Government Caught Lying Again By Inspector General : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Not to worry, though. It's only about NERVE GAS. Pshaw.


The Pentagon's Inspector General has found that the project manager for the Johnston Atoll incinerator waited until last summer to begin checking for Year 2000 bugs in computer systems that monitor air quality and operate pollution control equipment designed to render lethal nerve agents and blister gases harmless.

According to the Inspector General, required monthly status reports to the Defense Department were faked.


Time after time after time the government has been caught FAKING reports.

Yet, you still believe their reports. How many times do they have to lie to you before you no longer believe them?

"Everything is Fine. There is NO reason to panic. We full well INTEND to have all **eight percent** of the total 75,000+ Federal Government's systems ready to serve YOU, the American public. Never mind those lies by the DoD, the AG Dept, Or those guys incinerating Nerve Gas. They were only....uh...harmless misstatements. Yeah, that's the ticket. Harmless misstatements. "

Paul Milne If you live within five miles of a 7-11, you're toast. ======================

-- Paul Milne (, January 21, 1999


but but but....I'm sure it's not like it Paul Davis!

-- Chris (, January 21, 1999.

A small addendum to this story...

The Johnston Atoll is a joint-services facility operated by the DSWA (Defense Special Weapons Agency). The DSWA is also responsible for the nuclear weapons stockpile of the U.S. including security.

And they filed false reports? Now that's scary.

-- PNG (, January 21, 1999.

sombody help me out here...didn't the agency responsible for nuke safety already get caught lying last month?

-- a (a@a.a), January 21, 1999.

Hhmmm, they're supposed to get around to burning huge stores of deadly toxic gases/agents in Umatilla. Large population downwind of there, softened up by lied-about-Hanford radioactive leaks. Maybe we'll get to die fast before 2000!

Ashton & Leska, gaseous in Cascadia

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-- Leska (, January 21, 1999.

Molly Ivins (a Texas columnist carried in some papers outside Texas) said that although denial is everywhere in government, there is still no denial like a military denial.

She tells the (true) story of a case where *something* escaped from a military base in Wyoming, wafting across the plains and killing thousands of sheep.

Naturally, the ranchers were angry and demanded restitution, so the military showed up to answer them. They met in a house surrounded by dead sheep, and the stench from the rotting sheep was so noxious that they had to close the windows and run the AC on a warm (but not hot) day. The military position was that their procedures were foolproof, and nothing could possibly have gone wrong.

But what about those sheep! asked the ranchers. The military people looked them in the eye and said "Sheep? What sheep? We don't see any sheep." This was the 'official military position' and the ranchers got no help.

There's no denial quite like a military denial.

-- Flint (, January 21, 1999.

Paul Milne's latest passion: DEAD BUTTHEAD LIES!

Expose 'em! Paul, may you wake the dead.

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-- Leska (, January 21, 1999.

Military sheephell! The fleecing grows ...

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-- Leska (, January 21, 1999.

WELL HELL, what do you all expect? Being called a liar and being a liar is in. Tell the truth and you are a creep, war monger, trouble maker, etc. Be a liar and you can be President, CEO, CFO, and CITO. Some Senator today said, "If they say it isn't about money, you know that it is, and if they say it isn't about sex, you know that it is." I'm thankful for people like Paul Milne and others that can see right through all the muddle. Paul really is the voice of reason.

-- bardou (, January 21, 1999.

RE: Clinton. Today I heard a Senator refer to Mr. Cllinton as having "...suffered a moral lapse" How outrageous to spin the truth so as to make a moral reprobate appear the "victim" who "suffered"! And, how can an amoral man suffer a moral lapse? It is not as he spins it, and he would have us believe an otherwise highly moral, honorable and upright public servant "suffered" one moment of weakness in an otherwise blameless life of honor. There is NO way I can refrain from referring to God's promise to cause evil people to actually believe lies.

-- Ann Fisher (, January 22, 1999.

"Everything is Fine. There is NO reason to panic. We full well INTEND to have all **eight percent** of the total 75,000+ Federal Government's systems ready to serve YOU, the American public."

Only 8%? Seriously? Please excuse my ignorance but could you elaborate on this? Given Pareto's 80/20 rule, I could accept 20% (at a bare minimum) but 8%?


-- Anonymous99 (, January 22, 1999.

I predict there will be a time soon when questions are asked of our so called 'leaders'. When the answers sound like lies kneecaps will be destroyed and the questions will be asked again.

Just the vision that pops into my head when I read this thread.


-- Art Welling (, January 22, 1999.

What can I say? The IG's job is to examine the records for this sort of thing and light a fire under the joker responsible. Now don't you wish there was an Inspector Generals office in charge of utilities?

I can say that I haven't faked anything in my reports on Y2K compliance in my district - am now down to 1 PC (always on the road). Next I get to start on small office software (groan) explaining why you have to update all those little macros and spreadsheets to 4 digit year dating if you do any calculations with the date - - - be easier just to do it and let them yell but I am not supposed to do it like that.

And just a note - damned if I did not find an old 386sx notebook today that passed for Y2K. Son of a gun.

-- Paul Davis (, January 22, 1999.

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