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Monday, May 21, 2007

Idiots or Liars?

There used to be a song on the radio, of which I don’t remember the name, but part of the lyrics went like this:

“things that make you go hmmmmm….”

Well here’s one story that’s got me going “hmmmmm”.

At 7:18 this morning, this report said that while the truck driver was taking a rest, a tractor trailer rig from Texas carrying 5000 pounds of fertilizer was stolen Sunday from a stretch of road used as a rest stop for truckers. 12 hours later and 20 miles away the rig was found – empty. The police were obviously concerned because it was 5000 pounds of fertilizer that contributed to the OKC bombing in April of 1995.

Then later at 10:30 am today, this report came out reiterating the story about the stolen tractor trailer rig, only this time it said the concern was that 10,000 pounds of fertilizer had been stolen. But wait. We were all wrong, they said. It wasn’t 5000 pounds of fertilizer – in fact it wasn’t even 10,000 pounds. You see, it wasn’t fertilizer at all. Instead, it was 28 pallets of shop vacs headed to a Home Depot in Tracy CA.

Now I’m not a truck driver, but I think the DOT is pretty strict about hauling fertilizer across state lines. Don’t think there would be any question on the part of the truck driver what he was hauling. But then, hey…fertilizer, vacuum cleaners – I get the two confused all the time…
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At 10:45 PM, Blogger Mark said...

That's why I would prefer that the news people get the whole story before reporting it.

At 8:01 AM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Mark, so you are of the opinion that the people involved are Idiots rather than Liars?

At 9:31 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Idiots. In their rush to get a story out, they don't bother to check the facts.

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

I actually thing they are both idiots and liars. I suspect that the truth is that fertilizer was stolen, not vaccuum cleaners, but that the Homeland Security bunch decided they didn't want people panicking, so they changed the story. Especially after reading the Northeast Intelligence Network piece. And I think they are idiots for doing that.


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