In an e-mail obtained by Government Executive, employees at the EPA were told to shape up after reported incident of feces being placed outside an office bathroom. Administrator Howard Cantor said "Management is taking this situation very seriously and will take whatever actions are necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals." Poop shenanigan-doers, beware!
This comes after numerous other EPA misconduct incidents, including one employee pretending to be a CIA agent to get unlimited vacation time and another fessing up to spending as many as 6 hours a day watching naughty internet bits. Hats off to the Environmental Protection Agency though, it takes guts to be this blatantly incompetent and wasteful.
Here's Huffington Post's piece on the poopy situation with some more detail:
Meanwhile, in Florida… a bobcat was spotted at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Vero Beach dragging a shark along the sand.
And it’s got the Internet talking, because that is one badass bobcat.
What do you think this is Bobcat, Australia?
The photographer, John Bailey, says that the beast leapt into the water to grab it while it was busy eating another fish.
The cat then pulled it out of the ocean and onto the sand. He eventually dropped the shark and fled because it got scared (presumably from having his photo being taken), so he didn’t even get to enjoy his meal.
Commenters, of course, are questioning the validity of the photo, but experts say it’s actually a pretty normal occurrence.
“There is no reason to believe it’s fake,” said a rep from the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Jeremy Trentelman recently built his 3-year-old son an epic fort made out of cardboard boxes. The castle-like structure was erected on his front lawn, and apparently the city thought it was just a piece of garbage.
A few days later, an Ogden City official posted a notice on his door saying that the fort needed to be removed within 15 days or else he would be forced to pay a $125 fine. According to the city, it violated Code 12-4-2, which prohibits waste material or junk on your lawn.