Good news, for a change
Sick of the debt ceiling? Tired of fed bashing? Ready for a break?
Well, we’ve dug through the news and picked some stories aimed at
lowering your blood pressure. Read on…
Effective Feds Dept.
- The Drug Enforcement Administration
announced the results of a 20-month investigation that resulted in the
largest strike against La Familia Michoacana drug cartel in the United
States: 1,985 arrests and seizure of $62 million in U.S. currency,
approximately 2,773 pounds of methamphetamine, 2,722 kilograms of
cocaine, 1,005 pounds of heroin, 14,818 pounds of marijuana and $3.8
million in other assets.
- Tucson (Ariz.) Sector Border Patrol agents
recently seized more than 2,400 pounds of marijuana with an estimated
value of $1.2 million in six separate incidents over a 24-hour period.
Do-Good Feds Dept.
- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, an education
nonprofit that represents 350 colleges and universities in the United
States and Puerto Rico, has bestowed the Outstanding HACU Public Partner
Award on the Veterans Affairs Department in recognition of the department’s efforts to bring Hispanics into its workforce.
- Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation will
partner with other organizations to provide children with disabilities
with the opportunity to enjoy a day of fishing Aug. 6 at the Potholes
Reservoir near Moses Lake, Wash.
Strarry-Eyed Feds Dept.
- The American Forces News Service reports from the Naval Air Station Fourth Joint Reserve Base
that the 301st Fighter Wing’s main hangar “was turned into something
akin to a Hollywood movie set” as contestants from last season’s
“American Idol” TV show filmed a public-service announcement for Air
Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service. The 'American Idol'
contestants "are just as interested in what we do in the military as we
are in them,” reported one soldier involved in the activity.
Warm and Fuzzy Dept.
There. We hope that helped.
Posted by Phil Piemonte on Jul 29, 2011 at 12:13 PM