some tools, some seeds, and some “How-To” books and going off the grid.