By marfdrat on July 31, 2013
Detroit is a mess. Sure, they’re bankrupt – everyone knows that now. But why? Bill Nojay gives some insight into the problems that hamstring Detroit from running the city in an effective way. He served as COO of Detroit’s Department of Transportation for eight months, and he got to see first hand the complete dysfunction of that department, and many others in Detroit. Detroit is crippled by outdated civil-service rules and union contracts that prevent almost anyone from being fired for anything, regardless of their performance. Pouring a bunch of taxpayer dollars into a bailout to “save” Detroit will not solve the problems there, only prolong them.
Meaningless Security Theater Officials Continues to Harass Americans Critical of Meaningless Security Theater
By marfdrat on January 7, 2013
The TSA is a colossal government-spending boondoggle that’s not keeping us safe. Here’s another example of how they harass journalists that criticize their useless shenanigans.
Traveling to New York to appear on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Jones had already showed his ID as he approached the metal detector. Jones and colleague Rob Dew noticed that a large number of people across all age ranges were not removing their shoes as they walked through the metal detector. The x-ray body scanners were not in use.