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jack c liptonFebruary 15, 2008 12:14 PM

The biggest problem I see the Onion as having is that reality catches up too quickly.

AndyFebruary 15, 2008 12:36 PM

That was very funny. I think my brother still thinks them as a valid (non-spoof) news source

AnonymousFebruary 15, 2008 1:46 PM

This reminds me of when the second shuttle blew up over texas.

"The pieces falling are not harmless in any way. But for God's sake don't touch them! Just call us and we'll send some black SUVs over with men in hazmat suits. But really, nothing to worry about"

i.e. we'd like to scare you, but don't be scared.

CJFebruary 15, 2008 2:00 PM

Best line in the story:

"He also outlined tactics that the DHS has taken thus far to recover the folder, including retracing their steps all the way back to a local Starbucks, going through the office trash bin, waterboarding several members of the DHS cleaning staff, and looking in the same desk drawer 10 times."

AnonymousFebruary 15, 2008 3:49 PM

And that right there is the reason why I declined the CIA position. I'd end up leaving classified docs at Putin's house.

natenidoFebruary 16, 2008 2:22 PM

Slightly less funny:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23185937/

"American Samoa's delegate to the U.S. Congress ...has asked the Department of Homeland Security to begin an investigation into death of 14-day-old Michael Tony Futi last Friday.

The baby had been flown to Honolulu for emergency heart surgery. He died while detained inside a customs' room at the Honolulu airport with his mother and a nurse."

CipherChaosFebruary 19, 2008 9:08 PM

Sadly, this could happen very easily; if not a folder, then an electronic equivalent.

@Carlo Graziani:
I liked the chart, too. :)

@ICantSee:
Try Tor; it will circumvent many types of network filters:
https://torproject.org

Do know, though, that using Tor on a company network (or circumventing network "security" measures in any way), may violate some part of your employment agreement, and result in instant fire-ization.

John David GaltFebruary 23, 2008 3:43 PM

On some topics (for instance, the environmental movement), The Onion is straight news - and more reliable than most other sources!

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