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  • Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

    05/27/2015 3:23:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies ^ | 5/27/15 | Robert Burns - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to at least one, and perhaps as many as nine, laboratories that expected to receive dead spores. "At this time we do not suspect any risk to the general public," CDC spokeswoman Kathy Harben said.
  • Bra sizes of female Detroit cops mistakenly emailed to officers

    08/13/2013 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies
    FOX 2 NEWS ^ | 8/12/13 | Taryn Asher, Fox 2 News
    <p>DETROIT (WJBK) - A man's bullet proof vest looks the same as a woman's body armor on the outside. Of course, the woman's is contoured to fit her curves.</p> <p>However, when several female officers with the Detroit Police Department provided their height, weight and bra cup sizes, they never imagined a good portion of the rank-and-file at DPD would see it.</p>
  • Officials: NSA mistakenly intercepted emails, phone calls of innocent Americans

    06/07/2013 4:26:05 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 116 replies
    nbc ^ | 6/7 | isakoff
    The National Security Agency has at times mistakenly intercepted the private email messages and phone calls of Americans who had no link to terrorism, requiring Justice Department officials to report the errors to a secret national security court and destroy the data, according to two former U.S. intelligence officials. At least some of the phone calls and emails were pulled from among the hundreds of millions stored by telecommunications companies as part of an NSA surveillance program. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, Thursday night publicly acknowledged what he called “a sensitive intelligence collection program” after its existence was...
  • Cocaine mistakenly sent to UN headquarters ('mistakenly' sent.. Yeah Right!!)

    01/26/2012 2:08:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/12 | AFP
    A 16 kilo (35.5 pounds) consignment of cocaine that Mexican drug traffickers recently lost has turned up in an unlikely place -- the United Nations in New York. Police and UN officials Thursday described how two fake UN bags containing the drugs -- which experts said had a street value of about $2 million -- set off a security alert when they were delivered, apparently by accident, to the the global body's headquarters. The bags, which had the UN symbol printed on them, were shipped from Mexico through the DHL delivery company's center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne...
  • Airline passengers mistakenly told to prepare for crash landing

    08/27/2010 10:20:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | 8/27/10 | Kevin Gallagher
    Passengers aboard a British Airways flight were stricken with fear after hearing a false announcement warning them their flight to Hong Kong from London was going to crash. As the flight flew over the North Sea on August, 24 passengers heard this message echo through the cabin: “This is an emergency. We may shortly need to make an emergency landing on water.” Reports the Sun newspaper of London: Michelle Lord, 32, of Preston, Lancs, said: “People were terrified, we all thought we were going to die. They said the pilot hit the wrong button because they were so close together.”...
  • Food bank mistakenly gives out dog food ("Senior Holistic Superfood")

    07/19/2010 4:15:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 5+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/18/10
    Food bank mistakenly gives out dog foodPublished: July 18, 2010 at 2:39 PM CLEARWATER, Fla., July 18 (UPI) -- A food bank in Clearwater, Fla., distributed a can labeled as a "superfood" that turned out to be a can of dog food, the recipient said. On Social Security, retired Air Force veteran Frank Viscido made his weekly trip from his home in Largo to the Religious Community Services Food Bank in Clearwater for free food, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported. Viscido was given the can labeled, "Senior Holistic Superfood" by a volunteer who noticed he wanted products for better...
  • Parsky mistakenly listed as nonprofit's boss, Villalobos says (used Parsky's name)

    01/21/2010 9:18:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 176+ views
    SaC bee ^ | 1/21/10 | Dale Kasler
    The same year California power broker Gerald Parsky hired placement agent Alfred Villalobos to win business deals from CalPERS, Villalobos organized a nonprofit company in Nevada that listed Parsky as its president. But Villalobos – a former CalPERS board member now at the center of an investigation into possible influence peddling – now says Parsky wasn't an officer with the Nevada company. In papers filed with the Nevada secretary of state, Villalobos said Parsky was mistakenly listed as president of the Capital Markets Advisory Council, which was founded in 2005. Its incorporation papers described Capital Markets as a think tank...
  • Fla. gov's office mistakenly praises Nazi film (Thank You letter w/Crist's machine signature sent)

    07/25/2009 1:37:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 688+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/09 | Brent Kallestad - ap
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Despite the content of a letter bearing his signature, Gov. Charlie Crist does not want to share an anti-Semitic movie with all Floridians. Crist's office sent a letter thanking John Ubele for providing the governor with a copy of the film "Jud Suss." The film is recognized as one of history's most incendiary. The brief thank-you note was dated June 30 and bore the governor's automated signature. It praised Ubele's thoughtfulness and generosity and said Crist would be delighted to share the DVD with the people of Florida. "I was surprised considering the stigma that has been...
  • U.S. Fire Mistakenly Kills 8 Iraqi Police

    09/12/2003 11:35:49 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 5 replies · 90+ views
    ap ^ | Sept, 12, 2003 | AP
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces killed eight Iraqi police and a Jordanian security guard, and wounded nine other people before dawn Friday in the deadliest friendly fire incident since the end of major fighting. The U.S. military said its troops had come under attack. Also Friday, two U.S. soldiers were killed in a firefight during a raid about 3 a.m. in the town of Ramadi, 30 miles west of Fallujah, the military said. The Fallujah region has been one of the most dangerous for U.S. soldiers, with support for Saddam Hussein running strong in the area. The Iraqi police...