Thursday, August 26, 2004

16 fired in the UK

ZDNet reports that "More than 220 government workers have been disciplined--including 16 who were fired--for downloading pornography onto their computers at the United Kingdom's Department of Work and Pensions." It goes on to say, "The U.K.-based Sun newspaper asserts that more than 2 million pages of pornographic content were downloaded by staff within the department." By My calculation, that's an average of 9091 porn pages downloaded by each of the 220 workers, assuming that they downloaded an equal number of pages. Note in the report that, just as in the US government, when such an "outrage" (that's tongue in, um, cheek, folks) occurs, the person at the top is not fired a la Donald Rumsfeld and the Abu Ghraib scandal, which is really pornographic in the worst way.

I was taking the day off from posting as I'm busy canning green beans and making a basalmic reduction as well as trying to come up with some sort of Mexican themed dinner (as Shawn has requested) that uses up some of our produce on hand, but this was too good to pass up.

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