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Man Investigated By FBI For Doing His Job

Sounds like a truly nightmarish day on the job. Poor guy was just trying to do the work that he was tasked doing, and ends up walking right into a full on mess. Get the dude a raise or something for the hassle. 

Man gets investigated by the FBI for doing his job | r/tifu JOIN u/nothintooseahear 4d TIFU by being investigated by FBI doing my job This happened about decade ago, and l'm finally comfortable sharing this anonymously public.
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Twitter Thread: Declassified CIA Documents Go Full "Stranger Things"

Stranger Things just went real life. Apparently that character Eleven, off the show "Stranger Things", isn't so far off the reality that these declassified CIA documents illustrate. And that would be a very strange reality, indeed. A reality where people can move things across the room using their mind, as long as they're in possession of a special instrument. Trippy. It's like a remote changing the TV, but you can treat the room around you like it's your living TV, or something. 

Declassified CIA documents appear to show Soviet paranormal experimentation | Emma Best (Mx. Yzptlk NatSecGeek NEW took four years but just got some newly declassified CIIA reports studying Soviet Union's use black magic telepathic mind control and "psychotronic generators devices they said turned people into psychics and let them move objects with their minds FOIA
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American Explains Why Americans Still Complain About America

Many Americans still feel like they're trapped in a system that they have no control over, even though they're told they live in the greatest, most free nation in the history of ever. It may come as a surprise to some that the United States isn't the only country where its citizens are told that they live in the greatest country on the planet. For some outside perspective, here are some American problems people are too European to understand.

Person explains why Americans complain about America despite the nation's riches | Why do all Americans whine and bitch so much about being American? Seriously need start being proud yourselves and country. Many people would kill be an American and enjoy things moan about Why do complain so much tell why: Living united states is supremely fucked up cause one richest, most powerful juggernauts on planet, but average citizen has relatively infinitesimal access wealth and power, and very little the
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Electrician Gets Technical Revenge on Malicious IT Manager

Here's the story of how one electrician used some McGuyver-like work to undo a rule breaking tool. It gets pretty technical. For more intriguing technical stories of destruction, here's how this guy let a farm owner destroy his own car.

ProRevenge Reddit post getting revenge against manager | r/ProRevenge Posted by u/OlderSparky 4 hours ago 3 Sysadmin pissed off just wanted get him fired Sparkies Tale. Over years, my job has been pretty diverse enjoy all Master Electrician and Instrumentation work, but building and maintaining networks has been joy as well. There are so many pretty blinking lights. All testing and commissioning tools are fun play with as well. There are also lasers. One thing never gets old is seeing people's
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This deeply unsettling announcement recorded on a Beijing-Shanghai bullet train offers a troubling, dystopian vision of the future. He probably got a negative behavior credit for recording the video in the first place. 

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Guy Does Math On How Strong Officials Say Weed Is Now

Every few years, government officials and experts come out and try to say how weed is 10 or 20 times stronger than it was a few years ago. Even using some grade school math, we're left with pretty astronomical figures on how potent weed is supposed to be. Activist and author  Dana Larsen put together a short thread on how strong it would have to be today if everyone had been telling the truth.

Guy compares strengths of weed through time and does the math to see how strong officials claim weed to be.
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Government-Shattering Fart Halts Kenyan Regional Assembly For 10 minutes

Now this is our kind of politics. Here's the full BBC News story, but the title pretty much says it all. A regional assembly in Kenya's Homa Bay had to take a 10 minute break due to a particularly awful trouser-cloud someone laid in the chamber. Apparently there was a conversation over blame and an ensuing scramble to find some kind of air freshener, but the debate-stopping fart dissipated enough after a while for business to continue. We've read about farts shutting down job sites, but a fart that halt local government is a new high.

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19 People Share Their Predictions For What Will Happen With "Storm Area 51" Event

In case you missed it, there's a viral Facebook event dominating headlines right now, and it's about hundreds of thousands of people signing up for storming Area 51. The memes have never been better. We just sincerely hope that no lunatics out there are actually giving serious consideration toward jeopardizing their safety over trying to storm a heavily guarded military base. Don't do it, Kyle. 

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14 Memes About The 300,000 People Signed Up To Storm Area 51

In case you missed it hundreds of thousands of people have signed up to storm Area 51. Whether or not this is one ridiculous joke that inspired a welcomed tidal wave of hilarious and spicy memes, will only be told by the passing of time. Come September 21st we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed that people don't actually show up to jeopardize their lives in an attempt to storm a highly guarded government facility. Yikes. 

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Guy's Wholesome Twitter Thread Explains How His Dad Is Asian Ron Swanson

Twitter user @Kane made a list of anecdotes about his garage-meat-hanging, big-cutlery-distrusting government worker father in honor of Father's Day. When he gets to the frat-crashing and explanation of government work, the parallels really start to line up. Here are some silly and wholesome dad moments shared on twitter for the world to laugh at.

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NYC Subway Banned Dogs Unless They Fit In A Bag, Owners Didn't Disappoint (14 Images)

The government clearly just wanted to see adorable pictures of doggos in bags. The NYC subway riders and their dogs did NOT let the world down. 

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20 Propaganda Campaigns That Were so Successful People Still Believe Them Today

Whether it's a lie promoted from a government in wartime, or a company trying to to sell more product, there are some falsehoods people live with that are a direct result of very persuasive marketing. But hey, it's good to learn why we think the things we think. On a lighter note, here are fake facts people believed for WAY too long.

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Can a trained poker player really hide his emotions, or is everything inevitably on the surface waiting to be read if we look hard enough? 

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25 Obscure Conspiracy Theories That People Personally Believe In

In a world with well-known dumbass conspiracies like flat earth "theory" and the anti-vaxx movement, mention of conspiracies can be a bit stressful. Some of them are smaller, more specific, and personal. And while many are sort of silly, the more you think about them, the more believable they seem...

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It just makes you feel a little worse to live in a world where it actually costs money to pay your taxes. We don't blame the customer service person for being in this situation, but what's complete BS is that this problem even exists in the first place.