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Council hatches ingenious secret plan to get new laptop computers! Click to read.

by fredo
on 4/11/2012 @ 5:12am
In recent days several unsecured laptop computers have been "stolen" from the city council work area at city hall. The problem of laptops being stolen from cubicles has been in the national news for years, but apparently nobody at city hall cares. After all, they didn't pay for them, and now they will get new replacements.

How many more laptops are missing from city offices? Nobody knows and apparently it's no big deal. After all, the computers were used.

by Jesse on 4/11/2012 @ 8:19am
Cute way of implying that the city council members purposely misplaced their computers so they could get new ones.

You're learning, I'm guessing, from talk radio how to say something without actually verbalizing it so you can remain Mr. Innocent.  Great job.

Do you get paid to rake on gov't/taxes or what?

by KevinFreitas on 4/11/2012 @ 8:34am
Yeah, one of @fredo's least impressive conspiracy theories. Now, add some links to noted examples of suspicious/intentional City laptop thefts and some investigative work and you might have something.

Curious too, giving @fredo the benefit of the doubt for a minute, that if an issue like this does indeed exist he'd be more concerned with this as a "perk" for City staff rather than a potential security and privacy risk due to the info that might be on such laptops.

by fredo on 4/11/2012 @ 8:40am

I admit, it's just a theory.The people who had access to the computers include the 8 council members, the mayor, and a receptionist. These people would be referred to as "suspects." And where were the locks for the computers. The IT staff didn't notice that they weren't secured?

by NineInchNachos on 4/11/2012 @ 9:15am
fast and furious style sting operation ? 

by fredo on 4/11/2012 @ 9:51am
In order to solve this case we should ask if council members are willing to take a quick polygraph exam. If a council member is also a kleptomaniac I think the citizens would want to know about it.

Well council members, will you submit...or not?

by Jesse on 4/11/2012 @ 10:16am
I bet all city council members would do a polygraph test if fredo would be willing to get a lobotomy.

by fredo on 4/11/2012 @ 10:27am
  If I were to submit to a labotomy I couldn't post my daily observations, theories, and humor. That would be wrong.

However, if I ever serve the city as an elected official I will pledge to take a polygraph examination immediately anytime property or money is missing from a city office.

by Jesse on 4/11/2012 @ 10:47am
Wouldn't you find it degrading and belittling?

by fredo on 4/11/2012 @ 10:51am

When a child disappears the police always ask the parents to come in for a polygraph. It's neither degrading nor belittle. It's just a police proceedure Jesse.  Those elected officials who don't want to be cleared by a polygraph examiner can just say so.  

by L.S.Erhardt on 4/11/2012 @ 11:49am
Interestingly enough, elected officials and gov't employees are exempt from the 1988 EPPA.