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Your homeland security dollars at work

The Center for Investigative Reporting gives us this glimpse into our war on terror:

Soon after hijackers obliterated the World Trade Center towers eight years ago, Marin County received more than $100,000 in surveillance equipment to keep its water treatment system safe from a terrorist attack.

But four years after the funds were awarded, state authorities found more than $67,000 worth of the gear still boxed in its original packaging.

It had never been used.

It gets worse — read the whole article here.

H/T: Rogier van Bakel

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